06-25-2009, 09:20 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-25-2009 09:22 PM by sheep wrecked.)
RE: Scofield Reference Bible & Cyrus I Scofield
(06-25-2009 08:54 PM)Strefanash Wrote: who views most of revelation as allegorical?
Reiterating my point - it does not matter how God fulfills Revelation or how literal/allegorical it is. God has it planned out and will bring it to pass as He sees fit. What is important is our relationship with God and how He leads us to live for the praise of His glory in the here and now
I certainly do not hold revelation as allegorical. In fact I regard an allegorical view of rev as a violation of scripture. after all St Paul spoke of the man of sin (clearly the antichrist). Paul also spoke of godlessness waxing mightily in the end days. and this exactly what a literal view of revelation reveals.
My view of God was never a sentimental hearts and flowers view, so that his terrible wrath will fall on man to almost exterminate them is entirely in keeping with the Lord of Israel.
And it, revelation, speaks of hell as the lake of fire exactly as Jesus spoke if it: eternal torment
So what reasons are there to regard revelation as allegorical? that the early church did not like it when it was let speak plainly so it had to be twisted into something palatable?
They did this with the Song of Songs also
We need to think Spiritual, not physical
Stref: I am sorry but this is a false dichotomy, and it is a core of the thinking that lead to the gnostic heresy. I will regard a passage as metaphorical when it says it is (as in "Jesus came to them speaking parables") or when a contradiction is set up with other passages that speak even more plainly by taking the passage in as literal. buti wil think very hard indeed before taking a passage as metaphorical
as for "holding pattern" what holding pattern?
the dead in christ will come to life and reign with him a thousand years then after that comes the second resurrection (AFTER the millenium). deny this passage as literal and the timing of events is off. when is the second resurrection, the ressurectiuon of the damned, if there is no literal millenium? also what about the binding of satan? he is not bound now, as he walks about as a lion seeking who to devour. if there is no literal milenium when if ever wil satan be bound to then be released for a brief time
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