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Originally posted by Nakash
Hey guys- Hell (Gahenna/the abyss) is a Biblical doctrine. There's no debate on that question. Satan is also a servant of God, though he best performs his job being an unwilling one (Ever heard the phrase "God works in mysterious ways"?). Example of Satan's "Good" work:
-Punishing Job so he could give us a lesson on not abandoning the faith foolishly and charging God (like many people here do).
-Creating dissent against the Israeli state in ancient times within Babylon,Tyre, and other neighboring areas so our spiritual ancestors would not forsake the law and the prophets to foreign Gods (by creating two blocs of people- those for and against Adonai, much like today's pc "Xtians" and those who do not fear keeping Jesus's Christs words to the last tittle even if it makes them unpopular)
-Having our Lord crucified so we could have atoned souls (yes- nothing like using your foe to do an important task unwittingly. God's poetic justice no ?)
Originally posted by babiixxpimpette
It definetly will not be bush, because the anti-christ is the ony one coming to kill us all. Well that is if you will die for your religion and will not accept the mark of the beast. Here are the signs of the anti-christ i was reading in the bible, then if you see this man you know its our tribulaton period
He will rule most of the worl and be head of the united nations
he will make one currency for the whole world
he will try to make an organization to stop world hunger but everyone will know it will fail
He will be super rich, billionaire rich, moved into a country he doesnt belong to
Its not bush because bush is not rich enoug and doesnt have enough time to fulfill these prophecies to be the anti-christ
Originally posted by Fromabove
I think that when a new world religion finally happens, all the faithful Christians of the world will have to decide to belong to it or not. Those who do not will be seen as trouble makers and intolerant. The New World Order will accept this new religion as a tool for the puposes of uniting all nations. To bring it to fulfillment a sweet talking nice looking intelligent figure will seduce both into accepting his rule as the salvation of the world. Then shall the end come, and the persecution.
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 end
[edit on 12-1-2006 by madnessinmysoul]