Are there different types of angels?

Here's the answer:

Yes, there are different types of angels recorded in the Bible. The two main types of angels are the good angels and the bad angels.

The good angels are the ones who chose to obey God, but the bad angels followed Satan. Bad angels are normally referred to as “fallen angels” or demons. The only angels whom we are given the names of are Michael, Gabriel, and Satan. Michael is most likely the leader of the good angels and he is referred to as an archangel (Jude 1:9). He has the job to fight the bad angels and he also protects believers. Gabriel is the head messenger angel of God and he has the job to deliver God’s messages to His people. The Bible says Gabriel delivered messages to Daniel, Zechariah, and Mary. The other angels are not given names, but they are often referred to as the “elect angels” (1 Timothy 5:21).

Two other categories of angels are the cherubim and the seraphim. The cherubim are angels who have the job to guard and protect (Genesis 3:24). Cherubim have four wings--two for flying and two for covering their bodies. The seraphim have the purpose to praise and glorify God as well as to be messengers of Him. They are described as having three pairs of wings--two for flying, two for covering their face, and two for covering their feet (Isaiah 6:2-7).

There are a lot of bad angels, but there are more good angels. The bad angels do not follow God. They follow Satan and have continued to follow him ever since he fell from Heaven (John 8:44). But don’t worry; God will destroy Satan and his demons in the future (Revelation 20:10). We should never fear because God is always with us!

Bible Truth

"The angel said to him, 'I am Gabriel. I serve God. I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news'" (Luke 1:19).

"I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us" (Romans 8:38).