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Individual Guardian Angels Debunked

If you put this question to the Bible, you come across only two passages that speak about an individual angel's guardianship of an individual (in contrast to over three hundred passages that describe other ministries we've been talking about) - Job 33:23 and Acts 12:15.  And these do not tell us about a lifelong guardian angel.  John Calvin is a good guide on this subject.  He says that yes, we do have guardian angels, but not just one each!  As Scripture teaches, the "hosts of heaven" - whole legions of angels - watch over us.  We cannot settle for less.

—  Excerpted from a sermon by the Rev. Gabriel Fackre, "Angels," which appeared in *Preaching 11* (November-December 1995).