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Introduction to this Short Story by Royce Edward Barber.
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* This story is: Focusing on a fictional angel mission from God, rather than actual situations. Mixing Bible information with storytelling.
* This story is not: This is not in any way a Bible study guide.
* Title: Angels are Terrifying.
* Author: Royce Edward Barber.
* Date First Written: March 25, 2011.
* Dedication: To anyone who is fascinated by angels.
* Copyright: Please ask for written permission if you wish to reproduce any element of this story.
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Human Characters
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* Main Character: 30. Everyday guy.
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* Bad Guy: Human organizations being influenced by demons.
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Angel Characters
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What is an Angel
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* Features: Angels can have ice growing on them, fire, horns, light, grand wings, chains, furr, broken glass, fangs, various vines, many eyes, and in general don't look human, yet stand like one for the most part. They can seem made of immobile stone, diamond, many things. Human physics and ways don't apply to them. Some angels can only partially appear in the human realm, under certain lights and conditions.
* Battles: An angel battling demons… Is sort of like a pokemon battle.
* Army structure:
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What is a Demon
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* The demons are ugly monstrous animals hiding away from the light.
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Setting
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* Fictional large city with countryside. Similar to a real life Los Angeles.
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Timeline
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* It's found out the angels all have a unique and funny personality, and they aren't sure how to be friends with humans who faint in front of them.
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Plot
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* Main character must collect angels for a mission. To collect angels, one must collect their clients, which are the people they are assigned to protect. Main character must make a team of these people, but angels are terrifying beings to be near, and they are very fond of him for being in charge of such a massive mission. He often freezes and the angels have to unfreeze him.
* Mission:
* Angels: Terrifying beings of the spiritual realm, each vastly unique. We are beautiful broken creatures to them. The angels must protect a team of very weird unique people who need protecting. The people have a mission.
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Bible Research: Angels
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Bible Research: Demons
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Internet Links
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* Angel quotes in the Bible: http://www.openbible.info/topics/angel
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* Interesting website about angels: http://www.truthortradition.com/modules.php?file=article&name=News&sid=438
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Misc Info to Be Sorted
* Angels were created by God.
* Angels can interact with us. They can be seen by us. They can talk with us. They can deliver messages from God.
* Angels were created to live for eternity.
* Angels do not marry.
* Angels are not meant to be worshiped.
* Angels are not omnipresent, omnipotent or omniscient.
* Angels are “sons of the mighty.”
* Angels are “sons of God.”
* Not all angels are human form, or resemble a human at all.
* Do not confuse an Angel of God with the Fallen Angel (Satan) or demons.
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Angle Personality or Psychology
* Angels have a will.
* Angels are spiritual.
* Angels express emotions like joy and longing.
* Angels have knowledge of, and interest in, the affairs of men.
* Most angels remained faithful to God.
* Angels rejoice in God's work of creation.
* Angels are wise and intelligent.
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Angle Career or Duties
* There are armies of angels, of different ranks and duties.
* Angels are “messengers.”
* Angels are “watchers” or supervisors for God.
* Angels are military “hosts.”
* Angels are too numerous to count.
* Angels were created to glorify and worship God the Father and God the Son.
* Angels report to God.
* Angels observe God's people.
* Angels are “ministers” in God's spiritual service.
* Angels are subject to Christ.
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Angle Physical Description
* Angels can fly.
* Angels appear in different forms.
* Angels are faster than men.
* Some angels are invisible.
* Angels are “chariots.”
* Description of seraphim. These are tall angels, each with 6 wings, and they can fly. - Isaiah 6:1-8
* Angels can communicate with us.
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Angels Named in the Bible
* Gabriel.
* Michael the Archangel.
* Some angels are called cherubim. Some angels are called seraphim.
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Actions Angels Took
* Angels will join all believers in the heavenly kingdom.
* Angels announced the birth of Jesus.
* Angels were present when God created the world.
* Angels perform the will of God.
* Angels ministered to Jesus.
* Angels minister to humans.
* Angels help humans.
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Every Mention of an Angel in the Bible
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* Angels are mentioned 273 times in the Bible.
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Internet Resources
* Source of much info in this article: http://christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/a/angelsbible_4.htm
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Information to Confirm and Sort (A lot of this is from Wikipedia and may have numerous errors).
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* Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name,[14] mentioning Gabriel (God's primary messenger) in Daniel 9:21 and Michael (the holy fighter) in Daniel 10:13.
* The New Testament speaks frequently of angels (for example, angels giving messages to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds; angels ministering to Christ after his temptation in the wilderness, an angel visiting Christ in his agony, angels at the tomb of the risen Christ, the angels who liberate the Apostles Peter and Paul from prison); however, it uses the word “archangel” only twice: “When the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you'” (Jude 1:9 ); and “The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God” (1 Thessalonians 4:16 ). (Source is Wikipedia).
* In Christanity, whether in the Catholic or the Protestant Bible, the term “archangel” appears only twice: in Jude 1:9 , where it is applied to Michael, and in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 , where it is used generically or, according to Jehovah's Witnesses, of the Lord. (Source is Wikipedia).
* The Protestant Bible provides names for two angels: “Michael the archangel” and the angel Gabriel, who is called “the man Gabriel” in Daniel 9:21 . Protestants who reject the apocrypha view Michael as the sole archangel, since he is the only one explicitly described as such in the Bible in Jude 1:9 . Gabriel is never called an archangel in the Bible. (Source is Wikipedia).
* Seventh-day Adventists hold that “Michael” and “archangel” are just other titles for the Lord Jesus Christ, who is not a created being but the Eternal Word of God. (Source is Wikipedia).
* Jehovah's Witnesses believe that there is only one archangel (Michael), based on the literal meaning of the Greek word ἀρχάγγελος: “chief angel”. They also believe that the definite article at Jude 9 (“Michael the archangel”) means there is only one archangel. Citing 1 Thessalonians 4:16 , where Jesus is described as descending “with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet”, they conclude that Michael is another name for Jesus in heaven. (Source is Wikipedia).
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* Individual angels (From Wikipedia…and I've yet to confirm this is all in the Protestant Bible.)
One of Melozzo's musician (seraphim) angels from the Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, now in the sacristy of St. Peter's Basilica
Michael (translation: who is like God?), performs acts of justice and power
Gabriel (translation: the strength of God), performs God's kindness
Raphael (translation: God Heals), God's healing force
Uriel (translation: God is my light), leads us to destiny
Samael (translation: the severity of God), angel of death—see also Malach HaMavet (translation: the angel of death)
Sandalphon (translation: bringing together), battles Samael and brings humankind together
Camael/Chamuel (translation: one who seeks God), expelled Adam from the Garden of Eden and punishes those who transgress against God
Sataniel/Satan (translation: the adversary),[21] tempts humans, serves as an adversary, and brings people's sins before them in the heavenly court
Metatron (translation is disputed, may mean “keeper of the watch”, “guardian”, or “he who sits behind the throne of Heaven”), God's heavenly scribe recording the deeds of all that is
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* Kinds of angels (From Wikipedia…and I've yet to confirm this is all in the Protestant Bible.)
Malachim (translation: messengers), general word for angel
Seraphim (translation: the burning ones), sing and praise God
Cherubim (translation: great, mighty), the Chariot of the Lord
Ophanim (translation: arbiters), Guardians of the Throne of God
Chayot HaKodesh (translation: living beings): Ezekiel describes the “living beings” as having the shape of a man, with four faces (man, lion, bull and eagle) and four wings; “They glowed like burning coals, had calf's feet that sparkled like brass, and traveled like lightning.” (Geneva Bible). The “wheels”, Hebrew ophanim, are also translated as angelic beings in later literature.
Destroying angel, Angel of the Lord

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