I’ve discovered an interesting book by Judith MacNutt. It’s called “Angels are for Real.” Recently, I saw her interview on a Christian television show. Her expansive knowledge of angels in the Bible and beautiful spirit drew me into the program. She’s also a psychotherapist, pretty cool, huh?
Anyway, no doubt, her book on angels is controversial at best. The book, “Angels Are for Real” is said to share how God uses these heavenly servants to protect and instruct us in our earthly journey.
Now, I’m very careful reading books on spiritual beings because the New Age doctrine has suckered plenty of naive Christians with their masked philosophies on angels and “friendly” spirits. In fact, their version of angels is usually those of the fallen variety. So be very careful.
An angel Litmus test…
On the other hand, God’s angelic beings:
1. Will always point toward Jesus.
2. Will never direct you to behave or act contrary to God’s Word.
3. Will never allow you to worship them. Remember, the angel forbade John to worship him?
4. Will act in congruence to their Biblical purposes (instruction (ex. Hagar), revealing (ex. Mary), protecting (think about Michael), etc.)
Also, I firmly believe the Bible interprets itself.
We must never interpret scripture based on popular opinion, our feelings, or our past experiences. The Bible is the Bible. It is the ultimate truth. Couldn’t care less what Shirley McClain thinks about angels (or how she spells her name) for that matter. God’s instruction is all that counts.
As long as MacNutt continues to use firm Biblical references, I’ll continue reading. So far, very interesting and enlightening.
Do you believe angels are active in your life? I’m talking about the angels in the Bible.
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