Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by DQuixote, Jan 14, 2007.
How do Southern Baptists view Angels? No debate, just a simple question for Southern Baptists.
I find Hebrews answer to be a good answer for me...
Hebrews 1:14 "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?"
Thanks. In what ways do they serve?
I am not sure we have an answer on this....other than they serve at the bidding of a Sovereign God and accomplish whatever He commands them.
Protect-Gen. 19:16 (led Lot to safety)
Saved Daniel from the lions-Daniel 6:22
Ministered to Jesus-Mark 1:13
Carried the beggar to Abraham's bossom-Luke 16:22
Rescued Peter from prison-Acts 12:7
Minister to the saved-Hebrews 1:14
Just to name a few
I could type out an answer but, to be honest, I am just too tired right now to go through and type out a post/reply on this. So, even though I do hate to do this, I am going to do it anyway. I am going to direct your attention to a very good book on this subject. It is by Ron Rhodes and it is called "Angels Among Us: Seperating Truth From Fiction". It is an easy read. Personally I read most of this book several years ago while sitting in a dentist office waiting for my brother to get out of surgery (wisdom teeth). Though it is written on a popular level, and though it is a quick read, it is a good review of angelology that most Baptists would accept.
I have read several of Dr Rhodes books and I once had the privilege of attending a conference where he spoke on the danger of cults. His presentation was very informative, as are his books. He knows these subjects very well.
Well, I have my beliefs about angels. I don't really believe what I do because I am a Baptist. I simply believe whatever the Bible says about angels.
Here are some things the bible says about them.
They are created beings that do not reproduce.
They cannot be saved.
Some are fallen.
The ones that remained with God are ministering spirits.
They brings messages to people.
They protect people.
They have a role in the end times.
They have a specific role now in heaven and later, when we are in heaven with them.
They generally do God's bidding.
They are not to be worshipped.
Here's a great site to read about everything that the Bible says about angels. I had done a study on angels once and I can't find it. But this site is really good.
I left out one really important thing angels do. They praise God!