The Doctrine Of Angelology

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Introduction The study of the doctrine of Angelology, is a term used in Christian systematic theology. “The Hebrew word malak simply means “messenger”; it may refer to a human messenger (1 Kings 19:2) or a divine messenger (Gen. 28:12). The basic meaning of the word is ‘one who is sent.’” Wayne Grudem defines angels as, “Angels are created, spiritual beings with moral judgement and high intelligence, but without physical bodies.” Holy angels are messengers from God, while Satan “the god of this world” and demons are fallen angels. Theologians also have a separate study of Satan and demons, under the name demonology. Angels are mentioned approximately 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament. The existence of angels in the Bible are without a doubt present, there are different classifications of angels and they have a ministry. This journal critique will give a brief summary and critique of the journal article from the Bibliotheca Sacra, titled “Angelology” by theologian Lewis Sperry Chafer.

Brief Summary Lewis Sperry Chafer, was a dispensational theologian who in 1924 founded the Evangelical Theological College (renamed Dallas Theological Seminary in 1936). In the article titled Angelology, which is part of a broader series of articles of Systematic Theology on Angelology, Satanology, and Demonology. Chafer surveys the fundamental theology of Angelology. As stated by Chafer, the doctrine of the angels is separated into twelve general…

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