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Angels

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by DQuixote, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. DQuixote

    DQuixote New Member

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    How do Southern Baptists view Angels? No debate, just a simple question for Southern Baptists.
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    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?"
     
  3. DQuixote

    DQuixote New Member

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    Thanks. In what ways do they serve?
     
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    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. DQuixote

    DQuixote New Member

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    OK, thanks.
     
  6. Amy.G

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    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 :)
     
  7. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    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.
     
  8. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://www.sundayschoolcourses.com/angels/angel1.htm#Quiz
     
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  9. Amy.G

    Amy.G New Member

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    I left out one really important thing angels do. They praise God!
    Isaiah 6:3
     
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