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Originally posted by whipsandchainsamerica
In my opinion,the whore of babylon is a city but it is also a woman.
Originally posted by thegoodearth
It is interesting to see how these all tie together, isn't it?
the trumpet judgments sound a lot like what happened to Pharoah and the people of Egypt
It only remains to add the supposition that the "compromising" church people would also be prepared to give information to the authorities about their brethren and former brethren who were attempting to maintain the old faith. They would thus have a share in the responsibilty for whatever action was then taken by the authorities.
Originally posted by monkcaw
The Great Harlot is a God believing people or church that betray the true Church and join the
church of the Anti-Christ. Perhaps this is what amazes the Apostle: that such a bride of Christ
prostitutes herself to the Anti-Christ.
Nevertheless, I'm offering a different line of interpretation.
This is partly because the Harlot rests on the Beast (and I maintain that we're still waiting for the Beast to arrive).
It's also because I'm convinced that the difference here between "faithful" and "unfaithful" is founded upon the choice made by individuals, not on the choice made by groups.
The "faithful woman" would then represent, collectively, each and every individual who was found faithful, from whatever denomination or Christian group.
Conversely, the Harlot would represent, collectively, each and every individual who was NOT found faithful, from whatever denomination or Christian group.
Thus the division between the two would be running within denominations, not between them.
There would not be a neat and clearly visible boundary line, but something much more messy.
In which case, the Harlot would not be a visible and identifiable group, except in the eyes of God.
In such circumstances, it would not be possible to relax in the comforting assurance that the unfaithful church was "that lot over there".
The question of ultimate loyalty, between God and the Beast, would be coming much closer to home.
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
You see, Revelations was revealed to John the Revelator in visions when He was "in the Spirit on the Lord's Day".
Point being... all of Revelations is because God renewed John with His Spirit on the Sabbath day.
Another thing that I remembered is that feminism and environmentalism will lead to catholicism because of the worship of Mary.