The Bible does not record angels having wings at any point, but this is a popular depiction of angels. Do any Christian groups teach that angels do have wings, in extra-biblical materials? Where does the idea come from?
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The Bible actually does indicate that angels have wings, as both cherubim and seraphim are angels.
Isaiah 6:1-3 ESV
Exodus 25:20 ESV
1 Kings 6:27 ESV
It is also assumed that the four living creatures are angelic beings, since it's hard to imagine what else they could be:
It would make sense angels have wings if you are to accept that cherubim and seraphim are indeed angels. I don't. You are hard pressed to find anything in Scripture that indicates they are. It just isn't there. C andS beings are not messengers, comforters or have any attributes of the other angels except to say they worship and obey God.
The common accounts of angels (not C or S) never mention angels having wings. As a matter of fact they were always mentioned as being who appeared as though they are human.
How much sense would it make for Paul to implore his readers to be kind to everyone because they never know when they are entertaining angels? If an angels is standing beside me with wings, I think I would have inkling there might be an angelic being in front of me.
As far as the statement angels are "floating" proves they have wings, then you have to assume to the same for Jesus after he ascended into heaven or wings were needed for Elijah.
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