Did Jesus Die To Save Angels?

Q. In John 14:6 Jesus said no one can come to the Father but through Him. In Acts 4:12 Peter said that Jesus is the only way for man to be saved. My question is about the spirit world. Since Jesus came through the lineage of man does that mean that only a human being can be saved thru Him? We know that the demons believe who God is, but if they were to ask for forgiveness for their rebellion against God, could they also be saved through Jesus?

A. In the 1st and 2nd Chapters of Hebrews, the writer distinguished between men and angels for the purpose of salvation. In effect, he made the point that Jesus, who was superior to the angels, was temporarily made lower than them by becoming a man. He did this in order to save mankind.

Hebrews 2:16 tells us, “For surely it is not angels He helps but Abraham’s descendants.” (In Gal.3:29 Paul wrote that in Christ all believers are Abraham’s descendants). To me, this means angels were not included in God’s plan of redemption.

After His resurrection, Jesus was seated at the right hand of the father, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, in this age and the one to come (Ephesians 1:20-21). That means He resumed His position of superiority over angels.

And Ephesians 2:6 says God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him there as well. Now angels are referred to as ministering spirits sent to help those who will inherit salvation (Hebr. 1:14). This means the resurrected Church will be elevated above the angelic ranks.

All this was done in order that in the coming ages God might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:7).

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