In due sequence we have to inquire how the angels were made in the order of grace and of glory; under which heading there are nine points of inquiry:
A Were the angels created in beatitude?
A Did they need grace in order to turn to God?
A Were they created in grace?
A Did they merit their beatitude?
A Did they at once enter into beatitude after merit?
A Did they receive grace and glory according to their natural capacities?
A After entering glory, did their natural love and knowledge remain?
A Could they have sinned afterwards?
A After entering into glory, could they advance farther?