Elect men taking the place of fallen angels

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I have tripped over several references in the Church Fathers about Elect Men filling the spaces left by the fallen angels.... Many angels fell and now God redeems men to replace their number.


Now it was not for the angels that Christ died. Yet what was done for the redemption of man through his death was in a sense done for the angels, because the enmity which sin had put between men and the holy angels is removed, and friendship is restored between them, and by the redemption of man the gaps which the great apostasy left in the angelic host are filled up.…The things which are in heaven are gathered together when what was lost therefrom in the fall of the angels is restored from among men; and the things which are on earth are gathered together, when those who are predestined to eternal life are redeemed from their old corruption. And thus, though that single sacrifice in which the Mediator was offered up, the one sacrifice of which the many victims under the law were types, heavenly things are brought into peace with earthly things, and earthly things with heavenly. Wherefore, as the same apostle says, "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell: and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him reconcile all things to himself: by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven"….in what sense are heavenly things reconciled, except they be reconciled to us, viz. by coming into harmony with us? For in heaven there is unbroken peace, both between these and their Creator.

Augustine on Ephesians 1.




Are there any other links or quotes or explanations of this doctrine and did the Puritans also believe it?
 
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