Reformed Theology Jude Question  Calvinism

Jude Question

Reformed Theology Jude Question  Calvinism
Jude Question

Jude is a puzzling little book. I was recently struck by the verb tense in the sixth verse: "And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—" We tend to think of Satan and the demonic forces as being fallen angels (following hints from Ezekiel 28, Luke 10 and other verses). We also think of Satan's forces as still very active in the world (1 Peter 5:8, I Thess 2:17-18, etc.). In what sense then have the fallen angels been kept chained up? Is this some reference to them only being able to tempt or do within certain boundaries of authority allowed by God (Job)? Is earth the gloomy darkness? Are these different fallen angels?

Jude is a puzzling little book. I was recently struck by the verb tense in the sixth verse: “And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—” We tend to think of Satan and the demonic forces as being fallen angels (following hints from Ezekiel 28, Luke 10 and other verses). We also think of Satan’s forces as still very active in the world (1 Peter 5:8, I Thess 2:17-18, etc.). In what sense then have the fallen angels been kept chained up? Is this some reference to them only being able to tempt or do within certain boundaries of authority allowed by God (Job)? Is earth the gloomy darkness? Are these different fallen angels?
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Submitted by ClarenceColton