Westminster Larger Catechism Study

WLC – Q. 16. How did God create angels?

Q. 16. How did God create angels?
A. God created all the angels spirits, immortal, holy, excelling in knowledge, mighty in power, to execute his commandments, and to praise his name, yet subject to change.

The Catechism properly discusses the angels first as they were of his first creation.

Vos wrote…(we don’t commonly study about angels, so this might be new to you)

2. What important difference is there between the angels and human beings? The angels are spirits without any, bodies: man on the other hand is a composite being consisting of two elements, body and soul, mysteriously united in a single personality.

3. What other important difference is there between the angels and the human race? The angels are simply a great host of individual beings, not organically related to each other or descended from a commnon ancestor: whereas the human race is an organic unity, all members of the human race being mutually related by organic ties, and all being the posterity of a single first ancestor, Adam. Adam has no counterpart among the angels.

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