Touched by an angel? Most say they've been protected
A new survey of the USA's religious beliefs and practices finds 55% of all adults ‚ÄĒ including one in five of those who say they have no religion ‚ÄĒ believe they have been protected from harm by a guardian angel.
"I would never have expected these numbers. It was the biggest surprise to me in our findings," says sociologist Christopher Bader of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Baylor today will release results of its second national survey on religion.
Hebrews 1:14 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?
JFB Commentary wrote: ....Angels are sent forth on ministrations to God and Christ, not primarily to men, though for the good of "those who are about to inherit salvation" (so the Greek): the elect, who believe, or shall believe, for whom all things, angels included, work together for good (Ro 8:28). Angels' ministrations are not properly rendered to men, since the latter have no power of commanding them, though their ministrations to God are often directed to the good of men. So the superiority of the Son of God to angels is shown. They "all," how ever various their ranks, "minister"; He is ministered to. They "stand" (Lu 1:19) before God, or are "sent forth" to execute the divine commands on behalf of them whom He pleases to save; He "sits on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Heb 1:3,13). He rules; they serve.