With so much talk of Globalism, impending wars in the Middle East, worldwide economic collapse, and perhaps even a global food shortage, one might well ask why take the time to think about angels, demons, and UFO's? Even for theologians, the subject tends to be pushed to the perimeters of daily life. Under the circumstances of the sociopolitical realities of the day, there certainly appears to be much more important issues to concern ourselves with. However, this was not always the case. For example, during the fourth century, when the violent armies of the Visigoths marched upon the Roman Empire, when civil order was collapsing and all manner of corruption had become common, when a regulated economy triggered double digit inflation- people were indeed turning their thoughts to the activities of angels, both good and fallen. At that crucial point in history they wanted to know one thing: Were angels ever transformed into flesh and blood beings in order to interact with humanity in ways never before imagined?
Though most of the debate is lost in the mists of time, we can reconstruct a few of its questions.
If angels ever did become fleshly beings that looked like ordinary men, what would they be like? How would you pick one out among your neighbors?
Would he be good and holy, an example of everything Jesus taught? Or would he be evil, one of the malevolent fallen angels?
Regarding the latter, our questioning gets a bit more delicate. If fallen angels lived on earth, as Scripture seems to indicate, wore the guise of humanity, could they not still be among us?
Given the state of affairs in the 21st century, where would we find them today?
Do they manipulate our government?
Are they behind some sciences, such as Eugenics and Transhumanism?
Are they connected to the UFO phenomena?
Who are they anyway?
Theologians of the 4th century had some of the answers, preserved in little-known scrolls. Fortunately for us, if we examine the writings of the early Church Fathers, what we discover is the amazing fact that they indeed knew something about the physical incarnation of angels, and that later in church history this very same knowledge was considered so strange, so threatening, that it was banned and declared heresy. The Church Fathers, back in the first few centuries after Christ and the Apostles, were exploring the origin of evil in the world. And with very few exceptions the majority of them agreed that evil was rooted in the activities of those angels who fell from heaven - the familiar scriptural account of Satan's rebellion against the God (Isa.14: 12-15) and the other rebellious angels who were cast out with him (Rev. 12:9). Oddly, when most Christians think of these beings they think of incorporeal, winged creatures, dark and shadowy demonic entities tempting humanity to commit acts of sin and blasphemy, implanting the seeds of evil in the minds of men. But certain key passages in Sacred Scripture and other sacred writings of the Ante-Nicene era told of one group of these fallen ones taking on very much physical forms.
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