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Do you have a guardian angel?

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Eloy, I'm surprised that you believe in guardian Angels since they didn't prevent your children from being kidnapped!
I have a long memory!
---1st_cliff on 11/4/09


individual "guardian angels" assigned to specific people.
---Donna66 on 11/3/09
I'm no help. Sorry.
Job mentioned earlier. Lot....had two that protected him before he let Sodom.
I heard accounts of Sick Children talking to angels in their rooms. A lady that would have been killed...except for the two burly angels on each side of her. And one of my favorites
2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
1 Corinthians 6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
---Trav on 11/3/09


Mima and Trav -- In addition to many blessings,I have been snatched from the jaws of death more than on once, so it's not that I'm unwilling to believe. I was looking for some scriptural proof, not of angels, whose presence is undeniable, but of individual "guardian angels" assigned to specific people.
---Donna66 on 11/3/09


---Donna66
the answer to your question of whether or not you have an individual guardian angel is YES!!!! And not you only but all Christians.
---mima on 11/3/09


Trav -- agree with you. I firmly believe in angels, ....
What I question is, if I, as an individual, have an angel assigned just to me as a guardian angel?
---Donna66 on 11/2/09

Have you been blessed? Hedged about in protection? Protected from death or other events/people situ's with no explainable reason....given a second chance to correct ever?

I've seen....yet sinned in youth like I didn't.
Donna, observing my life. I don't do good on pure faith....am weak in this regard. Seen man/angel when I was young. Worse than Thomas ...in pure faith. Better he/she that has that has faith that what I've seen...to believe. It took many more proofs than this as well. But, seeking...found them.
---Trav on 11/3/09




Trav -- agree with you. I firmly believe in angels, as I've said already. Since I belong to God, I believe I'm always under His protection, probably by means of angels.
What I question is, if I, as an individual, have an angel assigned just to me as a guardian angel?
---Donna66 on 11/2/09


Do you not know that you are protected at night as your sleep from demonic forces that would love the opportunity to slay you where you lie?

God allows bad things to happen to draw us closer to Him as a person or as a nation. If theres no trial or hurt, theres no need for help or healing. When we need those things we can turn to the Lord for them.

God is good. Man is not. We arent puppets on strings. "I want God to control the actions of OTHER people so they dont cause hurt, but not mine." Simply childish thinking. You cant expect only good things to happen in such an evil world full of evil men. If we had all listened to God there would be no pain in this world to begin with.
---Jack on 11/2/09


I certainly could use one, if I don't have one already!
Scripture verifies that angels can come to fight for us, protect us. ...---Donna66 on 10/31/09

This can be applicable below. Look up "hedges". Removal of is acknowledment of.

Psalm 91:11
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Job 1:10
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, his substance is increased in land.
---Trav on 11/2/09


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In neither one of Catherine's assertions did she use the word "mere". Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the greek word "angelos" means "messenger" or "one who is sent", and Jesus was certainly that and also much more. Jesus was not a mere prophet, but he WAS a prophet. Jesus was not a mere king, but he WAS and is a king. Jesus was not a mere human, but he WAS a human.\\

Angels, in a Christian context, are never human.

And Jesus is NOT a guardian angel, which, again, has special meaning in a Christian context.
---Cluny on 11/1/09


I don't know. I believe in angels. They appear throughout the Bible. I know of only one scripture that suggests personal guardian angels, and that reference is far from clear.
I certainly could use one, if I don't have one already!
Scripture verifies that angels can come to fight for us, protect us. But I see a danger in that a guardian angel for each individual, might eventually come to be considered more necessary than God. If we start praying to angels, we are in big trouble.
---Donna66 on 10/31/09




Cluny:

In neither one of Catherine's assertions did she use the word "mere". Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the greek word "angelos" means "messenger" or "one who is sent", and Jesus was certainly that and also much more. Jesus was not a mere prophet, but he WAS a prophet. Jesus was not a mere king, but he WAS and is a king. Jesus was not a mere human, but he WAS a human.
---StrongAxe on 11/1/09


I believe we all have guardian angels.
Angels are recorded as guiders of men clear back in the beginning in Genesis 18:1-10,
19:1-13, 22:11-12, 24:7,40, 48:16 and many more times throughout the Bible and into Revelation. Yes, I have a guardian angel.
---carrie on 10/31/09


|| YES, JESUS CHRIST
---catherine on 10/31/09||

This is the SECOND time you have called the incarnate Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ a mere "guardian angel," catherine.

Calling Him an angel will NOT make Him an angel, and if you think He's an angel, then you really don't know Him.
---Cluny on 10/31/09


YES, JESUS CHRIST
---catherine on 10/31/09


\\ Cluny, Maybe the Orthodox have different Patron Saints than R C .
R C St.Nicholas is the P.S. of pawnbrokers and sailors!
Hard to visualize how he became "Santa Clause"!
---1st_cliff on 10/31/09\\

Not really. The three golden balls in the window of pawn shops are the three bags of gold St. Nichols threw through the window of a parishioner to keep from selling his daughters into slavery and prostitution.

Since his feast day is 6 December--he's also the patron saint of children in Northern Europe--this is when children would get presents.

In England he was assimilated with "Father Christmas"--and whence to America.
---Cluny on 10/31/09


Cluny, Maybe the Orthodox have different Patron Saints than R C .
R C St.Nicholas is the P.S. of pawnbrokers and sailors!
Hard to visualize how he became "Santa Clause"!
---1st_cliff on 10/31/09


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\\ Not a whole lot of difference between a Patron Saint and an Guardian Angel ,both are supposed to "watch over you"\\

Only for those who don't know the difference between, say, a turkey and an avacado.

Both are things that you eat.

This does not keep them from being different orders of created things.

Actually, the patron of Orthodox travelers is St. Nicholas of Myra.
---Cluny on 10/30/09


Cluny, I didn't infer that St.Christopher was an Angel.
He is the Catholic "Patron Saint" of travellers and as such somehow keeps them from harm while traveling!
Not a whole lot of difference between a Patron Saint and an Guardian Angel ,both are supposed to "watch over you"
Catholics pray to him as they also do St.Anthony when they lose their car keys (he's the finder of lost things)
---1st_cliff on 10/30/09


The Bible teaches that angels are very real and there are different kinds of angels with different functions. I do not find, however, where it says that each person is assigned a "gaurdian angel". I think this notion is man made.
---jody3965 on 10/30/09


\\ IMHO, I think the "guardian Angel" is superstition like Leprechauns and Banshees!
It's comforting to believe someone is looking after you, but safety is entirely our responsibility!
Catholics have St.Christopher on the dashboard of their vehicles for the same reason\\

Which is wrong on three counts:

1. The Martyr Christopher (whose name means Christ-bearer) was not an angel.

2. Roman Catholics believe in guardian angels, too.

3. Guardian angels are taught about in scripture.
---Cluny on 10/30/09


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It is recorded in the scriptures, and as Ignatius has posted, "For he will give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. The angel of yhwh encamps round about them that respect him, and delivers them." Psalm 91:11+ 34:7.
---Eloy on 10/30/09


the only one that jesus promised would guide us and teach us was the comforter,or holy spirit,guardian angel is a catholic teaching,and not scriptural.
---tom2 on 10/30/09


IMHO, I think the "guardian Angel" is superstition like Leprechauns and Banshees!
It's comforting to believe someone is looking after you, but safety is entirely our responsibility!
Catholics have St.Christopher on the dashboard of their vehicles for the same reason!
---1st_cliff on 10/30/09


\\ Yes, Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 10/29/09\\

If you think that Jesus Christ is a mere angel, then you don't believe in the real Jesus and hence are not a Christian and not saved.
---Cluny on 10/29/09


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Yes, Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 10/29/09


"do you have a guardian angel?"

i do not know , what i know is that " the Lord will command His angels concerning me that i may not dash my foot against a stone."
---patie3447 on 10/29/09


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If the guardian angels escort the souls of the deceased faithful to meet Jesus, does that mean that we can't reach Jesus without the angels' help? If this is the case, I would think that such a key step in our salvation would have been tauguht a bit more explicitly than a glancing comment in one verse.\\

Actually, it's taught explicity in the mystical and ascetical tradition of Orthodoxy.

And liturgical tradtion, as well, with references in the services.

Western Protestantism is NOT the standard for Christianity.
---Cluny on 10/29/09


My brother passed away this week. He resisted Salvation all his life, and to my knowledge, never accepted Jesus as Savior (though he had heard the Gospel a number of times.)
Near the end, he kept saying to his son, "Who keeps trying to hand me something?" Nobody had tried to hand him anything...do you think this could have been an angel?
---Donna66 on 10/29/09


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Strong Axe > I'd say there are things you find out when you get to that situation > the escorting angel *then* can have you knowing what you need. It could be l-i-k-e how Jesus says not to plan ahead of time what you will say before judges during persecution (Mark 13:11). And there are troubles we do get into, but angels can be involved in making sure things aren't worse. Plus, we go through things so we can reach and help others > like Jesus did > Hebrews 4:15 > with the help of an angel to make Him strong enough > Luke 22:43 > 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, also. About 9/11 > ones could have been led by the Holy Spirit not to go into those buildings. Politicians could have cleaned up intel so intel could have used their info to stop Al Qaeda!!!
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/29/09


The Christian has many guardian angels, and not just one.
---Eloy on 10/29/09


Yes we have guardian angels. Matthew 18:10,
"ake heed that ye despise not one of these little ones, for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven." Gives characteristics of children's angels.

Hebrews 1:14,"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" When read carefully indicates that angels are for ministry to the heirs of salvation. And I believe the heirs of salvation are the saved of the world. Glory hallelujah it is you and I that the angels minister for. Here's a great truth you can study!!!
---mima on 10/29/09


Yes, guardian angels do exist because I'L
have one when God knows I need one at the appointed time and or times !
Mine doesn't appear in a robe and with wings, a spirit being accompany's to my life and helps me when I really need it." God knows.
---Sissy3396 on 10/29/09


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Cluny:

If the guardian angels escort the souls of the deceased faithful to meet Jesus, does that mean that we can't reach Jesus without the angels' help? If this is the case, I would think that such a key step in our salvation would have been tauguht a bit more explicitly than a glancing comment in one verse.

I'm also curious about the manner of guarding, since so many people (both Christian and not) suffer tragedies and calamities (both unto death and not), without any apparent angelic interference.
---StrongAxe on 10/29/09


Yes > Matthew 18:10 > we have our angels who "always see the face of" our Heavenly Father. But Jesus says we will be persecuted and hated and killed. So, I can see our angels before God's face can be for praying for our
*spiritual* protection, most of all. Also > Hebrews 1:14 > "Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?" And they can be practical > delivering traffic situations near me while I am riding my bike, I think I have seen. Also > once, a gang was behind me, I was directed to keep my eyes front, until I sensed a spritual being turn me to the right, exactly when a kid hurled a bottle by my left arm. We may have different ones assigned for different ops.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/29/09


I would prefer the term Ministering spirits to gaurdian angel
Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
---francis on 10/29/09


\\ Cluny, What good is a "guardian angel" if he doesn't "guard?"
Simply an escort service?
This must be in the book of Jasher with the other fairy tales!\\

There are more things to guard us from than merely physical dangers.

Or do you think this physical earthly life and things that we can see are all that there is?
---Cluny on 10/29/09


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Ignatius Mat 18:20 says: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
These are the words of Jesus.
The verses following don't seem to have much to do with angels, either.
Is the the passage you meant?" (Donna)

Thank-you Donna for pointing this out. I meant Matthew 18:10, not Matthew 18:20.

Agape!

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 10/28/09


Cluny, What good is a "guardian angel" if he doesn't "guard?"
Simply an escort service?
This must be in the book of Jasher with the other fairy tales!
It gets curiouser and curiouser!
---1st_cliff on 10/28/09


Every child receives from God a Guardian Angel, according to our Lord (Matthew 18:10).

"He commands His angels regarding you to guard you in all your paths The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Psalm 91:11, 34:7). Thus should a Christian remember his good angel, who for the span of all his life concerns himself with him, rejoicing in his spiritual achievements, and grieves over his downfalls.

Angel of God, my holy protector, given to me from heaven by God for my protection, I fervently beseech you: enlighten me and preserve me from all evil, instruct me in good deeds and direct me on the path of salvation. Amen.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 10/28/09


Ignatius Mat 18:20 says: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
These are the words of Jesus.
The verses following don't seem to have much to do with angels, either.
Is the the passage you meant?
---Donna66 on 10/28/09


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Yes, we a have a Guardian Angel (Matthew 18:20, etc). We are given a Guardian Angel after Holy Baptism.

I and other Christians seek the intercessions of our Guardian Angels each day, as was the custom of the Ancient Christians.

O Angel, my Holy Guardian, protect me from all evil. Amen.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 10/28/09


\\ Mod, Where were the "Guardian" Angels 911?
The answer is NO.\\


They were waiting to escort the souls of the faithful to meet Jesus.

To deny this is to say that God has NOT seen the hour and manner of our deaths in His eternal NOW.

Guardian Angels do MORE than guard us in this world. Did you actually think they did only that?
---Cluny on 10/28/09


Mod, Where were the "Guardian" Angels 911?
The answer is NO.
---1st_cliff on 10/28/09


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