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Do angels have wings ? Or something we painted on them ?    General Discussion

Started Sep-16 by davidsheep88; 163 views.
Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Sep-16

davidsheep88 said:

. But in biblical times the bible says it prohibits the israelites from depicting things from heaven. 20:4 exodus You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath.

The verse you cite seems to be a prohibition against idols. I the Old Testament this would be images of "anything in the heavens (birds) the earth below (animals) or beneath the waters (fish). Think golden calf (the earth below) or the Philistine god Dagon, a fish (waters beneath)

In the New Testament we are told to guard ourselves from idols.

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

An idol is something occupying our heart other than Christ.

Angels are ministering spirits, sent to serve those who are to inherit salvation. The Catholics as well as the Protestants have mixed up angels with cherubim and seraphim and with the four living creatures in Ezekiel. They are not the same. As for as I know, angels are never described as having wings in the Holy Scriptures.

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Sep-16

davidsheep88 said:

Raphael is not found in the old testamen just like the baby cherubs aren't, also Uriel they are not part of the old testament they do not appear only in the apocryphals books.

This is a good point. We are here to earnestly contend for the faith, once delivered to the saints (God's holy people)

Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Faith come through hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Therefore whatever does not come out of the Scriptures as the source, we can dismiss. Paul said, even if an angel out of heaven should speak something other that what he spoke, let him be accursed. This is how I feel. We are being recovered back to the Word. 

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

davidsheep88

From: davidsheep88

Sep-16

This why people aprochypl books state Raphael and one part of it in the books neither Uriel is in the bible, non-canon people no why we must reread scripture and find the real things of the bible.

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Sep-16

davidsheep88 said:

we must reread scripture and find the real things of the bible.

I completely agree with you. This is my particular burden.

PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Sep-16

   The more familiar we are with the real, the less likely to accept a counterfeit.

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