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What is the significance of angels today?
In Christianity and Islam, angels function mainly as God’s messengers (mostly announcing births and deaths), but in modern times they function more as guardians. Indeed, the word “angel” has come to describe any hero or benefactor. Though angels, by their nature, serve God, they also serve mankind directly.
What do Guardian Angels do?
A guardian angel is a type of angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group or nation. Belief in tutelary beings can be traced throughout all antiquity.
Why are angels important in the real world?
Angels are an important part of that. Through understanding their place, we can better understand ours. Today’s view of angel-messengers is being shaped by media people who don’t care enough to handle it honestly. Instead of angels being a real outreach from a real God to an often surreal world, there usually isn’t a real God in the picture.
What are the roles of Angels in Islam?
Angels can appear in human form and there are some who have specific roles, including guardian angels. They act as messengers to the prophets. They take care of people. They record everything a person does, and this information is used on the Day of Judgement.
Do you have to believe in God to send Angels?
No. The much more important thing is to believe in the God who is said to send them. Many Christians, whether rationalist Protestants, ex-Catholics, or some of the emerging-churchers, see them as being merely symbolic, just a story-teller’s way of telling the story.
What are some examples of Angels in the Bible?
In the Bible, angels point out the direction God wants people to go. The foremost example is that of both Cornelius (a Roman) and the apostle Peter, who were led to each other by angels for one of the most important encounters of church history, one that established the place of non-Jews into the nascent Church.