Saturday, March 19, 2011

Azrael's Ascension To Heaven

 
When I was young I heard a story,
of a soul God sent to Purgatory!
So terrible was his sin,
it could never be forgiven!
Forbidden from ever entering Heaven,
he was condemned to Purgatory and forsaken!
After watching Azrael suffer many years,
God's Angels were brought to tears!
They begged God to set his soul free,
so in Heaven he could be!
But ignored by God their request,
they took upon themselves a quest!
They went down into Purgatory,
and lifted his soul to Heaven in glory!
When God asked them why they did this,
they said he had suffered enough in Abyss!
God combined all the Angels’ innocence,
and they outweighed all Azrael’s sins!
Finally God said he agreed,
and Azrael’s soul would remain free!
God declared all Azrael’s sins forgiven,
and welcomed him into Heaven!
I was told this story by a Catholic Nun,
and now I tell it to you everyone!
Duke Sherman 

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this, I started to look it up after I heard it on a show I watch called Fringe S3 Ep 17 - what you posted was exactly what I was looking for. Take care
    if you haven't ever watched fringe here is a link if your curious it's great for the curious mind.
    http://www.letmewatchthis.ch/tv-5154-Fringe

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  2. hahaahha Christina F, im actually watching that Fringe episode right now and i also came to google to find out about the story of Azreal.. this helped a lot (:

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  3. I'm watching that episode as well, but I'm curious as to what the full text of the story of Azrael's ascension might be.
    Its especially interesting becuase Azrael wasn't a person but one of the nephilim, a group of angels which were given the task of observing humanity but not interfering. These angels rebelled against Gods wishes and descended to earth and comitted all manner of naughtiness, the worst of which -according to the apocryphal Book of Enoch- was teaching mankind 'secrets of heaven' which man was not meant to know. The rebellious angels were eventually hunted and Azrael himself was buried alive -if memory serves- beneath a mountain.

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  4. http://www.amadan.org/Innomine/Azrael.htm

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  5. We must be careful when these types of stories come up. I love Fringe but they got this one wrong. On the show and in this story they say a nun was the souce. I can tell you it was not a Catholic nun.

    Lets break it down:

    So he was sent to purgatory forever ..

    Not what we know about that place we believe purgatory is temporal with heaven its final point right?

    We see all the Angels pulling him out of purgatory (without Gods knowledge or permission).

    Not possible as we know angels are profoundly obedient to God and would never do that.

    Then we see that he has sinned so bad he has unforgivable sin...

    Doesn't make sense because the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit not to mention that purgatory is a place to purge out sin not somewhere sin remains on you

    Finally, he weighed the good angels against his sins ...

    God has no need to measure our sins against the goodness of angels because His great mercy far exceeds anything man or angels do and His forgiving power would be more than enough. But if this story is depicting someone in hell then we all know no matter how much angels goodness would amount to it would never remove someone who put themselves in there and as scripture teaches us there's no getting out...period!

    Its a matter of studying Catholic Apologetics. God bless

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  6. Wow! I'm just watching that episode of Fringe right now and decided to google the ascension of Azreal.

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  7. lol watching fringe and saw this as well. I always google the stuff they talk about on fringe..ITS SO INTERESTING..thats why I love the show :P
    NINA SHARP IS THE BEST :D

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  8. I'm watching the same fringe episode. I also heard the story about the Angel Azrael from the Epic of Enoch. I think this is a man though. I may not know much about Catholic Apologetics, but I couldn't say such a story isn't possible. Granted angels are obedient to God, they still are presented with a choice. Whether to follow God or not. It could be that since the angels brought him to heaven that he could stay because his sins became their sins vicariously, because they brought him to heaven. That way their goodness could be weighted against his sins.

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  9. Wow, thats interesting i'm from watching fringe too! So only people who actually watch the show have posted something

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  10. Yep saw it on fringe too, downloaded the episodes. And like all in here, fringers.;o)
    But many movies contain information like this, but mostly they get it wrong, but atleast you get set on the track. they call it Jinns when it are dybbuks en vice versa etc. )O+->

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  11. COME on guys, READ your BIBLES, you all have them...

    Colossians 2:8-9, 18-19 ESV

    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

    anybody remember John 3:16 ??? Don't waste your time learning theology from sci-fi

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