It was also the belief of the Babylonians and Assyrians , as their monuments testify, for a figure of a guardian angel now in the British Museum once decorated an Assyrian palace, and might well serve for a modern representation; while Nabopolassar, father of Nebuchadnezzar the Great , says: "He Marduk sent a tutelary deity cherub of grace to go at my side; in everything that I did, he made my work to succeed.
In Genesis , angels not only act as the executors of God's wrath against the cities of the plain , but they deliver Lot from danger; in Exodus , an angel is the appointed leader of the host of Israel , and in , God says to Moses : "my angel shall go before thee.
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Psalm and Lastly, in Daniel 10 angels are entrusted with the care of particular districts; one is called "prince of the kingdom of the Persians ", and Michael is termed "one of the chief princes"; cf. Deuteronomy Septuagint ; and Ecclesiasticus Septuagint. This sums up the Old Testament doctrine on the point; it is clear that the Old Testament conceived of God's angels as His ministers who carried out his behests, and who were at times given special commissions, regarding men and mundane affairs.
There is no special teaching; the doctrine is rather taken for granted than expressly laid down; cf. But in the New Testament the doctrine is stated with greater precision. Angels are everywhere the intermediaries between God and man ; and Christ set a seal upon the Old Testament teaching: "See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
A twofold aspect of the doctrine is here put before us: even little children have guardian angels , and these same angels lose not the vision of God by the fact that they have a mission to fulfil on earth. Without dwelling on the various passages in the New Testament where the doctrine of guardian angels is suggested, it may suffice to mention the angel who succoured Christ in the garden , and the angel who delivered St.
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Peter from prison. Hebrews puts the doctrine in its clearest light: "Are they not all ministering spirits , sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation? Thomas teaches us Summa Theologica I that only the lowest orders of angels are sent to men , and consequently that they alone are our guardians, though Scotus and Durandus would rather say that any of the members of the angelic host may be sent to execute the Divine commands.
Not only the baptized , but every soul that cometh into the world receives a guardian spirit ; St. Basil , however Homily on Psalm 43 , and possibly St. Chrysostom Homily 3 on Colossians would hold that only Christians were so privileged. I ; and I Finally, they are not separated from us after death, but remain with us in heaven , not, however, to help us attain salvation , but "ad aliquam illustrationem" I, ad 3am. About this page APA citation. Pope, H.
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