Category Archives: Angels

The Adversary (Part 3)

A 2016 Gallup poll found: (1) 11% said that they did not believe in God; (2) 27% said that they did not believe in the devil; (3) 15% did not believe in heaven; (4) 22% did not believe in hell (gallup.com/poll/193271/americans-believe-god.aspx).  … Continue reading

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The Adversary (Part 2)

The Bible teaches that we have an adversary.  Peter warned, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).  He is presented as real and dangerous. … Continue reading

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The Adversary (Part 1)

The more one understands about an opponent, the better prepared one is to deal with an opponent.  Consider: (1) This is true in sports.  Teams spend a great deal of time studying video of opponents.  They want to understand strengths … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Five)

This writing will consider some difficult passages.  Let’s consider – Sons of God and Daughters of Men “Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Four)

This writing will consider two specific angels who are mentioned by name in the Bible.  Let’s consider – Gabriel Gabriel is explicitly mentioned in four contexts in the Bible (Daniel 8:15-27; 9:20-27; Luke 1:5-20; 1:26-38).  The name Gabriel means “Man … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Three)

This writing will consider some questions about specific angels.  Let’s consider – The Angel of the Lord “The Angel of the LORD” or “The Angel of God” appears several times in the Old Testament (Genesis 16:7-14; 21:17-18; 22:11-18; 31:11, 13; … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Two)

The word “angel” means “messenger.”  This is true of both the Old Testament word (malak), and the New Testament word (angelos).  These words are used of human messengers (e.g. Genesis 32:3; Numbers 21:21; 2 Chronicles 36:15; Haggai 1:13; Malachi 1:1 … Continue reading

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