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Should We Worship Angels?

There are some Christians that believe in angel worship. However, this runs in sharp contrast to what the Bible says.

God is very adamant when it comes to whom we give our worship. Worship, on the broad scale, means much more than just singing songs in church or kneeling down to pray: it is a lifestyle of devotion and obedience to the most important being in the our lives that involves singing and praying and many other forms of adoration, but it is not limited to these forms.

However, when we think of “angel worship” – i.e. what the angels were were refusing (in the passages below) – we are speaking of the act of adoration that causes one to fall before another in deep, passionate adoration that excludes all others. That kind of adoration belongs only to God our Savior; it does not belong to an angel or even another human being.

The Angels Say: Don’t do it!

Revelation 19:10; 22:9   At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Revelation 22:8,9 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!”

Notice that in the above passage John was overwhelmed with all that was being revealed to him by the angel and was simply responding out of a heart overflowing with the wonder of it all. When he fell to his knees and began to express his feelings of awesome wonder, the angel quickly stopped him and said, “NO! Worship God!”

There are websites devoted to topic of angels (as this site is) that put all of the focus on the angels. They instruct people to pray to them, to command them, to meditate on them — and they never mention Jesus, the King of the Angels. Unfortunately, they are leading many astray. Angels do not want your worship UNLESS they are fallen angels. In fact, a holy angel will not receive your worship.

So … Don’t do it!

Colossians 2:18  Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind…

If you ARE worshiping angels you are either doing it with the knowledge that you shouldn’t be giving them your worship, or you have been deceived (meaning you don’t know better). After reading this article you now know what God’s word has to say on the subject. Please accept his word.



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