The following articles are related to the topic of ANGELS

A Brief Study of the Angel of Jehovah

One of the most intriguing inquiries into the literature of the Old Testament has to do with that mysterious being that is referred to as "the angel of Jehovah" (KJV; Genesis 16:7-14), or "the angel of God" (Genesis 21:17-19)-the two expressions having to do with the same entity (cf. Judges 6:20, 21). Exactly who was this person? What Is an ... read more »

The Growing Interest in Angels

In recent times there has been a revival of interest in angels. This interest has been accelerated by certain movies and television programs. There was the old television program, "Highway to Heaven." Later came the movie "Michael," and then the popular TV series, "Touched by an Angel." Many believe that angels are appearing all around us, virtually every day. Others ... read more »

A Message from an Angel

In the 14th chapter of the book of Revelation, the apostle John, while exiled on the island of Patmos, sees a vision of a Lamb on Mount Zion. Though the Lamb had been slain, he now is "standing" (cf. 5:6). This most certainly is a representation of the resurrection of God's slain Lamb, Jesus Christ (cf. John 1:29; 1 Peter ... read more »

Do Angels Minister to Christians Today?

"Please explain Hebrews 1:14. Do angels minister to Christians today?" The inspired passage poses this question: "Are they [angels] not ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?" There are several points worthy of note here: First, as the question is framed in the Greek New Testament, there is the use of ... read more »

Hebrews 1:4 – Better Than the Angels

The "Jehovah's Witnesses" contend that Jesus Christ, prior to His incarnation, was Michael, the arch-angel. This assertion is completely baseless, and the first chapter of the book of Hebrews is a forceful refutation of this notion. Throughout this chapter the inspired writer is arguing that Jesus Christ is superior to angels. Note these points: Christ is better than the angels ... read more »

Revelation 22:8-9 – Was Christ an Angel?

As John concluded the book of Revelation, he records that he was tremendously awed by the angelic creature who spoke to him. The apostle wrote: "I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things" (Rev. 22:8). Remarkably, however, the angel forbade him to engage in such adoration. "See that you do it not," ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

What About Judging Angels, Godfathers and Ezekiel’s Temple?

Judging Angels "What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, in suggesting that Christians will 'judge the world' and also 'angels'?" The sense likely is the same as that conveyed in Hebrews 11:7, wherein Noah is said to have "condemned [katakrino, "pronounce a sentence on"] the world." That is, by his obedient example he stood in bold contrast to the ... read more »

What Are the “Tongues of Angels” in 1 Corinthians 13:1?

"In one of your web site articles, Can Christians Speak in Tongues Today? , you stated that when Christians of the early church spoke in 'tongues,' they only spoke in foreign languages that were native to certain nationalities. You suggested that the 'tongue speaking' of the Pentecostal movement, in which certain 'sounds' of no known language are spoken, is not ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Origin, Nature, and Role of Angels?

PROFESSOR: "Do you believe in the tooth fairy? STUDENT: "No." PROFESSOR: "What about leprechauns? Do you concede the existence of these little Irish gentlemen?" STUDENT: "Of course not." PROFESSOR: "Why not?" STUDENT: "Simply because there is no factual basis for believing in these mythical characters." Then comes the question for which the student has been baited. PROFESSOR: "Do you believe ... read more »