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The text you link to, Matthew 16:28, is so very closely linked to the next verse, '... and after six days' that its natural interpretation is that the those present actually saw the coming of the Son of man on the mount of transfiguration and that Jesus' words relate to that experience, not to the end of the world. But it is evident that the early church ...


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Since there is no ruling body for evangelical Christians, each church, preacher, and member could take a different interpretation. In this answer I'll present various articles from generally well-known evangelical sources which provide contradictory answers, to give an idea of some of thing things that are believed amongst evangelicals. In some cases, they ...


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How do Roman Catholics explain their change in Eschatology? The answer is quite simply that the Church has not changed her thoughts on eschatology. Even within the church, the subject of the Antichrist and the end times is somewhat opinion based as well subject to speculation to say the least. Two fundamental things that we take into consideration here. ...


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There are a few interpretations: The falling away (or rebellion) is the word apostasia (G646). Some say this apostasia, or the apostasy, is the rapture. However, there are some problems with this interpretation: literally it would mean that the rapture comes before the gathering unto Him, which doesn't make sense (since in this interpretation the gathering ...


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Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell? The majority of mystics and saints who have had visions of Hell, believe that the majority of souls go to Hell. But this is neither absolute or known and is often based on their personal interpretation of their visions. The truth ...


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Cardinal Manning, the most prominent father at the First Vatican Council who was responsible for the definition on papal infallibility, lists some signs of "the persecution which Antichrist shall inflict upon the Church of God," in the 4th lecture of his Temporal Power of the Vicar of Christ, "The Perpetual Conflict of the Vicar of Christ" (all 4 lectures in ...


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@BYE points in the right direction. Some of the prophecies in Revelation look backwards to events that occurred before John lived, because the contest between Satan and God goes back to the beginning of the world. 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She ...


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This question have I pondered endlessly! THE ROD OF IRON of His rule is the key. This phrase is quoted in Psalm 2:9, Rev.2:27, Rev.12:5 and Rev.19:5. The Rev deals almost in its entirety with the Tribulation and 1,000 year reign. The verses are too long to print here so please review them, preferably in a King James Bible :) King David was a Prophet/King,...


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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Revelation chapters 17 and 18? Basically, it comes to pointing out that Rome in built on seven (7) hills. But this just one interpretation. 6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the ...


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Historical-critical scholars such as Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) believed Jesus was a failed prophet. "...saying that no one, including himself, knew the exact time of his return, but it would be before the end of the end of the first generation of followers." wikipedia I didn't notice a more traditional understanding of this concept in your link. It ...


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Millennialism (from millennium, Latin for "a thousand years"), or chiliasm (from the Greek equivalent), is a belief advanced by some religious denominations that a Golden Age or Paradise will occur on Earth prior to the final judgment and future eternal state of the "World to Come". Premillennialism sees Christ's second advent as preceding the millennium, ...


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Does anyone have a really convincing logical or biblical argument about this ? 'This' being, I sincerely hope, the Lord's return. 'This' is exactly the problem, I find personally : that so much consideration of what is termed 'eschatology' is about complex formulations regarding the future : the future of the world, of what presently professes to be '...


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The use of letters that form a word or phrase to represent numbers depends upon the language and alphabet used. Saint John would have written Revelation in Greek (or possibly Hebrew), not Latin. Thus Roman numerals are not what you should use. To make your point, you need to use the Greek Alphabet and the Greek translation of COVID-19.


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The Bible says every generation should do a lot of other things Catholics do, call Mary Blessed; All generations will call me blessed": "The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship." The Church rightly honors "the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with ...


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Corruptible ("decay-able") bodies don't remain. Summa Theologica suppl. q. 91 a. 5 = Super Sent. lib. 4 d. 48 q. 2 a. 5. By "they" at the end of the corpus of the article, St. Thomas means any mixed/corruptible (i.e., composite) body, such as plants, animals, or minerals, all of which are comprised of elements. An element (στοιχεῖον) is "The inherent ...


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Support for a Pre-Tribulation rapture: is claimed from scriptures like: 1) 1Th 5:9 "not appointed/ordained/destined to wrath...", which is interpreted to mean "rescued from the tribulations being initiated by the seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls of wrath (Rev 16:1+),all presumed to occur during the "Tribulation Period", particularly, the "Great ...


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I think that this short explanation puts things in a whole new perspective: https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/earth-destroyed/ It also answers the question "Doesn't the Bible teach that the earth will be burned in fire?" The explanation does take some terms figuratively, so how can that be justified? Sometimes the context will show that a ...


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From a Seventh-Day Adventist perspective, and also what many of the reformers believed, the Bible points to the harlot of Revelation as the Roman Catholic system. A woman in prophecy and in Jesus' parables (10 virgins) represents a church or group of believers. (Revelation 12:1-6, 10 virgins, etc.) A harlot represents a church that has been unfaithful to ...


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According to Catholicism, what particular truth will the great apostasy deny? The great apostasy are link with the false prophet and the prophecy of the Antichrist. Also, the false prophets in the last hour according to St. John belong to the Church but separated themselves indicating schism. Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard ...


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The best, most detailed Catholic commentary on St. John's Apocalypse is The Book of Destiny (1956) by Fr. Herman Kramer. cf. the briefer, older commentary: The Apocalypse of St. John (1921) by Fr. E. Sylvester Berry Commenting on Apoc. 12:1 ("woman clothed with the sun"… etc.), Fr. Kramer writes: The woman of chapter twelve is not the Blessed Virgin ...


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Prophecies in Daniel cover some of the same events as those in Revelation. These prophecies normally refer to kingdoms as beasts of various kinds. The prophecies are centered on Israel, so all these beasts are empires that will conquer Jerusalem for a time. In Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 2), Babylon is the head of Gold and is a synedoche for all the kingdoms ...


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From an Anglican Commentary on the whole Bible. "The complete number of God's people....and that a large one (144,000 is the square of 12 a thousandfold) is being gathered together for everlasting safety. The Church of Christ is spoken of in OT language....the tribe of Dan is not mentioned perhaps because of a Jewish tradition that Antichrist was to come ...


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In none of the early church fathers' writings there is proof that they believed in a pre tribulation rapture, the opposite is true. ... And therefore, when in the end the Church shall be suddenly caught up from this, it is said, “There shall be tribulation such as has not been since the beginning, neither shall be.” For this is the last contest of the ...


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Mathew 24:15 refers to area around the city of Jerusalem When the idolatrous standards of the Romans should be set up in the holy ground, which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then the followers of Christ were to find safety in flight. Luke says "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies." If you go to Nehemiah you will find out ...


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