The Influence Of Angels In Scripture

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Angels, satan, demons. All creatures questioned through scripture and throughout all of time. Questions of their true essence and origin grip the minds of those around us, seeing answer to the unknown. As one follows them through scripture, outside cultures influenced the writings of the Old Testament, and the knowledge that Christ had of these beings, were present within the New Testament. Along with the understanding of angels, satan, and demons through scripture, came the process of understanding them through the five periods of Church history, as well as theologians taking on the task of understanding them as well. As for where I stand, and where the Church and believer stands today, is a whole different story, but one I hope will be informational …show more content…
One type of angel we run into is the Cherubim. These angels are referred to as, “creatures who sometimes served a divine chariot on which God rode, and at other times guarded the entrance to the Garden of Eden”. These angels are the ones that stand guard over the Ark of the Covenant, to create a throne for God and his glory. Another specific type of angel named is the Guardian angel. These angels watch over and protect and are common, “in visions or in apocalyptic literature, thus appearing in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation”². There are three angels we hear about, about my name, through scripture. Gabriel is “Characterized as the agent of destruction and judgement, sometimes of protection and deliverance, and sometimes the means for providing instructions” . The second angel is Michael and the third is …show more content…
There is the idea that there really is no such thing as evil, that it is only the withdraw of good. Gregory of Nyssa, was a great supporter in this idea. Because there was no evil there could be no demons but the devil still existed. He felt also that the devil’s ability to succeed in destroying God 's work, resulted in God incarnating himself, to human form, to fix the mess that the devil had created. In the terms of the devil, Gregory of Nyssa also believed that Satan could have no way of knowing about Jesus, and that God was able to trick Satan into thinking that Jesus was just fully man, and not divine₁₃. He to also believed that Satan would one day be restored because it is said that all will be

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