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Angelic Overview

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ANGELIC OVERVIEW:   "Angels are spirits," proclaimed St.


Augustine!




St. Thomas Aquinas believed that angels were pure


spirit, having no matter or mass, and taking up no space; but Thomas


believed angels could assume bodies at will.   The purpose of angels


is the same as mankind:   to love and serve the Lord.   However, being


that angels are not material beings, and possibly from a different


dimension, they can serve the Lord in many different ways.   Angels


have far greater will and intellect than we have.   Whereas mankind


must sift through and experiment with natural laws, angels can grasp


all natural laws with a single thought.   Eventually we find that


angels cannot work miracles per se, but they can perform many


special effects that appear miraculous, such as protecting Daniel


from the lions in Daniel 6.   When angels appear to man, they usually


appear with wings, but the wings are not the method of loco- motion.


The angels seem to slip in and out of the fourth dimension; thus


travel is more or less instantaneous.   If you have access to a


Catholic Bible (it MUST be Catholic), check out Daniel ch.   14, to


read how the prophet Habakkuk was instantly carried, via angel, from


Judea to Babylon, a distance of 600 miles.




  The primary general duty of angels is as messengers of God. (The


word "angel" means messenger in Greek.)   But angels can do God's


chores, such as busting Peter out of jail in Acts 5, or destroying


Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.   But some angels obey only the


devil, and those angels are known as "demons", as is Satan himself.


Satan had been an angel, but decided to do his own thing.   Angels


can see all aspects of a situation instantly, since they are so very


wise.




  Angels, and the dimensions they live in, were apparently created

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