Answering Bible Questions with Bible Answers

Question: Who are angels?
Answer: According to the Bible they are ministering spirits who worship and serve God, as well as protect and help God’s people.

Psalm 103:20-21 says about angels, “Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.” There are angels always in the presence of God in heaven. Matthew 18:10. Angels are spirits, so they don’t have a physical body, although at times in the Bible they presented themselves to people where they could be seen. Genesis 32:1-2. Three different types of angels are mentioned in the Bible, the cherubims, seraphims, and the archangel. These differing angels have different roles they perform in heaven and at times on earth. There’s a lot of interest surrounding angels and this has lead to misconceptions about them as well. We must only look to the Bible, God’s living Word to find the true answers to our questions. Many people believe that after a person dies they become an angel. This belief is not supported anywhere in the Bible, so because of that and because the Bible does tell us where people go after death, we know this belief in untrue. People don’t become angels after they die. Angels do help God’s people while they’re here on this earth by protecting and serving them. Hebrews 1:14. Psalm 34:7 Psalm 91:11-12. Also we’re told in Scripture that angels have a part in bringing a saint to the presence of God when they die. Matthew 13:30, 39. Having a guardian angel is a blessing if you’re a Christian, but having Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour is far better. The Bible says the angels rejoice in heaven when a lost sinner accepts salvation through Jesus Christ. Luke 15:10. Have you accepted Jesus? Romans 10:9-10, 13.