“Is it wrong to have angel figurines?”


In and of themselves, there is nothing wrong with angel figurines. How one views an angel figurine is what determines whether it is wrong. The only reason angel figurines would be wrong is if a person idolizes them, prays to them, or worships them, which God forbids (1 Samuel 12:21 ). Only God is worthy of worship (Psalm 99:5; Luke 4:8), and we are to rely fully on Him alone (Psalm 9:10). The Bible speaks very strongly against religious imagery. As a result, Christians must be very careful to never allow an image, whether an angel figurine, picture of Jesus, nativity scene, etc., to become a snare or distraction.

While there is nothing sinful in having figurines representing angels or any other creature, we must not attribute to them any supernatural power or influence over our lives. No figurine can protect us from harm, bring us good luck, or impact us in any way. Such beliefs are mere superstition and there is no place in the life of a Christian for superstition, which is based on the ignorant faith that an object has magical powers. Another word for superstition is idolatry, and idolatry is clearly forbidden in Scripture, and no one who practices it will enter the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:27).

Also, it’s wise to recognize that figurines usually don’t even resemble actual angels; they’re just someone’s idea of what an angel might look like

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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