The Bible tells us that angels and demons are both real.
In popular culture, demonic forces seem to get more press than angels. They’ve been a favorite focus of Hollywood and literature for decades. Throughout history, in fact – from primitive cave art to modern movies – the portrayal of evil forces has evoked strong fear response. Maybe you’ve felt this yourself, reading a book or watching a movie.
In his second edition of the million-selling book, Angels, God’s Secret Agents, Billy Graham offers some perspective on the relative prominence of angels and demons in God’s Word:
“Bookstores and libraries have shelves of books on demons, the occult, and the devil…(But) angels have a much more important place in the Bible than the devil and his demons.”
The Bible tells us angels fill many roles in the life of the Christian. They guide, comfort, and provide for the people of God in the midst of suffering and persecution – and their unseen presence should reassure us in times of fear.
Do you fear the unseen forces of evil? Do you tremble at the notion of demons? Put your trust and faith in the living and sovereign God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Psalm 91:11 (NASB) says, “For He will give His angels charge concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” 1 John 4:4 reminds us “…greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
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