Do We Have Guardian Angels?
Welcome to Bible Question and Answer, our bi-weekly series where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them.
Question: My sister recently announced to our mother that she was going to convert to the Catholic church. I know that I am not to judge but I question this move as there has never been anyone in our family in this religion. However, I also know that if this helps my sister I am all for it. My question is that my sister told my mother that angels were looking after her. I am not familiar at this point in my learning our fathers word very much about angels. Would you please direct me to where in the Bible it talks about angels? For some reason deep in my gut this does not seem right. Thank You.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Patty good to hear from you as always and thank you for the question.
Angels are mentioned although God’s Word. However, there is nothing that states we have “guardian Angels” if you will. Please turn your Bible with me and listen to the Words of Christ.
10 “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
Some may claim this verse documents “guardian Angels,” but that is not what the scripture stated at all. These Angels have the face of God, meaning they are looking at Him at all times awaiting His instruction. Our Father does not need to have Angels doing any look out for Him. Our Father sees everything at all times, He can be wherever He wishes at all times, our Father is in fact omniscient.
Aside from these simple facts our Father has already promised to be right by our side. To walk with us on our journey through life. We have no need of a lookout from an Angel, because the Creator of all is with us every step of the way.
6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
Additional Reading on Angels:
- Luke 1:11-20
- Luke 1:26-38