A COMPARISON OF ANGELS AND BELIEVERS

-Angels are spirits (Hebrews 1:4).  A Believer is spirit and body (James 2:26).

 

-Angels do not marry, have sex, or procreate.  Men and women do (Matthew 22:30).

 

-Angels are stronger than men, but not omnipotent–all powerful (Psalm 103:29;

2 Peter 2:11).

 

-Angels have greater spiritual knowledge than Believers, but they are not omniscient–all knowing (2 Samuel 14:20; Matthew 24:36).

 

-Angels have presence, as do Believers, butangels and men cannot be present everywhere as God can (Daniel 9:21-23; 10:10-14).

 

-Angels desire to look into matters pertaining to the Gospel, but cannot. Believers understand these things because they have experienced them (1 Peter 1:12).

 

-Angels cannot be redeemed if they sin—case in point, Satan’s angels.  Man understands the Gospel and can be redeemed from sin.

 

-The good angels remained sinless as they were created. Mankind did not.

 

-Angels do not know what it means to be lost in sin and found by a Savior.  Believers do.

 

-Believers are a little lower than angels, but in Christ they are positionally above angels spiritually (Hebrews 2:7).

 

-Both angels and Believers are to worship God.

 

-Both angels and Believers are servants and messengers of God.

 

-Angels do not go through trials and suffering. Believers do.

 

-Angels behold God’s face (Matthew 18:10).  Believers do not.  (Someday we will!)

 

-Believers have faith and hope in what we do not see.  For angels, it is already a reality.

 

-Angels do not die.  Men are subject to death but true Believers will be resurrected. Both are immortal.  Men are subject to the fear of death, while angels are not.

 

-Angels have no promise of a spiritual inheritance.  Believers have the promise of an inheritance reserved for them in Heaven (Ephesians 1:11-18).

 

-Angels will never know what it is like to have their tears wiped away by God.  Believers will (Revelation 21:4).

 

-Angels and Believers are both elect, meaning that they were chosen for eternal life with God.

 

-Glorified man will judge angels.  Man will be judged by God (1 Corinthians 20:36).

 

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