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Guardian angels?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by rlvaughn, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:37 AM.

  1. rlvaughn

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    It seems to be a fairly common and favored belief in our culture that each person (or at least each believer) has an angel assigned to him or her. What do you think? Does each Christian have a specific "guardian" angel assigned to him or her? What Bible verses teach this doctrine, or deny it?

    Thoughts?
     
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    No I don't believe the scripture gives any indication of that.
     
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    Well I don't know anything about guardian angels but do recall an interesting bumper sticker I saw once on a car... Don't drive any faster than your guardian angel can fly!... Brother Glen:D
     
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    I believe in them

    Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
     
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    Matthew 18:10 seems to be the primary text (as far as I've seen) brought forward in support of an individual guardian angel for each Christian -- along with Acts 12:15.

    On this text Ellicott comments,
    Adam Clarke agrees, writing,
    On the other hand Benson asserts,
    Matthew Poole agrees with Benson, noting,
     
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    So when is one assigned a guardian angel?... If according to my belief and those of my brethren I was put in Christ before the foundation of the world... So if I do have a guardian angel I was given one at birth?... Or was I given one at the new birth?... I don't delve into the Heavenly Realm next we will be studying the hierarchy of angels and I know of no baptist church that does that... I also know that Gods ministers are called angels of light... If I do have a guardian angel then what is the job of the Holy Spirit?... Is my guardian angel subservient to him?... You all pardon the foolish thought of an old saint that has been trying to serve the Lord over 50 years... I'm not going to put everything aside now and start studying angels... I know they are there and God uses them as he see fit and if the Lord has assigned me a guardian angel, he is probably asking the Lord, of ALL men in creation, WHY HIM?... Brother Glen:rolleyes:
     
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    When does a kid outgrow that angel? Or do we keep the same one or are we 'transferred' to an adult-level one?

    What do they do, anyway? If they're supposed to keep one from harm, a lot of them obviously fail. Indeed, if I thought I had one at age 14, I'd have wanted to fire him.
     
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    God has His angels as ministering spirit sent out to protect and aid His own, and Jesus said that small children have their own guardian angel!
     
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    Show me a scripture that says that please?... Brother Glen:)
     
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    Matthew 18:10
     
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    Yes, it's in the Bible.

    Posted in another thread:

    " At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
    2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
    6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
    ( Matthew 18:1-6 )

    Here I see Jesus speaking with respect to the children of God.
    Except a person be converted and become AS little children ( I take that to mean in their hearts towards God ), they shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
    Whosoever shall humble themselves AS little children, the same in the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.

    With context determined ( the children He is speaking about are "these little ones which believe in me" ), I jump down to verses 10-14 and see this:

    I agree...


    " Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
    11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
    12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
    13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
    14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish."
    ( Matthew 18:10-14 )

    Again, I see the little ones as being God's children...and, their angels do always behold the face of God the Father.

    * Side note:
    To me, verse 11's "that which was lost" points back to verse 10's "these little ones", contextually.

    Why do they have angels?
    Because it is not the will of their Father in Heaven that one of His little ones perish.

    Why are they in danger?
    1 Peter 5:8
    Satan hates them, as do the rest of the devil's children ( John 15:18-23 ).

    Another passage that shows that believers have angels:

    " And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel." ( Acts of the Apostles 12:15 )

    Peter is said to have an angel.
    Another passage that states that God's people have spiritual protection:

    " And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." ( Daniel 12:1 )

    Michael the Archangel has been tasked with the charge of God's children.

    The angel Gabriel is mentioned at least 4 times, bringing messages to the Lord's servants ( Daniel 8:16, Daniel 9:21, Luke 1:19, Luke 1:26 ).
    Angels ( God's messengers ) have many duties...some of which are specifically mentioned in Scripture.

    Search it out...one could make a whole study on it.;)





    May He bless you all greatly in your reading.:)
     
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    Pretty much establishes the fact.
     
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    Ha, ha. You think you're so smart, but you miss some of Christ's most elementary points. You think he was talking about natural children? Born saved?

    But, you are not my father in the Gospel. You have need to be discipled by me.
     
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