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Difference Between Angel and Archangel

Angel vs Archangel

Angels and archangels are traced in almost all religions. Both the angel and archangel are part of religious beliefs.

What is an angel? An angel is a messenger. And what then is an archangel? An Archangel is the chief messenger or a higher messenger, who is above the angel.

One major difference between the two is that a person can call upon angels for personal help but he or she cannot call archangels for this assistance.

Both the archangels and angels safeguard humanity, and it has been said that archangels are protectors of the whole of mankind. They help in finding solutions to human problems.  The archangels are known to appear in human forms.
In general, about seven divisions of angels are said to be in existence. They are Seraphim, Thrones, Cherubim, Dominions, Virtues, Principalities and Powers.  However, the Bible only mentions three types. When talking of archangels, eight are most of the time listed. They are Gabriel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Daniel, Lucifer, Remiel and Raguel.
Angels are known to be messengers that connect mankind to the heaven. Most of the people that have reported seeing angels have not reported seeing archangels. Angels are believed to have visited people and given them warnings and comfort. They are also known to influence people in making decisions. On the contrary, archangels are not known to influence individuals or give comfort or warnings.

Angel is a word that has been derived from Hebrew mal’akh and Greek angelos, which means messenger. Archangel is a word that has been derived from Greek archangelos, meaning chief angel.

Summary

  1. Angel is a messenger.. Archangel is the chief messenger or a higher messenger, who is above the angel.
  2. A person can call angels for any personal help but he or she cannot call archangels for any personal help.
  3. Archangels are known to be protectors of all mankind. They help in finding solutions for the human race.
  4. About seven divisions of angels are said to be in existence. They are Seraphim, Thrones, Cherubim, Dominions, Virtues, Principalities and Powers.  However, the Bible only mentions three types. When talking of archangels, eight are most of the time listed. They are Gabriel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael, Daniel, Lucifer, Remiel and Raguel.
  5. Angels are believed to have visited people and given them warnings and comfort. They are also known to influence people in making decisions.

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  1. P.S Please direct me were in the Bible does it say that we can call upon angels for help when the only intercesor between God and man is Jesus Christ.

  2. You can call for personal help the archangels too

  3. Why are we calling angels and other creatures of God, if God is all knowing and all seeing? He created us and looking after us. And it’s in bible itself, it says:

    By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. [ John 5:30 NIV ]

    But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. [ Matthew 24:36 ]

    Then why are we calling upon angels for help? Shouldn’t our all prayers must to God himself?

  4. All these information was okay back on ancient times because the knowledge was on the early stages of developing but no is time to understand that there is no god and we humans should take care of each other and should resolve our differences before is too late. Religion was okay to control society for a period of time but now is the time of reason and support to each other as humans. There may or may not be another life or eternity but what we know for sure is that this life is what we have and should use it to be happy and help other to be happy too. Why spend so much time in trying to understand things that we don’t even know if they exist, but we know for sure that this life exist so let’s use every second of to be good humans.

    • You have stopped believing. With this comment you are litterally speaking in opposite of Truth. Close to being an anti Christ if you are not for Christ. My name is Yoshua i am 28 years old. I was an orphan and Angels were the ones who raised me intellectually. With knowledge and with great wisdom. I came on this page because i litterally typed in google whats the difference between Arch Angels and regular angels because i have been trying to figure out which angel I spoke to and what his name. Jesus is the way to the father, that doesnt mean God doesnt have use for his angels anymore. An angel appeared me in my time of great distress. And i realized that if i keep praying and keep weeping and mix that with fasting. the angels WILL keep revealing to me what i ask if what I ask if that of the spirit. What im saying is based of your comment, i know you have stopped believing in God or Jesus or you for sure are still lost and have not had that SPIRITUAL encounter you need in order to be sure of what THE REST OF US know already. I prayed and cried for weeks at a time to ONLY God. I called on Jesus, i apologized to God for being bad and wicked, and i called on the angels to help me if they heard me because when i was little they did; when i was hurting and crying and sad. I say all this to say, dont discourage others from believing because YOU chose to give up. The only way the truth of all this will be revealed to you is when you stop rejecting it and let it in. Let the belief in to rest rule and abide in you. Focus your MENTAL on the inside darkness of you and focus until you see images or a light. Or until dreams and visions and strong overpowering thoughts start to resinate within you. Let it in. Dont look outside your eyes. Focus inside. If you truly want to know for yourself that is, because if you dont the worst thing you can do is tear believers away from beliving. That comment is you made is something like what lucifer was doing to the regular angels in heaven but in human form. You will reap destruction on yourself or family or loved ones if you continue this. Accidents, financial struggles or hardships and even death. We are made in the image of God therefore since God is all powerful he is just as good as he is bad. He kills and he raises to life. Likewise we can raise people up or we can kill them. Be the one to raise them up. And you will be exalted. Merely doing nice things or helping people in their time of need is not but a small thing God requires of us, his chosen. We are chosen BY OUR FAITH IN HIM. Its because of our Faith. In Believing God. Not to NOT believe in God. I love you bro. Take this and go talk to God as if he was sitting next to you. Ask questions. You will see for yourself.

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