Monday, June 10, 2013

Angel's Creation ex Nihilo

In my creation model, I have the angel's creation ex nihilo simultaneous to matter's creation ex nihilo. The abrupt arrival of the angels does not precede the abrupt arrival of matter or vice versa. Angels and matter suddenly appear from nothing simultaneously. The Lateran Council IV seems to suggest this when it says "simul ab initio temporis." Simul in this context suggests "at once" "all together", "at the same time" in short simultaneously:

Deus…creator omnium visibilium et invisibilium, spiritualium et corporalium: qui sua omnipotenti virtute simul ab initio temporis utramque de nihilo condidit creaturam, spiritualem et corporalem, angelicam videlicet et mundanam: ac deinde humanam, quasi communem ex spiritu et corpore constitutam. 
God…creator of all visible and invisible things, of the spiritual and of the corporal; who by His own omnipotent power at once from the beginning of time created each creature from nothing, spiritual and corporal, namely, angelic and mundane, and finally the human, constituted as it were, alike of the spirit and the body (D.428).

This Council teaching seems to suggest the idea that God created the angels and matter, suddenly, at once. It also seems to me that this is the most perfect thing to do. Which is more thorough? God creating angels first and then matter, or God creating all angels and all matter, suddenly, all at once? The only thing I see God having created prior to the angels and matter is Heaven. God creates His own discrete, discontinuous, detached sphere:  the God-sphere. This sphere called Heaven is detached from all subsequent creatures. God moves it wherever He wills.  

Trillions of angels suddenly appeared. Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich suggests they appear within their own spheres:

Below the globe of light arose concentric circles of radiant choirs of spirits, wondrously bright and strong and beautiful.

These spheres are abodes containing the angels and I assume there were nine. Nine spheres containing the nine choirs. But these angelic spheres are discrete from the God-sphere. The angels arrive stimulated by God in sanctifying grace. They arrive adopted sons of God in view of the merits won by Jesus on the Cross. The angels are pure spirits. They and their spheres were detached from matter. The angels are not wired into the web of atoms.

I know little of the history of the Angels.  There is this fact that God has not revealed to us everything which has happened from creation ex nihilo. There is an entire pre-history of angels and of matter.  All I can do is provide a basic speculative model.  

God taught the angels. They learned. They developed their own word concepts and communicated with one another. They prayed. They related with one another.  They were assigned tasks, for example some were given authority to guide matter, i.e. the network of atoms. Matter is unintelligent and imperfect. It calls for guidance. It is fitting that the angels be assigned the task of taking care of the network of atoms.  Some of the mysterious phenomenon of the universe is no doubt due to the guidance of angels.  Scientists will never be able to explain everything.  Thus angels provide the care needed to fulfill God's intentions for matter. 

The angels rejoiced when the Earth was formed (from Job):

{38:4} Where were you, when I set the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
{38:5} Who set its measurements, if you know, or who stretched a line over it?
{38:6} Upon what have its bases been grounded, and who set forth its cornerstone,
{38:7} when the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful noise?

The beginning of Earth is associated with the morning stars, that is the first completed stars. I think Earth is an elect star. The cornerstone of the Earth is that starting point from which it developed. This would be its formation and main sequence. Our current Earth developed in stages from a fusion sequence. The sons of God, that is the angels, understood that this star was elect and so rejoiced when it was made. God gave them to understand that He had great things planned for this astronomical object.

Sometime long after the Earth-star's formation a substantial number of angels severely sinned. At least in the tens of billions. And so a new sphere called Hell was created to detain the fallen angels. Yet not all were detained in Hell. God fit some of them into His plan for the Earth.

After some of the angels rebelled God wrought the main event recorded in Genesis One.

The Fall of the Angels did not directly affect matter. The angels are not connected to matter. And God could easily make provisions for their lack. Once the angels fell God detained them. They were not able to harm anything until Adam and Eve sinned, and then only the Earth in a manner always within God's control. Prior to Adam and Eve's sin God elected a single fallen angel to tempt Eve as a just test. This fallen angel was permitted to lie to Eve and she lost her life of grace thus Jesus called this angel a liar and a murderer from the beginning.

Once Adam and Eve sinned authority was transferred to this fallen angel and other fallen angels. They harm the Earth by means of this provisional authority transferred to them as a result of Adam and Eve's sin. Thus in the Promise it is said that the woman, that is Mary, will crush the head of the serpent, meaning the authority of the fallen angels.

The faithful angels were taken up into the God-sphere, but very many are assigned tasks on Earth to provide care for us.

{5:5} Ne dederis os tuum ut peccare facias carnem tuam: neque dicas coram Angelo: Non est Providentia: ne forte iratus Deus contra sermones tuos, dissipet cuncta opera manuum tuarum.
{5:5} You should not use your mouth so as to cause your flesh to sin. And you should not say, in the sight of an Angel, “There is no Providence.” For God, being angry at your words, may scatter all the works of your hands.

This is all I have to say about angels.

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