I know I've done a lot of threads regarding spirituality and all of that, but this one is different, I promise you. In fact, it makes an entirely new
connection between the Bible and today's world. I think we're all familiar with the lines about "parables" and "riddles" and "dark sayings", by which
we can pretty much take it for granted that the Bible wasn't exactly being straight forward with its messages.
So! As I have said before, the Church was designed to keep us on the straightest path possible, in order to avoid mass chaos and extinction, in a
world where a savage lifestyle was always two steps away from reality. And so, we needed the Church to show us a very strict lifestyle that promised
all prosperity and absolutely no violence or irresponsibility. Jesus showed us what happens in certain situations, why some courses of action are more
profitable than others, and so on and so forth. Even the commandments were designed to protect us from dangers that science couldn't prevent in those
But how does that connect to today's world? Let's look at Revelations...which I believe actually talk about politics and the battles we will wage with
one another. As I have stated repeatedly, Satan is the darkness within us, the animal instincts and temptations to do what's wrong because it's easier
and simpler than what's right. The "man of straight lines" that hides in all of us.
Before I begin, I want to state that I am considering the Biblical God to be the President, or the leader of the nation. And the Bible teaches you
about how to serve that leader, go along with their plans, and about how that will create a utopian society...or "Heaven". But if you don't do what
you're told, if you don't obey the "rules" and all of that, then you will create a hell for yourself. The nation will be forced to turn into hell,
with fire and brimstone...or lots of gunfire and war. Metaphor upon metaphor, and I think I MIGHT have figured it out...I'm not sure. But how about
Let's have a look:
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to
I'm guessing the first seal has to do with war. The white horse is a metaphor for a "peaceful" course of action, a course of action meant to resolve
conflict and maintain equilibrium, or some such. The beast (the military) will say, "See how we defend you, support our efforts". A leader is going to
start conquering worlds for whatever reason...Iran, anybody?
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse [that was] red: and [power] was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should
kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The red horse is an outright path of destruction, which would cause the people of the world to turn upon each other. As a result, group on that path
would be given an awesome weapon by which to maintain control.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had
a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou
hurt not the oil and the wine.
A new world system will be established to resolve the madness...and a new exchange system will mark its birth.
I don't know...what do you think, ATS? I'm not going to go through the Bible verse by verse and translate it, but do you think this is a possibility?
Was the Bible a manual for being an upstanding citizen in today's world, and a warning about how World War 3 will happen?
Let me know. And please, keep all discussion polite.
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