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who is the harlot that the bible speaks about in the book of revelation?

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DeborahElder

Asked by DeborahElder at 12:28 AM on Apr. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • me
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • who? me? lol joking

    In reference to " the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:"
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 12:32 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • I believe it means the church as a whole (Christianity) that has departed from the real truth about salvation in Jesus Christ.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • could it mean false religion and the nasty things she has done to the kinds of the earth ?
    DeborahElder

    Answer by DeborahElder at 12:37 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • It is organized religion: by that I mean any religion or form of religion claiming to have a way of Salvation or victory other than the Cross.
    zachsmom900

    Answer by zachsmom900 at 12:38 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • let me start again could itmean false religion and the nasty things she has done with the kings of the earth?
    DeborahElder

    Answer by DeborahElder at 12:39 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • There are so many different interpretations, I have read people say it was Jerusalem who rejected and crucified Jesus. Or and I cant believe I am going to write this without a disclaimer, the Roman Catholic Institution. "With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication." Some believe that every major country has had some ties with the Vatican, and so many things have been done in the name of the church or for the church. Kings of the earth being, "leaders," "fornication" being acts or deeds that are not in gods name, so on and so forth, way to much for this post.

    So I guess it just depends on who you are asking . . .
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 12:41 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • religion fornicating with the government.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • She is the world empire of all false religion, the harlot who has used her wiles to control the Kings of the earth, Religion that influenced Governments to gain power and oppress people. Religion that caused wars and bloodshed earthwide slandering God's name by there actions. God will put it into the minds of these Kings will bring her to an end,

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 1:40 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • I agree with the major Protestant Reformers as to who "she" is. Let's see:

    Harlot = Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9

    Heads = Major powers/rulers/governments Revelation 17:3, 9, 10

    Waters = Inhabited area/people, nations Revelation 17:15

    Mountains = Political or religio-political powers Isaiah 2:2, 3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24, 25; Ezekiel 17:22, 23; Daniel 2:35, 44, 45

    Beast = Kingdom/government/political power Daniel 7:17, 23

    Purple = Royalty Mark 15:17, Judges 8:26

    Red/Scarlet = Sin/corruption Isaiah 1:18; Nahum 2:3; Revelation 17:1-4

    Wine=blood/covenant/doctrines Luke 5:37

    Heads = Major powers/rulers/governments Revelation 17:3, 9, 10
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:05 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

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