In Joshua 5:13-15, the leader of the Israelite army, Joshua, encountered what he at first believed to be a man outside the city of Jericho. He quickly realized that this was not a man, but an angel commanding an entire army of angels, sent by God to help conquer Jericho. This account, along with numerous others in the Bible, gives us much information concerning the role of angels in God's plan for mankind. Angels are God's ministers for good, sent to help man overcome the evil schemes devised by Satan and his ministers.
Curtis L. Carr was born in Beaumont Texas. He was raised in a Christian family that placed a high value on becoming a good Bible student at an early age. He was fortunate to have had the opportunity to sit at the feet of several outstanding Bible teachers. It was instilled in him the importance of maintaining neutrality when studying the Bible in order to get at the true meaning and not allowing any previously held opinions to cause bias in the study. One of his favorite Bible passages is: Acts 17: 11 "These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so."