The Angelic Realm: Why Lucifer Can’t be Forgiven But Man Can I

Filmed on Archangels Feast Day September 29

Pure intellect, no sensory input

Man projects onto other things, anthropomorphize animals and so to angels

How God structures hierarchy of beings for good of all

Definition of angel[1] = a spiritual, personal, and immortal creature, with intelligence and free will, who glorifies God without ceasing and who serve God as a messenger of his saving plan, surpassing in perfection all visible creatures.

#329 St. Augustine says, “Angel is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is spirit; if you seek the name of their office, it is angel: from what they are, ‘spirit’ from what they do, ‘angel’.

contra to One God 3 divine Persons,  man spirit and body, Hylomorphic, contra to Christ hypostatic union divine and human natures and animals have no spirit but only physical bodies. Soul for an animal is the life force proper to living biological beings. What is a soul? The Greeks used the word psyche for soul, and the Romans called it the anima. Aristotle also referred to the “soul” as the life-principle of any living thing. For him, plants have “nutritive souls,” animals have “sensitive souls,” and humans have “rational souls.”[2]

Belief in angels is a truth of the faith. Unlike 5 Proofs Existence of God.

Jewish divine relationship Moses

Greeks engagement with natural world, what sense capable of telling them, Aristotle closely to divine relationship, great synthesis of Paul & Augustine form both natural & divine relationship

Fusion of truth discussed by Augustine, fit together beautiful, Faith & Reason, complementarity

[1] Catechism of the Catholic Church 2nd edition #329-331

[2] Taylor Marshall, Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages, pg 32