UCGia Bible Insights Thursday, February 21 2019
Some pray to angels for help without ever calling on God. But what about the role of Christ as our Mediator?
Do you know someone who prays to angels and asks their guardian angel to intervene with God on their behalf?
They might not be aware that Jesus Christ alone is our Mediator with God — “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
Angels do intervene to protect and assist humanity, but they act only on God’s command. They are God’s messengers and ministering spirits. We are to worship and revere God alone.
The apostle John records an encounter with an angel who refused to be worshipped. ... And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, ‘See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant... Worship God’” (Revelation 22:6-9; see also (Revelation 19:10).
Praying to saints and angels is an adoption of the pagan methodology of approaching the spirit realm through lesser deities.
There are many other ideas about angels that are not supported by the Bible. For instance, the depiction of angels as cute little babies with wings.
Study Guide: Angels - God's Messengers and Spirit Army
Angels exist to serve “those who will inherit salvation”. They are invisible, and we tend to forget their role in carrying out God’s purpose and plan. We’ve all heard stories of supernatural intervention—you may have your own stories. Many angels have been assigned to serve our needs, and their tasks may change with circumstances.
This study guide examines some of the interesting and profound verses that give insight into these servants of God. The Scriptures have much to tell us on this fascinating subject.