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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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I am quoting, below, from the Second Helvetic Confession which is a generally accepted statement of the Reformation : It was adopted by the Reformed Church not only throughout Switzerland but in Scotland (1566), Hungary (1567), France (1571), Poland (1578), and after the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Scots Confession and the Heidelberg Catechism is ...


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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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Spiritual revolt using Church's authority Cardinal Manning, the most prominent father at the First Vatican Council who was responsible for the definition on papal infallibility, said in his Temporal Power of the Vicar of Christ 2nd part (4 lectures), "The Perpetual Conflict of the Vicar of Christ", pp. 81-173 (available in printed form from ...


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How can one identify the Anti-Christ, can he be a Bishop opposing the Papacy in relation to 1 John 2:19-20? Impossible to say as we do not know who he is as of yet. The Early Church Fathers believe that he would be of Hebrew descent: a Jew. For them it was the only possible way to deceive the Chosen People: a false Messiah. These type of questions are ...


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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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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 'Jewish'...


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Warning: The views expressed below are not the author's own. They merely approximate what the author imagines John MacArthur and those who hold to these type of views might say in defense of their views. You are right to be disturbed by this view. God clearly created humans in Genesis 1 as stewards tasked with caring for the earth and animals, and James ...


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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 simple answer from mainstream Protestantism (if such a term is possible) is no. It is only when Mary approaches the status of the second Eve, in much the same way that Christ is the second Adam, that this theological tendency arises. Since mainstream Protestantism strives towards 'Sola Scriptura' and since Mary as the second Eve cannot be found in ...


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The word Protestant covers a lot of ground and some dispute as to who belongs to that group or not. Early Protestant Reformers were originally Catholics and mostly continued believing much of Catholicism’s Mariology, though that generally changed over the years, provided they were not killed and actually had time to review all their inherited beliefs. Most ...


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Do pre-tribulational, pre-millennial theologies reconcile with Jehovah's Witnesses? As far as I can ascertain, the answer to your main question must be “no”. However, there is an element of common ground between Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses when it comes to the date of what is described as Christ’s “parousia” or invisible, heavenly presence. History: ...


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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 &...


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The Identity of Those in Revelation 7:9-14 Portions of the Book of Daniel, just like Revelation, are the dictations of an angel. When the angel interpreted for Daniel, he always spoke of literal historical details to come which we see contained within the events of the rise of the four empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Jesus, in relating end ...


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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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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 that ...


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The Antichrist is a single person, but anyone opposed to Christ can also be called an antichrist: Sacræ Theologiæ Summa IVB on the Last Things, §264 "The coming of the Antichrist", PDF pp. 462-463, says "Antichrist" designates: a) broadly, the one who is Christ’s adversary, so that therefore there are many anti­christs; b) but by ...


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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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