WHO ARE ANGELS IN THE BIBLE REALLY?
For as long as many of us can remember, angels have been depicted as humanoid beings with one distinguishing factor; wings. From ancient paintings and sculptures to modern blockbuster films out of Hollywood, this image of an angel is often associated with the Biblical account of God’s heavenly host. But how much of it is actually true? How do the Biblical authors ACTUALLY talk about the appearance and interactions of angels? And most importantly, what does it have to do with us, right here, right now?
In this episode, Dr. Mike Heiser (our Galdolf) returns with his latest book, ANGELS: WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY SAYS ABOUT GOD’S HEAVENLY HOST.
As we enter 2019, the personal accounts and anecdotes of encounters with angels will continue to flood the internet. But as followers of Jesus Christ, it might be a good idea to ground ourselves in what the Bible really says about them, so as to be better equipped to analyze the plethora of personal accounts out there.
Our Identity in Christ
But even more than just head knowledge about angels in the Bible, the topics outlined in our discussion, and even deeper in the actual book, reveal the true identity of the believers in Jesus Christ! This fundamental connection between angels and our identity in Christ is often obscured and confused by mythology. But it is foundational to how we as Christians should be thinking about ourselves, and about our fellow human beings, as it properly provides a cohesive Biblical framework by which we can apply to our lives.
The reframing process of our identity in Christ that comes from the Biblical deep dive on the topic of angels, will without a doubt, help connect lots of dots between everything from the fall of man, the Genesis 6 account, the Tower of Babel event, all the Old Testament violence, Jesus’ ministry, Paul’s ministry and even our role today as it pertains to our future in the restored Eden! The truth is certainly mythical!
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