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It came to my attention recently that many in the church etc dont care about global warming, or damage to the planet because as they see it, in the end, the world will be destroyed and replaced by a new one! So not only do many not stand against it(global warming etc) some actively encourage it!

Right, well I dont know about the rest of you but, I think that is utterly stupid!

This belife comes from the book Revelations 21.1 ´Then I saw a new heaven and earth...´

In the normal introduction to the book of Revelation it states very clearly: ´The book is made up of two different ´apocalypses´ written at different times and later conflated..... the language in which the vision is decribed is richly symbolic and so allusive that the message can be interpreted in more ways than one.´

So why these people have decided that the earth will be destroyed, you have question; afterall they could be wrong and have mis-interpreted it!

It says in Genesis after the flood 9.17- "God said to Noah, ´this is the sign of the covenant I have established between myself and every living thing that is found on the earth´."

Therefore Gods covenant includes all the animals, we are currently wiping out. The rainbow is a symbol of the pledge that God would not destroy life on earth again!

Some I believe, think that letting the world go down the toilet helps the kindom of God come into being: They seem to me to be very impatient, but also sitting back and ignoring climate change because they think its a good thing, is to my mind hardly an aproprate response.

So if/when they should ever meet God or Jesus, And say ´Oh I diddnt do anything to stop them from destroying the planet, coz I thought I was help you out´ I wonder weather Jesus would say ´good job´ or somthing abit more along the lines of ´well, if you didnt look after the Earth, what you gonna be like in heaven?´

Funny one of the Monks was telling me that, Hitler took the name ´third reich´ From revelations to, The thrid reign, Clearly Hitler thought he was Jesus or somthing and that his mission was to bring into being in a new era: It is quite clear that if hitler worked for anyone it was Satan- and the politics of hate!   


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2007 15:05:47 »
Funny one of the Monks was telling me that, Hitler took the name ´third reich´ From revelations to, The thrid reign, Clearly Hitler thought he was Jesus or somthing and that his mission was to bring into being in a new era: It is quite clear that if hitler worked for anyone it was Satan- and the politics of hate!   
Just for clarification: The Nazi Party used the terms Drittes Reich (Third Empire) and Tausendjähriges Reich ("Thousand-Year Realm/Empire") to describe the greater German ethnic empire they wished to forge. The term Third Reich referred to the Nazi recognition of former incarnations of important German realms, the first being the Holy Roman Empire and the second being the German Empire) while alluding to envisioned future prosperity and the new nation's alleged destiny. The Holy Roman Empire, deemed the First Realm or First Reich of the German people, had lasted almost a thousand years from 843 to 1806. The term Tausendjähriges Reich was used only briefly and dropped from propaganda in 1939, officially to avoid mockery and possibly to even avoid religious connotations. In speeches, books and articles about the Third Reich after 8 May 1945, the phrase has taken on a new meaning and the early Nazi professions about a "thousand year" empire are often juxtaposed against the twelve years that the Third Reich actually existed.

Also: Hitler advocated a "Positive Christianity", a belief system purged from what he objected to in traditional Christianity, and which reinvented Jesus as a fighter against the Jews. It's almost certain that he believed in Christ, but it's highly unlikely that he thought himself to be Jesus.

 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/06/2007 17:03:11 »
Funny one of the Monks was telling me that, Hitler took the name ´third reich´ From revelations to, The thrid reign, Clearly Hitler thought he was Jesus or somthing and that his mission was to bring into being in a new era: It is quite clear that if hitler worked for anyone it was Satan- and the politics of hate!   
Just for clarification: The Nazi Party used the terms Drittes Reich (Third Empire) and Tausendjähriges Reich ("Thousand-Year Realm/Empire") to describe the greater German ethnic empire they wished to forge. The term Third Reich referred to the Nazi recognition of former incarnations of important German realms, the first being the Holy Roman Empire and the second being the German Empire) while alluding to envisioned future prosperity and the new nation's alleged destiny. The Holy Roman Empire, deemed the First Realm or First Reich of the German people, had lasted almost a thousand years from 843 to 1806. The term Tausendjähriges Reich was used only briefly and dropped from propaganda in 1939, officially to avoid mockery and possibly to even avoid religious connotations. In speeches, books and articles about the Third Reich after 8 May 1945, the phrase has taken on a new meaning and the early Nazi professions about a "thousand year" empire are often juxtaposed against the twelve years that the Third Reich actually existed.

Also: Hitler advocated a "Positive Christianity", a belief system purged from what he objected to in traditional Christianity, and which reinvented Jesus as a fighter against the Jews. It's almost certain that he believed in Christ, but it's highly unlikely that he thought himself to be Jesus.

Hey that came from a monk I just repeated it, But The third reich/reign or empire, is relevent to revelations-

Hitler claimed he was a christian(though his actions are anything but christian), he dreamt of creating a new world, and used the name ´third reich´, which is the last kindom of God in the book of revelations- the one that never dies! Well you add, new world, thrid reich, and hitler leading the fight to achieve it, if nothing else he must of thought of himself as some sort of prophet!

Funny one of the priests was also telling me that Hitler used to have visions or messages that told him where the allies were going to attack etc "and they often came true" he said, and then he said "But towards the end of the war he went mad and started making lots of mistakes".

You can believe what ever you want to, but for Hitler to have acted as he did, he must of in some way have seen himself as a prophet! I think he was nuts, but then all fascists are nuts in my opinion; Sorry, EVIL and NUTS!!!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/06/2007 17:16:05 »
As a continuation of the world needs protection from religious nutters- Hitler is an example to me of a religious nutter!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/06/2007 19:55:16 »
Theres still a debate about whether or not Hitler was an atheist. Personally, I don't care- he was a nutter anyway so how could it matter?
Anyway, I think that the world needs protection from nuts in general. It seems that religion gives you an excuse to  ignore evidence and so it tends to get associated with some of the more absurd ideas. Stalin was a clearly (well fairly clearly) atheist nutter and the world would have been better off without him.
Both Hitler's and Stalin's  "teachings" didn't stand up to thorough scrutiny but they got away with it anyway. The fact that the people they fooled were used to accepting ideas from authority (like the Church) that didn't stand up may well have helped Hitler and Stalin rise to power. The people simply were not used to asking questions. I think religion probably played a part in that.

(oh look! I seem to be broadly agreeing with Jolly- that doesn't happen often)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/06/2007 20:02:08 »
Fram an aethiest standpoint I see the same problems that Jolly does. An example I saw recently was an American fundamentalist Christian organisation that was funding a radical Jewish organisation who were trying to take teh Temple Mount back from the Muslims. The American's were happy to admit that there only interest was in trying to start a war, which they predicted the Jews woud win, because this was a necessary step to the second coming of Christ!

Can anyone see how this sort of behaviour can possibly be considered moral?

And yes, I'm agreeing with Jolly too! :o
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/06/2007 20:20:26 »
"Can anyone see how this sort of behaviour can possibly be considered moral?"
Yes,I can. If you beleive that it God's will then of course it is moral.
Is it possible to think that it is God's will to kill huge numbers of people?
Yes, of course it is- He did it Himself, ask Noah.

Of course, if you have been taught to think for yourself then you will see straight through this, the trouble is that a lot of folk in this world are led up a pathway that I consider delusional. They are taught to have faith rather than to test and also to believe things that don't make a lot of sense.
In short they are taught Religion (and it really doesn't matter much which one).
 

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« Reply #7 on: 25/06/2007 21:13:15 »
Fram an aethiest standpoint I see the same problems that Jolly does. An example I saw recently was an American fundamentalist Christian organisation that was funding a radical Jewish organisation who were trying to take teh Temple Mount back from the Muslims. The American's were happy to admit that there only interest was in trying to start a war, which they predicted the Jews woud win, because this was a necessary step to the second coming of Christ!

Can anyone see how this sort of behaviour can possibly be considered moral?

And yes, I'm agreeing with Jolly too! :o


Yeah I have to say it is utterly immoral, who is anyone, to state they know God will? Let alone have the right carry it out!

Surely for religious people, if they believe that the stories of the end of time etc are true, they must know that, they will happen as God intends them to.
To try and force the things they believe will happen to happen is to rush Gods hand surely, and who are they to act in that way? 
How can they be so sure that their interpretation is so correct?

One of the monks here was telling me that there was a monk long since past away, who was obsessed about the end time, and every time he got a new prediction about when the end was comming he would run about telling everyone.
Then when the end never came, he would say "It´s because I prayed, God stopped it!". Atleast the other monks saw it for what it was.

The thing I dont get there is, surely he was praying for it to happen? 

Jesus says quite clearly: Not even I know when the end will be, only god does. So how these religious nuts run around starting wars, to bring about the end I do not know.

As I said before about Revelations: ´The book is made up of two different ´apocalypses´ written at different times and later conflated..... the language in which the vision is decribed is richly symbolic and so allusive that the message can be interpreted in more ways than one.´

So yeah again when god asks these nutters ´Why did you start the war? and break lots of the rules I and Jesus asked you to keep´
They can say ´We did what we thought you wanted´ and again I dont know if God would say ´well done´ or ´how is that? thou shall not kill, have you forgotton?´

I´m surely thou shall not kill also includes incouraging others to kill. How can any moral person take pleasure in warfare? 
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/06/2007 14:34:24 »
The story of Noah is good in that both the idea there was a flood and that there was as Noah and family and God and warlords... is all equally hard to believe from a science standpoint.

So if you believe any of it, such as all drowning but for one family, then you also must believe the reason and cause... and that it really was moral.

But authoritarian US Bible believers are free and make mistakes. There is room on the temple mount for another building, a church if the Muslims accept it. God bless them.

The crusades and contemporary Bible adherents are not always out for the right thing, and it concerns me as they use up our name,"Christian".

There should be a "does it check with the Bible" authority. At least to keep it clear that Jesus was loving and sincere.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/06/2007 19:28:27 »
The first thing you should send to the "does it check with the bible" authority is the bible.
It diasgrees with itself quite often enough to prove that it's not the word of God.
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html#stalls_and_horsemen
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/06/2007 20:15:42 »
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The story of Noah is good in that both the idea there was a flood and that there was as Noah and family and God and warlords... is all equally hard to believe from a science standpoint.

The version of the flood in the (much older) mesopotamian 'Gilgamesh' stories is much more fun. The Gods send the flood to kill all the people, not because they are corrupt or evil but simply because they are making too much noise!

(Honest - look it up).
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/06/2007 12:11:15 »
The version of the flood in the (much older) mesopotamian 'Gilgamesh' stories is much more fun. The Gods send the flood to kill all the people, not because they are corrupt or evil but simply because they are making too much noise!

Praying too loudly ?  Singing hymns out of tune ?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/06/2007 16:36:49 »
Bored chemist, there are so many students of and Bible scholar writers, here are three sites with answers specifically for hundreds of alleged Bible contradictions.

www.bringyou.to/apologetics/bible.htm

http://www.apologeticsindex.org/b08ac.html

http://www.carm.org/bible_difficulties_8.htm

I know atheists arefine sorts sometimes, but thye Bible isn't a new study.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/06/2007 21:24:28 »
I don't care how many people study it or for how long they have done so. If it's got errors or contradictions in it then it's very difficult to pass it off as the word of a perfect God.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 29/06/2007 12:47:36 »
What are some of the main contradictions Bored Chemist? What is the heart and liver here?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 03/07/2007 20:52:07 »
I think the problem for many is that alot of the ´book´ is acutally metaphore for somthing else, they therefore see contractions where there are none, or believe the world is gonna blow up and so have to help it happen.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 03/07/2007 21:06:12 »
"What are some of the main contradictions Bored Chemist?"
Did you look at the site I rerfered to?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 04/07/2007 15:26:52 »
Yes, but there are hundreds of the alleged contradictions, such as the stalls and horesman. The answer is included. There are hundreds of assertions and explanations.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 04/07/2007 20:28:18 »
OK, since you mention it, here's a qupote from that site
 "How many stalls and horsemen?
KI1 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

CH2 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem."

The bible says that there were 40,000 and that there were 4000.
Only one of these can have been right and so there's a contradiction. At most one of those can be the work of a perfect God, but they are both in the bible.

As you say, there are scores of others but 1 is quite enough to prove that the Bible is imperfect and, therefore, not the Word of a pefect God. Either He's not perfect, or the Bible isn't His word.

As you say, that site also gives the "explanations" but there aren't that many; here's the list.


"Of the various methods I've seen to "explain" these:
1. "That is to be taken metaphorically" In other words, what is written is not what is meant. I find this entertaining, especially for those who decide what ISN'T to be taken as other than the absolute WORD OF GOD--which just happens to agree with the particular thing they happen to want...

2. "There was more there than...." This is used when one verse says "there was a" and another says "there was b," so they decide there was "a" AND "b"--which is said nowhere. This makes them happy, since it doesn't say there WASN'T "a+b." But it doesn't say there was "a+b+litle green martians." This is often the same crowd that insists theirs is the ONLY possible interpretation (i.e. only "a") and the only way. I find it entertaining they they don't mind adding to verses.

3. "It has to be understood in context" I find this amusing because it comes from the same crowd that likes to push likewise extracted verses that support their particular view. Often it is just one of the verses in the contradictory set is suppose to be taken as THE TRUTH when if you add more to it it suddenly becomes "out of context." How many of you have goten JUST John 3:16 (taken out of all context) thrown up at you?

4. "there was just a copying/writing error" This is sometimes called a "transcription error," as in where one number was meant and an incorrect one was copied down. Or that what was "quoted" wasn't really what was said, but just what the author thought was said when he thought it was said. And that's right--I'm not disagreeing with events, I'm disagreeing with what is WRITTEN. Which is apparently agreed that it is incorrect. This is an amusing misdirection to the problem that the bible itself is wrong.

5. "That is a miracle." Naturally. That is why it is stated as fact.

6. "God works in mysterious ways" A useful dodge when the speaker doesn't understand the conflict between what the bible SAYS and what they WISH it said."
 
Did you notice that it was poining out that these "explanations" don't work?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 04/07/2007 20:46:04 »
are they not just another type of nutter?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 04/07/2007 21:22:44 »
OK, since you mention it, here's a qupote from that site
 "How many stalls and horsemen?
KI1 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

CH2 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem."

1. I never claimed that the bible was the perfect word of God.

2. The biblical accounts come from different sources and so as a result you always get, if you ask two different people what happened, slight differences in their account.

The bible says that there were 40,000 and that there were 4000.
Only one of these can have been right and so there's a contradiction. At most one of those can be the work of a perfect God, but they are both in the bible.

As you say, there are scores of others but 1 is quite enough to prove that the Bible is imperfect and, therefore, not the Word of a perfect God. Either He's not perfect, or the Bible isn't His word.

As you say, that site also gives the "explanations" but there aren't that many; here's the list.


"Of the various methods I've seen to "explain" these:
1. "That is to be taken metaphorically" In other words, what is written is not what is meant. I find this entertaining, especially for those who decide what ISN'T to be taken as other than the absolute WORD OF GOD--which just happens to agree with the particular thing they happen to want...

Well yes only a child would read a piece of literature and say it means only what it says, have you never read shakespere?
But you are correct there are always concerns about how people interpret the message. The whole point of the parables is that they mean something different to what you think or rather the truth is something you have to dig for.

But you clearly think Jesus is actually talking about sheep.

2. "There was more there than...." This is used when one verse says "there was a" and another says "there was b," so they decide there was "a" AND "b"--which is said nowhere. This makes them happy, since it doesn't say there WASN'T "a+b." But it doesn't say there was "a+b+litle green martians." This is often the same crowd that insists theirs is the ONLY possible interpretation (i.e. only "a") and the only way. I find it entertaining they they don't mind adding to verses.
Not really sure whet your getting at here. Only fundamentalists act so stupidly, it is quite arrogant to say what I believe is the total truth and if you don't believe me your evil, where is the humility there?

3. "It has to be understood in context" I find this amusing because it comes from the same crowd that likes to push likewise extracted verses that support their particular view. Often it is just one of the verses in the contradictory set is suppose to be taken as THE TRUTH when if you add more to it it suddenly becomes "out of context." How many of you have goten JUST John 3:16 (taken out of all context) thrown up at you?

No again this is wrong, context is important, you cannot grab two separate sentences for different areas and say oh look they contradict it's all rubbish, because of the different subjects covered, the sentences of text must be related to the rest of the book they come from.

 
4. "there was just a copying/writing error" This is sometimes called a "transcription error," as in where one number was meant and an incorrect one was copied down. Or that what was "quoted" wasn't really what was said, but just what the author thought was said when he thought it was said. And that's right--I'm not disagreeing with events, I'm disagreeing with what is WRITTEN. Which is apparently agreed that it is incorrect. This is an amusing misdirection to the problem that the bible itself is wrong.

Well again that to a degree is also true, some of the words they don't actually know how to translate, doesn't mean you should just ignore it though. "Oh there are a few words they cant translate properly, so we might as well just forget it". Come on, true scholars of the bible know the realities.

5. "That is a miracle." Naturally. That is why it is stated as fact.

6. "God works in mysterious ways" A useful dodge when the speaker doesn't understand the conflict between what the bible SAYS and what they WISH it said."
 
Did you notice that it was poining out that these "explanations" don't work?

There are lots of different groups that read the bible and they all have there own interpretation of the word, or there own set of customs, it seems to me your basically saying that ´well there are lots of difference and if it were real there shouldn't be´.

Well there are lots of differences in all areas of life(thats an expression of freedom) including science, lots of different theories. Following the line you are, I wonder why you follow or believe anything at all.
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« Reply #21 on: 05/07/2007 17:04:49 »
God's word is a kind of perfect. But 400 or 4000 is a latter transcriber's error most probably. Must check and see if Hebrews has a decimal system.

With me personally I don't need to check, becuase of spiritual experiences and more difficult contradictions like Mary's ancestry in Matthew and Luke. One is actually Jospeh's and one is Mary's, Jesus ancestors recorded.

The trialsome contradiction for me is, Joel "I will restore the years the locust has eaten." the at least two fold restoration versus "you will be the least in heaven."

It has eaten at me suffering me since before I was a Christian.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 05/07/2007 19:59:19 »
"I never claimed that the bible was the perfect word of God."
I know you didn't, but there are plenty of people out there who think it is. They don't take it metaphorically.
When you say "Not really sure whet your getting at here. Only fundamentalists act so stupidly, it is quite arrogant to say what I believe is the total truth and if you don't believe me your evil, where is the humility there?" you are perfectly correct; unfortunately the fundamentalists do exist. They have no humillity (after all, why should they- from their point of view, they are the only ones who are right).

"Come on, true scholars of the bible know the realities."
No 2 of them seem to agree what they are.

"I wonder why you follow or believe anything at all. "
Generally, I believe things for which there is evidence. If there is no evidence I usually say I don't know. If new evidence overturns a belief of mine then I accept that and change what I believe. These collectively are the sort of things that distinguish science from religion.

The phrase "God's word is a kind of perfect." kind of means something; "a kind of perfect" is like "slightly dead" or "mildly pregnant"; it doesn't make sense these are things that are, or are not, true; there's no middle ground.

and I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but if that contradiction is bothering you then the simple answer is to accept that the book's wrong.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 05/07/2007 20:17:41 »
God's word is a kind of perfect. But 400 or 4000 is a latter transcriber's error most probably. Must check and see if Hebrews has a decimal system.

With me personally I don't need to check, because of spiritual experiences and more difficult contradictions like Mary's ancestry in Matthew and Luke. One is actually Jospeh's and one is Mary's, Jesus ancestors recorded.

The trialsome contradiction for me is, Joel "I will restore the years the locust has eaten." the at least two fold restoration versus "you will be the least in heaven."

It has eaten at me suffering me since before I was a Christian.

I do not dispute that they are inspried by God but, there will always be problems as people misinterpret Gods message, why do you think there are so many different religions?

"I never claimed that the bible was the perfect word of God."
I know you didn't, but there are plenty of people out there who think it is. They don't take it metaphorically.
When you say "Not really sure whet your getting at here. Only fundamentalists act so stupidly, it is quite arrogant to say what I believe is the total truth and if you don't believe me your evil, where is the humility there?" you are perfectly correct; unfortunately the fundamentalists do exist.

And I would argue that really that lot are anything but Godly! Arrogant, judgemental, they have no humility at all and run around hurting people thinking that they act in Gods name, it's repugnant(bin laden is another one).

They have no humillity (after all, why should they- from their point of view, they are the only ones who are right).

Well they should- because humility is one of the most important elements within any religion. And very much so in Christianity, with pride the angels fell, many seem to forget that.

"Come on, true scholars of the bible know the realities."
No 2 of them seem to agree what they are.

"I wonder why you follow or believe anything at all. "
Generally, I believe things for which there is evidence. If there is no evidence I usually say I don't know. If new evidence overturns a belief of mine then I accept that and change what I believe. These collectively are the sort of things that distinguish science from religion.

Sorry but really its arbitrary to, science and religion are not that different, you have to have faith in science to follow it. You never know if the next time you do your experiment that it will give the same result- that is faith in action.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 06/07/2007 20:30:54 »
You have faith in evolution, constantly proven right, proven errant and right and errant and searching for more evidence, a lot yet to be found... missing links, and found links that end up needing another...

The word of God is perfect in that, He knew the end from the beginning. His love is perfect and expressed in the book completely, using all of it. We have a reflection of Him, as a "dim mirror." Said Paul.

Revelations is deliberately not logical.

There are no deliberate or accidental contradictions, but it is possible for poor transcriptions and translations...

When used allegorically with the author, the Spirit, it is the highest revelation. And wisdom, and authoritative...

With it we can see perfectly true ideas and ways, but only dimly. Like looking at the moon with a telescope, not as clear as orbit or walking it.

When such as Ezekiel or Moses saw God, they could only know so well, as a humble person. They described God... accurately. We have this revelation. Accurate, true, no lies, no distortions, earthy, like Ezekiel was the soil, God's revelation the seed, and the word is the shoot. But the transcriptions are up to us. And it got real bad in the Nazi era with old books.
 

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