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    With keen interest, Vincent listened to a lively debate taking place among several friends.

    "Angels do so have bodies," Becky argued. "Abraham and Lot saw the angels that came to them. They could not have seen them if they were invisible."

    "Besides, angels have wings," Randy announced. "The angels on the mercy seat and veil in the tabernacle had wings; and God told Moses exactly how these angels should be pictured."

    "The angels Isaiah saw each had six wings. Remember? They flew with two wings; with two they covered their faces and with two they covered their feet," Sue added.

    "Well, I disagree," Mike replied firmly, "I still say that angels are spirits, and spirits do not have bodies they are invisible."

    Who is right?

Angels are ministering spirits, which means that they do not have physical bodies. However, in order to appear to people on earth - to be seen and heard by them, angels have often assumed a physical body and appeared to people in a human form. These human forms, however, were not the angels' actual bodies.

How are the scriptural teachings of various works of God's host of angels a rich comfort to God's true children and a terror to the unbeliever?

And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

- Exodus 25:20

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

- Isaiah 6:2

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

- Hebrews 1:14

Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have.

- Luke 24:39

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