Demons’ nature. Where do they exist? what’s the limit of their knowledge? what’s the difference between them and angels? and why God did not procure a salvation for them as man?
Nature of demons
Demons are belonging to the world of angels, so they have the same nature as Them. Meaning, the extensive luminous nature. As, Saint Paul says, (And no Wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.) (2 CORINTHIANS 11:14).
Because, they have the same nature, they are more powerful and knowledgeable than Man.
Demons are evil angels so they stayed in the world of angels the same as people, the Evil people stayed human-beings. So, evil is a moral attribute not related with the Place of existence and does not prevent the very same being from his original nature.
The place of stay for Satan
( And you He made a live, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.) (EPHESIANS 2:1-2)
2- Abandoned places
( When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.) ( MATTHEW 12:43).
( When he had come to the other side, to the Country of the Gergesenes, there Met Him two demon- possessed men, coming out of the tombs.) ( MATTHEW 8:28).
Demons' knowledge limits
Demons know God who created them. (Even the demons believe -and tremble!) (JAMES 2:19).
But, their knowledge is limited according to God’s permission.
They know they are possible to exist not a must to exist like God. As, they Know Their end too.
(Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit and cried out Saying, ” Let us alone: what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? did You Come to destroy us? I know who you are- the Holy One of God!”) (MARK 1:23-24).
They also know the believers of God. (A certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination cried out, saying, ” these men are the servants of the Most High God, who Proclaim to us the way of salvation.”) ( ACTS 16:16,17).
Demons' knowledge as to human-being
They just know about the future of human-being by experience or guessing. For example, if a man knows a friend of him for twenty years, he may know a lot of things about him. So, do Satan, as he knows you from the date you were Born. In addition, the age of Satan is most probably 6000 years.
You may conclude that he can know your thoughts. And that makes him select the way and timing to tempt you. But he can never be sure to deceive you or not.
Difference between angels' knowledge And demons' knowledge
Simply, knowledge of angels and demons is an acquired knowledge. But, There is a vast difference which is that that of angels is definite and sincere Because God is its source. But, that of demons is a lying one even if some of it Became true cause, it is built in a matter of guessing.
Demons are immortal and having fixed Number
Because they belong to the world of angels, they stayed as them even after their fallen. Therefore, Satan and his hosts remained forever.
(The devil, who deceived them, was cut into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.) (REVELATION 20:10)
Syrian Tatian says, ( while living, they practice the ways of death cause they Teach their followers ways of sin. Since death for them is not as people. Cause, they are preserved for punishment, consequently, they will not take Part in the happy eternal life, to get dead instead of blessed immortality.
(Because, demons abuse the present life for the purpose of wrong- doing, they Are dying, continually, even while they live.)
As angels, demons also do not get married so, of course they do not breed. So, they do not multiply and fixed in their number.
Why God did not procure salvation for Demons?
Because Firstly Satan was living in God’s divine attendance, standing in forth of Him, seeing heavens and God’s throne while, man does not.
Secondly, according to Pope Shenuda the third: as to Satan the evil has been Sourced by him. While the source of the evil as to man was from Satan.
Thirdly, Satan has never been thinking in repentance or the like but, instead, he Insisted on challenging God and is increasingly in so doing by all of his powers by violently exalt and attract people to share him in his evil, violence and Cruelness. And as we go through time he fills the cup of his evil more and more, In carelessness for God’s fair eternal punishment.
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New Van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
Reference: Book (Theoretical theology)(Part two)-Heavenly hosts-For Egyptian monk- Benjamin Elmaharraki.
Tawfik, S. (2022). Demons’ horrible naughty nature. www.orthodox-beliefs.com