5. Origin of the angels

  1. Angels and devils

        God has created the things we see and many others which are invisible to our eyes. As example, the angels exists but we can't see them. They are more perfect beings than us because they are spirits, with a great intelligence, memory and will. They haven't got a body.

       The angels were created by God to give glory: they praise Him, obey Him and stay with Him in the Heaven.

       Some of these spirits rebealed against God. Commanded by Lucifer they did't want to serve God. The rest of the angels stood at God's side, and commanded by the Archangel Michael said “Who is like God?” Then started a battle in the Heaven and Saint Michael and the good angels won. The evil spirits, along with Lucifer, were condemned to Hell because they dissobeyed God and sin against God.

       Since then, the demons hate God and everybody who loves God and His works. Their only objective is to induce men to commit sin. This is called temptation. For example, they try that a boy lies, or steal something, or dissobey his parents. Temptation itself is not a sin, but if we do what the devil suggests, then that is a sin.

  A. There are 5 true and 3 false sentences. Choose the correct ones.

  God has created the things we can't see.

  The angels exists and we see them.

  Angels are more perfect than men.

  Evil spirits have a body.

  Michael said: “Who is like God?”

  Lucifer didn't want to serve God

  The demon hates God and everybody who loves Him.

  Temptation is always a sin.





  2. The angel of guidance

      In the Old Testament we can find the story of young Toby, who went to a dangerous travel. To protect and guide him back to home, God sent the archangel Gabriel, who was his travel companion.

       We are also in a way to Heaven, and a lot of dangers for our soul and our body can be founded in that way. But God gives a faithful companion to guide us while we are on earth: it is the angel of guidance or guardian angel.

       The angel of guidance is a good friend who protects us night and day and invite us to do the right thing. We can ask him for help when we are in some trouble. We can say: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.

  B. There are 5 true and 2 false sentences. Choose the numbers of the correct ones.

 The elder Toby went to a travel

 He was accompanied by the archangel Raphael

 The travel was long and dangerous

 We have at our side the guardian angel

 The angel of guidance protects us only during a day

 We can ask him for help

 He can help us when we are in trouble

  3. Questions from the catechism

1. Who were the angels? The angels are pure spirits, without body, with knowledge and will.

2. Why God has created the angels? God has created the angels to give glory to him, to obbey him and to be happy in Heaven.

3. Who is the angel of guidance? The angel of guidance is the one God gives to each one of us to protect and guide us to Heaven.

4. Who were the demons? The demons are angels who rebealed against God and were condemned to Hell.

5. What the demons do? The demons hate God and try to induce men to commit sin to keep them from Heaven.

  C. Write the letter of the correct answer. The answers are below.

 QUESTIONS

 ANSWERS

 1. Who were the angels?

 2. Why God created the angels?

 3. Who is the angel of guidance?

 4. Who were the demons?

 5. What the demons do?


 ANSWERS
 A  To give glory to him, to obbey him and to be happy in Heaven.
 B  The angels who rebealed against God and were condemned to Hell.
 C  Pure spirits, without body, with knowledge and will.
 D  They hate God and try to induce men to commit sin to keep them from Heaven.
 E  He is the one God gives to each one of us to protect and guide us to Heaven.

  Intentions for a Christian life

   - To memorise the Guardian angel prayer and recite it in the morning. It can be founded in Prayers.

   - To fight against temptation, as we say in the Lord's prayer: “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”



 
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