I had always been taught that angels do not have wings.
It was for good reason, since angels, themselves, appear as men and are not said to have wings.Cherubims and Seraphims are said to have wings.Also the four living creatures that Ezekiel saw, and the four beasts about the throne in Revelation, have wings.Also, there are two women with wings of a stork, that are mentioned in Zechariah 5:9.However, I could not find where wings of angels were ever mentioned.So, because angels appear as men, and are not said to have wings, I have always believed that they do not have wings.However, for a long time, I kind of "got down" on fellow believers who do believe that angels have wings.I recently noticed two scriptures that do at least say that angels fly:
Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Now, I had always knew that, and had believed that the angels must fly without wings, it had been logical to me.Yet, I decided to look to see if any other creature of the LORD's fly without wings.There is a roll that flies in Zechariah 5, but that is not a creature.I could not find it, it seems that all the other creatures that fly, are mentioned to have wings.In and of itself, that does not prove that angels have wings.I still believe that angels do not have wings, but I better not be dogmatic against those who believe that they do.That is because I cannot "prove" that they don't have wings, only that the scriptures seem to infer that.I need to refrain from doubtful disputations with the brethren about things that are not important doctrines, nor edify.
Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
I've been guilty of that.However, I have known brethren who have "gotten down" on me for not speaking in tongues.They would say, "Gino, the Bible says, ' I Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. ' "They would say that this proves that the unknown tongue is the tongue of angels.No, it does not "prove" that, they "infer" that.Also, I could not find one place in the scriptures, where angels are speaking anything but in a tongue "understood" by men.So, if I stop pressuring my brethren about angels not having wings,maybe I'll no longer be pressured about the "tongues of angels".Regardless, I need to be gracious unto my brethren, something that independent Baptists are not prone to do.