The angelic conflict doctrine is the idea that our creation as human beings was essentially God’s reaction to the fall of Satan and the angels that followed him. According to this doctrine, the earth was originally made for the angels; however, the highest angel, Satan, chose to rebel. Because of this rebellion and God’s subsequent judgment, the earth was left “without form and void” (Genesis 1:2). This was the beginning of the “angelic conflict.”
It all started when an angel (satan) committed the sin of pride. When he began saying: “I will ascend,” I will exalt,” I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-23). All angelic creatures then made a decision for or against God before the restoration of planet earth. This resulted in a trial and conviction of all the angels who rebelled.
God created us for fellowship. He created us in His image. He did not create angels as such. As creatures with free will, we will demonstrate God’s goodness and justice to the angelic host and condemn the angels who revolted against God. The book of Job is a microcosm of this purpose. God, utilizing a lower creation called man, chose us to resolve that conflict. Angels observe the human race. They are watching us, especially believers. (1 Cor 4:9; 6:1-3; Eph 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12)
“Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” (1 Peter 1:12)
If even one member of the human race in all of human history believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, would this resolve the Angelic Conflict?