5. What is the difference between an angel and an archangel?




The difference is that the archangel is an angel who belongs to a higher rank, for the book of Revelation presents Michael the archangel (Jude 9 - archangel means ‘chief angel’) as the head of the heavenly host, as it is written: “There was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:7-9).