Angels & Demons - 1

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Valerie Marica
THEO 104-D48
Reflection Paper
Introduction
Angels are many times presented as being dressed in white flowing robes with halos and wings. They are usually depicted with long flowing hair and surrounded by bright white light. It is not unusual to see angels presented in movies, television and literature as taking human form and assisting people by performing various supernatural acts, such as flying or performing miracles. Angels are almost always presented as good and peaceful beings having been sent by God to assist humankind. These representations many times do not agree with scripture, but the overwhelming popularity of angels in our culture is undeniable. Demons, on the other hand, seem to be a topic that many refuse to even mention. By refusing to talk about them, we can’t be educated about them. By ignoring them, we can’t recognize if we are dealing with them. If we never talk about them, we are saying that they don’t exist, or they are not relevant. In addition, if we do not address these spiritual bieing and only talk about Satan, then we might communicate a messge that Satan is far more powerful than he reallyis. They are usually depicted as very evil creatures sent to inhibit or harm humankind. It is very rare to see demons represented in any way shape or form as good or beneficial. Part One

According to the Bible, angels are heavenly beings that were at some point created by God. Evidently, they are sent by God to deliver messages, praise God on His throne, or carry out God’s will. They are mentioned numerous times in both the New testament as well as the Old Testament. There have been numerous stories about angels, and virtually every child has at one point or another heard about their guardian angel. It seems that a day does not go by without hearing some sort of a story whereby someone was helped in one way or another by a supernatural creature that most recognize as angelic. The point is that the...
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