Q & A: What does Reverend Deal say?
‘All of our information about angels comes from Scripture’
Question: Do angels really exist?
Answer: To believe in the existence of angels one must believe in an invisible realm or a celestial heaven. And in this spiritual heaven celestial beings (angels) exist. All of our information about angels comes from Scripture. Scripture tells us that some will not believe in the existence of angels (Acts: 23:8). Also, the Bible warns us that” Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2). In other words we are to treat everyone with love and respect. Angelology is study of angels. Under the doctrine of Angelology three areas are considered: Holy angels, fallen angels (demons) and satan. Yes, Satan was once a great angel.
God utilizes angels in His administration so frequent that they are mentioned 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament. Whether holy or unholy the celestial beings “angels” were created by God. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels…. (Revelation 12:7). The word “angel” in Hebrew is Mal’ak , and in Greek angelos means ‘messengers. The holy angels are messengers of God, fallen angels are messengers of Satan. Remember that 1/3 of the angels in heaven were kicked out by God.
The Nature of angels – just to name a few: (1) they are spirits. They do not have physical bodies. (2) They are not to be worshipped. (Colossians 2:18) (3) They can assume the form of human bodies (4) They are a company, not a race. They all were created at one time. They do not die. (5) They are vast in number (Hebrews 12:22). (6) They have personalities. (7) They possess wisdom and power (Mt 24:36).