posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:51 PM
I am not really well-acquainted with the Bible, but I picked one up today and read revelations, since it has been mentioned here recently so much.
I'm not sure HOW to read a Bible, whether I should take it literally (dragons?) or symbolically.
My questions are:
Why don't people try and identify the locations of the angels? They seem more important than the four horsemen, but I never had heard of them
It also sounded like it mentioned sunflares at one point, is that right?
I understand that the dragon with the 7 heads and 10 horns is the devil, right? But then the 10 horns turned into men... can somebody explain that
Why are the horsemen focused on more than other parts of the book?
Also, it said Jerusalem would be divided in three.
It also said that there would be all these plagues and catastrophes within days of each other- are these supposed to be literal days or figurative
And back to the horsemen again, they rode weird mutated horses, right? What do the horses symbolize?
And does Babylon maybe signify America? The world? The middle east? I don't really understand.
If you could clear this stuff up, I would appreciate it, as I have never studied the Bible myself. I wasn't sure if this went in Conspiracies in
Religions or Faith/Spirituality, but since I'm kind of alluding to the posts where all this is supposedly going on right now, I figured I'd post it
The version I read was the Revised Standard Version... 1952 copy.
[edit on 1/15/2009 by ravenshadow13]