Angels

Angels have different roles depending on the time in history, culture, and religion. They often carry the part as a spiritual messenger from God. They are sometimes viewed as protectors, and other times as avengers. It is believed there are different types of angels, such as cherubim and seraphim.

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Catholicism
Angels

Is Jehoel only a Seraph in the Jewish Angel Hierarchy or does he also appear in Christian scripture?

The angel Jehoel does not appear in name in christian scripture, however, he is mentioned in general as "seraphim", which appears in the book of rev and in old testment.

Answer:I've been an Orthodox Rabbi for decades and this is the first I've heard of him. This extremely obscure name does not appear in the Jewish Bible, Talmud or prayerbook.

In Christianity, he is mentioned in a single Old Church Slavonic text.

In Judaism, his name occurs in one rare post-Talmudic work (B'rith Menuha), plus another text of questionable authorship ("3 Enoch") which plays no role in Judaism.

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What does it mean to see a black lady angel?

Black angels, as seen by people who have a near-death experience, are angels of punishment.

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Ghosts
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Angels

What is the most supernatural place on earth?

It's hard to tell which is the most supernaturealy active of all but I will list a few of the really busy ones. The Tower Of London, Gettysburg, The Myrtels Bed and Breakfast, Alcatraz Prison, Rose Red, and an Edinburgh castle that is said to be a portal to hell.

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The Bible
Angels

Why are angels important to God and man?

The most important connection any of us can make in life is our connection with angels. Some people want to get to God directly through meditation and prayer, but from my experience, prayer and meditation lead directly to a connection with angels, which then leads us to God. This is because angels are intermediaries to God, and when you pray and meditate, they listen, respond and sometimes intercede.

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What does an angel have on its back?

If we are to regard seraphim as a type of angel, then the Book of Isaiah describes them as having six wings. The cherubim of biblical lore appear to have had two wings physically on their backs.

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Who is Archangel St. Bethany?

There is no Bethany the Archangel. The only archangels listed in the bible are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

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Angels

Was Satan an angel?

First answer:

In the beginning, Satan (called Lucifer) was God's most trusted angel, but he eventually rebelled against the Lord and thought that he could be a better king.

An Islamic answerNo Satan is the Djinn . Before the birth of Adam and eve, God created Angels and Djinns, Angels from Bright Light and Djinns from Smokeless Fire. Then God sent djinns to the earth and Angels to the Heaven , Because Djinns were made of fire that's why were lack of IQ level and they start Disobeying God's Orders, But some of them were quite intelligent , Satan (IZAZIL the old name of Satan) was one of them , IZAZIL requested God to punish Idol ones , God Sent his army and Satan Lead that army and killed all the bad one , then Angels in Heaven requested God to Promote Satan to the 7th Sky in heaven coz of his Kindness and His love of God . God accepted Angels request and Promoted Satan to the 7th sky, There Satan (IZAZIL) start preaching Angels that how to obey God. But When God made first Man and woman, God ordered all angels and Satan to bow in front of Adam and Eve, everyone did except IZAZIL, from then GOD changed his name to Satan and kicked him out of Heaven. Another AnswerGod created Satan like he has created everything else. Satan was one of God's greatest angels. When God told his angels that he was going to make a new race called 'Humans.' Some angels rebelled against him, but none were as determined to stop the human race as much as Satan so he then created his own land filled with fire and in the center which would be Satan's home which was pure freezing ice. He did this in 6 days which God made Earth in 7 days. That is why the number 6 or 666 is known as the cursed number. Yet Satan did not make 'Hell' by himself he made it with the help of angels that disliked God's ideas of Humans. When God found the horrible burning land he immediately took Satan and the rest of the angels out of his kingdom of Heaven. When Satan made the forbidden fruit an apple he gave it to his men and they took one bite and turned into demons. Their beautiful wings turned into bat-like wings with horns on each end their skin turned to a darkened color but was not described well. They lost their hair and had horns on their head. When Satan took a bite he turned almost the same he still had his beautiful golden hair with horns and with evil wings but with the same skin color. So he was an angel and still is since created by God. But he classifies himself as The Devil. It's said whoever has left their life in an evil path will end up seeing him when they die. Many religions such as Christianity say that Satan is pure evil. Yet that's not true if they say everything god makes has good in them. Then there must be some good inside of Satan....The Fallen Angel. Another Answer

Satan was an angel, he was called Lucifer, and he was a very important angel he tried to be better than God, kind of like take his place so he and his followers were for lack of a better term "kicked out" of heaven. Isa 14:12-15, Eze 28:12-15.

COG7 answer

For most Jewish and Judeo-Christians (COG7) these are the beliefs according to Satan. Satan was never an angel of G-d.

Why?

1.Nothing impure, dirty, unclean, sinful or corrupt can come into G-d's presence-The consequence of disobeying this, is death. If Satan was ever an angel, the instant he thought of anger and jealously, G-d would exterminate him right away.

2. Angels were created only to serve G-d, listen to G-d, and to serve humanity. (Col 1:16-17)(Heb 1:14)

3. The Bible never describes Satan as an angel of G-d.

4. The verses in Ezekiel 28:12-19 is a prophecy given to the King Tyre and never describes the fall of Satan. Read the context to understand!

5. The verses in Isaiah 14:12-14 is a prophecy to the king of Babylon and doesn't describe the fall of Satan. Read the context to understand!

6. The Bible verse in Luke 10:18 never describes the fall of Satan. Read the context to understand!

Another Answer

1. Satan could have never been an Angel. God made the Angel's to praise him, if Satan was an Angel then God is not perfect and God is perfect. God is perfect and God created Satan for a purpose. Who are we to question him, he knows all.

2. No where in the bible does it say that Satan was ever an Angel. Nowhere.

Lucifer is not Satan, Lucifer is only mentioned one time in the bible (Isaiah 14:12) and for the record, if you read chapter 14 you will understand that Isaiah is referring to the Babylonian king. (Lucifer means day star or morning star) In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light." In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn." The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king's dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, "The Sun King").

3. Finally, just ask yourself this question, if Satan was ever an Angel, then who tempted Satan?

Satan has been Satan from Genesis, Satan used the serpent as a tool to tempt Eve. (Gen 3:1)

If you read the Bible you will never find that Satan was ever an Angel. I challenge you to find that scripture.

Another Answer

‎"Satan" means "opposer", and was usually a title for anyone who didn't agree with Yahweh's supposed ways. All according to the "divine" plan:

Isaiah 45:7

"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things".

Joshua 23:15

"Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things".

Judges 9:23

"Then God sent an evil spirit".

1 Kings 9:9

"therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil".

Jewish_Answer">A Jewish Answer

No, he isn't. Satan in Hebrew is HaSatan (literally The Enemy). The belief that Satan was an Angel comes from Christian-Pagan doctrines. In Judaism this is not the case. Judaism never holds such beliefs. G-d is The One Who created light and darkness, and created good and evil (Isaiah 45:7)

Another Answer

Indeed verses about kings of the Middle East referring to light and jewels etc are being falsely abused and misused to fit charismatic and medieval superstition. When Jesus refers to Satan as "falling from heaven like lightning" it refers to Satan losing his role as the "prosecutor" of "souls arriving" before God as Judge after their deaths. Btw, Satan means "adversary" (enemy), or, more specifically, "prosecutor" as we find him in Job. This is the role he loses because Jesus already took the punishment of the accused (us) on himself when he was "punished on the cross" unto death. The fine has been paid, the accused may go free - the prosecutor has no role before God anymore!

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Angels

Can angels have parents?

No... angels are "sexless."

A group of Sadducees [who didn't believe in the resurrection] tried to trap Jesus in a confused scenario regarding a woman who had seven husbands, and enquired of Him as to:

"...in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven?..." (Matt.22:28).

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." (verses 29-30)

Angels are "spirit beings" God created to assist Him in the salvation process of man.

"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" (Heb.1:14)

Although the term, "guardian angel" is nowhere in the Bible... this passage offers evidence that for every human there is an angel, ministering spirit.

But as Jesus' reply to the Sadducees reveals... marriage is for the purpose of "sex," which He created in humans... and for the structured environment for the rearing of children. He says angels don't do that.

God created the first two humans, male and female -- He created "sex" in man. And the "sexes" have been "fruitful and multiplied" ever since.

The angels, on the other hand, were created in the beginning sexless. We are told that their number is too many to count:

"...ye are come to Mount Sion, and unto the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels..." (Heb.12:22).

Angels are symbolized as "stars" in Revelation 1:20.

God told Abram that his descendants would be as many as the stars in heaven.

"...'Look up at the heavens and count the stars -- if indeed you can count them.' Then He said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.' Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness." (Gen.15:5-6 NIV)

The stars in space are too many to count... innumerable. The biblical evidence through this comparison is that for each star, an angel exists.

No new stars are being created... and neither are angels. In fact... creation is "running down."

There are as many angels now as God created in the beginning [including the "fallen ones" as men like to call Satan and the corrupted spirit beings that followed him].

God created all the angels in the beginning -- sexless. He is their only "parent."
Those who believe in angels believe that they were each created individually by God. They also believe that they are asexual and therefore unable to reproduce. So no Mums and Dads among them.
Those who believe in angels believe that they were each created individually by God. They also believe that they are asexual and therefore unable to reproduce. So no Mums and Dads among them.

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What does angel Jibreel do?

The duty of Hazrat Jibraeel was to bring the message of God to the Prophet.

`Omar ibn Khattab (Allah be well pleased with him) said: "As we were sitting one day before the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), a man suddenly appeared. He wore pure white clothes and his hair was dark black-yet there were no signs of travel on him, and none of us knew him. He came and sat down in front of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), placing his knees against his, and his hands on his thighs. He said, "O Muhammad! Tell me about Islam."The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "Islam is to bear witness that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God; and to perform the prayer; pay zakat; fast Ramadan; and to perform Hajj to the House if you are able."The man said, "You have spoken the truth," and we were surprised that he asked and then confirmed the answer. Then, he asked, "Tell me about belief (iman)."The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "It is to believe in Allah; His Angels; His Books; His Messengers; the Last Day; and in destiny-its good and bad."The man said, "You have spoken the truth. Now, tell me about spiritual excellence (ihsan)."The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "It is to serve Allah as though you behold Him; and if you don't behold him, (know that) He surely sees you.""Now, tell me of the Last Hour," asked the man. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "The one asked knows no more of it than the one asking.""Then tell me about its signs," said the man. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "That slave women give birth to their mistresses; and that you see barefoot, unclothed, beginning shepherds competing in the construction of tall buildings."Then the visitor left, and I waited a long time. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked me, "Do you know, Omar, who the questioner was?"Omar replied, "Allah and His Messenger know best."He said (Allah bless him and give him peace), "It was Jibreel. He came to you to teach you your religion." [Sahih Muslim]

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Dinosaurs
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Which dinosaur can breath under water?

Dinosaurs were all reptiles and therefore, land dwellers. None of them could breathe underwater, although marine creatures that lived along side the dinosaurs have similarities to the dinosaurs, they weren't actually classed as dinosaurs. Therefore, no dinosaurs could breathe under the water :)

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Fish and some amphibians are the only vertebrates that have gills and can breath underwater. The same applies to ancient animals too.

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Angels

How do you pronounce 'Archangel Chamuel'?

You pronounce it "arc-ain-gel Kam-you-ell".

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Angels

Is Ezekiel an Archangel?

Yes I believe he was. But there appears to be some type of contradiction involved... let me explain.

Within all religions there is no reference to Ezekiel being amongst those reported to be Archangels. However, there seems to be an error. If you read texts written by those who channel spirits, you will see that he is known to introduce himself as Archangel Ezekiel. It seems that even if the Bible and other religious texts neglect to mention it, Ezekiel is indeed an Archangel. That is how he introduced himself to me.

In the Old Testament you can read about Ezekiel being a prophet of God. He is known as the Archangel that will appear to or around a person at a time of great transition and at death. He often announces his presence with a glowing or burning merkaba star.

Answer:

In Jewish tradition, the answer is no. Ezekiel was one of the prophets.

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Angels

What is an angel?

An angel is a supernatural or divine messenger from a deity or some other divine entity. In the order of angels in Abrahamic tradition, it's the lowest order of angels.

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Who are two famous archangels from the Roman Catholic Church?

There are three named archangels in the Catholic Bible - Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

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How do you communicate with an angel?

It appears that no one has ever communicated with an angel, except perhaps for a very small number of people in the Bible. Even the incidents, in which the Bible says that angels communicated with human, are unverified and unverifiable. There is no good reason to believe that any of us alive today will ever truly communicate with an angel.

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How many angels daoes a rectangle?

It has 4 equal sides and the angel is 90.

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Angels

Can ghosts be guardian angels?

Note: The Category Supervisor has closed this answer from further edits due to the topic becoming a point of discussion and opinion and further vandalism.

The dictionary definitions of Ghost and Angel are:

Ghost: A disembodied soul; especially : the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness.

Angel: A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, especially in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism.

A guardian spirit or guiding influence. A supernatural being, either good or bad, to whom are attributed greater than human power, intelligence, etc.

  • Guardian Angels are a Christianity derived concept (other religions have similar themes), while ghosts are part of the myth and folklore in many cultures independently of their religion. Ghost are stuck in the emotional level of existence after they have withdrawn from the physical and think they still have a body. Guardian Angels are entities that are not currently in the physical existence that stay close to individuals and learn when they do.
  • There are reports of ghosts (sometimes called specters) acting for or protecting living beings.
  • Here is a case in study: In the U.S. a husband/wife and 2 children had gone skiing and 5 minutes after leaving to go home they hit black ice. The car went over a bridge and sunk under freezing water. With all her strength the wife pounded on the windshield of the car to find an escape (scientifically it couldn't be done because of the pressure of the water outside of the car), but, she did it! She swam up for air and as she gasped for breath she saw her husband stooped down on a rock looking at the whole scene. Almost angrily she called his name and told him to come and help her save their 2 children. She dove down again, but had problems and came up for air again. Her husband was still there and as she started to say something to him again two young men came to help her save her children. Luckily the children were fine (because of the icy water.) The wife asked the two young men where her husband was and they sadly had to tell her he was dead and still in the car! His wife believes that he was there in spirit to give her the courage to break that windshield and the turn of events of the two young men stopping to help were all part of it.
  • There is who makes distinction between angels and the souls of the dead. Angels are said to be spiritual entities that exist and interact in both the Heavenly Kingdom and this world. They exist to serve God, to glorify Him and to ensure His wishes are carried out, it is they who undertake the everyday tasks of maintaining creation. They have never preexisted as humans. There are said to be nine grades of heavenly agents all with their own specific functions- including Cherubim, Seraphim, Angels and Arch Angels. The concept of Guardian Angels has never been fully accepted as doctrine by the Church, but it is nonetheless accepted by many Christians that they do exist. It is said that every soul is allocated Guardian Angel to look after it.
  • The function of Guardian Angels are said to be not simply to keep you safe from accidents though that is how they are now usually perceived, they are also there to help protect you from evil, to aid your spiritual growth and to lead you to God. They may establish direct contact or exert their influence indirectly, through dreams, etc.
  • A belief in ghosts (specters, ghouls, apparitions, as well as the spirit of lost loved ones) is, for some Christians, just a way of describing spirits in such a way as to convey the mystery of their existence, motives, and roles on earth, without having to accept what the Bible says about these spirits.
  • A ghost is potentially the result of a person who has passed away, and their cognitive and subconscious mind has been shared with others throughout their lives. This process is involved with something called quantum entanglement. We all feel connected to other people, this is why. Potentially, these people can have influence within our subconscious minds. So I suppose yes, people who have passed before us could in some way look over us.
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Are guardian angels real?

Catholics believe in guardian angels, as do some other Christians. Their existence comes down to faith even more than some other traditions. Take it one step at a time:

  1. If God is omniscient, there is no reason for guardian angels to exist. They would not perform a function that God could not do easily.
  2. The term 'guardian angel' is not found anywhere in the Bible, so there is no scriptural evidence that they are real.
  3. If God exists, there may be angels but there is still no evidence that guardian angels exist.
  4. If God does not exist, guardian angels are most unlikely to exist.
  5. There is no proof that God exists.
  6. Therefore, on multiple levels, the likelihood of guardian angels being real is about zero.
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How can you find out if you have a guardian angel?

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In mercy and truth you can gauge your state of affairs.

Example 1. You get waylaid and your life is in peril from two muggers, and inexplicably one sees good in you and protects you from the other and lets you pass.

Example 2. You are waylaid by two muggers in an alley who have the intent of doing you harm, but they are prevented from acting due to a passing police car whose officer spots your predicament and intervenes.

In those kind of situations you have been protected due to the influence of an angel on the participants - one who had mercy, and one who happened to glance down the alley.

You have to be free of earthly affairs though to be able to sustain the protection of ethereal beings. One sees this in The Virgin Mary and her life of devotion to God - History and Infancy Gospels of the Virgin Mary.

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Can angels move things in your house?

We can either believe:

  • only what is in the Bible, in which case there is no suggestion that angels ever move things. However the deuterocanonical book known as 1 Maccabees says they can physically attack people, so presumably they could move things if they have nothing better to do.
  • whatever our individual Christian tradition teaches as a fact, even if not supported by scripture. Different denominations may have different ideas here, ranging from saying angels do not do this and that there will always be other explanations, to saying they might well do so.
  • That angels do not even exist. The alternatives are:
  1. If God is omniscient and omnipotent, he has no need for angels to help him. They would not perform a function that God could not do easily.
  2. If God does not exist, angels are most unlikely to exist. And there is no proof that God exists.


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Did any of the archangels live on earth?

no, the archangels were created as pure spirits by god, to protect heaven. they never lived on earth because they never lived a human life. the three archangels: st. michael, raphael, and gabriel (ironic enough they made the holy number 3 of the holy spirit were immediately created as saints and warriors.

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What do cherubim look like?

Angels are spirits, without material bodies.

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Is Amitiel an archangel?

In the various lists of Archangels, Amitiel is never mentioned as being one of them.

Amitiel is listed to be an angel of truth, but that's about it.

Actually Archangel Amitiel or Amithriel or Mithriel was indeed an archangel and fell from grace on Arcturus before coming to earth as a human. Now a fallen angel and having been a target for demonic forces who tortured him he is now on an ascending path once more moving toward his original place by God. Currently he is thought to be incarnate on Earth as a human.

Wait where is that info coming from, please cite it?

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Who is the strongest of the 3 archangels Micheal Gabriel and Lucifer?

Micheal. He is the angel who actually threw Lucifer out of Heaven.

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