Earthly angels

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Peter Luke, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Read this not long ago.
    Christians are messengers of God. They are earthly angels. Christians who die unrepentant become fallen angels.
    What are your thoughts on this quotation?
  2. My thoughts on such a quotation is to cast it into the garbage. It's just someone's flight of fantasy.
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  3. The Bible clearly tells us that man and angels are not the same beings.
  4. It is false.
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  5. Interesting but they forgot to put 'like' so we know its metaphorical. We are not angels but we can act like angels.
  6. Even if one was to accept the premise that Christians are angels (which is a stretch), in order for that person to be a Christian, they have accepted Christs atonement.

    So, unrepentant could only be referring to sin remaining in their life due to that person being a fallible human. Living in that state of unrepentance towards sin has been termed being carnal (example: 1 Cor 3:3). That sin may hinder their daily walk with the Lord, and stunt the growth in Christ, but even that sin was forgiven based upon the Lord's payment. That forgiveness was made eternally effective the moment the person became a Christian.

    So, calling a carnal Christian a fallen (whether he should be termed angel or not) has no more than temporal meaning.

    The upshot of all this is that neither the premise of calling a Christian an angel, nor the predicate of calling a carnal Christian fallen means anything substantial.
  7. The simple response can be found in Mark 12:25 "For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven." The key word here is 'like'. We will not 'be' angels but we will be 'like' angels; angels do not need salvation; angels do not receive the HS; angels are without a sinful nature since they are spirits and do not struggle with the 'flesh'. We are not messengers, we are disciples and instructors of the Word through God's Spirit, our great Teacher! I hope this helps.
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  8. Psalm 8:5
    For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

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