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Was it a miracle?

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#1 by Jennifer Allsbrook
» 05 Apr 2017, 16:28

In the final battle against Belphegor, Haatim faced off with the demon and no matter what the demon flung at him, Haatim was protected. Would you consider this miraculous, divine intervention, or an example of the "shield of faith" that is described as part of the armor of God? Also, what do you think Abigail meant when she mentioned that Haatim was exhausted after the encounter due to his "Channeling"?
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#2 by Donnavila Marie01
» 05 Apr 2017, 21:17

What a tough question. I actually consider both. It is a shield of faith and at the same time, Divine intervention. In the teachings of Roman Catholicism, it teaches the faithfuls to ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#3 by Vermont Reviews
» 06 Apr 2017, 01:24

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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#4 by James Craft
» 06 Apr 2017, 07:25

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:In the final battle against Belphegor, Haatim faced off with the demon and no matter what the demon flung at him, Haatim was protected. Would you consider this miraculous, divine intervention, or an example of the "shield of faith" that is described as part of the armor of God? Also, what do you think Abigail meant when she mentioned that Haatim was exhausted after the encounter due to his "Channeling"?


I love the idea of shield of faith! He was able to walk through danger without getting harmed because he started to believe again, and the idea that his faith was rewarded is cool.
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#5 by kandscreeley
» 06 Apr 2017, 08:16

Personally (and I could be wrong) I thought that somehow Haatim was channeling Arthur. That doesn't make a lot of sense, but that is the first thought that came to my mind.
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#6 by hsimone
» 06 Apr 2017, 09:49

I thought "channeling" meant Haatim channeling God, or the faith of God, in order to ward off the demon. I would consider the protection as a sort of "shield of faith". Since he was calling out various gods, I believe their combined power protected him from the demon - almost like a shield.
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#7 by James Craft
» 07 Apr 2017, 09:45

kandscreeley wrote:Personally (and I could be wrong) I thought that somehow Haatim was channeling Arthur. That doesn't make a lot of sense, but that is the first thought that came to my mind.


That is really interesting...

I saw it as channeling God through Faith, but I wonder if Arthur is going to make a reappearance at some point.
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Post Number:#8 by Gingerbo0ks
» 09 Apr 2017, 11:46

hsimone wrote:I thought "channeling" meant Haatim channeling God, or the faith of God, in order to ward off the demon. I would consider the protection as a sort of "shield of faith". Since he was calling out various gods, I believe their combined power protected him from the demon - almost like a shield.


I agree, that's what went through my mind. I also thought that not everyone is able to channel this way and Haatim is kind of unique with this. It is hinted throughout the book that is very important for him to not lose his faith. Making me think that without his faith, he would not have been protected this way.
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Post Number:#9 by Chitopogi
» 14 Apr 2017, 01:40

Yes this can be considered a miracle! A divine intervention and a Shield of Faith. When God is with you who can be against you?
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Post Number:#10 by Aldonsa
» 14 Apr 2017, 05:35

I consider Haatim’s encounter with Belphegor a divine intervention, no else. Belphegor is one of the hell Princes, an ancient god, it is impossible for an ordinary man to banish such strong demon. Why Divine decided to help Haatim and didn’t help Abigail and others is beyond my understanding. :?
I think that exhaustion from “Channeling” means that in the battle Haatim was like conductor of supernatural energy.
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Post Number:#11 by Gingerbo0ks
» 14 Apr 2017, 05:55

Divine intervention. That was the phrase I was looking for. Maybe there is a reason for this that is explained in the sequel?
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Post Number:#12 by Amagine
» 17 Apr 2017, 16:10

Vermont Reviews wrote:Utilizing the power of God within each of us is faith in action
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Agreed! It wasn't a miracle. It was God giving him the power to fight. He was also protected by the higher power.
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Re: Was it a miracle?

Post Number:#13 by cherryalakei
» 28 Apr 2017, 13:25

I thought the "channeling" Abigail mentioned was referencing to the channeling of angels, which in my mind is the exact opposite of Belphegor's possession of Bret. I didn't read it as a miracle per se, more as a form of divine intervention using Haatim as a vessel to dispel the demon.
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