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Secular View of Prayer

Our Daily Bread, December 21, 1994

The 1993 Christmas issue of Newsweek magazine carried an article on angels, a rather surprising topic to find in a secular publication. As might be expected, though, many points were in conflict with Scripture.

For instance, Professor Robert Ellswood, a specialist in unorthodox religions, made this assertion: "With angels around, people feel they don't have to bother an Almighty God in order to get help."

And Andre D'Angelo, a minister in Carmel, California, suggested that God is like the CEO of a large corporation, and "an angel is like a good executive secretary."

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