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Pure spirit only?
How is it that angels in the Old Testament ate with Abraham . . . Lot . . . ???
Angels are created spirits, without bodies, having understanding and free will.
(a) Reason alone cannot prove that the angels exist. Reason indicates, however, that just as there are purely material creatures, and creatures composed of both matter and spirit, so also it is fitting that there should be purely spiritual creatures.
(b) Angels are spiritual beings inferior to God and superior to man.
(c) Sacred Scripture frequently speaks of the angels and mentions three by name: the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
(d) The nine "choirs" of angels are the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.
(e) The exact number of angels is unknown, but Sacred Scripture indicates that their number is very great.
Each angel whom God has made is a unique being, says Saint Thomas Aquinas in his book Summa Theologica: "Since angels have in them no matter or bodiliness at all, for they are pure spirits, they are not individuated. This means that each angel is the only one of its kind. It means that each angel is a species or essential kind of substantial being. Hence each angel is essentially different from every other angel."
330 As purely spiritual creatures angels have intelligence and will: they are personal and immortal creatures, surpassing in perfection all visible creatures, as the splendor of their glory bears witness.
The idea that the Sons of Elohim were angels comes largely from the book of Enoch, which is rejected by Jewish and Christian scholars alike. This book was written shortly after 200 B.C.E. The pseudonymous author doubtlessly received this notion from Greek mythology.
One more impossibility that people overlook who advocate that angels procreated with the daughters of men is the fact that Yahweh never designed angels to reproduce other life. Yahshua in Matthew 22:30 plainly said that angels neither marry or are given in marriage, "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of Elohim in heaven."
Yahshua very plainly and without debate stated that angels are not given in marriage, thus indicating that Yahweh never gave them the ability to procreate within their own realm, much less with humankind. When Yahweh placed the man, Adam, within the Garden of Eden and then made the woman from Adam’s own rib he stated that they were to multiply this on earth with other human life.
Yahweh left no question on whether or not mankind could procreate. Not only did Yahweh say that mankind had the ability to create other life, but He commanded that mankind do such. Again, we cannot find one shred of evidence within Yahweh’s inspired word to neither indicate that angels had nor have the ability to procreate other life.
No, angels are not glorified human beings. Matthew 22:30 explains that they do not marry or reproduce like humans, and Hebrews 12:22-23 says that when we get to the heavenly Jerusalem, we will be met by “myriads of angels” and “the spirits of righteous men made perfect”—two separate groups.
Angels are a company or association, not a race descended from a common ancestor (Luke 20:34-36). We are called “sons of men,” but angels are never called “sons of angels.”
she saw a psychiatrist for 45 mins then went home. There's plenty of details on the whole thing here : www.thedailybeast.com...
I am still lost at what is your point... what truth??
Dan Reidy said Dianne “didn’t want to do it” but had also become “sickened” by the shutdown mess.
“The alliances between people who aren’t really allies. The finger-pointing on the dais, [then] the arms around each other … Where are the people being served in this whole deal?” he said. “She was just like, ‘Gosh, this is not what it’s about.’”
Well the Communist planks established in America are truly taking hold. Religious zeal is now a mental disorder. Well done land of the free, home of the brave.
A T K
This just aired live on C-Span, audio & video.edit on 16-10-2013 by A T K because: added video
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She did not reveal anything we did not already know. Instead of focusing on her message, she just appeared crazy to those of us who are not religious. Now, if she had taken the mic with fact sheets, like wikileakes, that would be different.
Freemasons had their part to play in the construction of the USA. They were creating a nation that was secular in nature with the ideal that there was a God, but no God as most understand that word to mean. They meant power, and that power would be the State, or in this case the central government. The word God as used by them is a double speak meaning and simply refers to supreme or all powerful. That means political power and money.
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This post really bothered me. You obviously know completely nothing about being a Christian. Get your head out of your ass.
It is in no way a cult, I've never been taught anything that didn't involve loving and caring for one another, people of all colours and religions, even homosexuals. How does that run parallel with you current theory of what a born again Christian believes and is taught? At my current church, everyone knows I smoke a lot of pot, and they all love and accept me and don't judge me for it whatsoever. (I have my medical license before you start calling me a stoner).
Talking down on Christians for no reason makes you look like a moron, we aren't all the Westboro Baptist nutjobs so don't you dare generalize us as all the same.
It just seems odd to me this lady, who is married with two kids and no history of mental illness out of the blue claims someone has been talking to her nightly and then she stands up for the whole nation to see and very publicly throws away her career to state a message.