Angels (continued)

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Angels (continued) – 28 March 2007

Yesterday I wrote about the ridiculous portrayal of angels on a popular TV series. Before I leave this topic, I should mention a commercial in which two female “angels” dressed in white and with wings, no less, are ecstatic over the taste of a spread. (Again, this just happens to be made from an animal product of industrial factory farming – milk!)
http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/cattle.html

Seeing this commercial, someone who didn’t know any better would come to the conclusion that angels were silly “airheads”! This is how they come across as they sample this un-heavenly product.

Not too long ago “angels” became a popular fad, and all sorts of knickknacks and stuff with an angel motif have been sold. All of this makes me wonder how many people really believe all this nonsense that has nothing at all to do with the angels of the Bible.

The word “angel” is mentioned 196 times in the New American Standard Version of the Bible, while the plural – “angels” – is mentioned 96 times. In His parable of the wheat and the tares, found in Matthew 13, Jesus mentions “angels.” In Matthew 13:39, He says “…and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.”

In Matthew 13:40-42, Jesus continues with His parable:

40 “Therefore just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.

41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,

42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Very strong language here! Nothing wishy-washy, no “airhead” angels – that’s for sure!
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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