If you watch television, or go to the movies you will see angels depicted in various roles: falling in love, laughing, crying, pulling pranks … the list goes on.
Here’s my opinion that is based on my understanding of the Scripture and my personal beliefs about angels: Holy angels have the God-given emotions of love, joy, pain and sorrow. Fallen angels have the emotions of anger, hate and lust.
But, what is truth?
To discern what truth is we must go to the only accurate source: the Bible. What does the Bible say about angels? Do they fall in love? Do the laugh? Do they cry? Do they hate?
Or, are they simply robots without feelings who carry out the commands of their creator?
Observe the following passages and draw your own conclusions:
Luke 15:10 – Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (NKJV)
Gen. 6:4 – There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
1 Peter 1:12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Numbers 22 — Read this chapter for a great example of angelic humor. I promise it will make you smile!
Rev. 12:12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” (note: the devil – aka Lucifer — is a fallen angel).
Ezek. 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. (Note: many theologians believe this is referring to Lucifer, the fallen angel).
So, what is your conclusion after reading the above passages? Drop me a line — I’ll be glad to discuss it with you further.
Check out this book for more info: Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them?