posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Gazrok
Why even bother getting the word out? Unless you're a virgin male, and descended from the 12 tribes of Israel, you're pretty much a goner according to
the book.... (not to mention, only 144,000 golden tickets if I recall)...
I hold no brief for rapture predictions.
But I should point out that these qualifications are metaphorical, all four of them.
1) The limitation to the number 144,000 is not to be taken literally.
2) The apparent limitation to the physical descendants of Abraham is not to be taken literally.
3) It's obvious to any reader of Revelation that "harlot" is a metaphor, relating to spiritual infidelity.
So it should be equally obvious that "not knowing women" is a metaphor, relating to spiritual
4) Maleness is not specified. People deduce it from "not knowing a woman", but if that is meant metaphorically, women are not excluded from practising
that kind of fidelity.
In short, if we can get away from quibbling pedanticism, Revelation's promise is actually for "anyone, of either sex, who is willling to commit
themselves to Christ".
That number is larger than you might think.
edit on 26-4-2011 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)