An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church. Martin Luther
Angels – like all other intelligent creatures – were designed to render worship to God, not to receive worship themselves. In fact, in every case in Scripture, whenever angels are offered any form of worship, they always rebuke the worshiper and redirect all worship to God alone. John MacArthur
Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you. St. Francis of Sales
We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs. Augustine
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Elliot
Nowhere does Scripture encourage us to have an angel-fetish, or to look for evidence of angels in everyday life… [Furthermore] biblical appearances of angels – unlike those of popular lore – often cause trauma and great fear. John MacArthur
The angels glorify; men scrutinize: angels raise their voices in praise; men in disputation: they conceal their faces with their wings; but man with a presumptuous gaze would look into Thine unspeakable Glory. John Chrysostom
I have no doubt that some who claim to commune with angels really have been able to establish a link with angelic beings – though not in the way they seek. Scripture warns us plainly that Satan and his messengers often appear as angels of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15). In other words, demonic beings take advantage of the gullibility of people who are actively seeking to communicate with the spirit world. “Angelmania” turns out to be sheer occultism, with all its horrible effects. Many people have been drawn into serious demonic bondage by these practices, and Christians should be strongly warned against them. John MacArthur
Angels – like all other intelligent creatures – were designed to render worship to God, not to receive worship themselves. In fact, in every case in Scripture, whenever angels are offered any form of worship, they always rebuke the worshiper and redirect all worship to God alone (cf. Rev. 19:10; 22:8-9).
All God’s angels come to us disguised. James Russell Lowell
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep. John Milton, Paradise Lost
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. Francis Bacon
In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying “Fear not.” The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, “There, there.” C.S. Lewis
Whether or not each believer has a single angel assigned to him for his defense, I dare not positively affirm. John Calvin
While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls. Author Unknown
Jesus believed in and experienced the ministry of angels:
1. His conception was announced by an angel (Gabriel).
2. His birth was announced by angels.
3. He was tempted by a fallen angel.
4. He was ministered to by angels subsequent to the temptation.
5. His teaching is filled with references to angelic beings.
6. He experienced the ministry of angels in Gethsemane.
7. He could have appealed to twelve legions of angels (Mt. 26:53).
8. [Angels] were present at His tomb following the resurrection.
9. [Angels] were present at His ascension.
The point is that angels were an integral part of Christ’s birth, life, ministry, teaching, death, resurrection, ascension, and will accompany Him at his second advent. To deny the reality of the angelic world is to undermine the integrity of Jesus himself. Sam Storms
He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. G.K. Chesterton
Angels have no philosophy but love. Terri Guillemets
The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. Meister Eckhart
Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep – and anywhere else it is needed. Jessi Lane Adams
How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? Tom Waits