Do we become angels after we die?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Angels are beings created by God (Colossians 1:15-17) and are entirely different from humans. They are God's special agents to carry out His plan and to minister to the followers of Christ (Hebrews...

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Mini Al Mari Private practice as a cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon
No, is the short answer. But, why and how come, are questions that are even more eye-opening. Going through the narrative of Genesis creation and synchronizing that with the "gospel of the kingdom of God", we will explore the answers to these tandem questions. 

That the Creator God is above all is a fact. And this hierarchy is reflected in all creation. Notice that the non-living celestials and terrestrials are inferior to the living creation. There is "order" in creation, even among "the living". There is the living "plant-kind" and "animal-kind" that will stay as plants and animals, respectively. The animals eat the plants as sign of "dominion" or superiority over them. 

There is no "transition" from the "kingdom" of plants to animals nor vice-versa. And, within each "kind", there is no "transition", i.e., a rose will not be a carnation on its own, nor a dog be a cat. There is no "missing link" among each "order or kind", as Creator God said, " after their own kind" (Gen. 1:11-12; 21; 24-25).

We know that angels were created by Jesus (Col. 1:15-17); that very same Elohim (God) in Gen. 1, that was further identified as YHVH ELOHIM (Lord God) in Gen. 2, and Logos (Word) in John 1. And, that angels were already created prior to subsequent creations (Job 38:4-7). While they were created prior to the known creation, and the present world is subject to them, the "world tomorrow" will instead be subject to the "sons of God" (Heb. 2:5-17).

Angels were created as angels. On the other hand, man was created as an "image" of the Creator God (Jesus, YHVH ELOHIM) as in Gen. 1:26, "after his likeness", but planned to be like him in the future. He did not plan for man to be like angels. As an image, man is a "template", a "marred clay" that the Potter can remake as in, 

"But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him (Jer. 18:4).

Man was not complete as truly the "flesh is weak" (Matt. 26:41; Mk.14:38). This is why, Jesus has to be resurrected and "go away" (John 16:7) so that the Holy Spirit, promised by the Father, will dwell in us (temples of God), starting at Pentecost. This in-dwelling of the HS will guide, sanctify and empower us to develop the "mind of Christ" in us. At resurrection, we will be changed in a "twinkling of an eye" from mortal to immortal, from physical to spirit-body but in unison and "one" with the "mind of Christ". Then, and only then, as "sons of God", will we be like Jesus. We will be a "new creature"(2Cor.5:17), in Christ. The Holy Spirit is the "missing link" to transform man to be "like the Creator God". 

Man will not become angels but in fact be "higher" in hierarchy than them. The "new world" will be under mankind as "sons of God"(Heb. 2:10).

February 17 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini John Qd
We will not be an angel, but like angel. We will be immortal. We will not marry or be married, we will not be tempted.

January 23 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Kenneth Heck
Christ after his ascension took his place at the right hand of the Father. He did not become an angel (of even the highest rank), but he did possess an angel (Rev 22:16), to communicate with John. Likewise, the saints will be given crowns and rule with Christ from the Father's throne. No angel has ever appeared with a crown. The saints will not be angels, but perhaps they likewise will have an angel if the need arises for an angelic function.

March 27 2016 5 responses Vote Up Share Report

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