Sunday, 21 November 2010
Many Christians don't like to think about them - angels or demons. From what I understand it's because to acknowledge angels, means that they would have to acknowledge demons too. This strikes me as weird, because I think it's awesome that there are angels, and ok, maybe awesome isn't quite the right word to describe my feelings on demons, but I just remember that for every demon there are 2 angels, so they're less powerful and outnumbered. That seems pretty awesome to me.
I was talking to a few friends of mine, and apparently my views on this are challenging for them, not because they think I'm wrong, but because I'm so sure about it, and they haven't really thought about it at all. Upon reflection, they're like "well yeah, of course they exist, they're in the Bible" but for them to stop and consider what that means, scares them.
That also makes me wonder. I mean, yeah I'm scared of demons, but at the same time I'm not. I know that God has already decided what's going to happen to them, and that they don't really have a say in the matter - unfortunately for them.
Talking to my parents about it, they say that living in Asia has also made it very tangible for me. I can feel the demons when walking past various religious sites, I can feel their oppression and it used to terrify me. And then I realized that God is in control, and that every spiritual being already knows where they're going after the last battle.
What do you think about Angels and Demons? Have you really put any thought into it?