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An Introduction to Revelation 17!

Harlot - Revelation 17b

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Many Biblical scholars interpret the great whore of the Apocalypse to be a corrupt religious system, and I agree with this interpretation! However, some of these same scholars also say this corrupt religious system must be the Vatican, or Papal Rome, the Roman Catholic Church. Certainly, this was the point of view of at least some of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. While any church can become corrupt, there is nothing keeping that same church from repenting and following the Lord. Nevertheless, the clear implication of the text is that the great whore must also be great Babylon of Revelation 16:19, whom the Lord judged, and is the same mentioned in Revelation 17:5. The text points to a corrupt religious system of the first century AD, not anything that arises later. Any attempt to make the great whore a corrupt religious system of the future, would be wrong and opposed to the simple reading of the text. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Cup of His Indignation

Big Dipper

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In chapter fifteen of the Apocalypse, John saw yet another heavenly sign. Remember, John at this point in the book is still measuring the Temple of God. That is, John was told to measure the actual building, but he was to cast out those who treaded down the holy city. The holy city in this context would be New Jerusalem, not the physical city that would be destroyed at the Lord’s coming. The holy city was the spiritual city, which would come out of heaven (viz. the Temple building) to the earth (viz. the outer courts of the Temple compound), as we find demonstrated in Revelation 21:1-2. A separation of sorts was being conducted in John’s task (Revelation 11:1-2; cp. Matthew 13:41-43; 24:31; 25:31-32), in that the saints were offered protection, while the wicked were set aside to be judged. In this is fulfilled the saying: what one sows, that shall he reap (Job 4:8; Galatians 6:7-8). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Sign of the Dragon

Zodiac-dragon

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In a previous study on Revelation 12 I mentioned the woman that John saw in the heavens, and showed that she represented Israel, giving birth to Jesus, according to the flesh (cf. Hebrews 7:14; Romans 1:3; Revelation 5:5; 22:16). Continuing in this study, John saw another wonder (G4952 – semeion) or sign in the heavens. It was a dragon, which in the context of the sign of the woman being Virgo, this second sign must be Draco the dragon constellation (Revelation 12:3) that appears in the sign Sagittarius. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Woman Who Brought Forth the Child

Virgo - woman

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So many of today’s commentaries interpret the woman in chapter twelve of the Apocalypse to be the Church, yet how did the church give birth to Jesus? Didn’t Jesus give birth to the church? Moreover, some seem to put the war that occurred in heaven long before God created mankind, and, while others accurately put it in the first century AD. Those who place the war before the creation of man offer credence to Milton’s Paradise Lost by saying this present conflict in heaven alludes to a rebellion of angels, something which the Bible never mentions. These critics have absolutely nothing, not one iota of proof, to show that such a battle occurred in heaven, long before God created men on the earth. Such stories are myths and belong in pagan mythology, not in God’s word. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Birth of Jesus

Birth of Jesus - 1

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There is no getting away from the fact that, if we are to believe Matthew’s account of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, men came looking for Jesus because of what they saw in the heavens. That is, they were astronomers / astrologers. In his book, The Star of Bethlehem, the late Dr. Ernest L. Martin tells us of a number of astronomical events that could have led the Magi  to conclude that the Messiah had been born on September 11, 3 BC. Jupiter could be understood by the Magi for the star pointed to in Matthew 2. It made a number of conjunction combinations with other planets and stars, some of them occurring only once in about 600 years, and this occurred over a period of a year in 3-2 BC. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2009 in Christmas, Religion

 

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