angel of light


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angel of light

false apostles are like Satan in masquerade. [N.T.: II Corinthians 11:14]
See: Deceit
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But imagination has the wings of an angel of light and travels safely through or over the seas where we have been almost shipwrecked, the darkness in which our illusions are lost, the precipice whence our happiness has been hurled and swallowed up.
All Meryton seemed striving to blacken the man who, but three months before, had been almost an angel of light. He was declared to be in debt to every tradesman in the place, and his intrigues all honoured with the title of seduction, had been extended into every tradesman's family.
It was like turning from some purgatorial fiend to an angel of light, come to announce that the season of torment was past.
What does the angel of light or the angel of darkness say to that mind, at once implacable and generous?
``Thou hast spoken well, damsel,'' said the Grand Master; ``but well know we who can array himself like an angel of light. It remains but to name a fitting place of combat, and, if it so hap, also of execution.
It is no devil, I assure you; or if it be, it has put on the robes of an angel of light. I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart."
If ever a man came as an angel of light, that man was Francis Blake.
Why, if I were an angel of light, and as innocent before you as a babe, you would still loathe me if you believed that SHE loved me, instead of loving yourself.
No wonder that Amy Foster appeared to his eyes with the aureole of an angel of light. The girl had not been able to sleep for thinking of the poor man, and in the morning, before the Smiths were up, she slipped out across the back yard.
One year he came up with an Angel of Light which lit up from inside when people approached it.
What I cannot share with Mr Riley is his apparent view of the late Ian Smith as some kind of angel of light as he and his group pursued their disastrous way based on the false conviction that (to quote) 'there will never be black majority rule...' The RAF hero figure had one great flaw shared with many who have tried to hang on to power for themselves and their group - he failed to understand that historical forces cannot be held back and that in the end all attempts to hold in subjection one group by another - and that was what white Rhodesians by and large aimed to do -must fail.
There is nothing astonishing in this; even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. It is nothing extraordinary, then, when his servants disguise themselves as the servants of uprightness.