Do you think that there are many angels but only two with names as in the

@nowment (1758)
United States
April 24, 2007 4:11pm CST
Christian Bible, or do you think that the other angelic names are of real angels even though their names come from other sources? Why do you feel this way? Do you think that Angels govern different aspects of life, such as our personal guardian Angels are just that personal guardian Angels but you can also ask the other Angels for help? I do, think this is the case, this is a favored quote "Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact angels have no religion as we know it ... their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on earth." St. Thomas Aquinas The Nine Orders of Angels ANGELS OF PURE CONTEMPLATION: Seraphim Cherubim Thrones ANGELS OF THE COSMOS: Dominions Powers Virtues ANGELS OF THE WORLD: Principalities ArchAngels Angels SEVEN ANGELS STAND BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD: Gabriel Fanuel Michael Uriel Raphael Israel Uzziel The Four Archangels in Charge of Earth The first is Gabriel and his armies. He is in charge of soldier-angels and revelation. Gabriel insures victory and is responsible for the extinction of nations: human, animal, vegetal, or others, when God wills it. The second is Michael and his armies, in charge of rain and vegetation. He conveys sustenance to nurture mankind. The third is `Azra'il the angel of death and his assistants. They are in charge of seizing the souls of those who die. The fourth is Israfil and his assistants, in charge of the Hour of the Day of Judgment. ARCHANGELS: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Azrael, Camael, Cassiel, Haniel, Israfel, Jophiel, Metatron, Raguel, Raziel, Sandalphon, Zadkiel
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I believe there are innumerous angels - occupying nine choirs. That it is only safe to call three by name - Gabriel, Raphael, Michael (notice also that they all end in EL denoting their being messengers to God) I think any other name one decides to give an angel is a name of their own creation and they may well end up calling on demons.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
25 Apr 07
There are other Angels names ending in EL, I am interested in understanding why it is you think that there are only three known names is this because these three are mentioned in the bible? I can see your point as to being careful as to what names you use, but what of Angels of other faiths, are the names given by other faiths or cultures less valid?
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Jun 07
well, to me yes. Since I do not share that faith with them - I do not share their articles of their faith. If I believed theirs were valid to me I would not be of the faith I am, but of their faith instead. kind of a paradox, huh?
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@nowment (1758)
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30 Jul 07
Yes I can see where that would be a paradox. For me I suppose I just wonder if perhaps there are more angels whose names we do not know, the other I wonder is what if it is all the same, ie same god, same angels just called something different due the cultural understanding of those who found ways of putting their beliefs and ideals into words. I mean we do have names that translate for us, why not also for Angels. Michael is an english name but Miguel or Michel or what of the name John, or Jon, Juan, or Jean, all the same name just different languages. IF we have different sounds making up the words based on our cultural developments for things, for me I have to wonder then doesn't this validate the names given by other cultures.