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First, it is not clear to me that angels sing. Many Christians assume they do, but I'm not so sure. Take the Christmas story in which an angel of the Lord breaks the news to the shepherds that a Savior was just born in Bethelehem (the city of David). Immediately after that announcement, ". . . there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavely ...
The philosopher Mortimer Adler who converted to Christianity at the end of his life and was inspired by the Thomistic tradition, wrote intellegently and eloquently on what he called 'The Great Idea of Angel'. It proved to be the most popular of his 'Great Ideas' series. The book's outline is available on line here. Both book and a DVD of an interview with ...
What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael? None! In fact the Bible declares quite the opposite. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? —Hebrews 1:5 (AV) The quotation in verse 5a comes from Psalm ...
If you look at Calvin's commentary on Jude 9 you'll see nothing at all that suggests he thought that Michael is Jesus. Indeed, no one who has read Jude 9 could think so (except perhaps if they denied Jesus' divinity.) Wesley wrote about Jude 9 too.
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