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Angels apparently fascinate human curiosity. Our culture abounds with many references to them. For example, Wikipedia lists over 40 films about angels since 1935 and there are nearly fifty video games mentioning some kind of angel. The web site Goodreads lists 241 books with the word “angel” in the title. The web site Ranker lists over a hundred songs with the word “angel” in the title. New Age practitioners make up all kinds of things about angels. With so many references to angels, there is bound to be much error taught regarding them and there is. But let us briefly see what the Bible says about them.
First, angels are created beings. God is the only One Who is eternal and self-existing (Psalm 90:2; John 5:26). There is none like Him (Ex. 8:10). Angels were created at His command (Psalm 148:2-5). Indeed, all things, including angels, were created by Him and for Him (Col. 1:16,17). Though the Bible does not expressly say when they were created, at the very latest they were created very early during the creation week for the Bible tells us that the sons of God shouted for joy when the foundations of the earth was laid (Job 38:4-7). . .
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B. S. Ferguson: Your question is what makes no sense to anyone else....
Eric L. Padgett - B. S. Ferguson: O.k., Becky, tell me precisely where the questions make no sense. Be specific. Help me out of my ignorance here.
B. S. Ferguson: YOUR QUESTION: Mr. Campbell, if the Word of God's specificity ruled out all of man's innovations, then why doesn't everyone already believe Jesus is the Christ?
THERE is ZERO correlation OR causation between whether or not God specifically ruled out man's "innovations" (whatever you mean by that!?).....and your question...'why doesn't everyone already believe Jesus is the Christ?
IT MAKES NO SENSE.
Spefically why? Because no one can understand what you mean by the question! What do you mean? There is NO logic in the question nor anything Biblical....so???????????????
Eric L. Padgett: B., do you agree with Campbell that if the Bible was specific on an issue, then there would be no disagreement among people regarding that issue?
B. S. Ferguson: Yes....well....not really "NO" disagreement because I think some are going to disagree with everything...but generally YES. . . . .
Live your life in such a way that those who know you but don't know God will come to know God because they know you.
When I am spiritually hungry, He is the Bread of Life (John 6:48).
When I am spiritually thirsty, He is the Water of Life (John 4:14).
When I am spiritually weak, He is the Arm of the Lord (Is. 51:9).
When I am battling my enemies, He is the Captain of the Host (Josh. 5:14).
When I sorrow over my failures, He is the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:52).
When I am facing the darkness, He is the Day Star (II Pet. 2:9).
When I have lost my zeal, He is the Desire of All Nations (Hag. 2:7).
When I am ignorant, He is my Teacher (John 3:2).
When I need forgiveness, He is my High Priest (Heb. 3:1).
When I need a place to run away, He is my Hiding Place (Palm 32:7).
When I am in sin, He is my Redeemer (Is. 43:14).
When I am lost, He is the Way (John 14:6).
When I am facing ugliness, He is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley (Song of Solomon 2:1).
When I am sick, He is the Great Physician (Matt. 9:12).
When I am in despair, He is my Hope (I Tim. 1:1)
When the storms of life over take me, He is my Pavillion (Psalm 27:5).
When I am alone, He is my friend (Song of Solomon 5:16).
When I am on shaky ground, He is my sure Foundation (Is. 28:16).
When I need guidance, He is my Counselor (Is. 9:6).
When I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)
When I am in trouble, He is my Advocate (I John 2:1).
He is Everything to me.
Eric L. Padgett
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.) What things did angels desire to look into?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER What are we to buy and not sell?
ANSWER: Proverbs 23:23 - Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: Angels) Monday, February 18 - Gen. 2:1; Neh. 9:6; Col. 1:16; Is. 6:2; I Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9; Rev. 12:7; I Pet. 3:22; Eph. 3:10 Tuesday, February 19 - Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:6; Col. 2:18; Rev. 19:10; 22:8,9 Wednesday, February 20 - Matt. 22:30; Luke 20:35, 36; Psalm 103:20-22; I Pet. 3:22; II Pet. 2:11; Jude 6 Thursday, February 21 - Dan. 4:13-17; 9:21-27; 10:10-20; Zec. 1:9-11; Acts 8:26; Rev. 1:1; Acts 7:53; Gal. 3:19; Heb. 2:2 Friday, February 22 - Matt. 24:36; Luke 15:7, 10; I Tim. 5:21; I Pet. 1:12
Weekly Memory Verses
Luke 15:7 - I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.