What does the Bible say about Angels?

April 22nd, 2010

I was talking with someone the other day who believes in Angels. After talking a while I realised their views were not Biblical and in many ways left God out of the picture.

So what does the Bible says about Angels? I thought I would look up some verses to paint us a picture.

1. Angels are God’s messengers (Luke 1:13-16, 26-31) – an Angel told Zecheriah that his wife Elizabeth would have a son named John and also spoke to Mary about the birth of Jesus.

2. Angels praise and worship God (Revelation 5:11-12) – thousands upon thousands of Angels surround God’s throne in heaven offering constant praise and worship.

3. Angels provide for God’s people (1 Kings 19:5-8) – when Elijah was feeling tired and pretty much burned out an Angel came and met his needs.

4. Angels protect God’s people (Daniel 6:22) – when Daniel was in the lion’s den God sent an Angel to close the lion’s mouths to protect him.

5. Angels give guidance to God’s people (Acts 8:26) – In Acts we see that an Angel gave Philip directions to go to from Jerusalm to Gaza.

6. Angels carry out God’s will (Psalm 103:20-21) – this passage describes Angels as “mighty ones” who do “God’s bidding”.

7. Angels carry out God’s punishment (Acts 12:23) – When Herod did not offer God praise and refused to do His will an Angel struck him down and he died.

8. Angels were created by God (Psalm 148:2, 5) – God commanded and they were created.

9. Angels were present at creation (Job 38:6-7) – we see that Angels were present at the creation of the world when the foundations were laid.

10. Angels are NOT to be worshipped (Colossians 2:18, Revelation 19:10) – we are not to worship Angels, they are created beings and only the Creator deserves to be worshipped.

As we can see from these passages, Angels were created by God to serve God and do His will. They also care for, serve, protect, guide and provide for God’s people. Above all we see that we are not to worship Angels, as worship is alone reserved for God.

God Bless,

Dave