Nowhere in scripture is the idea that mortals become angels upon death. Two mortals were physically taken up into Heaven by God in the Bible but then again, they didn’t die. The dead remain in limbo, sheol, whatever until Judgement when they go to Heaven or Hell (at least according to Revelation). I would imagine, judging from what I’ve read, that the number of angels is the same now as it ever was, minus the fallen.
For that matter, you say “chances are you’ll be drafted into their ranks.” What are the other chances? I don’t think I’ve heard of angels getting promoted, although some do share responsibilites in various choirs.
Finally, angel is derived from angelos, meaning “messenger”. This is the primary duty of the 9th Choir, to bring forth the word of God to his peoples in the form of warnings, praise, prophecy, or whatever else.
Were the things you said backed by something, or were they just errors? I’m honestly curious if there’s some other reputable source out there so blatently contridicting all the other information.
P.S. This post isn’t intended to promote or deny the actual existance of God, but rather discuss what is commonly thought of God’s divine host in an academic sense, be it as theology or mythology - take your pick.
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