ANGELS' IN GREEK MEAN "MESSENGERS"
According to the New Testament, when people are sorry for their sins, angels rejoice. In Bible, nine ranks of angels are mentioned with Seraphim and Cherubim angels on top. Angels are headed by a chief angel known as Archangel whose name is Saint Michael. We all have our gaurdian angels or angel guardians who protect us, look after us and comfort us in times of distress. It was in 1100 to 1200 AD when Christian doctrine about angels evolved rapidly, as in the teaching of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Saint Thomas believed that angels fill the gap between God and mankind: they are countless and immortal. According to Saint Thomas, angels have perfect knowledge except things that can depend on human choice and things that only God knows.
Randburg Methodist Church.
20 December 2009