Their invisible presence allows some to claim they don’t exist, are fairies, similar to their mocking God as some sort of “sky fairy”.
Our increasingly secular society both in the Americas as well as much of Europe wants to eradicate mention of Christianity.
Christian religion, not too long ago, Lenin’s Bolsheviks called the “opium of the people”!
According to one dictionary, an angel is a class of spiritual beings, who are a celestial attendant of God.
Urban legend or simply commercial expedience represents them a human in pure white clothing with large wings sprouting out of their back something akin to what New York commerce did with Saint Nicholas morphing into Santa Clause.
Angels are mentioned many times in the Bible and in particular in the New Testament as for example the following texts:
27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
10 For it is written:”He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully.
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’s body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
At the same time mention is also given of another type of angel:
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgement.
1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, stand firm in faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of suffering.
The devil, father of all lies, author of evil, is also a master magician skilled in vanishing from sight, disappearing from human minds.
The same crowd that thinks itself intelligent and more superior to Christian believers by denigrating God as “sky fairy” also think the devil is just pure imagination, doesn’t exist!
“Out of sight, out of mind”, they can’t see him (INVISIBLE) then he doesn’t exist..right!.. or does he hmm?
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”INVISIBLE”.