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If you go to heaven, and you're an Angel ... could you kill another Angel if you

  1. Time Spiral profile image90
    Time Spiralposted 8 years ago

    If you go to heaven, and you're an Angel ... could you kill another Angel if you wanted to?

    This question is deeper than it looks. Choose either ...

    1. Of course, I still have Free Will, right?
    2. No way. Angels aren't allowed to kill.

    Then, please feel free to elaborate.

  2. bayareagreatthing profile image69
    bayareagreatthingposted 8 years ago

    Here is what I can share based on the Christian faith and the Biblical text--

    The word angel comes from the Hebrew Transliterated Word   
    "Mal'ak "and means "messenger or representative".

    Matthew 22:30
    At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

    We will be like angels, but we will not be angels.

    Luke 4:10
    For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully

    The duty of an angel for God's people

    Luke 20:36
    and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.

    What the saints of God (all believers and followers of Christ) will be like when they leave here- like the angels- we will no longer die, and we will no longer be divided based on gender.

    1 Corinthians 6:3
    Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!

    This indicates that we are separate from the angels.

    Because of the things above, i would not be able to choose between the two options as it seems not to apply to the state of a person in heaven. 

    This is taken from Revelation 20:11-14 and may shed some light on good and evil in the end-

    The Dead Are Judged
    Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

    I hope this helps.  it is the best I can offer.

  3. bakerthelo profile image52
    bakertheloposted 8 years ago

    When you go to Shangra-La(heaven), you no longer feel thoughts of hate or sarrow, also your only kenetic energy or a spirt, so how can you kill somethin or be killed? The free will part implies that you would actually be able to do something, or an action you choose, but hisorically angels have only been able to observe what happens on earth, not effect it.

  4. Time Spiral profile image90
    Time Spiralposted 8 years ago

    Thanks to both of you for your input! I would like to elaborate / clarify my position slightly. Clearly the question is hypothetical, and assumes the obvious givens.

    1. By "Angel" I mean; the cohesively conscious entity in which your spirit or essence assumes beyond physical death.

    2. The body in which we assume, even if it is entirely "light" or "energy" (which is loosely what we are now), would still have requirements for its sustainability / survival. So by "kill" I mean, disrupting the Angels ability to survive with evil intentions.

    3. @bakerthelo - "you no longer feel thoughts of hate or sarrow [sic]" Does this mean we are 'not allowed' to feel those things? or that we do 'not have the capacity' to feel those things? I imagine if your other statement is true, and we've ascended into a light/energy body, then our perception of sorrow and pain would no longer be the same as our terrestrial perception of such.  Either way, if your saying the freedom to explore the spectrum of emotional energy is limited and make choices that align with either polarity, then I'll put this answer in the "no" category.

    4. @bayareagreatthing - In light of my clarification, what do you think?

    Thanks for participating! I hope more join us here.

  5. paperclip1 profile image56
    paperclip1posted 8 years ago

    1. Who knows if you would have Free Will or not unless you dwell in Heaven. Speaking of which could you possible even think of evil in this place which, theoretically, can only produce happiness? Thank you for you're expanded thinking.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 8 years ago

    Not sure where you got the idea we will be Angels.
    We don't change, we are still human...We won't even be like the Angels. We were created a LITTLE lower than Angels Psalm 8:5
    If someone overcomes, he will actually judge Angels. 1 Corinthians 6:3..Though many argue this is Fallen Angels, it doesn't say that. But there won't be any fighting in the New World..This is all according to Scripture translated into English..Who knows?
    Plus if this is all true, you will have your body ascended too not just your spirit. Christ told Thomas to thrust his hand into his wound (side) He wanted him to know he was not just spirit.

  7. bigdave58 profile image58
    bigdave58posted 7 years ago

    That depends on the answers to these questions: 1. Do Angels have free will?   2. Can human being ever become angels?

  8. bill yon profile image74
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    the answer to your question is yes.remember that the devil and all the legions of demons are really angels.so that by itself should answer your question,angels do have free will if they didn't lucipher and the fallen angels would never have been cast out.

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    Always Greenerposted 7 years ago

    I think you would need to consult the policy guidelines book in Heaven as to whether you can do this. Hopefully Heaven will have statutory authorities that can advise you on this matter.  Best of luck!

  10. alexd181 profile image60
    alexd181posted 7 years ago

    3. Aren't angels immortal? This option doesn't require choosing between either of your points.

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    ChristianSoldierposted 7 years ago

    We're human, when we die, we are human spirits not angels. and no we cant kill angels.