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False: Angels are here to help us through our present time on Earth; to enlighten and harmonize our lives.
True: Angels are ministering spirits (Heb.1:14) sent by God to do HIS will in believers (Ps.103:20). Their only interest and duty is God’s will and God’s Kingdom.
False: Angels reveal to humans that they are gods here on Earth.
True: Angels are indeed God’s messengers, but they only reveal God’s plans and purpose for His children. Messages from an infinite God to finite humans.
False: Angels are guardians for ALL people, not just God’s chosen ones.
True: Angels are NOT sent to guard unbelievers; just those who have become God’s children by acceptance of Christ (Heb.1:14; Ps.91:9-11).
False: Angels encourage people to create their own religions and religious experiences.
True: Good angels are true to God their Maker, and they worship and serve only Him and would never encourage anyone to do otherwise.
False: Angels can be contacted through divination (spiritism) so you can learn wisdom from them.
True: Humans cannot make contact with God’s holy angels. Contact with demons (evil angels) is strictly prohibited by God (Deut.18:10-12). God’s Word never pictures believers seeking contact with angels, but they can show up when we least expect them (Luke 2:9-10).
False: Angels can be contacted through Eastern meditation.
True: God’s holy angels cannot be contacted through any method of meditation. Biblical meditation is God-centered NOT angel-centered (Ps.19:14; 48:9).
False: Humans can pray directly to angels for help or comfort, or to make sure our prayers are heard and reached by God.
True: ALL prayer is to be directed only to God, NOT angels, NOT so-called man-made saints, NOT any other person whatsoever. God does NOT need any help with hearing the prayers of His children, nor in answering them (Ps.34:15; 65:2).
False: Humans can spiritually ‘charge’ crystals with energy from angels, and then use those crystals to attract angels to help them.
True: Crystals are simply pretty rocks created by God (John 1:3). Any use of crystals is of the occult (witchcraft), and is an abomination to God and absolutely condemned by Him (Deut.18:10-12).
False: Humans can write letters to angels, asking for whatever they desire. Letters are ‘mailed; by either burning them, or placing them on the family altar.
True: What an utterly ridiculous notion! NO where in the Bible does it say anything about writing letters to angels! We cannot summon God’s holy angels for any reason. IF God thinks there is cause for an angel to visit us for any reason, the angel will make contact with us (at God’s command), NOT the other way around.
False: Angels can and do answer letters from humans; if we surrender our mind completely to the angel. He will answer the letter to us by using our own hands.
True: This is called ‘automatic handwriting’ in the occult, and is utterly condemned by Almighty God! Again, we cannot contact God’s holy angels at any time; although it is possible to contact evil angels (demons). Warning! Don’t do it!
False: We can attract different angels by color-coordinating our clothes closet. Guardian angels prefer pink or rose, cherubims like blue, and Michael the Archangel likes gold or rose.
True: This is plain stupidity! We cannot bring about angelic activity into our lives by anything we do. Angels become involved in our lives only on the command of God and His will for us, not anything we do (Ps.103:20).
False: God is judgmental; angels are always compassionate to us.
True: No holy angel of God will ever do anything other than point us to the one and only true God. The Bible condemns all worship of angels (Col.2:18). God’s holy angels will always reject any worship from humans (Rev.19:10; 22:8-9). It is true, angels can be compassionate, but they also execute God’s judgment upon sinful people (Acts 12:23; Rev.8:5-13).
False: We can obtain help from God through angels without going through God.
True: Angels never act as mediators between God and humans. Only our Saviour has that power (1 Tim.2:5; 1 John 2:1).
False: Angels can be summoned to help us solve our personal problems with others.
True: God’s holy angels cannot be summoned for any reason. We should turn only to God with all problems. The law of love should always govern us.
False: We can communicate with dead people through the angels.
True: God strictly forbids any contact with the dead (Deut.18:11). Holy angels will never participate in anything forbidden by God.
False: Angels can re-program our minds; turning negative thoughts into positive ones.
True: Only the Word of God and Holy Spirit can cleanse and renew our minds (Eph.5:26; Tit.3:5; 1 Pet.1:22).
False: Angels can help develop us into the perfect people we should be.
True: Angels cannot develop us into anything! Only God can work holiness into our lives through sanctification (1 Thes.5:23). Not one of us will ever be perfect in this life (1 John 1:8). True believers will be perfect when we receive our new glorified bodies at the Rapture (Phil.3:21; Col.3:4).
False: We can summon angels and demand what we want from life. Angels will then bring about what we want.
True: We cannot name it and claim it! Angels cannot be summoned to do anything! God’s holy angels carry out God’s requests, NOT ours (Ps.103:20).
False: Angels have special healing abilities. They can rearrange cells and build up low immune systems.
True: Angels cannot heal anyone! Only God has healing powers (Ex.15:26; Num.12:13; Deut.32:39: Ps.103:3).
False: Angels can comfort us by being a cheering squad for us.
True: Angels can bring encouragement to believers (Acts 27:23-24), but they are never a cheering squad! The only time angels cheer is when a sinner repents and turns to Jesus (Luke 15:10).
False: Angels can help people gain a higher power in their lives.
True: There is only ONE Higher Power for "born again" believers, and that is the One and Only God of the Bible (Ex.20:405).
False: Angels can act as co-pilots in our lives. We just need to let go and let them take control.
True: The only One we need to let go and surrender to is Christ, NOT angels (Romans 12:1). Angels are simply willing servants of God, as we should be.
FALLEN ANGELS (Evil angels, demons)
When God originally
created angels, He created them all good and holy (Gen.1:31;
2:3). But, it seems that God gave all the angels a time period
in which they could decide what they wanted to do; stay in
their state of holiness, or fall from God’s grace (Jude 1:6).
There arose a great angelic rebellion, led by what I can gather,
the most beautiful angel ever created, Lucifer (Eze.28:11-19;
Is.14:12-17). God’s Word states that one third of all the
angels decided to follow Lucifer (Rev.12:10). When the rebellious
angels were expelled from Heaven, Lucifer’s name was changed
to Satan, meaning adversary, and the once good and holy angels
then became demons. Once they left their "first estate"
there was no turning back for them.
Satan has many
names in the Bible: "accuser of the brethren"
(Rev.12:10), "our adversary" (1 Pet.5:8),
"the devil" (Mat.4:1), "the
enemy" (Mat.13:39), "the evil
one" (1 John 5:19), the "father
of lies" (John 8:44), a "murderer " (John 8:44), a "roaring lion"
(1 Pet.5:8-9), the "tempter" (Mat.4:3), the
"prince of the power of the air" (Ep.2:2),
the "god of this age" (2 Cor.4:4), the "king
of death" (Heb.2:14), the "prince
of this world" (John 12:31), the "ruler
of darkness" (Eph.6:12), "Leviathan"
or one who dwells in the sea of humanity (Is.27:1), "Lucifer"
(Is.14:12), the "dragon" (Rev.12:7), the
"deceiver" (Rev.20:10), "Apollyon"
(Rev.9:11), "Beelzebub" or prince of demons
(Mat.12:24), "Belial" (2 Cor.6:15), the "wicked
one" (Mat.13:38), "an angel of
light" (2 Cor.11:14-15), "a liar"
(John 8:44; Gen.3:4-5).
Are Angels so Popular?
(1.) There is a dramatic spiritual revival
today, everything from Christianity to the New Age movement
to the dark side of the occult and witchcraft. All this
has greatly increased people’s interest in angels and
spirits (demons). (2.) Widely accredited TV programs and unnumbered
books on the subject of angels, has brought about a fascination
with angels.(3.) There seems to be a preexisting belief
in angels in so-called Christianity and pagan religions
in the world. (4.) People are never satisfied, and are
always looking for answers to their problems and their
purpose in life. They seem to think angels may provide
them with answers. Many foolishly think angels hold the
answers to life and turn to them instead of God, the only
one who can truly help. (5.) Many people have the mistaken idea
that angels are only good, never evil; and
they try to contact them, thinking angels are loving and
will enlighten them spiritually. If angels can be contacted
they think, why not try? But, as stated before, Godís
holy angels cannot be contacted; just the evil ones lurking
in the darkness, out to destroy you.
Todayís popular angels are deceiving millions
of people, giving the impression that angels can be personal
friends, guidance counselors and spiritual advisors. This
is utterly false! The purpose of holy angels is
to help mankind, at Godís command, not ours! And the precise
and specific goal of evil angels (demons) is to deceive us
in any way they can.
As far as the so-called apparitions supposedly
seen by some today, and considered as "signs," I
cannot go along with this. Jesus said there would be no more
signs! Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto
them, An evil and adulterous generation
seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to
it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: [KJV]
There are many teachers who influence millions
of trusting souls. Teaching the Word of God is a great concern
to me, for I know that I will be held accountable by God,
for all that I teach (James 3:1). I try to back up everything
I write or say, by the Word of God. Teaching the Word of God
falsely is my greatest fear! And I know the more we know,
the greater our burden (Luke 12:48).
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