"What Does The Bible Say About Angels?"

The word “Bible” comes from the Latin and Greek words meaning “book,” a fitting name, since the Bible is the book for all people, for all time. It’s a book like no other, in a class by itself. I think that the Bible is "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth".......thus I go to the manual when I seek to know God's Truth...regarding angels, consider this.....

"Angels are personal spiritual beings who have intelligence, emotions, and will. This is true of both the good and evil angels (demons). Angels possess intelligence (Matthew 8:29; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Peter 1:12), show emotion (Luke 2:13; James 2:19; Revelation 12:17), and exercise will (Luke 8:28-31; 2 Timothy 2:26; Jude 6). Angels are spirit beings (Hebrews 1:14) without true physical bodies. Although they do not have physical bodies, they are still personalities.

Because they are created beings, their knowledge is limited. This means they do not know all things as God does (Matthew 24:36). They do seem to have greater knowledge than humans, however, which may be due to three things. First, angels were created as an order of creatures higher than humans. Therefore, they innately possess greater knowledge. Second, angels study the Bible and the world more thoroughly than humans do and gain knowledge from it (James 2:19; Revelation 12:12). Third, angels gain knowledge through long observation of human activities. Unlike humans, angels do not have to study the past; they have experienced it. Therefore, they know how others have acted and reacted in situations and can predict with a greater degree of accuracy how we may act in similar circumstances.

Though they have wills, angels, like all creatures, are subject to the will of God. Good angels are sent by God to help believers (Hebrews 1:14). Here are some activities the Bible ascribes to angels:

They praise God (Psalm 148:1-2; Isaiah 6:3).
They worship God (Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 5:8-13).
They rejoice in what God does (Job 38:6-7).
They serve God (Psalm 103:20; Revelation 22:9).
They appear before God (Job 1:6; 2:1).
They are instruments of God's judgments (Revelation 7:1; 8:2).
They bring answers to prayer (Acts 12:5-10).
They aid in winning people to Christ (Acts 8:26; 10:3).
They observe Christian order, work, and suffering (1 Corinthians 4:9; 11:10; Ephesians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12).
They encourage in times of danger (Acts 27:23-24).
They care for the righteous at the time of death (Luke 16:22).

Angels are an entirely different order of being than humans. Human beings do not become angels after they die. Angels will never become, and never were, human beings. God created the angels, just as He created humanity. The Bible nowhere states that angels are created in the image and likeness of God, as humans are (Genesis 1:26). Angels are spiritual beings that can, to a certain degree, take on physical form. Humans are primarily physical beings, but with a spiritual aspect. The greatest thing we can learn from the holy angels is their instant, unquestioning obedience to God’s commands."

Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/questions_angels.html
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3 Responses May 5, 2012

Very nice story about angels. I love angels. I never realized how jesus saved us or me by dying untill today. I wanted to kill myself cause i wanted to be loved like angels love and the way people cant love. But i thought i dont have to kill myself cause i can go to church. In church i can be as close to heaven as i really was threre without having to kill myself. Thats how jesus saved me. He gave me heaven so i dont have to go looking for it and die. He gave me heaven by being heavenly.

Well unfortunatly the bible has become somewhat of an idol in itself. Jesus is supposed to be the word of God. The real example because he knew how stuff that wasn't from God had creeped into the old texts. You see this when he chastises the pharisees. If you accept that Jesus is God, which it seems you do, which i think is a good thing he was incredibly loving and caring. Then it's hard not to argue against certain contradictions, especially in the old testament when God tells the Hebrews to slay all the women and children and take the cities as their own. I just don't see Jesus making that command. My point is i wouldn't hold all sc<x>ripture as equal as many people do. i think that's a form of idolatry, it becomes the worship of a book. In saying that we need to meditate on what we read in the sc<x>riptures not simply hold everything as absolute truth. By not obessing i mean about how many christians tend to over spiritualise everything like saying this or that happened because of an angel or demon.

though i think the bible is an important book with invaluable thought. But like any book it was written in a time and place and each book of the bible has a different context and many different authors. The bible is the thoughts of men who have meditating on the spiritual world and God. I believe their are certain forces that we do not understand that exist, spiritual creatures. But we actually KNOW very little about what these things are and there are no shortage of people who claim to have sure knowledge of these things, but they just understand one aspect of it. There is no way to know for sure. The bible just offers one angle. Try not to obsess over it, it's just one part of life.