Do you think that all creation (redeemed man, fallen man, holy angels, the demons, etc) will one day offer some form of praise to God?
In other words, does Revelation 5:13 teach that even the demons and unredeemed humanity will join in forever adoring the wisdom of God’s sovereign plan for the cosmos?
Greek scholar Robert Thomas puts it like this, “The entirety of intelligent life in God’s creation joins in, even fallen angels imprisoned ‘under the earth’ (Jude 6) and unredeemed humanity who must someday join in recognizing the preeminent qualities of God and the Lamb.”
Revelation 5:13, And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
N.T. scholar G.K. Beale writes, “This scene anticipates the universal acclamation to be offered at the consummation of all things. If it represents universal praise in an absolute sense, then it issues not only from God’s willing subjects but also from His opponents who will be forced into submission.”
Is this another shocking passage of Scripture like Philippians 2:9-11? Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
OR is this passage simply trying to teach that all creation (excluding unredeemed man, the demons, etc) will one day join redeemed humanity and the Holy Angels in offering to God (Father and Son) the worship that He alone deserves?
Psalm 69:34, Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
Romans 8:19-22, For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
I’ll let you know what i conclude once i come to a biblical conclusion.