Why Do We Believe in Angels

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In various retail stores today, you will find many angel knickknacks. Angles are truly believed in by today’s society. The retail ranges from books to clothing to toys. Most recently, over 200 books about angels are in book stores, and several million copies have been sold worldwide (Dumas 59). Why do people buy this merchandise if it can not be proven that angels are real? Believing in angels is like believing in God. If you don’t believe in God, just look around at the things around you and conclude how everything was created (Angel Wings).

Do angels really exist? Everyone wants to know about everything around us. If the person on the street is holding a sign saying “will work for food” was really an angel in disguise. Or the women that arrived just in time to save a runaway car full of three small children. Was she really an angel? In the bible in Hebrews 13:2 it says “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” There are over 300 references in the bible about angels. For example, in the new testament angels announced the birth of Christ, in Luke 2:8 angels told shepards where to find the infant Jesus, also in Luke an angel went to a tomb of Christ to announce his resurrection (Auburn University 1).

Billy Graham wrote a very good perspective of angels in his book Angels: God’s Secret Agents. He stated:

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“ I am convinced that these heavenly beings exist and that they provide unseen aid in our behalf. I do not believe in angles because someone has told me about a dramatic visitation from an angel, impressive as such testimonies may be. I do not believe in angles because UFO’s are astonishingly angels-like in some of their reported appearances. I do not believe in angels because some ESP experts are making the realm of the spirit world seem even more plausible. I do not believe in angels...
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