Are There Angels (Like Gabriel)? (With Some Familiar Angel/ Angelic Names)

Archangel Michael-- ancient mosiac
Archangel Michael-- ancient mosiac

Are There Angels? Or, Are Angels Real?

The Simplest answer for most Christians is yes, angels do exist. Yet, at the same time there are many differing points of view on that answer.

For some, angels come in the form of guardians, and to others they come as messengers. Angels who communicate the will of God to them, and angels who heal them to angels who send messages from the dead, to their loved ones. Of course, often there is no mention of God in this whole conversation. So, the question becomes are there angels that are there by God's will? Or, as some argue are angels a mere idea primitive humans created?

Which is true really?

What can be said for certain is this. There were angels from the beginning of time, with Adam and Eve and the fall of humanity, based upon religious texts. In Genesis God places an angel at the gates of Eden to protect it from humanity. Why? because Eve and Adam ate from the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. There was another tree int eh garden which should a disobedient humanity ever eat from would produce far greater consequences.

God put the angel there. The angel it seems doesn't say a word, and it is the sword that the writer of Genesis comments on, the angel with the fiery sword. Once Adam and Eve are banished from Eden, that is the last one hears of this angel. The other thing to note is that the angel never speaks.

Some have even suggested that Noah, had an angel sent to him. Many people are misunderstood, as it was God who commanded Noah to build the ark, it was God who gave Noah and his family the convenant of the Rainbow. Noah and his family suffered a lot and prayed to God and not an angel, at least according to biblical texts.

There were in fact, no angels in this story, but there are others.

The Angel Gabriel

One of the best known is the angel Gabriel and his conversation with Mary. He announces to her that she will bear the Son of God. Mary, while frightened seems to understand what the angel is telling her, and responds with a most loving answer.

She would do as Good willed. If she would have a baby it would be so. There is no more mention of an angel appearing to Mary, but as one who has read the Christmas Story, there are more angels. The Shepherds in the fields with the sheep. To Joesph, before the birth of Jesus and then after his birth.

Jesus himself was comforted by an angel. This would lead to his death upon a Roman cross, one of the greatest tortures a human can stand. The angel was there to comfort him and not to stop what was to happen. Some might argue that the angel was doing his duty, but often comfort is the best, and only thing, people need.

In essence there are angels, and God created them. If you read the bible or at least the book of genesis, you'll find it's all about god and it's only after the fall that there is a real mention of angels.

The most important thing one is reminded of is that angels are not a "lower god" or are the all powerful, and this is one thing that our society thinks is fact. There is certainly angels in heaven, but I do not feel that they are on this earth. They watch over us, and according to some save us in times of need.

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I don't believe the the myth of white light or angels with wings, but in the comfort they can offer. For some reason they seem closer to human than God. Not Jesus, he was human and god after all, but they aren't god, or gods or anything of the sort.

Angels as many have said are more than human but less than god. Even so most people identify with angels. Perhaps because they give people peace. With God there is judgement, with angels, we can only hope that they bring peace. Even Jacob fought with God, but the angels remain more in people's mind than the fight between him and God. Simply say jacob's ladder to understand this.

Perhaps because often angels are something we feel as a comfort. I believe we see Jesus as being comforted by angels. Even the Bible seems to have a special place for angels, in the beginning in Genesis, and then in many other Bible books, all beloved by many people. Perhaps it is the angels we recall and this is a reminder of God for us.

Angels are really there to praise God, in all the instances of the angels in the Bible, they focus the person's attention of God and not on themselves. This is the most vital thing about angels, the show God's will and his love for people.

N.B.: This is my first attempt at expressing my Christian beliefs I hope that I have given something new and interesting.

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Ajay Javalkar 4 years ago

It Really there are angel and we can see them if our heart are pure and no sin in our mind, so for sure if u are a beliver of the lord jesus then for sure we can see them


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

samsons1-- I wrote this one way back in 2009, and it keep on keeping on as they say. I enjoyed writing it and enjoy the idea about angels and god. One day i'll write more.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

voted up and beautiful! You must have written this before I came to Hubpages-- I really enjoyed it and find much similarity in our beliefs. Thanks for sharing...


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

EnglishM-- I suspect it is a good thing, as well, because it is something I beleive about learning, learn and then teach.


EnglishM 6 years ago

Your reluctance to say something you're not comfortable with is a virtue; a gift you should be very proud of, Rebecca E.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

EnglishM-- one of those things I have never really thought of, mostly because I am not well versed in that idea, so I do not want to say something which I am not comfortable with.


EnglishM 6 years ago

Humans have a penchant for contemplating the superficial rather than the profound, Rebecca E. A criterion, I'm glad to say, you have escaped from. No mention of angels in the first days of Genesis? But God says, "Let us". The firstborn 'seed' of God is Archangel Michael, who forms part of the 'us'.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

dobson-- my first attempt and with this comment certainly another soon.


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

You did a great job in your first attempt. We need more people willing to step out and express their beliefs.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

Ghost Whisper 77-- when that happens no doubt you'll believe in them.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hello my dear-- really me? how sweet, =) but yes I do believe that there are angels out there.


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Yes--Angels are placed here-as well as the opposite. I believe because I have seen-felt and know that Angels come to protect at most urgent times.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Baby...

Of course, there are! Winged and wingless! You are a wingless angel, you know that? My moonshine, I respect everybody┬┤s faith, beliefs and viewpoints; But I did see an angel, winged, literally glittering and it was about 12:30pm. I remember asking my guardian angel to let me see him. After 2 years of so much asking(because I hear him loud and clear)He finally showed himself up. This happened to me about 10 years ago!

Thumbs up, my wingless angel!

warmest care bear hugs, kisses, love, light and infinite blessings,

Mwah!

Yours always,

Al


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada Author

Putz Ballard, I beleive that we must have them as well.


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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

I am a believer in angels, especially guardian angels.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada Author

This is so true heart4theword so true. In fact come to think of it, I never realized until you mentioned it that all angels were male in the Bible.


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heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

Nice site, one thing that many don't realize is that the angels were all male. The world, the movies, figurines, depict angels as female, or babies. Yet the Bible does talk about entertaining strangers, (could be male or female) because they could be an angel, unaware to us:)


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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

Great hub.

Because angels are pure spirits,their essence is constituted by 'pure intellect',i.e. what they can apprehend ,and by 'will'.Their intellect is the knowledge with which they are infused by God,and their 'will',with which they individually chose to love and serve God...which is after all the very perfection of their nature.

According to the great Dom Vonier, 'An angel is where an angel wills to be'..they are not restricted by time or space or physical body.

''Behold that you do not scandalise any of these little ones,for their angels continually see the face of my father who is in Heaven''.

Each one of us has a guardian angel:that angel continually experiences the 'Beatific vision',which we,for whom they act as protectors and friends will also experience.It is our extraordinary privilege to have such a gift from God -our angels-to take us by the hand and lead us to Him so that we can experience that same 'Beatific Vision'.


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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

great work.


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Rebecca, it's good to see you sharing your faith. That's always a hub that leave room for much debate. So Kudos.

I too believe in God and angels.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada Author

Lady_E you're very welcome. I didn't think I could at first but then it wasn't so hard. I see your point about ministering angels


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Hub. I believe in Angels and actually collect little Angel ornaments. They're all round the house. Angels are ministering spirits and I also think that Angels help christians and non-christians.

PS. Congrats on writing 10 Hubs. I saw your medal. You can view it in your Hubtivity. :)


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada Author

thanks Hoowantstono, you're an intelligent hubber, and you hub is also very interesting.


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HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

Hi there

They actually are there to offer assistance to true believers.

I saw you on my hub on Angels, and see you also have one.

Go well


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

I believe Angel. I get a new information about Angel is another side. And this hub tell us how to keep our believing.great hub. thanks for share.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks to for all your comments.


ralwus 7 years ago

hmmm, I've known many angels, some not so angelic. LOL


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Bredavies 7 years ago

Nice! I don't beileve in god but I do beileve angels are real. I don't know why.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Seriously...This attempt at expressing your beliefs was well done!


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BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

I enjoyed your post. Very interesting!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This was very interesting. Thank you for sharing this.

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