Welcome Chaz Funderburg, author of today’s guest post, as he introduces his new novel, Evie: An Angel’s Redemption.
Can angels find salvation?
This was the hypothetical question I asked myself before I started my first book, Evie: An Angel’s Redemption.” Although there is no precedent for this, I do know there are two distinct types of Angels: those that have always faithfully served God, and those who, like Lucifer, the original Light Bearer, who became self-absorbed, and was tossed out of Heaven, along with a third of the angels:
“His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth.” This passage is often interpreted to mean Satan and a third of angels were removed from heaven to earth. Revelation 12:4
And, apparently, angels are not exempt from judgement:
God places no trust in his servants, […] he charges his angels with error… Job 4:18
I took the idea for this book from First Peter 1:10-12:
Regarding this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace [of God] that was intended for you, searched carefully and inquired [about this future way of salvation], seeking to find out what person or what time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories [destined] to follow. It was revealed to them that their services [their prophecies regarding grace] were not [meant] for themselves and their time, but for you, in these things [the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus Christ] which have now been told to you by those who preached the gospel to you by the [power of the] Holy Spirit [who was] sent from heaven. Into these things even the angels long to look.
In this book Ever Vigilant, and mighty warrior angel, just below Michael the archangel in rank and duty, finds herself wondering about salvation, and gets sent to Earth as a human, to learn what really must happen in order to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
One things that gets in her way throughout the book is her pride: she feels that she has always been in the presence of the Trinity, so why should she need to repent to regain her relationship with them? A long and painful journey into awareness of living in corrupt flesh ensues. She finds that she is just as sucseptible to the corruptness of the flesh as her other human friends and family; she begins an relationship with her adopted sister ‘s boyfriend, who is really taking up with her on the rebound. She finds that he still loves his old girlfriend, Grace. When she realizes this, and that she truly loves her friend Carlo, her eyes are opened to the truth. The Holy Spirt, whom I name Lady Ruache Ha-Ko’desh El, The Holy Spirit of God, then reveals to her that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
I admit I used Literary License, and made a story that is not necessarily based upon Biblical truth, although a lot of Biblical truth is in it. I found, as I wrote it, that when an angel sees life from a human perspective, that angel’s outlook greatly changes.
Therefore, I leave it to you, the reader, to come to your own conclusions. This is a work of fiction, for the entertainment of the reader, and is not to support the idea of angelic redemption.
Feel free to visit Evie, now available on Amazon.