RE: [asa] fall of Satan logic questions

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri May 01 2009 - 21:32:10 EDT

On Fri, 1 May 2009, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

> George said:
> "I want to be clear that this figure of the angel of the LORD is a literary device, a way of speaking of a manifestation of the God of Israel. It does not refer to a separate divine person, the "unfleshed Logos.""
> Just to be clear, George. When Bible commentaries say this could be the pre-incarnate Christ, you disagree, correct? If correct, do you think your opinion is counter to most theologians in evangelical Christianity? I've never heard your view before, but I've heard many times the view that it could be the pre-incarnate Christ (could be because of the circles I'm in).
> Saying it is "just a literary device" makes sense. The pagans around that time probably all thought the gods came down and mingled with man... like even in the Bible with the Angels coming down and having kids with the beautiful women of Earth.
> ...Bernie

It would be more accurate to say "in one interpretation of the Bible"
rather than "in the Bible". There are different views about the meaning of
sons of God, and I would think that all of them should be considered to be

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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