2 Pet. 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;…”

Jude 1: 6, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day {first estate or principality}.”

Here is another puzzle that the Christian Community has not been able to resolve, so we just believe in conjectures and imaginations to stay afloat of what these passage are talking about.

So who really were these Angels? Where were they located? What was the sin of these supposed Angels?

For you see we are told they were in Heaven. The unfortunate thing for us is once the word Angels is mentioned, we think the location must be in Heaven. This is wrong.

Therefore the above questions are the issues we must resolve to get answers to this puzzle.

So in truth, the scriptures didn’t state what their sin was nor when nor how they fell, so we do not know. St. Jude says they kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation.

What is that supposed to mean? What was their habitation that they didn’t keep? Many think it was their position of authority in heaven, etc.

Friends nothing like that was stated and don’t tie this to Rev. 12 or Isa.14 about Lucifer.

So where do we go you may ask? Fine!

Jude seems to give us a clue. For in Jude 1:25,

“Giving themselves over to fornication…;” he referred to the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, “the cities about them” sinning “in like manner” as “they” did. Meaning these supposed ‘Angels’ in question had a similar problem like those of Sodom and Gomorrah and that would mean sexual sin.

But the unfortunate thing for us to believe is the fact that Angels don’t marry as said by Jesus. Mark 12:1-29,

“25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”

So if Angels don’t marry who then are these Angels?.

Then they must be humans but in a heavenly state of existence as compared to the world around them.

So who must these be? They were the righteous lineage of SETH, the “sons of God” (Gen. 6:2) who finally got corrupted with the rest of the people around them. (Check my website for more details on the Giants that were on the earth).

Then we are told, “But cast them down to hell.”

Gr., “tartarwsav”–“thrusting them down to Tartarus.”

This word is used only once in the New Testament, though it is common in the classical writers. This is a verb formed from tartarov (Tartarus,) which in “Greek mythology” was the lower part, or abyss of hades, where the shades of the wicked were supposed to be imprisoned and tormented.

Note it’s a Greek Mythological word. It was regarded, commonly, as beneath the earth; as entered through the grave; as dark, dismal, gloomy; and as a place of punishment.

Truth of the matter is nothing more than death and the grave is being described here for the restraining of their lifestyle till the coming of our Lord into that realm, as well as it was in the days of Noah, set them free.

See it;

1 Peter 3:18, “Christ also suffered. He died once for the sins of all us guilty sinners although he himself was innocent of any sin at any time, that he might bring us safely home to God. But though his body died, his spirit lived on, 19 and it was in the spirit that he visited the spirits in prison and preached to them- 20 spirits of those who, long before in the days of Noah, had refused to listen to God, though he waited patiently for them while Noah was building the ark. Yet only eight persons were saved from drowning in that terrible flood,” TLB.

What was the outcome of this visit?

1 Peter 4:6, “That is why the Good News was preached even to those who were dead — killed by the flood — so that although their bodies were punished with death, they could still live in their spirits as God lives,” TLB.

So we are told when He died and visited the realm of the dead, Matt. 27:52, “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,” (KJV).

Remember the death of Christ judged sin, the law and death. So they are not reserved in that realm waiting for some future judgment Day. The death that Christ took on behalf of all mankind also included “the sons of God,” -“ the Sethites”- “the fallen angels.” Praise the Lord!

The Angels that could not keep their formal Estate are no more chained in the Greek Mythological Tartarus to be punished later.

Observe that Peter’s writing in AD 62-64 was speaking about the forth coming Judgment on the Jews in AD 70 who thought the coming Judgment pronounced by Jesus on them in Matt. 24:1+ was no longer coming. Jude also wrote in AD 66 and Jerusalem fell in AD 70, some 4 years later. They were all warnings to the Jews.

Bless you.