There’s a vast difference between explaining the Bible and trying to explain it away! Today’s devotional gives you a great instance of that difference. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 7:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves
“Some of the eminent doctors, in Rowland Hill’s day, said that there were no such beings as angels, that they were only Oriental metaphors. ‘Very well,’ said Rowland Hill, ‘then it was a company of Oriental metaphors that sang at the birth of Christ, “Glory to God in the highest.” Angels are Oriental metaphors; then it was an Oriental metaphor that slew 185,000 of Sennacherib’s army in a single night. Angels are Oriental metaphors; then it was an Oriental metaphor that appeared to Peter in prison, that knocked off his chains, and led him through the streets. Truly,’ said he, “these Oriental metaphors are wonderful things.’”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 52]