I am in agreement that only the Lord gives authority to persons. also, concerning the authority you speak of, you say:

“All angels have this authority from the Lord.”

Does this ‘all’ include the fallen angels? Though we may call them demons, they are still ‘angels’ by way of their original creation by God.

The story of the fallen angel is a parable. Fallen angels have no authority because it was taken from them by the Lord until they suffer themselves out of their evils. Angels are not perfect. Angels were people who once lived on earth,died and became angels.They weren’t created angels from the beginning of creation, they became angels, by suffering themselves to follow the Lord, because the Lord is Divine Order. I haft to suffer myself every day, and must do so until the end of my life on earth, and so do all Christians, life continues after death, which means we suffer ourselves even after death forever.

In heaven children are taught to suffer themselves.

The innocence of childhood or of little children is not genuine innocence, for it is innocence not in internal, but only in external form. Nevertheless, one may learn from it what innocence is from them. For it shines forth from the faces of children and from some of their movements and from their earliest speech, and affects those about them. It can be seen that children have no internal thought, for they do not yet know what is good and what is evil, or what is true and what is false, of which such thought consists.

Consequently, they have no prudence from their proprium, no purpose or deliberation, thus no intention of an evil nature. They have no proprium acquired from love of self and the world. They do not attribute anything to themselves, regarding all as received from their parents. They are content with the few insignificant things presented to them, and delight in them. They have no anxiety about food and clothing, and none about the future. They do not look to the world and covet many things from it. They love their parents and nurses and their child companions with whom they play in innocence. They suffer themselves to be led, they give heed and obey.

Being in this state they receive all things with their life. Therefore, without knowing why, they acquire becoming manners, learn to talk, and have the beginning of memory and thought, their state of innocence serving as a medium whereby these things are received and implanted. But this innocence, as stated above, is external, because it belongs to the body alone, and not to the mind (mens);# for their minds are not yet formed, the mind being understanding and will, and thought and affection therefrom.

What do you means by parallel. I don’t understand.


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