"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Thursday, July 25, 2013

THE NATURE OF ANGELS AND WHY FELIX MANALO IS NOT AN ANGEL

Here's another comments from the same user by the name Silent Crusader at Monk's Hobbit blog:
 
Nearly all people have heard of angels or are at least familiar with pictures of them in popular culture. Yet, few perhaps, actually understand the nature of these creatures and their relationship with humans.

WHAT EXACTLY IS AN ANGEL?

The word “angel” means messenger. Truly, this reflects the office of the angels and their relationship with humans. As such, it should be realized that the word “angel” does not properly describe their nature; it only describes what they do in relationship to us.

Angels are more properly referred to as “spirits”, for this is what they are. An angel is an incorporeal spirit of great power and intelligence. They are at the very pinnacle of the order of God’s creation. Their spiritual nature is closest to the image of God, and thus they have great power and intellect (although not necessarily charity).

It is important to realize that an angel is not a dead human; in other words we do not become angels when we die and pass on to heaven.

Angels are as different from humans as animals are from us. Humans are endowed with sentience, conscience and a measure of intellect which divides us from the animals. In a similar manner, angels are endowed with a power and intellect not proper to man. In a sense, man is a composite creation which blends the nature of the animal (corporeality, instinct, passions) with the nature of the angels (free will, intellect, conscience, sentience and rationality).

****Thus the angels are not humans, and humans can never become one.***

When they choose to communicate with humans it is always by the will of God, and they serve as messengers from God. Angels can manifest themselves in corporeal form when they wish to communicate with us.

So how can Felix Manalo become an angel… jumping from one religion to another to become a self-declared angel later on. An angel never dies as human…. Felix died and not even a single miracle known to anyone outside INC. Only God can give instruction to HIS angels to communicate with humans as in the case of Blessed Mary during the Annunciation. There were more biblical and scriptural proof of angels communicating with human and even on human forms but only for a while not from childbirth up to the time he dies. Felix’ self-proclamation only existed in his human mind and definitely not from God.

THE NATURE OF THE ANGELS

Angels had three primary roles given to them by God. Their first role was to worship God. The blessed angels of heaven, which were not corrupted by Satan in the beginning of time, are able to gaze on the revealed nature of God and contemplate the mystery of the Trinity. In this way, the formidable intellect of the angels allows them to dwell on the infinite glory and goodness of God. As the psalmist records, “Adore Him, all you His angels” (Ps 96:7). This is the bliss of heaven; a bliss which sharpens the mind and brings eternal tranquility and charity.

The second major role of the angels is to implement the will of God. God uses the angels to order creation, implement the laws of the physical world and aid in the spiritual deliverance of man. The psalms records, “Bless the Lord, all ye His angels: you that are mighty in strength and execute His word, harkening to the voice of his orders” (Ps 102:20). There are many occasions in Scripture which record the implementation of God’s will in the physical world by the angels (Exo 14:19, Mt 13:49, 1 Chron 21). Additionally, they also petition God with prayers on our behalf (Tob 12:12, Mt 18:10). It is believed that God assigns a guardian angel to each person.

So did Felix tell us that he has no angel guardian because he was already an angel from his birth? Where in the bible says that an angel can be born and grew up to become adult, grew old, travelled, studied GOD using the bible and scriptures joining other religions to make sure his interpretations and translations of the sacred text are correct according to God’s will?

On our behalf, the angel prays for us and protects us from the evil angels (Mt 18:10). God’s use of the angels to implement his will is appropriate to a good God who values a familial relationship of charity between angels and men.

Finally, angels serve as messengers from God. Scripture records that the prophets received messages from God through angels. Indeed, the Virgin Mary received the good news of salvation from the angel Gabriel. Many of the prophets such as Ezekiel, Daniel, Abraham, and Isaiah received prophecies from the angels (Ezekiel 1:4, Daniel 7:16,.Genesis 22:11, Isaiah 6:2).

ORDERING OF THE ANGELS

There are several orders of angels like Cherubim, etc and the last order of angels is most familiar to man. This order is comprised of the Principalities, Archangels and Angels. Principalities are the leaders of the last order, and direct the actual implementation of God’s will. Archangels and angels actually carry out and execute what is to be done. This is why angels (such as Gabriel and Raphael) are the choir sent to communicate with man.

It is highly questionable for Felix to declare himself an angel just because he found a verse in the bible that would fit to his plan of becoming one so that he could maintain his supremacy among INC? And why did this angel wants to save members of INC only? Why not all humanity? Then why did this angel declared that Jesus is just another human and that HE is not GOD of the Holy Trinity?

IF INDEED FELIX IS AN ANGEL, THEN HOW SURE ARE WE THAT HE IS NOT ONE OF THE FALLEN ANGELS THAT CONTINUE TO LIE AND AS A LIAR DECEIVES HIS OWN FOLLOWERS? IF HE IS A FALLEN ANGEL, THEN WHERE DOES HE IS LEADING HIS BLIND FOLLOWERS?

I OBSERVED ONE OF THE GIFTS GIVING CELEBRATIONS DONE AT TIMES SQUARE IN NEW YORK THIS YEAR 2013 FOR THE SO-CALLED POOR PEOPLE. IT WAS WITH A LOT OF FUNFARE (VANITY) FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. IN CONTRAST THERE ARE GROUPS IN NEW YORK THAT DISTRIBUTES FOODS AND CLOTHING TO POOR AND HOMELESS ON A WEEKLY BASIS SILENTLY WITH NO MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT AND MOST OF ALL NOT IN TIMES SQUARES SO THE WORLD CAN SEE. JESUS’ WAY IS HUMILITY. HE ONES SAID DON’T LET YOUR LEFT HAND SEE WHAT YOUR RIGHT HAND IS DOING. WHEN JESUS STARTED HIS MINISTRY, HE CHOSE TO WALK FOR 3 YEARS ON BARE FOOT. AND SURELY ANNOUNCING TO THE WORLD IN THE CENTER OF NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE THAT THEY ARE DISTRIBUTING GOODIES TO POOR PEOPLE IS SURELY NOT JESUS’ WAY. PRIDE IS NEVER PART OF JESUS’ MINISTRY.

Wake up brothers in sisters, let’s apostolate the world only in humility not with VANITY and FANFARE.

GOODNESS OF THE ANGELS

Moral goodness is not something that is dependent on the nature of a created being. The nature of a creature is the innate powers and potential given to a being by God. Because free will is a necessary part of the nature of man and angel, there exists the possibility of sin. Angels can, and have, sinned. Indeed, the original creation of God was perfect and moral in every possible way.

Unfortunately, Satan (for reasons we can only speculate on) a good Cherubim, decided to selfishly seek and increase his own glory and power beyond the limits set by God. When he refused to submit to the will of God he committed the first of all sins: the sin of pride. When Satan sinned in pride, he convinced many other angels to follow him into submission and evil. For this sin, he was expelled from heaven forever and was denied the immediate vision of God.

The good angels who resisted Satan’s temptations were admitted into the immediate vision of God and became firmly rooted in virtue. For this reason, the angels who resisted the first sin are no longer capable of sinning; they have made a permanent and indelible choice to submit to the love of God. The fallen angels, or devils as we now call them, are likewise permanently rooted in sin. It is not possible for a devil to repent of his sins.

This fact partially explains why belief in angels is a primary dogma of Catholic faith. Without belief in angels, there is no possible explanation for the existence of evil in the good creation of God.

I am Just curious why not one INC member or ministro makes comment on my comments here. Is it because I do not wish to engage in useless debate but simply sighting my personal thoughts of what is truth and lies? Yes I am not a debater and will never be. If I see error on any comments, I will surely point them out.

God Bless and let’s pray for everyone’s salvation especially those with hardened hearts, blind followers of Satan (satanist, Illuminati, bohemian grove club members, free-masons, prostitutes, drug addicts, criminals, idolaters, fornicators, liars, adulterers, homosexual sinners, agnostics, atheist, anti-Christ, Babylonians, and anyone who is against Christ) and lastly for the souls in purgatory especially those who have no one to pray for them). I also for those other denominations for Christ that they may continue to serve Jesus in utmost humility.

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