Item description for The Truth about Angels: Angelic Encounters from a Biblical Perspective by Terry Law...
Overview Christians and non-Christians alike are encountering angelic beings more than ever, but what does Scripture say about the appearance of angels? In this revision of his eye-opening book, Law presents fascinating biblical truths about both God's angels and evil angels, while exposing false and dangerous teachings that use New Age techniques to contact these powerful beings.
Publishers Description Christians and non-Christians alike are encountering angelic beings more than ever, but what does Scripture say about the appearance of angels? In this revision of his eye-opening book, Terry Law presents fascinating biblical truths about both God's angels and evil angels, while exposing false and dangerous teachings that use New Age techniques to contact these powerful beings. Exploring many real-life stories of experiences with angels, Law believes there is an increase in angelic activity because the world is on the brink of the greatest revival and the most cataclysmic events in the history of mankind. "The Truth About Angels "will answer: - What are angels, and where did they come from? - Are angels appearing more frequently around the world? - Do you have a guardian angel? - Are angels involved in healings or the working of miracles? - How do angels and the Holy Spirit work together?
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.07" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Jun 28, 2006
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 159185959X ISBN13 9781591859598
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More About Terry Law
Terry Law is the founder and president of World Compassion. For more than thirty-seven years, he has traveled to countries that are normally closed to the Gospel to share the message of Jesus Christ and to support local churches and Christian relief programs. He was one of the first to go into the Soviet Union and other communist nations such as China, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, and Poland. Most recently, he has focused his ministry on Muslim nations, including Afghanistan and Iraq. World Compassion has delivered medicine and food to hospitals and families in Iraq since 2003.
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Best Angel study now in print Jul 24, 2008
Well written, well organized and well illustrated, the only thing this book lacks is a good index. There are so many good stories that it is hard to remember the chapter and context in which they were quoted. Biblical quotations are also generous, but an index would also make it easier to get quickly get his take on key passages.
More Speculation About Angel Jun 19, 2006
I thought a better title for this book would have been "More Speculation about Angels." Terry Law purports to lay out a full and correct view of angels, with only the Bible as the reference point. What I found him actually doing was what I have seen in so many other books on this elusive topic: he constructs a system to tie together various unrelated references to "messengers" in Old and New Testament passages.
He gives little attention to cultural or textual context, and seems to assume that any reference of any kind that was translated, or might be translated with the English word "angel" is a related reference within some consistent common metaphysic across all the centuries and writers. He uses the various references, many of which are only incidental or at best secondary to the point of a passage, to construct a system around some concept apparently derived from other assumptions and sources.
Law speculates pretty freely, building his system with liberal use of such words as probably, may be, appears to be, might have been, and so forth. One thing he and other writers of similar tone seem not even to realize is that there is no direct teaching on "angels." Jesus does not present a treatise to teach us about angels. Every time "angels" come up in the whole Bible, they are incidental or secondary. Angels are never subject, but angels may figure in the topic under discussion.
Law falls back on the common view of popular theology in the west, never seeming to really question what the various terms in biblical passages might be referring to, or whether the various passages represent the same concept. He lumps them all together under his assumed concept and definition.
I was tempted to classify this book as Science Fiction, as I would many books about the end-time in the premillennialism of Christian pop culture. But Law includes a respectable serious review of all passages in the Bible that deal with what might be considered angels. He also includes a brief historical summary of views in Western history.
It is also commendable that Law advises caution in considering some of the more modern sentimental, childish ideas of angels as our spirit-buddies, arising out of the New Age Movement. He also provides a respectable collection of testimonials on personal experiences related to angels. He superficially looks at these critically on the basis of a biblical view of angels.
But this evaluation, while informative, and drawing upon a wide range of writers, is flawed by his assumption that there is some clear, consistent objective concept of angels underlying the disparate, unrelated references in the Bible. He does not fully analyze the many biblical passages he references. Law attempts to line out the clear metaphysic of relationships, hierarchies and ranks of angels in the spirit world is where he sounds most like a Sci Fi writer, and where my patience grows thinnest.
He details distinctions between good and evil angels, with, of course, the angel called Satan at the top of the evil hierarchy. He takes phrases -- again from various writers in various periods of time and situations -- like principalities, realms, domains, kingdoms, powers, etc., and arranges them into ranks in a hierarchy he considers a chain-of-command authority structure of angels!
He further repeats the old misinterpretation drawn from popular medieval concepts and mistranslations to equate the term satan with the Latin word "lucifer," and the Greek word devil (diabolos), as though they all meant basically the same thing. There is no textual basis for claiming the Hebrew word, name or title translated in Latin as "Lucifer," in Isaiah 14:12, has anything to do with a concept of a leader of evil angels, as we find in popular western cultural philosophy.
This Latin word is a translation of the Greek word eosphoro, or phosphoro, used to translate the Hebrew words meaning Morning Star, Bright One, or Shining One, or Light Bearer (literal meaning of the Greek), referring to the arrogance and pride of Nebuchadnezzar.
He also declares that a similar passage in Ezekiel 28:12 is present the Garden of Eden. Other writers have also simplistically referenced this verse to claim support the story that Satan was thrown out of heaven. The major problem is that the Ezekiel passage specifically addresses the King of Tyre, just as the former one addresses Nebuchadnezzar.
This book is a good venture in entertaining light reading, as one more writers speculations on what might be behind our ideas about "angels." But don't consider it as a definitive resource for any serious study of the topic.
The Best "Angel Book" I've Read! Apr 21, 2000
The Truth About Angels is the best "angel book" I have read for many years! I have been familiar with the other "angel books" which so far are "New Age" in category. These "New Age" angel books deceive most Christians into believing exaggerated lies and unbelievable stories which directly contradict the teaching of Scriptures and of the Church. "The Truth About Angels" is solidly based on Scriptural teaching, and has cleared away most false information about the nature of angels, their purpose, activity and mission here on earth. I like the topic Terry Law wrote about the role of angels in the area of Praise and Worship. Though I am a Catholic, and may have some different views on certain explanations made by the author, nevertheless this book has tremendously helped me in putting back into the right perspective the role and mission of angels in our lives. I highly recommend this book!