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#Angelology } The study of #angels or the doctrine of angelology is one of the ten major categories of #theology developed in many systematic #theological works. The tendency, however, has been to neglect it. Angels are certainly real. Angels are spiritual beings created by God to #serve Him, though created higher than man. Some, the good angels, have remained #obedient to Him and carry out His will, while others, #fallenangels, disobeyed, fell from their holy position. Because they are spiritual and not physical beings, the angels usually are #invisible and unseen by us. In fact, one of heaven’s joys, I believe, will be the joy of looking back over our lives and discovering just how often the angels #intervened to save us or bless us, although we weren't’t even #aware of it at the time. #God will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. I’m convinced they do on occasion, although sometimes we may not even be aware of them, because they have chosen to #appear as ordinary human beings. We should thank God for His angels, but at the same time, we shouldn’t become overly #preoccupied with them. The #fact that God has created a #realm of personal beings other than mankind is a fitting topic for #systematic theological studies for it #naturally broadens our understanding of God, of what He is doing, and how He works in the #universe. We are not to think that man is the highest form of created being. As the #distance between man and the lower forms of life is filled with beings of various grades, so it is possible that between man and God there exist #creatures of higher than human #intelligence and power. Indeed, the #existence of lesser deities in all heathen #mythologies presumes the existence of a higher order of beings between God and man, superior to man and inferior to God. This #possibility is turned into certainty by the #express and explicit teaching of the Scriptures. It would be sad indeed if we should allow ourselves to be such victims of sense #perception and so #materialistic that we should refuse to believe in an order of #spiritual beings simply because they were #beyond our #sight and touch.