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From Wikipedia on City, A city is a relatively large and permanent human settlement. A city needs to have people in it, otherwise it is a Ghost town. The New Jerusalem is a city with people in it. You may ask "Who are them"? They are those who have their names written in the Book of Life. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who ...


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Actually the one has nothing to do with the other. The reason for our savior being referred to as the Lamb of God comes from the nature of a Lamb. Even though an adult sheep is prone to wander away from the flock a Lamb is not. Lambs are dependent on the flock for their nourishment, which is common knowledge among shepherds. Revelation 21:9 Updated King ...


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The ancients often believed that everything on earth is a replica of things that are in heaven. We see this in Hebrews 8:5: They worship in a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary ... In the vision described in Revelation 21:9ff, John is shown this heavenly city of Jerusalem - the real Jerusalem. This is demonstrated in following verses, as the ...


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Alpha and Omega is the Beginning and Ending yet time as a form of energy extends into the infinite past and future which is the same as saying the beginning to the ending is from everlasting to everlating- without time does not exist apart from them (alpha and omega). The Beginning is like taking the whole number 1.00 halving it again and again such as 1/2, ...


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I suppose the more interesting question would be what would the woman signify. Though, it should be brought under consideration that, this passage in the bible would speak to many as being both symbolic, figurative, and a mixture of literal language. I should also make a point in stating that, the biblical references used are the result of biblical ...


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The second century church father Irenaeus was probably the first. Against Heresies: Book III Chapter XI-Proofs in Continuation, Extracted from St. John's Gospel. The Gospels are Four in Number, Neither More Nor Less. Mystic Reasons for This. It is not possible that the Gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are. For, since there are ...


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The Catholic Encyclopedia article "Symbolism" says claims they were prominent in "the art of the early Middle Ages": For the Evangelists there have been used from very early times certain conventional emblems — a winged man or an angel for St. Matthew, a winged lion for St. Mark, a winged calf for St. Luke, and an eagle for St. John. All these are taken ...


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I respectfully say, Strictly speaking, there is no biblical basis for holding this assumption as fact. In this answer: A Scriptural Answer - The Formula [How we interpret the bible through comparisons] The Little Flock, Distinct from the Great Flock A Hidden Pearl [144,000] in the Parable of the Faithful and Discreet Slave Significance of the Money ...


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What was the “Sect of Nicolaus” and did elements of it's influence carry down to our day? Here is some Catholic scholarship on the subject and they seem to discount some of the earlier ideas as well. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11067a.htm I can see a case in favor of Niko (power) laites (people) those who use power over people because it is consistent ...


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Revelation 2:6 and 2:15 refer to an unidentified group of people called the Nicolaitanes, commending the church at Ephesus for hating the "deeds" of the Nicolaitanes, and blaming the church of Pergamos for having them who hold their "doctrines". John of Patmos opposed them for their doctrines, not just their deeds, however the church at Pergamos had been ...


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3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: It's quite simple. The "throne" (power and glory) is that of Jesus Christ and God the Father. Christ received all that the Father had, including his power and glory. And not only did Christ receive this, but the redeemed will ...


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Revelation 1:1 reveals WHO the receipients were: bondservants/slaves. Only Israel in bondage to the law under the old covenant were bondservants. The 144,000 are the 'Firstfruits' from the tribes of Israel, representing the priestly class of 24 elders with 6000 in each division.


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Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. This verse shows that the throne belongs to Jesus Christ along with his father. We interpret it through this verse. Kind of a short answer but it gets the point accross.


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None. They have the same meaning. It is men who make Hades (Hell) into something it is not. They have done this to perpetuate a teaching that had gone unquestioned and unchallenged (as no one challenged the so-called priesthood during the Dark Ages and into the Renassiance). Hades, Hell, Sheol, Grave, and Memorial Tomb mean the same thing. They are places ...



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