Review of Andy Angel’s Book Entitled “Angels”

Author: Andy AngelTitle: Angels: Ancient Whisper of Another WorldPublisher: Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock PublishersDate of Publication: 2012Page Count: xiv, 197That figures! A guy with the last name Angel had to write a book about angels. When I first saw the title of this book and the author’s name, my jaw dropped and I did a double take.Andy Angel is Director of Extension Studies at St John’s College in Nottingham, England, and he is also a professor of Ne … [Read more...]

The Contrast Between Zechariah and Mary

Zechariah was a priest and the father of John the Baptist. The Bible says (NRSV), "Once when he was serving as priest before God" he entered the temple sanctuary at Jerusalem to burn incense as the people were outside praying (Luke 1.8, 10). The angel Gabriel then appeared to him, standing beside the altar, and Zechariah was terrified. Gabriel said, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John" (v. 13). Gabriel … [Read more...]

If God Is Three Persons That’s Rather Odd, Since We Were Made in the Image of God.

Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1.26; 3.22; 11.7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows:1.26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our li … [Read more...]


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