Updated: Jan 15
Angels are said to be powerful spiritual beings that are often associated with religion and mythology. They are typically depicted as having wings and are often seen as messengers of God or other deities. The concept of angels can be found in many different religions, including Ethiopian Tawehedo Orthodox Christianity, Hebrew Israelites, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and the ancient religion of Kemet.
In Christianity, angels are believed to be created by God and serve as God's messengers, providing guidance and protection to believers. They are also believed to be present during important moments in the Bible, such as the Annunciation of Yeshua's' birth and the Resurrection. The Bible describes several different types of angels, including archangels, cherubim, and seraphim.
King Lalibela was an Ethiopian king who is most well-known for his rock-hewn churches in the town of Lalibela, which are considered some of the most important historical and religious sites in Ethiopia. He is said to have built the churches during the 12th century AD as a replica of Jerusalem, which was then under Muslim rule. These churches are still in use today and are a major pilgrimage site for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
According to Ethiopian tradition, King Lalibela was visited by angels while he was still a prince and was shown a vision of the rock-hewn churches. The angels then helped him to construct the churches. This story is often cited as one of the reasons why the churches are considered so sacred and why they are believed to have been built in such a short period of time. Some legends say that the king was given supernatural powers to construct the churches, others say that the churches were built by angels.
Additionally, the churches are said to have been built by King Lalibela with the help of angels during the reign of the Zagwe dynasty in the 12th century. The churches are cut out of solid rock and are said to have been created in just one night by the angels at the command of King Lalibela.
In Islam, angels are also believed to be created by God and serve as His messengers. They are responsible for recording the deeds of every person and are present during the Day of Judgment. In Islam, there are four main archangels: Gabriel, Michael, Azrael and Israfil, and each of them have specific tasks and responsibilities.
Angels played a significant role in the life of the Prophet Muhammad. The angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) is said to have appeared to Muhammad in the Cave of Hira during the month of Ramadan in 610 AD and began to reveal to him the first verses of the Quran. This event marked the beginning of Muhammad's prophetic mission.
Angels are also believed to have assisted Muhammad in various ways throughout his life, such as giving him guidance and protection. For example, it is said that an angel appeared to Muhammad during the Battle of Badr and helped the Muslim forces to victory.
Angels are also believed to be present during the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and are thought to perform various duties such as recording the good deeds of the pilgrims. According to Islamic belief, every person has two angels that record every action one makes, good or bad.
It is also believed that the angels will come to help the believers on the Day of Judgement.
In Hebrew tradition, angels are believed to be God's messengers and play an important role in the protection of the Hebrew people. They are also believed to be present during important moments in Hebrew history, such as the revelation at Mount Tsion.
In the Bible, the revelation at Mount Tsion is an event that is said to have occurred in the book of Exodus, where God speaks to Moses and gives him the Ten Commandments. According to the biblical account, Moses received the commandments from God on Mount Tsion, which is located in the Tsion Peninsula, after the Israelites had left Egypt and were wandering in the wilderness.
The revelation at Mount Tsion is considered a significant event in Hebrew and Christian theology as it marks the moment when God made a covenant, or promise, with the Israelites and established a set of laws for them to follow. The Ten Commandments, which include prohibitions against murder, theft, and idolatry, are considered to be the foundation of moral and ethical behavior in Hebrew culture and Christianity.
It is also believed that the revelation at Mount Tsion was accompanied by many supernatural events such as thunder, lightning, and a thick cloud. Also, an angel, who is identified as God's messenger, was said to have been present at the scene.
In Zoroastrianism, angels are known as "Amesha Spenta" which translates to "beneficent immortals." They are considered to be the good spiritual entities that uphold the natural order and help to protect the world. The Amesha Spenta are seven in number: Vohu Manah (good purpose), Asha Vahishta (truth), Khshathra Vairya (desirable dominion), Spenta Armaiti (holy devotion), Haurvatat (wholeness), Ameretat (immortality), and the highest is Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord). Each of them is associated with a specific aspect of creation, such as wisdom, devotion, or health.
In Zoroastrianism, the Amesha Spenta are considered to be the emanations or aspects of the highest God, Ahura Mazda, and are often invoked in prayers and religious rituals. They are also believed to be present in the natural world, guiding and protecting humanity. They are not considered to be divine beings themselves, but rather emanations of God.
Zoroastrianism also believes in the existence of evil spiritual entities known as Daeva's. The Amesha Spenta are opposed to these Daeva's and fight against them to protect the world and humanity.
Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world and has a complex system of beliefs and practices. One of the key aspects of Hinduism is the belief in celestial beings known as devas or gods. These beings are believed to reside in higher realms and have the power to influence the world. They are often depicted as having wings and are sometimes referred to as angels.
In Hinduism, there are many different devas, each with their own unique characteristics and responsibilities. Some of the most well-known devas include Vishnu, the preserver of the universe; Shiva, the destroyer and transformer; and Brahma, the creator. These three devas are considered to be the "Trimurti" or "three forms" and are believed to be responsible for the creation, preservation, and destruction of the universe.
In ancient Kemet, also known as Egypt, there were many different celestial beings known as gods and goddesses called the NTR, that are so easily comparable to Angels. These beings were believed to have power over natural phenomena and to be responsible for the well-being of the people. They were often depicted with wings and were considered to be powerful and benevolent.
The Ancient Egyptians believed that the gods and goddesses could communicate with them through various means, such as dreams, visions, and oracles. They also believed that the gods and goddesses could intervene in their lives, providing guidance and protection.
Some of the most well-known gods and goddesses in ancient Egypt include Re, the sun god; Asar, the god of the afterlife; and Aset, the goddess of fertility and motherhood. Each god and goddess had its own specific responsibilities, and people would often make offerings and perform rituals to gain their favor.
It's important to note that the concept of angels in Kemet is not the same as the Christian concept of angels. The gods and goddesses of Kemet were considered to be powerful deities who were responsible for the well-being of the people, rather than as messengers of a higher power.
The belief in gods and goddesses was a central part of ancient Kemetean religion, and it played a significant role in the daily lives of the people. The gods and goddesses were seen as powerful forces that could be invoked for protection, guidance, and blessings.
Regardless of the religion or culture, it's clear that Angels are seen as powerful and benevolent spiritual beings that serve as messengers of God and protectors of humanity. They are often depicted in art and literature and have been an important part of human culture for thousands of years.
We think Angels are real, because they show up in so many different religions and cultures around the world with real close similarities.
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