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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

I imagine it's hard not to believe in the supernatural when you yourself are a supernatural entity. Greater evil by no means necessitates greater unbelief; while we know very little about demons, they ...
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Why would angels climb a stairway if they have wings?

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 ...
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Do heterodox have a guardian angel as well? (Eastern Orthodox perspective)

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 ...
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Where did the Catholic Church condemn naming guardian angels?

Where does the Catholic Church condemn naming guardian angels? You can find your answer from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the sacraments Directory on Popular Piety and ...
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Where in the Bible does it mention that every person has a guardian angel?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase "Entertaining Angels"?

It's a phrase from Hebrews 13:2: Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (ESV) Most commentators do think that it refers to the Abraham ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

The text in question states that "even the demons believe" not that "all demons believe." One can certainly picture atheistic spirits wandering in the nether gloom, perhaps unware ...
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If Jesus is arch-angel Michael then he was created?

Start with the easy and move to the hard. 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 ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase "Entertaining Angels"?

This sort of entertainment is not like a vaudeville act on a stage or a stand up comedian. It's rather more like entertain as you would a dinner guest. Welcome them into your home and make them feel ...
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What is the origin of the story of the angel Raphael and the boy Tobias?

This is a quote from the Book of Tobit, which is recognized as part of the deuterocanon by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches. The book tells of a father, Tobit, and his ...
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How is it possible that the angels were on hand to witness the earth being created?

You've really answered your own question. God's work of creation in no way had to begin with the physical, material universe. Since angels, like God, are spiritual beings, they were not part of God's ...
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Can demons manifest in bodily form in the physical, just like angels do in the Bible?

Can demons manifest in bodily form in the physical(?), just like angels do in the Bible? Catholicism accepts the possibility that Satan and the Demons may appear to men, just like the Holy Angels. ...
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How do Catholics speak with their Guardian angels?

Interaction with a guardian angel will vary from person to person because it takes on the character of a spiritual encounter. There is some guidance in the Catechism that may help answer your ...
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Are we living with Angels in flesh?

Angelic apparitions could be either metaphoric or real depending on who you ask. "Throughout Scripture, we see numerous instances in which angels were an integral part of God’s plan. One verse ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand Hebrews 1?

The Jehovah’s Witness understanding is based upon their doctrine of the Son of God having been created by Jehovah God as his first created creature. They say the first thing Jehovah created was the ...
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How does Human Nature relate to Angelic Nature, specifically regarding sin and free-will?

Paul is quite specific as to how sin entered our own sphere of existence : ... by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: [...
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What purpose do angels serve (Protestant)?

From a Protestant perspective, based on what the Bible says: It is true that angels are spirit creatures, but unlike God, they are created. Although angels were created as an order of creatures ...
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Do spirits need bodies to manifest?

As a lifelong Protestant whom most people accept as being 'evangelical' I would say the following : There are many examples and this is but one [Acts 8:27-29, KJV] : Behold, a man of Ethiopia, an ...
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What is an overview of the main arguments that angels do or do not already exist at Genesis 1:1?

Did angels already exist at Genesis 1:1? Scriptures do not specifically say when God created the angels, it seems that it was sometime before the world was created. Whether this was the day before, or ...
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Is there any concept of angel numbers in Christianity?

Is there any concept of angel numbers in Christianity? The short answer is no. Angel numbers have grown in popularity in recent years due to the resurgence of New Age practices. While angel numbers ...
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What was Saint Thomas Aquinas's girding by the two angels?

St. Thomas Aquinas's mother, a countess, tried to dissuade him from entering the Dominican Order because she hoped St. Thomas would become a prominent political figure. His brothers locked him up in a ...
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What type of angel was the Morning Star?

Most Christians believe that Lucifer or Satan was a Seraphim. Please be aware that the word "Lucifer" has been used in Latin to refer to other persons (including Jesus) or things other than the ...
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What type of angel was the Morning Star?

You have hit upon a very popular misconception which many have turned into a fable. The only place in the Bible which names "Lucifer" is in Isaiah 14:12. " How art thou fallen from heaven, O ...
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Who do mainline Protestants believe an "archangel" (such as Michael) to be?

Mainline Protestants understand that an Archangel is simply a higher-ranking angel, the prefix "arch" meaning "over". For example, an Archbishop is the "principal" bishop in an ecclesiastical ...
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According to Lutherans, do angels pray for us?

Most assuredly they do. The traditional doctrinal standard for the Lutheran Churches is the Book of Concord. One of documents in the BoC is the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, also called the ...
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Did any Church Fathers believe that angels could still choose to become demons?

Origen of Alexandria (184/185 – 253/254) He was a passionate believer in free will. Origen broaches the subject of the hierarchical arrangement of the world early in De Principiis in relation to ...
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Did Martin Luther believe in guardian angels?

With regards to the question as to whether Luther believed that each individual has an assigned guardian angel, from his comments on the subject that I've read, he held that not just one angel looks ...
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Is there a denomination/sect of Christianity that believes that Jesus was the son of an angel?

Latter Day Saints refer to God the Eternal Father as Elohim, meaning God or gods, and to his Son Jesus Christ as Jehovah (YHWH of the Hebrew Bible): "Elohim is the literal Parent of our Lord and ...
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In what sense are angels elect?

The 1657 Westminster Confession of Faith, which the Reformed Tradition subscribes to, indeed explicitly understand some angels as elect. Quote from Chapter III (Of God's Eternal Decree) points 3 and 4:...
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Why at Judges 2:1 does it say the angel of the Lord would never break his covenant he swore to the fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

The angel of the Lord in Judges 2:1 speaks as Deity. Not as a representative of Deity but speaks as Deity, personally. The conclusion of what is laid out, competently, in the above question can only, ...
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