Halos, Harps, and Fluffy Clouds

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I watched the first part of the History Channel's series on the Bible earlier this week.

There were several things that made me laugh out loud, such as Noah's Scottish accent, and there were also things that made me cringe a little, such as almost completely skipping the entire story of Jacob.

But one thing they had nicely on target were the angels.

When God, likely in the form of Jesus, as the History Channel implied, showed up at Abraham's camp.  He had two men - angels - with Him.  They did not have wings nor halos.  

After their meeting at Abraham's camp. the two angels proceeded to Sodom, where Abraham's nephew was living.

The two angels were not seen as special or out of the ordinary, but only as fresh meat for the townspeople's debauchery.

But when it was time, all hell broke loose.

The two angels shed their cloaks, and underneath were not feathery wings but armor.

The two fought against the people of Sodom as they lead Lot's family out of the town, to save them from the coming punishment.

I was pleasantly surprised by these warrior angels, but I wonder how many were confused.

Next week I am going to post a study on angels and how we came to the ideas we have of them.

For now, I would like to know what you think about angels or what you thought of them as a child.

And don't forget to watch the next four installments of The Bible on the History Channel.  It first airs at 7:00 Central time on Sunday nights during March, but I have found it repeated during the week, so check your listings and set your DVR!

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8 Responses to Halos, Harps, and Fluffy Clouds

  1. The concept of warrior angels is interesting. Certainly not the stuff that we hear of every day. Angels are typically represented as flat, unfeeling characters that wear white, have obligatory wings and halos, and are there to protect us.

  2. You should read Daniel 10. The last article I had published was on it, and it is one of my favorite chapters about angels.

  3. I'm not quite as up to speed on biblical readings as you, Kirra, but I definitely wish to catch up on your bog posts. You always provide meaningful things for Christians to think about.

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