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Michael the Archangel is depicted in the Bible as a warrior and leader of angel armies: Daniel 12:1 (ESV) At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose ...


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The two most common explanations for the delay are: To make an accommodation to the kingdom or guardian of Persia To resist an evil intended by or suggested to the rulers of Persia Accommodation to Persia The view of an accommodation to Persia can be found primarily in church fathers like Jerome, Theodoret, and John Cassian. This view typically ...


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You are probably thinking of Elijah, as recounted in 1 Kings 19. It occurs right after Elijah's 'competition' with the prophets of Baal, and also includes the "still small voice" of God. The Catholic Church prescribes this passage, 1 Kings 19:4–8, as the first reading for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B, which in 2015 fell on August 9th&...


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It is important to look at the context of Revelation 9:11. The Destroyer is released from the abyss by the star that fell from heaven. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. -- Revelation 9:1 Given this, there can be no doubt that Satan is the one responsible ...


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A bit late here, but just wanted to add that the concept that fallen angels are demons (leaving beside the evidence in the New testament, which is not altogether satisfactory), is far older than Justin Martyr developments. The Slavonic Book of Enoch, usually believed to have been written in the 1st century CE, is very explicit about it. First we are told ...


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Within the writings of defenders of the trichotomic nature of man there is significant variation on the question of the nature of angels. The trichotomy of man is a much more popular doctrine within Protestantism than in other branches of Christianity, so that's the perspective that I'll be able to share. The simplest part of this question is, do angels ...


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The commentators that Calvin refers to include Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560). He writes in his commentary on Daniel 10: The prince, Michael, whom here and below is called the prince of the people of God, was present wth the good angel. I understand him to be the very Son of God, the Logos, as he is named by John. This view was also shared by Andrew ...


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Apart from scholars involved in higher criticism, Christian commentators tend to fall into two broad groups in understanding the reason for the angel's delay. However, there is broad agreement that the author intended us to understand that the 'princes' in this passage were angels. One group says that the 'prince of the kings of Persia' was an evil angel. ...


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Creationists rarely think about the planets of the solar system. As we see at a site that calls itself YEC Headquarters, science is likely to "redefine the truth", and planets tend to make science the focus of discussion. This YEC site does not tell us what Young Earth Creationists think did happen, but only that scientists are wrong about the origin of the ...


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How about the section of scripture in Genesis 18:1-15 where Abraham is visited by our Lord and informed he is to have a son? In the story we read about two who were traveling with our Lord as follows: Gen 18:6-8 - So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread.” 18:7 Then Abraham ...


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There is a verse in Genesis that gives room for such interpretation: "When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his ...


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Though I am not sure I can speak for an entire denomination, I do have a major in Bible from Free Will Baptist Bible College, so I can say the denomination educated me. With the preliminaries out of the way, one must consider that there is no mention in any form of the Genesis account of the creation of Angels. That leaves two possibilities (because such a ...


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As you have rightly said the number one third comes from the Revelation. And that alone is solid Biblical support, since this was referring to a past event, and not prophesy. There is an erroneous, but widely accepted belief that the Revelation is all prophesy, but this verse tells us that this is not true: Revelation 1:19 KJV Write the things which ...


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This is a long answer. Please bear with me. I’m not sure how old this idea is, but its a combination of mistakes in interpretation. We always come into difficulties when we take any document out of context. The same is especially true for the Bible. That is what happens here and when done in several different bible passages, it leads to some man-made idea ...


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The short answer is that the Church does not have a definitive teaching on the O.P.’s question: whether God can create “new” angels. However, the perennial philosophy that is the basis for the Church’s theological reflections suggests that, although God has the power to create as many angels as He wishes, from our point of view, the creation of the angels is ...


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From the "Treatise on the Angels" in St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica (q 61. Of the Production of the Angels in the Order of Natural Being, a. 1 Whether the angel has a cause of his existence? c.): It must be affirmed that angels and everything existing, except God, were made by God. God alone is His own existence; while in everything else the ...


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Short Answer to "does God create new angels?" We don't know. Angels are created by God, and current teaching is that God has already created Angels. I can see nothing that would prevent further creation, if God so wills it, but the official teachings don't address that. Discussion The language in the Catechism (current teaching) holds that the ...


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I've seen this question asked often in regards to exorcism of demons, so allow me to offer an analogy to explain things as I understand them. (Disclaimer: I'm not a theologian.) A robber (demon) breaks into a store (possessed individual) which triggers an alarm that is subsequently detected by a security guard (exorcist.) Initially, the security guard isn't ...



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