Volume 9 / Issue 3 | March 2022
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue:
A brief primer on angels ... The Trinity in salvation ... Cherubim and seraphim ... The Trinity and Scripture ... and more!
A brief primer on angels
The words "angel" and "angels" appear a combined 300 times in Scripture. The Hebrew word malak and the Greek term angelos normally are translated "angel" but essentially mean "messenger." We must keep this in mind as we study the angel of the LORD. When you see the word "angel" in Scripture, think messenger. More to the point, think of one who is sent.

The Trinity in salvation
In his book Reordering the Trinity, Rodrick Durst notes that there are 75 Trinitarian references in the New Testament. Many of these passages reveal the collaborative work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in securing our salvation. Let's look at just a few of these passages.

Cherubim and seraphim
In Scripture, we encounter two peculiar types of heavenly creatures who look nothing like angels. That's because cherubim and seraphim are never called angels in the Bible. They do not deliver messages or appear in human likeness. Yet cherubim and seraphim share certain features with one another and carry out the same function: to guard the presence of God.

The Trinity and Scripture
We know the Bible as the word of God. That means God is the source of Scripture, revealing truths we are incapable of knowing without divine help. In the Bible, God is revealed as one being in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. While these divine persons carry out distinct roles in creation and salvation, they are one in essence and unified in purpose.

Three markers of false teachers
In 2 Corinthians 11:4, the apostle Paul offers three markers that help identify the errant teachings of the so-called "super apostles" who have descended on the church in Corinth. These markers are still valid today, helping us distinguish between true teachers and false teachers.

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