“Do People Become Angels When They Die”
I receive Biblical and theological questions from readers and one of the most frequently asked questions is, "do we become angels when we die?" The answer to that question is, no. Here are some scriptural references for you to check out and some links as well. It brings comfort to many to think that their loved ones are watching over us as their own guardian angels, but the truth is, we were created differently than angels and nowhere in scripture does it say we become angels. Here is what Billy Graham has to say on the subject...
The truth is, when we die and go to heaven we become even greater than the angels! The angels are spiritual beings who were created by God to be His servants, and God has given them great authority and power to do His will. And at the present time the angels are greater than we are, because God made us "a little lower than the heavenly beings" (Psalm 8:5).
But the Bible also says that in heaven we will be higher than the angels—and the reason is because we will be like Christ. The Bible says, "Do you not know that we will judge angels?" (1 Corinthians 6:3). While this verse may be referring to the rebellious angels who chose to follow Satan, it still implies that our status after death will be above that of the angels.