Do Angels have free will?

Did God give the Angels a free will? :confused:

Yes, angels have free will.

Baltimore Catechism:

  1. What are angels?

Angels are created spirits, without bodies, having understanding and free will.

Catechism of the Catholic Church:

392 Scripture speaks of a sin of these angels. This “fall” consists in the free choice of these created spirits, who radically and irrevocably rejected God and his reign…

414 Satan or the devil and the other demons are fallen angels who have freely refused to serve God and his plan. Their choice against God is definitive. They try to associate man in their revolt against God.

Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Teaching on Angels:

…All the fallen angels were created good but, of their own free will, they chose against God, in an act of radical disobedience prompted by pride and envy. Because, unlike the intellects and wills of human beings, angelic intellects understand reality in one act of apprehension and because angelic wills choose permanently in one act of volition, there is no possibility that the fallen angels will ever repent. Neither is there any possibility that the good angels will ever sin.

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