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Angels Angels are spirits proclaimed StAugustine St Thomas Aquinas believed that angels were pure spirit having no matter or mass and taking up no space but Thomas believed angels could assume bodies at will The purpose of angels is the same as mankind to love and serve the Lord However being that angels are not material beings and possibly from a different dimension they can serve the Lord in many different ways Angels have far greater will and intellect than we have Whereas mankind must sift through and experiment with natural laws angels can grasp all natural laws with a single thought Eventually we find that angels cannotwork miracles but they can perform many special effects that appear miraculous such as protecting Daniel from the lions in Daniel 6 When angels appear to man they usually appear with wings but the wings are not the method of locomotion The angels seem to slip in and out of the fourth dimension thus travel is more or less instantaneous The primary general duty of angels is as messengers of God The word angel means messenger in Greek But angels can do Gods chores such as busting Peter out of jail in Acts 5 or destroying Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19 But some angels obey only the devil and those angels are known as demons as is Satan himself Satan had been an angel but decided to do his own thing Angels can see all aspects of a situation instantly since they are so very wise Angels and the dimensions they live in were apparently created before our visible world and universe The Bible tells us inGenesis ch1-2 that mankind was created or evolved last The number of angels are countless One reason they are countless is that the Bible holds that each person who is or has lived in the universe has a guardian angel Matthew 1810 Additionally some people who have
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