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There is much negative information on the internet on this subject making it very difficult to earnestly study it and where the belief that the Archangel Michael is Jesus Christ originated. The Jehovah's Witnesses surely inherrited it from Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the movement that led to the formulation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He equates ...


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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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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 those ...


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There are definitely two types of angels mentioned in the Bible that have wings - cherubim and seraphim: “The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be” (Exodus 25:20). “And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard ...


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It would make sense angels have wings if you are to accept that cherubim and seraphim are indeed angels. I don't. You are hard pressed to find anything in Scripture that indicates they are. It just isn't there. C andS beings are not messengers, comforters or have any attributes of the other angels except to say they worship and obey God. The common accounts ...


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None of the major branches do. All they say is that it is a large number, and most say that there are more than all humans who have ever existed: A Protestant view: (Drawing from Scripture only) While the Scriptures give no definite figures, we are told that the number of angels is very great (Daniel 7:10; Matthew 26:53; Hebrews 12:22). It ...


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Key to answering this question is that no mainstream Christian denomination thinks they are actually worshipping any person other than the Triune Godhead - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. From the outside, however, accusations are often made in this regard. To the uninitiated, veneration of the Saints can look like worship. To the ...


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You are right to be very skeptical: This section contains a list of Certified Mediums who have completed the Mediumship Mentorship Program facilitated by Doreen Virtue. See what Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says about mediums. The Catholic Church has a document on "New Age" that talks about exactly this phenomenon: 2.2. What does the New Age claim to ...


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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 name ...


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Within Christianity, the belief that humans become angels seems to stem from a misinterpretation of Jesus' words: For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30) And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain ...


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In Heaven: A History (1995: Yale University Press) the authors, Drs. Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang, state that Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) had a pivotal role in bringing about a changed view of heaven, including the idea that angels are humans who have died and gone on to heaven, rather than a separate race of pre-created beings as mainstream ...


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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 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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"Where in the Bible does it say that Lucifer was one of the angels or an archangel?" It doesn't. “Lucifer” is actually a Hebrew word when translated means “shining one.” The Septuagint uses the Greek word that means “bringer of dawn.” That is why some translations render the original Hebrew “morning star” or “Daystar.” But Jerome’s Latin Vulgate uses “...


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I’ll try to answer the question from a Catholic perspective and, additionally, provide some supplementary information about what has been mentioned in the comments. The general answer to the question is “no”. First, God is Almighty, both before and after His revelation to us. So you can’t exercise power over Him. We can do wonders in Jesus’ name, but only ...


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According to LDS doctrine, it's not so much that men or angels "become" one another, as that they are the same order of creation. From the same reference, under Angels, we read: There are two kinds of beings in heaven who are called angels: those who are spirits and those who have bodies of flesh and bone. Angels who are spirits have not yet obtained ...


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By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God's grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and sustains the hope of believers by proposing the saints to them as models and intercessors. CCC 828 Some angels have been recognized as saints ...


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As close as I can understand these Scriptures they apply to the fallen Angels: Revelation 12:7 through 9 NKJV And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent ...


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Of course. God does not have one oekonomia for Orthodox Christians and another for non-Orthodox. The Orthodox doctrine of guardian angels is witnessed in the Old Testament as well as in the teachings of Jesus, both of which precede the foundation of the Christian Church. The Psalms witness: He shall give his angels charge over thee, to guard thee ...


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Our church also teaches this. In a recent sermon, our Pastor taught that the Angel of the Lord can be used interchangeably with Christ. As we believe in the Trinity, this means the Angel of the Lord is also God. The following is some (but not all) of the Scriptural evidence used to support this teaching: From Baker's Evangelical Dictionary: The ...


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I have always wondered if in the afterlife humans can decide to become angels No. Angels are entirely different than humans, created for a different purpose. what is the difference between an archangel and an angel Archangels are simply angels with a higher rank.


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I have been rereading many texts I thought I knew well, and finding new surprises. Revelation 9:11 (ESV) says: "They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon." And, we may not know until all things are revealed what the true roles of the angels actually are. But here is another ...


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Whether Angels can be considered Saints Objection 1. It would seem that angels cannot be numbered among the Saints because during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the one presiding says: ...all the Angels and Saints and furthermore, at benediction the one presiding says (and the people respond): blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints So these ...


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You are correct that the Bible does not consider angels to look like babies with wings. Angels sometimes appear in human form, or in some inexplicable and terrifying guise. Also, Cupid/Eros is part of classical mythology - and he is more typically an adolescent rather than a baby, though both images are possible. Generic "flying baby" images may represent ...


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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 background of the theologians quoted here. The simplest part of this question is, do angels ...


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This answer is from the perspective of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), and of the various denominations that accept his theology, commonly called "New Church" or "Swedenborgian" denominations. Swedenborg taught that there are no angels pre-created as a separate race, nor did any such pre-created angels fall from heaven to become Satan and ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that there is a guardian angel for each person. It is well to recall that while the Catholic Church does not confine its teaching to sola scriptura, there is scriptural support for the teaching that angels are assigned as protectors. Angels engage in a variety of tasks as described in scripture, to include ...


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Many commentators use the scripture in Ezekiel 28:11-17 to represent, symbolically, the angel called Lucifer or Satan who was involved with worship and was in the garden and was also among the fiery stones. (See Moses on the mountain for this reference.) All of the allusions in Ezekiel seem to say that the person/angel referred to was the devil/Satan/Lucifer....


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Angelic beings do literally sing praises as depicted in scripture (ref Isaiah 6:2-4 and Rev 4:8; 5:8-10; 7:11-12). Biblical scholars support this belief. For example some believe that Isaiah's vision of the angels included a antiphonal song, that is a song where small pieces are sung by alternating singers: Isa. 6:3. “And one cried to the other, and said, ...


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