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How does man rank with angels?

Are angels "better" than humans? Are they superior to Jesus?

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While we are mortal we are lower than the angels; we sin and die; they do not.Christ was born of a woman thus made lower than the angels with our nature.

Hebrews 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels...

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death...

When Christ was raised from the dead he was made higher than the angels.

Hebrews 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world (at his resurrection), he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

If we attain to eternal life in the world to come we will be made equal to the angels.

Luke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

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I hope this helps.

Glenn Smith

 
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