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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19, NIV) I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. (1 Timothy 5:21, NIV) The core difference is ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are: There are appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of “Angel of the LORD”, “Angel of His Presence” and “Angel of the Covenant”. The meaning of angel has a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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Actually, this is more Kabbalah than Christianity and has further roots in the occult and other non-Christian mysticism and folklore (Rumpelstiltskin comes to mind, which is a decidedly non-Christian story). The idea that knowing the name of a beast/demon/whatever gives you dominion over it came from the idea that naming a beast/demon/whatever showed your ...


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The Bible Dictionary distributed with LDS editions of the Bible contains a fairly complete doctrinal explanation of the LDS view of angels. A few key points: Angels are of the same race of creation as humanity, distinct from mortal humans by being in a different phase of the eternal lifecycle: These are messengers of the Lord and are spoken of in the ...


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The Four Living Creatures in Revelation are also described in Ezekiel 10, when he has a vision of the Cherubim - which are either heavenly beings and/or angels depending on who you ask: And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the ...


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This could probably be a lengthy answer, but it would be better to summarize one core belief, which should easily answer the remainder of your question. Jehovah's Witnesses believe by a number of scriptural proofs that Christ himself is an angel, the highest ranking one, and he is the primary means that through which the speaking between God and man occur. ...


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The Bible does not give a specific account of when Satan and the fallen Angels were ejected from Heaven, but we are given some clues as to a timeframe. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the ...


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Commentator Alfred Barnes has some thoughts. First he points to Hebrews 1:14. The entire verse and his commentary are with reading but here are some excerpts. Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Are they not all - There is not one of them that is elevated to the high rank of ...


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The Bible doesn't support this at all, so there is no scripture reference to give. Although perhaps there is a negative one. Speaking of Jesus' incarnation, the author of the epistle to the Hebrews says: Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. (KJV) That is, Jesus came to save men, not ...


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The short answer is no. There are many reports of people "seeing" Heaven or Hell and coming back, but as for entering, there is no return. That being said, Heaven and Hell are spiritual states (at least before Second Coming/Apocalypse) and not physical places; so, in theory, being in Heaven or Hell would rule out "presence" (in a non-physical sense) on ...


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One particular Scriptural reference you haven't given is in Job 1:6–12 One day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, the satan also came among them. The LORD said to the satan, "Where have you been?" Then the satan answered the LORD and said, "Roaming the earth and patrolling it." The LORD said to the satan, "Have you ...


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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 ...


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The choirs tend to be considered part of the extra-Biblical tradition of the Catholic church, with some attributes derived from historical Judaism. While I'd always recommend Aquinas, if you're just curious in an overview, I'd highly recommend our friends over at Catholic Online: http://www.catholic.org/saints/angels/angelchoir.php The nature of the ...


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Worshiping the Angels is condemned by the Bible. Colossians 2:18 says "Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind". So we can not accuse Catholics of Angel worship. The actual term used by the Catholics for Angels and Saints is veneration (Dulia in ...


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People don't become angels. No one* ever said they did. Angelos (Messenger) is a job, not a species. Angels are God's messengers, differentiated from prophets, in that they have spoken with God face to face. The most well known angel species (Cherubim and Seraphim) are different species than homo sapiens The source of the myth that people become angels is ...


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God graciously allows the Angels to fight the battles with the Devil and his demons. God is omniscient and already knows who will be successful in every battle between The Arch Angel Michael and Satan and his rebellious Angels. If God himself were to oppose Satan it would not be a battle since God is omnipotent. There are other factors which need be ...


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Simplest answer is probably grammatical: One Greek word hagios becomes two in English, "holy" (adjective) and "saint" (noun, title). So what could have been translated "Holy Michael the Archangel" was translated "Saint Michael the Archangel." Of course it also came through Latin where you've got the word sanctus.


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Perhaps I am reading these scriptures wrong, but I draw a different conclusion from these: 1st Peter 1:3 through 12 KJV 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, ...


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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 ...


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I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It sounds like you are asking if we believe that angels will walk up to us and give us messages from God. That is not one of our beliefs. Here is an excerpt from one of our publications: No longer do these mighty angelic ones appear visibly in behalf of Jehovah’s servants on earth, as when they delivered the apostles ...


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It is the belief of both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox that, yes we can. In Orthodoxy, there is even a prayer to your Angel. O Holy Angel, keeping guard over my wretched soul and my passionate life, do not forsake me, a sinner, nor depart from me because of my incontinence. Do not give the evil enemy room to overcome me by force of this mortal ...


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Well it is worth mentioning that the devil was behind those evil kings and them having those beliefs of being gods opposed to God was because the devil was fueling them and or using them. As far as scripture goes when thoes things were said of those kings it was in regard to both the king and to the devil who was driving them. I also would have to say on ...


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Question 1: Are humans somehow above Angels? Psalm 8 is very clear - Man is lower than Angel. 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. Philippians 2 is clear that this debasement was part of God's plan: ...


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Why would one choose to pray to an Angel or a Guardian Angel over Jesus at times? That is a very good question. I am borrowing here from an answer I had given to a person when I was asked the same question about praying to the saints in heaven. I think the answer to this question is found in the Fatherly heart of God. God, as a father, desires to ...


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Why would one choose to pray to an Angel or a Guardian Angel over Jesus at times? When Catholics say they pray to a saint or angel in heaven, that means they are asking these creatures to pray for them. It does not mean they are worshiping the creatures. Now why ought we call upon the saints to pray for us? St. Thomas Aquinas says: According to ...


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A thorough answer would occupy volumes as this article shows: Angels | New Advent. The following serves as an introduction A good summary and introduction is found in the Catechism of the catholic Church 328-336. In part (sans footnotes) I. THE ANGELS The existence of angels - a truth of faith 328 The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal ...


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I'll try an LDS answer. What is this war we are talking about? Let's look into premortal life: Abraham 3:22-28 22 Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; 23 And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in ...


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Bible Gateway (RSVCE) - Quick Search: Seraphim return results that show that in the Bible, seraphim is only mentioned in Isaiah 6: A Vision of God in the Temple. If angel is understood from Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." Only the action of the one of the seraphim in ...


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This would depend on how one views God "saying" something. Do you mean a direct quote of the Lord speaking, or a verse from the Bible itself (God's Word)? If we look for word-for-word quotes by the Lord Himself, there are none that explicitly state what the fallen angels were guilty of, hence the difficulty there. However, looking through Scripture there is ...



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