We Don’t Become Angels When We Die

There’s a lot of misinformation about heaven out there. Yesterday I heard a human interest story on the news. The heroine had passed away, so the narrator explained she had “earned her wings,” implying she had become an angel in heaven.

I’ve heard people tell those who have lost children that God just needed another angel.

There’s nothing in the Bible that tells us we become angels when we die. The angels already exist (Genesis 2:1, Job 38:7, Colossians 1:16), and there are multitudes of them (Daniel 7:10; Matthew 26:53; Hebrews 12:22). God doesn’t need more angels.

Perhaps those who cling to misinformation are unsure what happens after death. There is eternity after our earthly death. The question is, where will you live in eternity? There are two places to choose from, Heaven, and eternal life with our Savior, or hell and an eternity away from all the goodness our God has to offer. But we have to choose before the end of this life (Romans 10:9-10 and 13).

The apostle Paul tells us that those who have chosen Christ will be present with the Lord after their earthly death (2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23). God has big plans for us when we arrive in heaven. We will be welcomed home (John 14:2) and we will spend eternity in paradise (Luke 23:43). We can’t really imagine what wonders God has in store for us.

1 Corinthians 2:9

 However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,what no ear has heard,

and what no human mind has conceived”—
 the things God has prepared for those who love him— 

Have you chosen where you want to spend eternity?

If you are unsure, or just have questions, please message me, or find a Bible-believing church to help you with the most important decision you will ever make.