Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (Angels: Angelology)

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King;

Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations, rise,

Join the triumph of the skies;

With th’angelic host proclaim,

“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heav’n adored;

Christ, the everlasting Lord!

Late in time, behold Him come,

Offspring of the Virgin’s womb:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

Hail th’incarnate Deity,

Pleased as man with men to dwell,

Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Son of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings,

Ris’n with healing in His wings.

Mild He lays His glory by,

Born that man no more may die,

Born to raise the sons of earth,

Born to give them second birth.

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn King!”

~Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Major Subjects Covered in Chapter 8  
Holy Angels  
Satan  
Demons  
Angel of the Lord  
Questions and Answers  

Theologies typically ignore or deal just briefly with angelology. However, the Bible contains a great amount of information on this subject. Therefore, this section attempts to capture all that Scripture reveals regarding angels—both those who are holy and those who are evil.[1]


[1] MacArthur, J., & Mayhue, R., eds. (2017). Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (pp. 664–665). Crossway.