Can Angels Fall in Love?

Your questions answered by our angel expert

Aren’t angels and fairies the same thing? Don’t people in different places in the world just have different folk beliefs?

No, angels and fairies are not the same. Fairies are not real. The Wikipedia definition is “A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythological being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.” They exist only in folklore, usually portrayed as wee, tiny things, where some are helpful, some are playful, and some are mischievous. They are not portrayed even in folklore as having access to God or acting on his behalf. Fairies are never mentioned in the Bible.

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In contrast angels are found over 200 times in the Bible, always portrayed as real beings created directly by God. The heavenly hosts are spirit beings who are assigned by God to use their mighty power as they lovingly serve God, some on earth and many more in heaven

I believe that God sent Jesus to die for my sins but I can't stop dwelling on certain questions. Why did God create everything, angels, man, etc. knowing that we would sin and also knowing the outcome? What is the point of life if the final result is already determined? God knew that Satan would be His enemy and that we would have a hard time believing. It just seems so unfair. I pray for faith and trust in God but these questions flood my mind. Can you give advice?

-Danielle Caldwell

Danielle, your question is one of the most profound in the world, and theologians and philosophers through the ages have written volumes about the problem of good and evil. This column is too brief to offer a serious answer to your great question, so let me direct you to the article I have found to be most helpful and understandable on the Problem of Evil by Peter Kreeft, who teaches at Boston College.

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