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Sep272011

Do you believe in angels?

In this video I share a short story that leads me to ask the question:  Do you believe in angels?

Some may say that it is quite a strange thing for me to be asking this question.  However, since Psalm 91.11 and Luke 4.10 relate so clearly to the little story I recount in the video I thought I would ask you for your opinion.  So, do you believe in angels? And could you tell me why, or why not?  Also if you have any stories to tell of an encounter with angelic beings I'd love to hear about them.

When I posted this question on twitter I had three almost immediate responses from @hayesstw @gigglebug and @ursh13 to say that they all believe in angels.  Knowing the persons who left the comments, and their theological perspectives, I'm sure that their reasons for believing in angels would be quite different.  That's what most interests me - why do you believe in angels?

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September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Hayes

Dion,

I didn't watch the video -- it's close to the end of the month and every day I am getting warnings from Telkom to say that I have exceeded 80% of my monthly allocation.

As for believing in angels, I've expounded it in some detail in various blog posts, most notably Notes from underground: Of egregores and angels, and Angels and demons and egregores (book review) I Khanya, so I'll keep this comment short and refer you to those.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Hayes

Thanks Steve! I appreciate the links. Your posts are always so well reasoned and theologically sound. I've been contemplating this aspect of our faith this week. It is quite new to me!

Grace and peace,

Dion

September 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterDr Dion Forster

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