Concerning Angels

24.—What are angels?
ANSWER: They are glorious beings sent by God on various errands throughout the universe
PROOF. Bless the Loid Ye His am>els that excel in stienqth that do His commandments heaikemm; unto the \cnce of His Woid (Psa 101 20) Thou madest him (man) a little lowei than the angels (Heb 2 7) Theie came two angels to Sodom at exen (Gen 19 1) The man (i e angel) Gabnel whom I had seen in the xision at the beginning being caused to fly swiftly touched me about the time of the exening oblation And he infoimed me and talked with me and said At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came foith and I am come to shew thee (Dan 9 21 23) The angel Gabnel was sent fiom God unto a city of Galilee named Nazaieth (Luke 1 26) The angel of the Loid came upon them and the gloi y of the Loid shone iound about them and suddenly theie was with the angel a multitude of the heaxenh host piaising God and saying Gloiy to God in the highest on eaith peace goodwill towaid men (Luke 2 9 14) The Son of Man shall come in His gloix and all the holy angels with him (Matt 25 31) And I beheld and I heaid the xoice of many angels icnind about the tin one and the beasts and the eldei s and the numbei of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands  (Rev 5:11)

25.—What is the nature of the angels?
ANSWER: They are spiritual bodies, and like men in their form and aspect PROOF. He maketh His angels spuits (Psa 104 4) Some haxe entei tamed angels unawaies (Heb 13 2) The angel of the Loid appealed Manoah said Ait thou the man” Foi Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the Lord Judges 13. See also Matt 28:2 and Mark 16:5

26.—Are the angels, then, of the same nature as we shall become if we are saved at the resurrection?
ANSWER: Yes, exactly the same The promise to us is that we shall become equal to them, and die no more
PROOF: Those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marnage Neither can they die any more for they are equal unto the angels (Luke 20 35)

27.—Have angels ever been seen upon earth?
ANSWER: Yes, many a time Three appeared to Abraham, two visited Sodom, one wrestled with Jacob, to whom also a host appeared, one led the Israelites out of Egypt, one withstood Balaam, one appeared to Gideon, one to Manoah, one to David, one to Daniel, one destroyed Sennacherib’s army, one appeared to the father of John the Baptist, one to the mother of Jesus, one to the shepherds, a multitude sang on the plains of Bethlehem They appeared also at the resurrection of Christ and at various times to the Apostles after Christ’s ascension
PROOF: Gen 18 1, Gen 19 1 Gen 32 24 in connection with Hos 12 4 Gen 321 Ex 1419-24 Num 2222 Jud 611 13316 2Sam 2416, Dan 921 10712 2Kings 1935 Luke 111-26 29 Matt 282 Luke 244 Acts110 519 127-10,Rex 11 2216

28.—Have the angels names?
ANSWER: Yes, such as Gabriel, but the name by which they are commonly described in the Bible is simply angel Sometimes they are spoken of as God And he (the angel) said Wheiefoie is it that thou dost ask aftei my name Jacob lefen ing to this ant>el said I haxe seen God face toface (Gen 32 29-30) Jacob again says The angel of the Loid spake unto me I am the God of Bethel (Gen 31 13) The angel of the Loid appealed unto Moses He said I am the God of Abiaham the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob (Exod 3 2-6)

29.—Why are the angels spoken of as if they were God?
ANSWER: Because they come on God’s business and work by His power and are of His nature His name is in them
PROOF: See passages punmg answeis 24 to 26 Behold I send an angel
PROOF: The angel Gabuel (Luke 1 26) Michael the ai channel (Jude9) 9
before thee  My name is in him (Exod 23 20-21)