Friday, October 2, 2015

The Documentary REVELATION: The Bride And the Beast and Babylon is a false interpretation of what the Bible actually states.

The documentary REVELATION: The Bride And the Beast and Babylon is a poor attempt at capitalizing on the Pope’s visit to the USA. 

There are some key truths (see below) that tell us how to understand the book of Revelation. Ignoring these truths create false interpretations.

The producers of the documentary claim that the prophecy in Revelation chapter twelve is a reference to King Herod slaying innocent children around the time of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. They claim that the dragon was the Devil waiting for the virgin Mary to give birth so that he could kill the child.

 A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth. 3 Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns. 4 His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days. (Revelation 12:1-6 World English Bible)

Whenever anybody claims that the book of Revelation refers to events that happened before the time of the Apostle John’s stay on Patmos (sometime around 90 AD) you can be sure that whatever else they have to say in respect to prophecy is fiction.

Why can we say this?

Firstly, prophecy is not about past events but future events

Secondly, the book of Revelation specifically states John was shown what must take place after he had received the prophecy—not before.  We read:
After these things I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one saying, “Come up here, and I will show you the things which must happen after this.” (Revelation 4:1)
However, the book of Revelation begins by stating that what the Apostle John was about to be shown had yet to take place, but the word “soon” may seem to indicate this is going to happen within a decade (especially to us on Earth) but to those who have no reference to time, for something to take place soon, could be two thousand years away. This is what we find in the beginning of the book of Revelation:

This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, John, who testified to God’s word, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw. (Revelation 1:1-2)
When people begin attempting to interpret prophecy from a false premise, they are cannot be correct. 

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