Why Angels Do Not Sing! by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Why Angels Do Not Sing!
Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Scripture references are from the American Standard Version.

I want to invite your attention to two verses of Scripture found in the Gospel of Luke, the second chapter:

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying [not singing], Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased. (Luke 2:13, 14)

Now when I was a little fellow in Sunday school - and believe me, that goes back to old-fashioned days, they taught us a song that said, "I want to be an angel and with the angels sing." Well, to begin with I didn't at that time want to sing. And in the second place I did not want to be an angel - and I was far from being one, you may be sure of that. And I'm happy to report to you, if you had the same feeling I had, you will never be an angel.
I've been very much dissatisfied with Vernon McGee, but I'm very glad I'll never lose my identity throughout eternity. I will always be Vernon McGee, though with a new body. I'll get rid of my old nature, which is going to be a glorious, wonderful thing, but I'll not be an angel. Not one of us will be an angel.
Two boys in my Southland had not seen each other in a long time, and they met one day on the street. In the meantime both of them had gotten married. One said to the other - he was having trouble with his wife - "What kind of a woman did you marry?" He replied, "I married an angel." The first one said, "Boy, are you lucky. Mine's still alive." You know, many people think today that when you die you become an angel. Well, my beloved, nowhere in the Word of God does it indicate that we are going to be angels, never throughout the endless ages of eternity.
Now I believe that one of the neglected subjects of Scripture has to do with the angels. Actually not much is written in the Word of God concerning them. Most of what people believe about angels today does not come from the Word of G ...

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