Question: Does Genesis 1:1 include the creation of the angels? Genesis 1:1 states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Answer: That depends on whether the angels are part of this dimension. For instance, man has a soul and a spirit, but neither are part of this dimension. Moreover, Jesus rose up into the clouds and disappeared, according to Acts 1:9-10: “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.” So did Jesus go to another planet, or did He go to another dimension, where God dwells? If the latter is true, then there is a reasonable basis to conclude that the angels may not be a part of the “heavens” of the Genesis 1:1 creation. It could very well be that this entire dimension, and all of its creation by God, came after, everything that had already transpired concerning the angels.