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Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
So come on all you brilliant minds!
~~~~Answer this question to the satisfaction of the entire human race~~~~~
(come on we R waiting 2 know)
Originally posted by ZeroDeep
The Anti-Christ could be good and pious, but chose not to follow Christ and for this be killed ?
Originally posted by curiousitysee Revelation 13: 1...a beast (which) rise(s) up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. This beast receives a wound in one of its heads, or at least verse 3 says "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. "
"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? "
The dragon, a strongly proven Biblical symbol of the devil (see Rev 12:9 & 20:2), has "...given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
the verse above states clearly, imo, that the beast "is given power through war to "overcome them", the saints (or Christians), plus he is able to "blaspheme" those that dwell in heaven, but make war against the saints, overcoming them,
A similar saying is found in Daniel 7:25 where it says "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."
Some say the "time and times and the dividing of time" adds up to the 42 months the beast is in power on earth in Rev 13:5, and that THEN the Rapture happens, 3 1/2 years into the Great Tribulation Jesus foretold in Matt 24:21 and which Rev 7:14 says this about "......These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
Daniel 7:4 says, speaking of the vision he had of four beasts, "The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man's heart was given to it."
Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Rev 17:9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.
Originally posted by DEATHKNELLStop being so damned weak and face the reality that you are what you are, and no great being in the sky is looking out for you. If there was, there wouldn't even be an anti-christ, because any "shepherd" worth his column of salt sure as hell wouldn't let the wolf run amok in his flock, and if he did, screw 'im, he doesn't give a blue turd about you.
[edit on 25-7-2006 by DEATHKNELL]
Originally posted by smallpeeps
"He" is most likely a she.
Are you so certain that the antichrist is a bad person? Wasn't the bible assembled by Romans? Didn't they burn and kill Christians for years before that?
Isn't the Church a Roman Church? Weren't there senators in rome who saw women as the very incarnation of guile, trickery and evil? I have read essays by them, so I know the answer is yes.
Originally posted by Bobbo
Does the Antichrist know that he's the Antichrist?