There are two kinds of angels in the world. There are real angels of God, and then there are what the Bible calls “angels of light.” Angels of light are not good angels. That term is a reference to the evil angels. Paul warns us that “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14, NIV). These angels rebelled against their created purpose; Lucifer—the … [Read more...] about Who is Lucifer?
One of the most common questions we might have about angels is, “What do they look like?” Our world has created many portrayals of angels throughout history—but when it comes to the accuracy of these ideas, we must verify what is true based on what the Bible tells us. We must not create or reshape angels according to our own fancy. Countless multitudes have fallen into this … [Read more...] about What Do Angels Look Like?
Is there one particular angel whose God-given assignment is serving me—just me? One of the most common beliefs about angels is that each of us has a guardian angel. But the Bible does not explicitly state this. As far as I can determine, there are just two verses in the Bible that indicate there might be guardian angels in the world today: The first is Matthew 18:10 and the … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Really Say About Guardian Angels?
A lot of mystery surrounds the topic of angels. Although they are mentioned throughout Scripture, there is much we don’t know about them. But why should we take the time to study angels? Angels are mentioned in Scripture about 280 times, and the majority of those times are in the New Testament. Angels play an important role in God’s overall plan for humanity. They remind us … [Read more...] about 5 Questions About Angels
Evangelist Billy Graham reports that "when my maternal grandmother died, the room seemed to fill with a heavenly light. She sat up in bed and almost laughingly said, 'I see Jesus. He has his arms outstretched toward me. I see Ben [her husband who had died some years earlier], and I see the angels.' She slumped over, absent from the body but present with the Lord."1 The … [Read more...] about Angels in the Bible