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Angels are like humans in appearence?

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by carolina16, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. carolina16

    carolina16 Jesus Christ is the Lord

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    At the part of the empty grave:
    Matthew 28 9-10 Two men in white gleaming dresses
    Mark 16: 5 A young man with tunic
    Luke 24 1-10 An angel of the Lord, low, his appearance was white like that of a lightning, and dressed in white.
    John 20 1-10 Two angels in white

    And also, why the difference of two gospels appear two, and in the other two, a single entity appears?
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  2. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

    The Lord had at His command 12 legions of angels (Matthew 26.53). They were not all visible. But God's purposes were being carried out, then as now.
  3. dysert

    dysert Member

    Where there's two, there's also one. (No contradiction.)
  4. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

    I'd say that what this shows us is that angels who have been sent to us assume a human appearance so that we can perceive them with our sense organs and relate to them, that's all..
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  5. dreadnought

    dreadnought Lip service isn't really service. Supporter

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    My suspicion is that angels are people that have repented of their sin. I get yelled at sometimes, though, for saying that.
  6. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

    As far as I know the only people who went into the tomb were the women, Peter and John.

    Of these, the only one who allegedly wrote a Gospel was John.

    Since the other Gospels depended on various traditions, and possibly the Gospel of John had oral tradition within it as well, it's not difficult to understand that some may have been told there was one angel, and others may have been told there were two.

    What is clear is that there was an angelic presence in the tomb and that he or they spoke to the two disciples. It was reported in all four Gospels, so it was regarded as an important fact by the Gospel writers, and their sources.

    It's what CS Lewis would have termed the discrepancies of honest witnesses.

    As for being "human" in appearance, I think they take that appearance on for our sake. In normal spiritual reality, I think the most accurate description of angels and demons (who are simply fallen angels) would be pure intelligence. They think. I suspect their communication would be by thought transfer of some sort.

    They're not repentant humans. They're a created order of spiritual beings who preceded humans, and they've been around for a long time. Glorified and transcended people may become "like the angels" but we won't be angels.
  7. jovanovic

    jovanovic Well-Known Member

    im i the only one who thinks about astrounat clothes about the "dressed in white"? i do think the angels are using technology when they are on earth and space.
  8. Jonathan Leo

    Jonathan Leo Well-Known Member

    No. Angels were around before man was created
  9. Jonathan Leo

    Jonathan Leo Well-Known Member

    Technology for what exactly?? Because the God I know creates things into existence by His words, not by advancing in knowledge. Angels are given authority and power by God to do Gods will. Angels don’t need technology, they are given specific abilities by God.
    Stop talking nonsense, it’s like the Bible and NASA got together and the result is a baby of horse slit
  10. Jonathan Leo

    Jonathan Leo Well-Known Member

    Possibly but there is also angels that just spy on us.
    Be careful how you entertain strangers for you could be interacting with an angel of God
  11. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Sometimes angels show up looking anthropomorphic, in human form; but not always. Ezekiel beheld what appeared as "wheels within wheels", and some heavenly creatures are described in many ways. Scripture says that an angel is what Moses beheld in the burning bush, out of which God spoke declaring "I AM that I AM".

    Sometimes angels show up human-like, sometimes in other ways. Angels have no shape or form since they aren't physical creatures, they have no body, shape, or form. They show up to accomplish whatever purpose God sends them out to do, as God wills it to be.

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  12. genez

    genez Contributor Supporter

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    Matthew 28:9-10 does not speak of the angels.

    The others passages. Two women witnessed to the encounter. Not one.

    One woman reported that she saw one. The other woman situated at a better angle saw the second one who did not speak. If both angels spoke? Then the woman who saw only one angel would have stuck her head in a position to see him.
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    genez Contributor Supporter

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  14. Ron Gurley

    Ron Gurley What U See is What U Get!

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    ANGELS: Spirit Beings? Do you believe in them?

    Angels are REAL and pure spirit beings who do the will of God...His "messengers"
    who dwell in heaven and occasionally are revealed on earth..."men in white?"...NO wings!...NO halos!
    Angels are SPIRIT beings, created by God to serve Him, though created higher than Man.
    Angels have the spiritual gift of "free will".
    Some, the "good angels", have remained obedient to Him and carry out His will,
    while others, "fallen angels", disobeyed, fell from their holy position, and now stand in active opposition to the work and plan of God, following Lucifer / devil / satan....wherever.

    "Good" angels reside in heaven.

    A. Cherubim (Genesis 3; 2 Kings 19:15)
    B. Seraphim (Isaiah 6)

    "Bad" angels will reside in the "lake of fire"for eternity. Matthew 25:41

    Most of the time, "Good" angels have manifested themselves as "glowing men dressed in white" on earth.

    Acts 1:10
    And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.

    Metaphors: They hover around the "throne of God".

    Art / Music: robes, halos, wings...nice try!

    The Hebrew word for "angel" is "mal`ach",
    and the Greek word is "angelos".
    Both words mean “messenger” and describe one who executes the purpose and will of the One whom they serve.

    Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels

    1 Thessalonians 4 (NASB)
    16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven
    with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and
    with the trumpet of God, and
    the dead in Christ will rise first.

    Matthew 26
    64 Jesus said to him, (trial by Caaphas)
    “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you,
    hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

    Mark 8:38
    For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation,
    the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him
    when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

    Matthew 28:2
    And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred,
    for an "angel of the Lord" descended from heaven and
    came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

    John 20:12
    and she (Mary M.) saw two angels in white sitting,
    one at the head and one at the feet,
    where the body of Jesus had been lying.

    Matthew 28:5
    The angel said to the women,
    “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

    Luke 1:30, 34
    The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
    Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”

    Luke 2:9-10
    And an "angel of the Lord" suddenly stood before them, (shepherds) and
    the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
    But the angel said to them,
    “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

    Luke 22:42-43(NASB)
    “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
    Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

    1. Who is "the angel of the LORD" ?...a pre-figuration / shadow of Jesus the Christ?

    Genesis 16: 7-11; Genesis 22: 11-15; Exodus 3:2; Numbers 22:22-35; Judges 2:1-4;
    Judges 6:11-22; Judges 13: 3-21;

    "the angel of God":

    2 Samuel 14: 17-20; 2 Samuel 24:16 1 Kings 19:7; 2 Kings 19:35; 1 Chronicles 21: 12-30
    Psalm 34:7; Psalm 35:5-6; Isaiah 37:6; Zechariah 1:11-14; Matthew 1:20-24; Matthew 2:13-19;

    2. What are "Guardian angels"?

    Psalm 91...Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord

    Used by satan to tempt Jesus?

    Matthew 4:6!
    11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
    To guard you in all your ways.
    12 They will bear you up in their hands,

    Matthew 18:1-11
    10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their "angels in heaven"
    continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

    3. Some angels have NAMES:
    Gabriel: Luke 1:19

    Jude 1:9
    But Michael the archangel,
    when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said,
    “The Lord rebuke you!”

    Revelation 12:7
    And there was war in heaven,
    Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon.(satan)
    The dragon and his angels waged war,

    4. And the book of Revelation is absolutely FULL of ANGELS!

    Some do not acknowledge the existence of ANY spirit being. That is SAD-U-SEE!

    Act 23:8
    For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

    And that is FAIR-U-SEE!
  15. genez

    genez Contributor Supporter

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    This is where a lot of Christians get confused.

    Yes, angels are spirit beings. They are not souls.

    In contrast to angels... Man is a soul being. Men are not spirits.

    Both spirit and soul are invisible. Both spirit and the human soul can not be seen without a body. Both spirit beings (angels) and souls of men require a body to connect with the created world.

    Being spirit beings does not mean angels can not be seen. No more than man being a soul can not be seen because his soul is invisible.

    Both angels (who are spirit) and men (who are souls) have been given physical bodies by God. Bodies that can appear very similar to the eye.That is why we are told to be hospital to strangers, because some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2)

    What is going on now with angels not being seen? It is that by God's authority they can be made to appear and disappear. That does not mean they do not have real bodies.

    Demons when they fell were denied physical life. They are now disembodied spirits that seek a body. Its why we sometimes see demon possession of either men and animals. With Legion's exorcism the demons went from possessing a human body to the bodies of swine. They apparently crave the sensation of being physically alive while in the physical creation.
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  16. 1am3laine

    1am3laine Active Member

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    The (Ezekiel 1:1-28) wheel within a wheel sounds more like a spaceship powered by JESUS Himself.
    I talk about it more in the link below.

  17. ewq1938

    ewq1938 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes. That is their natural form. They don't "put on" a human looking form like many believe. They were created in the image of God like we were. I have met one. They do look like a regular human being with hair etc...mine even had a beard.
  18. Ron Gurley

    Ron Gurley What U See is What U Get!

    United States

    Acts 1:10

    And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.

    Luke 9:32
    Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him.

    Genesis 19:8
    Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.”
  19. Chinchilla

    Chinchilla Well-Known Member

    Yes they do look like human which means they change clothes depending on the different age . Probably nowdays angels would wear jeans . Also they always male .

    The two gospels which do not show rest of angels focus only on one angel the same as they focus only on one woman for example rather than two groups of women shown in other gospels . No contradiction just one gospel is more specific .
  20. genez

    genez Contributor Supporter

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    No folks... Angels do not look like men.

    Men look like angels. They were here first.