Angel, Angels, Angels!
34 Common Questions about Angels
Angel, Angels, Angels!
by Rob Lamont - Christian Youth Resources, Australia
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. What does ‘Angel' mean?
2. What else are angels called?
3. Are their categories of angels?
4. What is an archangel?
5. What are the names of the Archangels?
6. Did people believe in other Archangels
7. What does the Bible say about the Archangel Michael?
8. What does the Bible teach about Gabriel?
9. What are Cherubim?
10. What are Seraphim?
11. What are some of the things that angels do?
12. Did people believe in angels at the time of Jesus?
13. Have angels always existed?
14. Can angels sin?
15. How many angels are there?
16. Are angels interested in us?
17. What do angels do in heaven?
18. Does the Bible say anything about guardian angels?
19. Does the Bible mention "national" guardian angels?
20. Is the word 'angel" ever used of men?
21. How many times is angel used in the New Testament?
22. Was Jesus ever helped by angels?
24. Will angels accompany Jesus when he returns?
25. Is Jesus superior to angels?
26. Do angels mediate God's judgment?
27. Did the angels act on behalf of the Apostles?
28. Do angels reveal the will of God?
29. What do angels think about?
30. What is more important that a message from an angel?
31. What is better than the language of angels?
32. Can angels in heaven or fallen angels separate us from God?
33. Should we worship angels?
34. Who is the ‘Angel of the Lord'?
1. What does ‘Angel' mean?
- The Bible was written in Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) Both use the words 'angel' and it means messenger. It also means an ambassador of human affairs, that is speaks in the place of one who has sent him.
- Extra Info.
Homer used the word 'angel' to be the messager of the gods. And who escort the soul to hades.

2. What else are angels called?
Sons of God - Job 1:6; Psm 89:6 Dan 3:25 (A better English translation may be heavenly beings)
Hosts of heaven - 1 Kings 22:19
God's ministers - Psm 103:21

3. Are their categories of angels?
Yes. archangels, powers, dominions, thrones, lords, authorities, serving angels,
Romans 8:38f; 1 Cor 15:24; Eph 1:21; Col 1:16



4. What is an archangel?
- 'Archangel' is only found in the New Testament at 1 Thess.4:16 and Jude 9. The idea is also seen in Rev. 8:2 and 7f, 8:10-12; Rev 9:1 and 13; Rev 11:15. Considered to be a position of authority among angels. (Outside of the Bible some writings before and around the time of Jesus believed that Gabriel was at the left hand of God- However, THIS IS NOT taught in Scripture - but said to give you insight to beliefs at the time of Jesus)

5. What are the names of the Archangels?
Gabriel Dan 8:16 (From Luke 1 Where it says that Gabriel was in the presense of God - many people would therefore believe that he is an archangel)
Michael Dan 10:13 (Is called an Archangel)

6. Did people believe in other Archangels
Yes. But these are not mentioned in the Bible. (Thus are NOT in the word of God)
Raphael Tobit 3:17 (This is not from the Bible but the Apographa)
Sariel                    (Not in the Bible but mentioned in the Qumran Community)

7. What does the Bible say about the Archangel Michael?
- Michael means possibly "Who is like God "In the Book of Daniel he had special responsibilities as the champion of Israel against the rival angel of the Persians (Daniel 10:13,20) and he leads the heavenly armies against all supernatural forces of evil in the last battle (Daniel 12:1)
- In the New Testament he mentions in Jude 9 and Rev.12:7 where we are taught that Michael disputed with the devil over the body of Moses. In Rev 12:7 the theme of Dan 12:1 is taken up, presenting Michael as the vanquisher of the Dragon, (Satan)

8. What does the Bible teach about Gabriel?
- Gabriel may mean man of God or God is strong.
- In the OT he is a heavenly messenger who appears to Daniel as a man (Dan.8:16; 9:21)
- His function is to reveal the future by interpreting the vision Dan 8:17
- He is to give understanding and wisdom to Daniel Dan. 9:22
- Gabriel appears at the birth of John ( Luke 1:11-20) and Jesus (Luke 1:26-38) as an angelic messenger.
- He is one who came from the immediate presence of God to reassure Mary (Luke 1:30)

9. What are Cherubim?
These angels that traits of God and animals see Gen 3:24 Ezek 1:5-12 Ez 10:19-22 Ez 11:22 Psalm 18:10- 11

10. What are Seraphim?
Angels with 6 wings Isaiah 6:2

11. What are some of the things that angels do?
- Intermediaries between God and Man - Ezekiel 40:3; Zech 2
- They bring God's help - Dan 3:28; Psm 91.11; Acts 8:26, Hebrews 1:14
- Bring God's Revelation - Matthew 1:20; Acts 100:3
- Man's intercession - Zech 1:12; Job 5:1

12. Did people believe in angels at the time of Jesus?
We had two main Jewish group
Pharisees who did
Sadducees who did not Acts 23:8

13. Have angels always existed?
No They are created by God.  Genesis 1:1-3; Hebrews 1

14. Can angels sin?
Yes. Satan was an angel. Job 4:18 and Job 15:15

15. How many angels are there?
Countess Matthew 26:53
Did angels have anything to do with the giving of the law?
Yes Gal 3:19; Acts 7:53; Hebrews 2:2

16. Are angels interested in us?
Yes. Luke 15:10 and 1 Cor 4:9

17. What do angels do in heaven?
- Praise God Job 1:6 and Is 6:2f
- Share in God's joy. Luke 15:7
- Stand in the presence of God Matthew 18:10

18. Does the Bible say anything about guardian angels?
Yes!   Hebrew 1:14 and Matthew 18:10.

19. Does the Bible mention "national" guardian angels?
Some would see that Michael is the Guardian Angel of Israel. Dan. 10:13;20.

20. Is the word 'angel" ever used of men?
Yes to refer to messenger - Luke 7:24; Luke 9:52; James 2:25; Matthew 11:`10 Mark 1:2 and Luke 7:27 quoting from Mal.3:1

21. How many times is angel used in the New Testament?
175 times
51 in Matthew Mark and Luke
21 in Acts
67 in Revelation
In 2 Cor. 12:7 it is used to possibly personify a disease.

22. Was Jesus ever helped by angels?
Yes.   Matt 1:20; 2:13; 2:19; 28:2 and 5; Mark 1:13; Luke 1:19; 2:9,13; 22:43; John 1:51; Acts 1:10

24. Will angels accompany Jesus when he returns?
Yes. Matt. 13:49; Matt 16:27; Matt 25:31, 2 Thess. 1:7

25. Is Jesus superior to angels?
Yes in every way!
Mark 13:27; Hebrews 1:4-14; Phil 2:9ff

26. Do angels mediate God's judgment?
Yes. Acts 12:23

27. Did the angels act on behalf of the Apostles?
Acts 5:19; Acts 12:7-10

28. Do angels reveal the will of God?
Acts 8:26; Acts 10:3-8 and Acts 27:27f

29. What do angels think about?
Mainly praise to God, Jesus and Salvation. Ephesians.1:20f; Phil 2:9ff

30. What is more important that a message from an angel?
The commission that we have to preach the gospel. Galatians. 1:8

31. What is better than the language of angels?
Love 1 Corinthians 13:1

32. Can angels in heaven or fallen angels separate us from God?
No! No creature or angel can separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:38; Gal 4:3

33. Should we worship angels?
NO!! Col 1:15ff 2:18; Rev 19:10; Rev 22:8ff

34. Who is the ‘Angel of the Lord'?
These may denoted times when God appeared in human form Gen.16:7-14; Gen 22:11-15; Exodus 3:2; Judges 2:1ff; Judges 5:23; Judges 6:11-24; Judges 13:3ff. These appearances are also called theophany.


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