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What do you think Babylon the Great stands for?

 
Patience909

Asked by Patience909 at 12:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • The Roman Empire doesn't have much power of over many nations.


    Not today it doesn't. However at it's height it spanned over 2/3 of Europe, the coastal regions of Africa and much of Asia along the Medeterannian. Total covering of approximately 1.6 MILLION square miles Not including the seas and oceans under tehir control and a population of over 88 Million citizens. I'ts one of the Largest ever in recorded history.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:38 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • yeah it was talking about the future that is now our past. it was written in 70 AD and the fall of Rome happened a few hundred years later. personally, i think Revelation was just wishful thinking on a Jewish Christian who was tired of being persecuted. it was one of the last books to be canonized and there have been doubts about its authenticity and inclusion in the Bible.

    the prostitute sits on 7 mountains, Rome is surrounded by 7 hills. a Roman coin created around the same time as John's writing depicted a woman sitting on 7 hills. it was the center of the world's trade. theres also the goddess of the Roman state, Roma who was seen sometimes as a whore and sometimes considered the symbol of civilization. id have to dig thru my school notes for the rest of the reasons its believed to be Rome.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:20 AM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • Because it is apocalyptic writing. It was a common theme for the Jews - and then Jews turned Christians - to write out their hopes as "prophecy." Doesn't mean it was really divinely inspired, only that it reflects the hope for better days while under occupation. Besides, what I understand of prophecy in the Bible isn't meant as reading the future, but instead saying "this is what is going to happen now, if you do or don't do xyz" - at least in the OT. So if Revelation really is prophetic it would make sense, following the already established genre, to be meant to be understood as applying to that time frame, not ours.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:15 AM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • The problem with mass production of the Bible is what we see here... sorry but it's true. Once everyone and their dog gets to looking at the Bible, they start to interpret it using only their own view of the world. Most people can't even see past their own backyard, let alone look at something within it's historical context.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:23 PM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • Because it's not really talking about the future. It was hopeful writing about salvation from the occupation they were under THEN.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:50 PM on Nov. 4, 2012

  • I understand that but Revelation is talking about the future


    No it was talking about their future. They weren't looking out past a few hundred years tops. Revelations was written roughly in 95AD. The fall of Rome began roughly in the middle of the 2nd centruy or around 250 AD That's a good 150 years AFTER revelation was written, so it WAS in the "future"
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:06 AM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • It's God's promise to rid the earth of badness and Satan!

    2000+ years and he's still not even close to being done. Not a very impressive track record if you ask me.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:07 AM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • Ok welll explain the verses where it's says he will get rid of death and where he locks up Satan for 1000 years because neither has happen yet



    Hmm let me think. The Bible is just a BOOK and is not necessarily FACT. So if you're waiting until the "prophecy is fulfilled" so you don't die, well hate to break the news to you sweetheart but death is a fact of life. Satan doesn't exist, neither does "God" they are both merely personifications of a philosophical idealogy that changes depending on the person interpreting the "philosophy". Stop drinking the kool-aid. Revelations isn't a prophecy.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:30 PM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • It's fine. You are free to keep drinking the kool-aid.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:48 PM on Nov. 5, 2012


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    not everyone believes YOUR buy-bull

    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 5:57 PM on Nov. 5, 2012

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