posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 09:29 PM
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
the antichrist is merely a symbol of the roman emperor. someone who speaks of doing good work, rules over all tribes and all nation and all languages,
and is considered by many to be a living god (or at least proclaims it themselves.) this is the very image of the roman emperor.
to early christians it would seem that the roman empire encompassed the whole world, and was unstoppable. it stood for most of what christianity was
against. it seemed unstoppable, undefeatable. the message in revelations was that this unstoppable empire will crumble, and the oppression would
[edit on 12-1-2006 by madnessinmysoul]
This claim, of past (already happened) tense, is one of the deception that steers people from understanding and giving weight to The Bible.
It is not a book written in, for and about the Middle East, during one short period of history, but about THE WHOLE WORLD in ALL TIME.
Line apon line, precept upon precept, command upon command, from the 'beginning' to the 'end'.
No family, race or position of mans 'trainning', is excluded, but written for the 'faithfull' 'heart and mind' to find.
Infact when you come out of that middle eastern mindset and remember that genesis starts with the super-continant (before it split into the current
continants) and that there are a number of mentions of, The Book and "knowledge", being lost and found on a number of occations, it's near
impossible to read as a middle eastern, one time line, story again.
The Bible is full of 'shadows' of events and meanings, for anyone, at anytime, to pick up and find true and relevant answers, 'others' would
rather be concealed.