What are Catechisms? (25 articles)
- What are Catechisms? (1 of 25)
- What do Catechisms Teach? (2 of 25)
- What are the Ten Commandments? (3 of 25)
- Why Are The Ten Commandments Numbered Differently? (4 of 25)
- What is the First Commandment? (5 of 25)
- What is the Second Commandment? (6 of 25)
- What is the Third Commandment? (7 of 25)
- What is the Fourth Commandment? (8 of 25)
- What is the Fifth Commandment? (9 of 25)
- What is the Sixth Commandment? (10 of 25)
- What is the Seventh Commandment? (11 of 25)
- What is the Eighth Commandment? (12 of 25)
- What is the Ninth Commandment? (13 of 25)
- What is the Tenth Commandment? (14 of 25)
- Are People Able to Keep the Ten Commandments? (15 of 25)
- How are Catechisms Organized? (16 of 25)
- Who is God? (17 of 25)
- What is the Trinity? (18 of 25)
- Who is Jesus Christ? (19 of 25)
- Who is the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost)? (20 of 25)
- What is Creation? (21 of 25)
- What are Angels? (22 of 25)
- Who is Man? (23 of 25)
- What is Sin? (24 of 25)
- What are the Effects of Sin? (25 of 25)
Which invisible beings created by God are especially important to us?1
Note: Angel means “messenger.” God frequently used angels to announce important events in the history of salvation: the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:1-20): the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-21); the resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:4-7); the ascension and second coming of Jesus (Acts 1:10-11).
What are angels?2
Angels are pure spirits without a body, created to adore and enjoy God in heaven.
Were the angels created for any other purpose?3
The angels were also created to assist before the throne of God and to minister unto Him; they have often been sent as messengers from God to man; and are also appointed our guardians.
What else does the Bible tell us about angels?4
- They are spirit beings who were created holy (Genesis 1:31).
- Some angels rebelled against God. They are the devils or demons (2 Peter 2:4).
- The good angels are many and powerful. They serve God and help us (Daniel 7:10; Luke 2:13; Psalm 103:20-21; Psalm 91:11-12; Hebrews 1:14). Bible narratives: One angel put to death 185,000 of Sennacherib’s army (2 Kings 19:35). Elisha and his servant were protected by the heavenly hosts (2 Kings 6:15-17). An angel set Peter free (Acts 12:5-11).
- The evil angels are also many and powerful. They hate God and seek to destroy everything that is good, especially faith in Christ (Mark 5:9; Ephesians 6:12; Mark 4:15; John 8:44; 1 Peter 5:8-9). Bible narratives: The serpent led Eve into sin (Genesis 3:1-5). Satan sought the destruction of Job (Job 2). The tempter tried to mislead Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11).