The reason God use Mesopotamian composite creatures to help and praise him was to show that the Jewish/Christian God must be very powerful to be able to get these formidable and devout celestial beings, or cherubim, to do his bidding.
Cherubim are Assyrian/Babylon fantastical six-winged creatures that are variously composed of part human, eagle, bull and lion parts. Cherubim are also associated with the sphinx, another great composite creature, thought to be powerful enough to be able to guard the Great Pyramids of Giza.
The above image shows two eagle-headed winged Cherubim guarding and tending to the tree of life, in one of the earliest representations of them from a Sumerian Seal. Such images served as the basis for the Bible’s Garden of Eden account.
God gives in depth descriptions of them and his dealings with them to try to confirm their existence and reality. “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.” (Ezek 28:13-15 NIV)
As these celestial composite creatures are pure fantasy, it explains why God seems to have no problem getting them to help him to do things, such as guarding the way to the tree of life and expelling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. “After sending them out, the Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” (Genesis 3:24 NLT)
Seraphim are described as being forever in God’s presence and praising him which means that God was using the imaginary Seraphim ceaseless devotion of Him to try to convince people that He must be the right God to worship. “Day and night without ceasing they sing: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.'”(Rev 4: 4–8)
Isaiah revealed detailed visions of them. “… I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the sanctuary. Above him stood the Seraphim; each had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.” The seraphim cry continually to each other, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty : the whole earth is full of His glory.” (Isaiah 6:1–3)
‘Seraphim’ is a variant spelling of ‘Cherubim’ and also of ‘Sarah’, the mother of the Jews, and ‘Asherah’, the name of the mother of God, as well as the tree of life. As ‘Sarah’ and ‘Asherah’ are cognate with ‘Seraphim’, it signifies that they were closely associated with each other. It signifies that the Seraphim are the totem symbol, or the guardian angels, of Asherah and Sarah and helps explains why Asherah (the Mother of God) and Sarah (the founding mother of the Jews), were so powerful and influential in early Jewish mythology.
‘Cherub’ is the singular of ‘Cherubim’ and ‘Seraph’ the singular of ‘Seraphim’. Christianity tries to make the cherubim seem less frightening and confronting by calling them ‘angels’, or representing them as little cute winged flying babies, or cherubs, that frequently appear in Christian artwork. Where ever angels are mentioned as appearing in the Bible, such as the two watching over Jesus’s tomb, it is also referring to these same eagle headed cherubim.
Even though seraphim are only ranked fifth out of ten in the Jewish angelic hierarchy, Christian tradition has placed seraphim as the highest rank in the Christian angelic hierarchy. This is undoubtedly to reward them for their fiery passion for doing God’s good work such as flying around the Throne of God all the time crying “holy, holy, holy”.(Isaiah 6:1-8)
The ‘Throne of God’ was another name for the ‘Ark of the Covenant’, ‘Throne of Atonement’ and ‘Mercy Seat’. To try and show how real and impressive God’s Throne must be, God gave Moses instructions to place two cherubim on top of the Arc of the Covenant, on which God would sit on. This would make it seem like God was actually riding these cherubim. “You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. (Exod 25:18-20 NIV)
It is worth noting that as God claims that He is so enthusiastically praised and helped by winged fantasy Mesopotamian creatures it means that the Jewish/Christian God must also be a fantasy Mesopotamian creature too. As the word ‘God’ is qualified and prefaced as ‘Lord God’ right through the Bible it means it is not referring to the supreme creator ‘God’, that Christianity claims that He is.
‘Lord God’ is a secondary and inferior title to that of ‘God’ as the word ‘Lord’ was a common title used by mere mortal men, teachers, politicians, healers, charlatans, leaders, rulers, European and Middle-Eastern demi-gods, minor-gods and Sons of God, etc. This means that the title ‘Lord God’, as used right through the Bible, is definitely not referring to the supreme creator, or creative force, of the universe.