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Friday, June 10, 2022

Answers to Common Questions About Angels

John Ankerberg
By Dr. Ron Rhodes:
Are angels the spirits of departed humans?

No. Scripture teaches that Christ Himself created all the angels (Colossians 1:16; see also John 1:3). One moment, they didn’t exist. The next moment they did.

Humans and angels are seen to be distinct throughout Scripture. For example, Psalm 8:5 indicates that human beings were made lower than the angels, but shall be made higher in the afterlife (in heaven). In Hebrews 12:22-23 the “myriads of angels” are clearly distinguished from the “spirits of righteous men made perfect.” First Corinthians 6:3 tells us that there is a time coming when believers (in the afterlife) will actually judge over the angels. As well, First Corinthians 13:1 draws a distinction between the “tongues” (or languages) of human beings and those of angels. It is clear that angels and humans are different classes of beings.

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