101 Bible Secrets
Bible Secret Number 11 

Are Angels a Part of the Godhead?

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Angels are called "spirits" in the Bible. Are they part of the divine Family that makes up the Godhead?
Angels are "spirits" (Hebrews 1:7) but none is a "Son of God" as is Jesus (Hebrews 1:5) or like human beings are called "Children of God" (I John 3:1, Greek, not "sons"). Hebrews said that angels (though they are "spirits") are not in the same classification of possessing the divine nature as is Christ Jesus and also human beings such as ourselves. All references to "Sons of God" in any part of the Bible refer to either those in the Family of God in heaven around the throne of God who are advisors and counselors or those on earth such as ourselves (Genesis 6:1, 4; Job 1:6, 2:1). The person sitting on the right hand of God in heaven as recorded in Psalm 110:1 was a "Son of God" whom David called his "Lord." He was not an angelic being of high authority. Only those within the intimate Family of God can be called "Sons and Daughters of God," and this includes humans but not angels no matter how powerful the angelic beings may be. Though humans are temporarily lower than the angels in authority (during our training period here on earth see Hebrews 2:6-9), humans when we are redeemed in the future to become actual and real members of the Family of God will then judge even the angels, and this includes the highest of the angelic powers (I Corinthians 6:2,3). Even now, in our human flesh, we are reckoned a part of the divine Family because of our attachment to Christ (I John 3:1,2), but angels are not (nor ever will be) a part of that singular, divine Family (Elohim). Angels are created beings to serve God (and to serve us who are God's children and a part of the Family.)

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