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Truth versus Error

The Difference Between Human Beings and Angels

I have heard countless times that when someone passes that “they gain their wings “The message is written today in hope that those who are saying the quote will stop, and others who have not heard it will learn the truth so they won’t speak something so absurd from their lips. 

Angels were created before humans were, and they were not made in the image of God, even though they are spirits, and have the ability to take on human forms. They were created sexless, but the first set of fallen angels came down – causing people to be and look like giants (Genesis 6:1-4), because angels are huge.

There were angels who went against the nature of God by committing such atrocious (horrifyingly wicked) acts are chained in darkness. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment (2 Peter 2:4).

And the angels who did not keep their [ a]proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day (Jude 1:6).

It would be unimaginable to conceive how much more wicked than demonic activity would be today.


We are lower than angels

Pertaining to Jesus - You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor and set him over the works of Your hands (Psalm 8:5, Hebrews 2:7). If Christ was made lower than angels, then we are definitely lower than angels.

Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

But Jesus said to him, put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? (Matthew 26:53).

If Christ needed protection, His Father would have sent the angels. God has given His angels charge over us to keep [protect us] (Psalm 91:11).  The last few days I have come so close to being involved in an accident that my heart felt like it had dropped. Each time that happened I started praising and thanking God for His divine protection through His angels.

We are ushered into the presence of the Lord by His angels. So it was that the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom (Luke 16:22-23)

Origin of the erroneous misinterpretation

Now there were seven brothers with us. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. Likewise, the second also, and the third, even to the seventh. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? 

For they all had her. Jesus answered and said to them, you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection, they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels of God in heaven (Matthew 22:25-30). We will be sexless, just as the angels are sexless.

We will judge angels in the eternal realm. Do you know that we shall judge angels?(1 Corinthians 6:3).

Abiding under His shadow

Betty A. Burnett ~

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