The book of Revelation was written with an almost impenetrable symbology some of it we can decipher some of it we can't. But it's a bit like Nostradumus things can only make sense retrospectively. There is no good looking for forward or future events or times as these will make themselves clear where the book of REVELATION HAS GOT IT RIGHT. Much of the symbology comes from earlier religion particularly Hinduism.Originally posted by MysteriousRose
However we must bear in mind John's state of mind when it was written and the fact that there are books of the bible which were written AFTER REVELATION and of course there is a warning to anyone on Revelation that if they add or subtract from these words they would be 'in for the high jump'. Sorry off the top of my head I can't remember which books I'm slightly drugged again but I have written about it elsewhere. I am a Christian in one sense only...I believe the Sermon on the Mount was divinely inspired. But to be honest Rose I could take the bible apart as a book of historical truths and frequently I have had to do so. It gives me no pleasure to say it but much of the bible is myth, lies and deliberate falsehoods which were introduced during the middle ages. A simple examanation of the original scrolls especially in Greek can prove this to us. If I were you I would lean on the book of Matthew for the sermon and the book of Luke as for everything else well it's not for me to tell you what to do with it. But trust me it's neither internally coherent or externally plausible.
I guess I'm not a Christian after all Rose coz me and God have got some very serious arguing to do and I don't intend coming off second best. I guess I must be an CHRIS or an IAN I just can't bring myself to make God T.
Hope that doesn't hurt your brain too much...I know it does mine sometimes...but I'm angry with God and if I get to see him the first thing I'll do is punch him for every insane act of murder that took place down here while he watched.
I believe in two things Rose and in believing those two things I believe I will be embodying the spirit of any God, anywhere, any time....my two beliefs?
PEACE AND LOVE in all that you do....remembering that love is a verb!