Outlines of Theology

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 348 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... C HAPT E R XII. ANGELS. 1. What are the different senses in which the word ayyeXo$, angel, or messenger, is used in Scripture ? " Ordinary messengers, Job i., 14; Luke vii., 24; ix., 52; prophets, Isa. xlii., 19; Mal. iii.; 1; priests, Mal. ii., 7; ministers of the New Testament, Rev. i., 20; also impersonal agents, as pillar of cloud, Ex. xiv., 19; pestilence, 2 Sam. xxiv., 16, 17; winds, Ps. civ., 4; plagues, called ' evil angels, ' lxxviii., 49; Paul's thorn in the flesh, 'angel of Satan, ' 2 Cor. xii., 7." Also the second person of the Trinity, " Angel of his presence;" " Angel of the Covenant," Isa. lxiii., 9; Mal. iii., 1. But the term is chiefly applied to the heavenly intelligences, Matt. xxv., 31.--Sec Kitto's Bib. Ency. 2. What are the scriptural designations of angels, and how far are those designations expressive of their nature and offices ? Good angels (for evil spirits, see question 13) are designated in Scripture as to their nature, dignity and power, as " spirits," Heb. i., 14; " thrones, dominions, principalities, powers, mights," Eph. L, 21, and Col. i., 16; " sons of God," Luke xx., 36; Job i., 6; " mighty angels," and " powerful in strength," 2 Thes. i., 7; Ps. ciii., 20; " holy angels," " elect angels," Luke ix., 26; 1 Tim. v., 21; and as to the offices they sustain in relation to God and man, they are designated as " angels or messengers," and as " ministering spirits," Heb. i., 13, 14. 3. What were the cherubim ? " They were ideal creatures, compounded of four parts, those namely, of a man, an ox, a lion, and an eagle." " The predominant appearance was that of a man, but the number of faces, feet, and hands differed according to circumstances."--Ezek. i., 6, compare with Ezek. xli., 18, 19, and Ex. xxv., 20. To the same ideal ...

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This is an excellent compendium of theology. A well written digest of Reformed theology with just enough scholasticism to challenge the veteran theologian! If I were teaching an introductory course I ... Read full review

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