A prominent Reformed theologian is highlighting the role that angels play in the life of believing Christians, arguing against the idea that every Christian has only one guardian angel assigned to him or her.
Writing at Desiring God Tuesday, John Piper noted that when the gospel of Matthew speaks of "these little ones," Jesus is referring to His disciples.
Matthew 18:10 reads: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven?"
"Their angels" may refer to "a specific angel assigned to each disciple," Piper speculated, referencing the passage in Acts 12 where Peter is let out of jail and the Church believed it was his angel at the door and not him.