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|played by this Son of Man whose prerogatives do not seem to be very different |
than those of an angel: he acts on the orders of an angel, and to ... This fact
raises a real difficulty, and yet we should not have too rapid a recourse to drastic
solutions3. We know, in fact, that the Messianic title "Son of Man" does not have
the same undertones in the book of Revelation as in ... 15 Another angel We
should not conclude from this phrase that the Son of Man is considered to be an
angel, for we ...
|What he wrote, he wrote like a man whose whole life was spent, as he tells us |
himself, "in lecturing and disputing. ... If it were so, S. Paul could not have said
that Satan transforms himself into an angel of light, if the angel of light did not ...
|Saint Thomas Aquinas. (Rom. 10:17). Yet man does not know for certain thereby |
that he has grace; but he does know that the faith, which he has received, is true.
... Objection 1: It would seem that the Annunciation should not have been made
by an angel to our Blessed Lady. ... if in this matter it behooved the common order
to be observed, by which Divine things are announced to men by angels; in like ...
|Also, Brothers, it can be said that if Wisdom ascended into the heart of John it did |
so insofar as John was not a man. What does this mean: He was not a man?
Insofar as he began to be an angel, because all the saints are angels insofar as
they are messengers of God. What in fact does the ... for being men? Listen to the
Psalm: "I have said: You are gods, and sons of the Most High, all of you" (Ps 81:6)
|From the traditionary notion of such interpositions of good spirits in favour of men, |
the Gentiles derived one part of their ... Then the angel made this prayer: O Lord
of hosts, how long will thou not have mercy on Jerusalem, and on the cities of
Juda, with which thou hast been angry? ... If the good angels pray for us, and
often present our supplications to God, in order to strengthen them by their own
|St. Thomas Aquinas ... Objection 1: It would seem that the Annunciation should |
not have been made by an angel to our Blessed Lady. ... Obj. 2: Further, if in this
matter it behooved the common order to be observed, by which Divine things are
announced to men by angels; in like manner Divine things are announced to a ...
|Saint Luke begins his Gospel by saying how he wrote it and why: “Many have |
taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have ... “Those
words in which you have been instructed”—we do not know what instruction in
the Faith Theophilus or any other convert received. ... But what was the teaching
a man received on entering the Church, the standard equipment of the new
Christian? ... An angel was well enough as ornament, fancy scrollwork in the
margin as it were.
|It would seem that the angel did not possess beatitude instantly after one act of |
merit. For it is more difficult for a man to do well than for an angel. But man is not
rewarded ... angel would have to pass through many stages of merit in order to
reach beatitude. On the contrary, Man's soul and an angel are ordained alike for
beatitude : consequently equality with angels is promised to the saints. Now the
|For it is the same thing to know his will either from his own, from an angel's, or |
from a man's mouth.” St. ... St. Austin says, that God intimated all this to us, in the
order he observed in converting Cornelius the Centurion. ... to do it."
Notwithstanding, God would have him make his address to Peter. He would not
undertake it himself, nor commission an angel to do it, but commits him to man's
care; thereby to ...
|And neither do the cherubim, departing from their own nature, assume the form of |
angels; nor, again, do angels assume the form of the others. For they cannot be
anything but what they are and have been made. Moreover, man also having
been appointed by the original order of things to inhabit the world, and to rule
over all that is in it, when he is immortal, ... For Christ at His coming did not
proclaim that the human nature should, when it is immortal, be remoulded or
transformed into ...