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Offline Niko92

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How do we know?
« on: August 19, 2016, 03:36:22 AM »
Hey All,
Just had a thought, how do we know if it's the holy spirit that for example protects us in a dangerous situation or God or the angels?
How do we distinguish when angels are helping us compared to Jesus etc?

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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 09:34:20 AM »
That's an interesting question, and maybe someone will be able to answer it for you with certainty. But while you wait, isn't it enough to let the source of help when it is needed be a bit of a mystery? After all, if you've called the emergency number, it doesn't really matter whether the ambulance crew that comes to your rescue is tall or short, black or white, male or female.

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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 11:43:18 AM »
Knowledge passed down through the centuries of tradition.
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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 06:46:18 AM »
I am pretty happy with it but was just curious that was all :) I was randomly thinking about angels and the question popped up

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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 07:03:31 AM »
I am pretty happy with it but was just curious that was all :) I was randomly thinking about angels and the question popped up

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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 07:36:54 AM »
I am pretty happy with it but was just curious that was all :) I was randomly thinking about angels and the question popped up

Interesting. A friend recently asked me if Orthodox believe in angels. I had to tell her I've several times had an encounter with a stranger who's been unexpectedly helpful or walked past a stranger who was obviously in need without stopping. Only after we've parted do I begin to wonder if I've just been in the presence of an angel.

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Re: How do we know?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 02:54:28 PM »
Hey All,
Just had a thought, how do we know if it's the holy spirit that for example protects us in a dangerous situation or God or the angels?
How do we distinguish when angels are helping us compared to Jesus etc?

We know from Scripture that the angels are continually doing the will of God. We also know that there are great hosts of them. That they are called "angels," which translated is "messengers," is another indication that they are common intermediaries between God and Man. On many occasions the eyes of Holy Prophets were opened to see hosts of protecting angels or a single angel who related his battles on Man's behalf (cf. vision of the Holy Prophet Daniel). Our holy father Jacob saw angels descending and ascending continuously upon a ladder laid from earth to the heavens. It would not be at all accurate to say that all the things of the Spirit of God that pertain to Man are by his angels -- we know that is not true. It also would not be accurate to think we could tell what grace is by angels or by another means. Yet we know without doubt that they serve mightily and constantly in God's plan for us.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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