Five Myths about Angels and Demons
What does the Bible teach about angels and demons? There are five myths about angels and demons that some people tend to believe. This article addresses these myths in relation to the origin and function of angels and demons.
Ten Things You Should Know about Angels
This article presents ten things that the Scriptures reveal about angels, those ministering spirits sent by God for the benefit of his elect.
Do Believers Have Guardian Angels?
Does every believer have a guardian angel? Does not Matthew 18:10 imply that believers have guardian angels? The article engages with these questions
Attention for the Angels
The Canticles of Christmas: Singing the Songs of Zechariah, Mary, the Angels, and Simeon
The singing of canticles has been a part of Christian worship for centuries. This article reflects on the "Canticles of Christmas" as a refreshing departure from as well as an excellent alternative to today's trendy musicals. The songs of Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon are reflected upon as rich songs of worship.
Angels (Parts 1-3)
Entertaining Angels: Their Place in Contemporary Theology
With the resurgence of spirituality has come a renewed popular interest in angels. Thus, angels figure far more extensively in New Age thought than they have done in Christianity over the last two or three centuries. This essay explores the role angelology could potentially play in contemporary orthodox theology.
Forgotten Guardians and Matthew 18:10
Are there guardian angels protecting God's children? This essay looks at Matthew 18:10 in its literary context. Next, it notes that some scholars deny that single Christians have a guardian angel. However, the article finds in early Jewish and Christian sources references to angels whose mission was to avenge the evil made to children.
This article surveys the place and function of angels in the Bible.
1 Samuel 16:14 – "An Evil Spirit from the Lord": Demonic Influence or Divine Instrument?
A number of questions come out of 1 Samuel 16:14: What should we understand by the description "evil spirit"? How should we imagine the relationship between the Lord and these spirits? This article argues that the Old Testament fully accepts the existence of supernatural beings, good and evil. The aim of this article is to look at how the Old Testament views spiritual beings and evil spirits in particular.
Sceva, Solomon, and Shamanism: The Jewish Roots of the Problem at Colossae
What is the background to the problems Paul addresses in his letter to the Colossians? Arnold wats to take a new look at the possible Jewish background for the veneration of angels at Colosse. The Jew Sceva receives specific attention as a possible source of the problem.
God's Attributes and Worship
This article considers what it is to worship God as the angels do.
The Feast of the Cover-Over
This essay wants to demonstrate that the verb "pasah" in Exodus 12 should not be translated as "pass over" but "hover over." This image is the same as Genesis 1:2 where the metaphor is used to compare the Creator-Spirit to a bird hovering over the deep-and-darkness. Kline provides some background for the use of avian imagery for God and his angels.
The Angels, Sonship and Birthright in the Letter to the Hebrews
Why is Jesus contrasted with the angels in such strong language in the epistle to the Hebrews? How was the identity and role of angels understood in late Judaism? The angelology of sectarian Judaism is discussed. Exegesis of Hebrews 1:5-14 supplies insight into the contrast between the birthright of the Son of God and the angels.
Hebrews – Christ's Superiority to Angels
In this chapter Hughes comments on Hebrews 1:2-3. The main theme of this chapter is the reality of angels and the superiority of Jesus Christ above them.
The Provenance of the Term "Saints": A Religionsgeschichtliche Study
The use of the term "saints" for believers is new in the New Testament; in the Old Testament, it was very rarely used. In the New Testament it is a term applied to men and not angels or heavenly beings. In this essay, the author reflects on this development. Particular attention is given to the book of Daniel.
The Glory of Heaven – Heaven Is Real; Hallucinations Are Not
Chapter 2 addresses man’s ill-motivated interest in heaven, angels, and the afterlife. Much of this interest flows from gullible superstition, Gnosticism, occultism, or New Age philosophies.
Worshipping With Angels
How often do you get to read about angels? These heavenly beings play a big role in the kingdom of God. They are agents of the covenant on behalf of its heirs. They act as messengers of the covenant and as warriors of the covenant. Angels also played a role in the ministry of the Lord.
Ephesians 3:10 - Teaching Angels
This article on Ephesians 3:10 shows that the meeting of God's people in church serves to teach also the angels. Through the church the manifold wisdom of God's grace and mercy is revealed to the angels.
Hebrews 1:14 - Angels in Christ's Service: The Example of Their Liturgy
Hebrews 1:14 - Angels in Christ's Service: The Benefit of Their Deaconry
The Spirits of the Air: Of Angels & Demons
The Image of God
1 Corinthians 11:10 – With Veiled Faces
The Origin, Essence, and Purpose of Man
This article on the creation of man, discusses the origin of man, creation and evolution, man as created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), the relation of man and animals, and the relation of man and the angels.