Q. I was reading your bible study titled “The Origin of Evil” where you state: “Satan’s original role was to head up the squadron of Cherubim who guard the Throne of God.” That sentence struck me odd and I can’t quite wrap my mind around it. In heaven and at the Throne of God, the holiest and most powerful place in existence where evil and nothing like it had ever existed before (I assume), who or what was the squadron of Cherubim guarding the throne from? Was there truly a threat of danger?
A. The Cherubim who surround the throne of God perform a ceremonial function only. There is no threat to the throne, end even if there was, God doesn’t need anyone to protect Him.
You can read about the Cherubim in Isaiah 6:1-7, where they’re called seraphim, Ezekiel 1:4-24, where they’re called living creatures, Ezekiel 10:1:22, and Rev. 4:6-8, where they’re again called living creatures.