Living creatures

"As represented by Ezekiel (1-10) and John (Rev. 4, etc.), are" the cherubim. They are distinguished from angels (Rev. 15:7); "they join the elders in the "new song" (5:8, 9); they warn of" "danger from divine justice (Isa. 6:3-5), and deliver the" "commission to those who execute it (Ezek. 10:2, 7); they" associate with the elders in their sympathy with the hundred and "forty-four thousand who sing the new song (Rev. 14:3), and with" the Church in the overthrow of her enemies (19:4). "They are supposed to represent mercy, as distinguished from "justice, mercy in its various instrumentalities, and especially" "as connected with the throne of God, the "throne of grace."

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Related Bible Dictionary Terms:
Doleful creatures