According to its church year, the Church of Rome celebrates the “Feast of the Archangels” on September 30th. A constellation of several archangels, although the Bible only speaks of one archangel. But the whole traditional angelic nature of this church is based on paganism with origins in Ancient Egypt.
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Angels appear very often in the Bible
The angels of God are created heavenly (spirit) beings and serve as messengers. According to the Old Testament, they brought people important news, stood by their side and sometimes gave a helping hand. Angels are also mentioned in the New Testament as bearers of important messages, and the most famous case is the message brought by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to a child(Luke 1:26).
If God gives the order, angels can also bring disaster and death to people. The Egyptians experienced such an order with the tenth plague. The angel sent went through the entire land to kill the firstborn, be it human or animal. Only the people of Israel were spared.
The people enslaved by Egypt heeded God’s command to apply the blood of a lamb to the door frame of their respective homes. Another angel of death killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night (2 Kings 19:35), who were about to attack the Holy Land and Jerusalem under King Sennacherib.
Angels of the Bible in human form
Angels are also able to take human form. So two angels appeared to Abraham’s nephew, Lot, in the city of Sodom (Genesis 19) to warn him and his family of the impending destruction. The angel Gabriel, who appeared to Mary, also took on human form.
Another case was the confrontation with Balaam when he was on the way to Balak. The angel stood in Balaam’s way with a drawn sword and confronted him (Numbers 22:22). Another angel appeared to Gideon (Judges 6:12) to call him to serve the Lord. Another angel appeared to Manoah’s wife (Judges 13:9) to give good advice for their child.
Neither Michaela nor Gabriela nor Raphaela
All the encounters between angels and Lot, Gideon, Manoa’s wife, Zechariah and Cornelius had something in common. They all spoke of a man or a Lord. The numerous appearances of angels who stood in the way, opened the tomb of Jesus Christ or drew a sword also suggest an angel in the form of a man.
The Roman Catholic Church and other individual faith groups are already used to seeing the heavenly angelic beings presented in imaginative designs. Be they female angels or little fat child angels, these do not fit with the biblical descriptions of an angel. There is already a lack of female angel names. Michael and Gabriel and an ominous Raphael (Info) are not called Michaela, Gabriela or Raphaela.
New theory: angels could be “queer”.
However, cemented the official dogmas of the Church of Rome may be, it is still capable of adding to its fantastic traditions. In addition to the erroneous teaching that angels can be worshiped, angels are now also “queer”. According to the magazine “katholisch.de“, the Catholic theologian Uwe Wolff emphasized that in the previous tradition, angels were always portrayed as male or female. “To put it a bit casually, the angels are actually queer.” Yes, according to Catholic tradition one could conclude this, but this view has absolutely nothing to do with the Gospel.
Fat angels are based on paganism
A representation often used by the Roman Catholic Church is small, fat child angels, also called putti (little boys). However, this representation was not an invention of the Roman Church, but has been known since Ancient Egypt. There this depiction was of the “child god” Hor-pa-chered (“Horus, the child”).
According to Egyptian mythology, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. Horus represented the newborn sun, which rises every day at dawn. Horus was often depicted as a small child putting his finger in his mouth. Ancient Greece changed the name Horus to Harpocrates. However, the Greek and Roman “scholars” changed the meaning of the finger stuck in the mouth as a sign of secrecy and silence (Roman Fides). In the Alexandria region, the attribute of hope was also added.
What also seems interesting is that these depictions have been used since Ancient Greece as love gods in the form of childish Eros figures (Harpocratic Armor), so as not to use the term “love boy”. A mixture of the Horus child from Egypt and Harpocrates resulted in the putti and child angels depicted in Roman churches since the 15th century.
Corresponds to the nature of the Church of Rome
Here too, in the depiction of angels and the background of ancient paganism, the actual nature of the Roman Catholic Church can be clearly seen. A continuation of the sun cult that emerged in Ancient Egypt (Info). The Bible already reported around 2,000 years ago that the blasphemies of this church against God (Info) also included the heavenly beings, as in Revelation 13:6:
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Bible verses from King James Version
1) Picture Harpocrates: By Marie-Lan Nguyen – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=434783