Angelology

 

 

4. How can we affirm that even Gabriel is an Archangel? Can we call him archangel because he is one of the spirits who stand in the presence of God?

 

 

 

Listen, as far as Gabriel is concerned, I do not teach that he is an archangel, for I do not have any biblical proofs to teach this. In the first book written by Luke, Gabriel is called “angel” (Luke 1:26), thus I say that he is just an angel. Of course, Gabriel is before God, but he is called ‘angel’ so it is better to say that he is an angel. I know that some people call Gabriel ‘one of the archangels’, but they call him in this way only because he stands in the presence of God: to me this is not sufficient to call him ‘archangel’.

 

 

 

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