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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.

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