If a person believes in Jesus Christ, does that mean the person should also believe in angels?


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If a person believes in Jesus Christ, does that mean the person should also believe in angels? Will the angels have a part in the return of Christ to Earth? – A.H.

A: In choosing to follow Jesus Christ, we also choose the protective watch and care of the angels in Heaven. Jesus is the commander-in-chief of these angelic armies that will accompany Him on His return.

The New Testament affirms the badge of authority given to angels to fulfill the prophetic dictates of God. The Apostle Peter emphasized this truth when speaking of Christ, who was at the right hand of God, having gone into Heaven after “angels and authorities and powers [had been] made subject unto him” (1 Peter 3:22, NKJV).

The time is coming when all creation will fall down before the Lamb and sing a new song (see Revelation 5:9–10). Thereafter, the holy angels will gather round the throne and join in a great testimony to the Lamb, expressing praise with such words as, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power, wealth, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing” (Revelation 5:12, NASB).

While angels have tremendous authority, it is limited to doing only the will of God. They never deviate from God’s message, never dilute His message, never change God’s plan. Throughout the ages, they have glorified only Him — never themselves. Jesus has assured us that He and the angels would be victorious.


“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory” (Matthew 25:31, NKJV). This is the only ray of hope that shines as an ever-brightening beam in a darkening world.


(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2024 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.





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