ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Updated on September 15, 2017
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.

Are Angels Real?

See results

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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)