Angelology

 

 

2. Are angels worthy of worship?

 

 

 

No, they aren’t, because they are God’s creatures and we must worship the Creator, that is, God, rather than His creatures, as it is written: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10).

That we are not allowed to worship angels is confirmed by the book of Revelation in which John tells us how he fell at the feet of the angel of Jesus (who had showed him certain things) to worship him but that holy angel forbade him to worship. Here are the words of John: “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy …. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God” (Revelation 19:9-10; 22:8-9).

Things are very clear, therefore: angels must not be worshipped. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for the worship of angels is idolatry and idolaters will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Let no one cheat you of your reward taking delight in the worship of angels (Colossians 2:18), which is widespread in Catholicism. See that you don’t worship nor serve the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

 

 

 

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