I was young, of course, so I had no critical thinking skills then. My parents were very traditional, so going to church every Sunday and praying to the Virgin Mary were important. Today they're not that traditional anymore, but they still believe in the same god. They also believe that angels look like us because we were all made in god's image. However, every since I questioned those beliefs, I actually began to wonder whether those beliefs are even mentioned in the bible after all. It actually turns out that Satan did not fall from heaven nor that the messengers of god were really angels. I won't get into detail with these two, but I'll just focus on why the angels may not be humans after all.
In the book of Ezekiel, there is a mention of these cherubims in complete detail. Ezekiel describes these supernatural entities as what sounds like angels in a human form, except that each has a face of an animal: lion, ox, eagle, etc. Both of those cherubims have two wings touching each other like angels and are next to what seems to be like spherical flying wheels with lots of eyes.
He also mentions in Ezekiel 10:1 "Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne."
Interestingly, the fact that their wings touched is reminiscent to the description of the cherubim in the Most Holy Place in Solomon's temple. Also, if you read Genesis 3:24, god sent a cherubim to guard the garden of Eden with a flaming sword. This indicates that the cherubims and god co-existed since Genesis. It is possible that this cherubim mentioned in Genesis is connected to Ezekiel and the two golden cherubims artifact at the Most Holy Place in Solomon's temple.
Many people and churches illustrate god's angels as supernatural human beings with wings. Yet, the bible clearly says otherwise. The bible actually describes them as what seems to be like beasts in a human form and armed with supernatural weapons like the flaming sword.
Does this finally show that our common paradigm of angels having human characteristics only may be wrong? Just who exactly were these creatures and why did they and god appear to what seems to be like ancient alien technology? I may sound a little out of hand, but they also seem to have this possibility that they could just be aliens out of this world. Just saying.
Edited by Nightmaker47, 04 February 2014 - 06:15 AM.