Angels

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  1. Cutter

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    When God made angels did He create them in the manner as He did the human race, making them male and female? In other words, are there female angels?
    Is it biblical? I was thinking about this the other day and I can't,off the top of my head, remember reading about an angel being female.
     
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    There are no female angels mentioned in the Word of God. There is also no mention of angels having wings.
     
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    I thought so. Funny though how the term "angel" is used almost exclusively in a feminine sense in society.
     
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    Jesus did say "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." Matt 22:30

    This seems to indicate that angels would be neither male nor female. The marriage union has two primary godly purposes: 1. Companionship 2. Reproduction.

    These things won't be so in heaven.

    "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." Gal 3:28
     
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    Hebrews 1: 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    Jesus says angels are without flesh and bones, so they have no fleshly bodies therefore no specific genetalia.


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    Hebrews 1: 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    IMHO, they have no fleshly bodies therefore no specific genetalia.


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    Angels sure had flesh and bones in the Old Testament. Some angels married the daughters of men here on the earth.
     
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    True. Which also implies that if Angels have gender or are able to assume bodies with gender, the are (or become) male. But I know we'll get a lot of argument about how we've interpreted this passage. Sons of nobility, and all that.
     
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    Good Lord, he's back from the dead!! He MUST be a ghost.

    Howdy Cutter!

    As to the question in the OP, I don't believe angelic beings require gender, if they don't reproduce. SFIC's verse could be interpreted a number of ways. So the bottom line is, who knows?
     
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    1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

    John indicates that he doesn't specifically know "what we shall be" But he assures us we will be like "him". Is he indicating gender here as in Male?

    So if we are like "him" as in male then perhaps the angels are basically male in form.
     
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    As far as angels having wings, the imagery comes from Isaiah 6:2 Whether or not it is literal or symbolic, I do not know.
     
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    If gender is assigned to angels in the Bible, they are male, never female. Female angels are demons.

    Satan had wings, Satan was an angel. The Anointed Cherib, they had four wings, some have only two.
     
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    Where do you get this idea?
     
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    Huh???

    There's about a dozen jokes right here...but I'm wayyyyy too smart to use any of them. :laugh:

    Anyway....


    Huh????? :confused:
     
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    Angels have wings. As proof, I offer you the model they used for the Ark of the covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark. ;)
     
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    Which part?
     
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    where do we get that "female angels are demons?"
     
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    Is this addressed to me? The ark in the movie had gold angels on top of it, with wings spread forward. Of course, the movie got the facts wrong about which tablets went into the ark, but I was just kidding, not offering up the movie as the ROTLAV of the Bible. (Raiders Of The Lost Ark Version)
     
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    They aren't women. Demons is an anagram of "Sod Men". Guys who put grass on new lawns are the demons. I have cracked their code!
     
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    You guys need to read more, non-message board related material.
     

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