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What the Bible Says About Angels
According to the bible, an angel is a pure spirit created by God, and their job is to be a messenger for God. The word angel actually comes from the Greek word aggelos, which means messenger. The Hebrew word for angel is mal'ak, and it has the same meaning. Sometimes the bible even uses different words to signify angels. This happens first in Job when he calls them “ordinary people who carry messages” (Job 1:14). Then Isaiah calls them “prophets” (Isaiah 42:19). Then at the end of the bible they are mentioned as “church leaders” (Rev 1:20).

But the bible usually describes angels as spirits whom God has created, including both good and evil angels. There are eve special categories for angels such as cherubim, seraphim, and the archangel. Angels are mentioned at least 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament. Hence, there is plenty of information available in the bible to allow us to have an understanding of angels. The bible speaks about the creation of angels, making it clear that angels have not existed for all eternity (Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 148:2, 5). Colossians 1:16-17 explains: “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Since the time of creation it was never specified, it is most probable that angels were created in connection with the creation of the heavens in Genesis 1:1. It may be that God created the angels immediately after He had created the heavens, or possibly even before He created the earth. While the Scriptures give no definite figures, we are told that the number of angels is very great (Daniel 7:10; Matthew 26:53; Hebrews 12:22). It appears that all angels were created at one time. No new angels are being added to the number, yet angels are not subject to...