Roles of angels and demons

In the Bible, angels are a medium of God’s power; they exist to execute God’s will. Angels reveal themselves to individuals as well as to the whole nation, to announce events, either good or bad, affecting humans. Angels foretold to Abraham the birth of Isaac, to Manoah the birth of Samson, and to Abraham the … Read more

Appearance of demons

To modern eyes, medieval images of demons may appear comical and quaint. You should realize that these images, and the understanding that Christian demonologists had about them, were merely unsophisticated attempts to come to terms with real, perceived phenomena of daily life. Demons in one form or another have been a constant fixture of folklore … Read more

Appearance of angels

In the Hebrew Bible, angels often appear to people in the shape of humans of extraordinary beauty, and often are not immediately recognized as angels (Genesis 18:2, Genesis 19:5; Judges 6:17, Judges 8:6; 2 Samuel 29:9). They usually fly through the air, may become invisible. Sacrifices touched by some are consumed by fire, and some … Read more

Origin of angels and demons

According to the Scripture, demons are fallen angels but their names often reveal that they derive from pre-christian Gods demonized by the early fathers of the Church. In Christian writings demons in the strictest sense — those fallen angels who remained loyal to Lucifer in hell — were continually being confused with pagan deities and … Read more

Nature of angels and demons

Demons are spirit beings who do not have a body of flesh and blood. Since demons are fallen angels, like angels they are immaterial and not usually subject to human visibility or our other senses.  They are dwellers in an unseen world. To manifest themselves among men, they must possess or control a physical body … Read more