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Mr. E is a Christian, Husband, Father of 2, former Army Officer and Texas Rangers Baseball fan.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

13 Facts About Angels

Ok, this list for Thursday Thirteen is an open attempt to promote my book "Messengers From Heaven: A Biblical Look at Angels!"

Thirteen Facts about Angels

1. Angels are created beings. (Psalm 148:1-5, John 1:1-3, and Colossians 1:16.

2. Angels are not to be worshipped! (Colossians 2:18, Revelation 19:10 & 22:8-9)

3. Angels are not Omniscient (Matthew 24:36 and 1 Peter 1:12), Omnipresent (Genesis 28:12, Daniel 9:21 & 10:12-14, John 1:51, Luke 2:15, 2 Peter 2:4) or Omnipotent. (2 Peter 2:4, Daniel 10:13, Revelation 7:9)

4. Counting the canonized Bible only, there have been only three angels that have been called by a specific name. Michael (Daniel 10:13, 31, Jude, & Revelation 12:7), Gabriel (Daniel 8:16-17 & 9:21-27, Luke 1:11-20 & 26-38), and The Angel of the LORD, JEHOVAH, or GOD (appears 59 times throughout the Old Testament). * = See Below

5. Little children have angels in Heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

6. There are both Good and Evil angels. (Matthew 25:41 & Revelation 12:7)

7. No one knows the exact number of angles there are. (The Bible never gives an exact number of angels...although there are at least 100,000,000...Daniel 7:9-10 & Revelation 5:11)

8. Every angel that appears in the Bible appears in the form of a man or young man. (the only possible exception might be Zechariah 5:5-11)

9. Angels will live forever. (Luke 20:35-36, Matthew 22:30 & Psalm 148:1-6)

10. Everyone will see angels one day! (Matthew 13:41, Luke 16:22, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, Matthew 25:31, Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26)

* = Many people believe that Satan is actually a fallen angel who was once called Lucifer, and that he lived in Heaven. Although widely believed, the Bible never directly states that Satan is actually Lucifer, nor does it state that Satan was actually an angel! However, circumstantial evidence from the Bible indicates that Lucifer and Satan are one in the same! (This belief is based upon verses found in Isaiah 14:11-15 and Ezekiel 28:11-19) I may post a separate blog, called Facts about Satan, next Thursday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WARNING -- About the movie "The Golden Compass"

Just found out this is true...The movie The Golden Compass is based upon a series of books that are strongly anti-Christian (any religion). The author of these books implies that you can kill God! What makes this worse it is being advertised as a children's movie similar to the Chronicles of Narnia. The movie even supports the idea of castration and female circumcision.

Check out the link about this article on Snopes.com -- The Golden Compass. By the way you can go to Snopes.com to find out the truth (as they know it) about any "Urban-Legend."

Happy Essences & A Wet Noodle

My family now has a new addiction. It is a video game called My Sims for the Nintendo Wii. In this game you are an architect who is called upon to rebuild a town and restore it to its former glory. It is a simple game and very fun to play. While playing the game you collect something called "essences" to enhance your building projects. One of the essences is called a "Happy Essence", which looks like a smiley face. Last night I put on a pair of Smiley Face boxers to sleep in. When my wife saw them, she commented how I have "Happy Essences" on my bottom.

Yesterday evening while sitting around the dinner table eating noodles and shrimp, my son commented that in the Lemony Snicket books, there was a character who hit people with a wet noodle. That got my wife and I to make comments about how we used to say, "I'm going to beat you with a wet noodle," a lot when we were younger. About the time dinner was ending, we started to look at the kid's report cards. (All A's and B's by the way.) My son had a note from his Science teacher with his card. (It was a good note.) As my wife started to read the note, I was being silly and started to say, "Dear Parents, your child has been a bad boy!" My son said, "Daddy, that's not funny," and then he hit me with a noodle. Literally. He slapped me in the head with a wet noodle. If it wasn't so funny, I might have gotten a little upset. But we all had good laugh over it. Especially my daughter.