Christmas’ Angels of Light

For a few days now, I’ve had the thought in my mind that there was some­thing inher­ent­ly fishy with the use of angels as dec­o­ra­tions through­out Christ­mas. Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, these angels are lit or white/bright in col­or­ing. They are, in effect, angels of light. 

What they are not are angels of the Bible (i.e., nowhere are angels said to be fem­i­nine [they are uni­ver­sal­ly described in the mas­cu­line] nor are they said to have wings, etc.).

How­ev­er, the one time (one!) that “angel of light” is used in the the word of God, it refers direct­ly to Satan. He comes as an angel of light.

Why wor­ry about such a threat when every­one’s favorite hol­i­day is sug­ar-coat­ed in angels of light? If we can con­vince every­one that an angel of light is a fem­i­nine being with swan-like wings and a pas­sion for harp music, who’s going to be con­vinced that an angel of light might actu­al­ly deceive them.

Satan, that old ser­pent, is sub­til. He knows our weak­ness­es bet­ter than we could ever hope to. And he is a mas­ter­ful deceiv­er. Beware when a hol­i­day is decked round about with satan­ic angels! Beware when a wicked and per­verse gen­er­a­tion call evil good and good evil!






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Rick Beckman