It makes me have hope when I read of someone trying to understand any passage in the bible. I have a very opened mind and I am very careful as to
what I trust when others say anything. I listen to them and then do my own studying to find the truth at the best of my abilities.
Now, I have studied the Holy Bible for about 14 years now. I can tell you that there are two types of language in the bible; literal and figurative.
The only time that figurative language is used is when the author is writing about a dream or vision.
Another important note is to know which bible someone is reading. The English Standard Version is the best bible to read for those who can not read
the Old Testament and New Testament in their original languages. Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek. The
translation is critical. The English Standard Version is a literal translation. Meaning that the scribes did not guess what the translated word
All of the book of Revelation is a vision given to John on the island of Patmos during the reign of the Roman Empire. It was a vision given to him.
Therefore it is figurative language.
So the verse is Revelation 8:10
"The third angel blew his trumpet,
and a great star
fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11The name of the
is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter."
Notice that I bolded the word "star". That is because a star is an angel when the author uses figurative language. Notice that in
that a star is an angel. An angel can be good
and bad. Satan is a fallen angel. Actually, Lucifer is one of the two Cherubs that hold the mercy seat of God which covers the Ark of the
As noted in the start of this post, wormwood is a plant. This plant can cause hallucinations when ingested. It is bitter and represents wrath and
death. So it seems reasonable to stand as the verse Revelation 8:11 to read: "The name of the angel is death."
I am not sure as to whether most readers on here care to read my take on the Bible. So I will not post anymore unless other readers will be
interested. I will keep an eye on this thread for feedback. If ya'll would like more, I will post it.