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Our diplomatic corp., and our involvement with Paris Accords, and a significant peace treaty to name a couple.
I distinctly recall the Trump administration working out a peace agreement in the Middle East that none of us ever thought we would see in our lifetimes.

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I think things will pretty much be the same with some window differences along the way, until things really change with the coming mark people will be required to have in their forehead or right hand in order to buy or sell.

But don't take that mark, or you will forever be lost with no hope of salvation. (see Revelation 14)
The Book of Revelation is a book of symbols, not a book to be taken literally. The Greek word esēmanen in Rev 1:2 is literally "signify." https://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/1.htm

Signify means to indicate or to show by a conventional token, "such as a word, signal or gesture," (Merriam Webster) (and "token" was the original French word that became the English word signify), and the first definition is "to be a sign of: Mean."

In other words, the things the angel shows to John are signs of something, and they "mean" something. You can see this in chapter 1 where John is shown several things and then the meaning of them is provided right there in the text, no guessing involved. This sets up the rest of the book even though the meanings are no longer translated as you continue to read John's visions.

By the time you get all the way to Chapter 14, you ought to be well aware of this. You already read about the two beasts presented in Chapter 13 (pagan Rome and Roman Catholicism), so if you are relating your "mark of the beast" to something other than at least one of those two beasts (and very unlikely to be pagan Rome these days, don't you think?), then you have missed the whole message God was conveying through the visions the angel presented to John, and which John dutifully wrote down as instructed. "Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea." Rev. 1:11.

These things were written to a particular audience, and it was expected that this audience would understand what was written. Indeed, the whole book of Revelation is a message of hope to the christians in those seven churches. The mark is not something literal on hands and foreheads, and it is not something to come in the future, at least not from our vantage point reading about it in 2021.
 

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In his classic, four-volume set of commentaries on the book of Revelation, E. B. Elliott noted that Pope Alexander III "passed a law that no man should presume to receive or assist the heretics, no not so much as to exercise commerce with them in selling or buying" (Horae Apocalypticae, London: Seeley, Burnside, Seeley, 1847, III.221; emp. original). Elliott further noted that the execution of this policy "throughout the history of Popedom is notorious." He argued that the practice was still employed in his day in Ireland.

By way of contrast, those who received not the mark (i.e., did not yield to the doctrinal corruption) were unable to buy or sell, hence suffered persecution, as illustrated by the economic deprivation.​

The Beasts of Revelation 13
 

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How, then, does Revelation 13:17 fit into this interpretation? This text, employing powerful symbolism, speaks of the dire hardships that would be imposed by the beast upon those determined to remain faithful to Christ.

Those who yielded to the false philosophy of this political-religious beast were identified by a "mark" upon their right hand, or upon their forehead. This picture language appears to identify those who had given either mental assent, or extended the right hand of fellowship (cf. Galatians 2:9), to this evil conglomerate power. These compromisers thus were able to prosper economically. By way of contrast, those who received not the mark were unable to buy or sell, hence suffered hardship, illustrated in the form of economic deprivation.​

The Two "Beasts" or Revelation 13
 

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Racists and extremists are not patriotic conservatives.
One of the very few times you have made a correct statement. Now if you can convince all the socialists and globalists. You should send that message to AOC, Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer, the Bushes, etc etc. You know. Your thought comrades.
 

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One of the very few times you have made a correct statement. Now if you can convince all the socialists and globalists. You should send that message to AOC, Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer, the Bushes, etc etc. You know. Your thought comrades.
All of my statements are correct....

You must not pay attention because I have never sided with any of those people you named.
 

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Racists and extremists are not patriotic conservatives.
Interesting. I am quite sure if one spent enough time browsing my posts here, I could be labelled as an "extremist." I also would not be surprised if some, depending upon their particular definition, labelled me "racist." I would argue strenuously against charges of racism, but I am not so sure I have a lot of ammunition to argue against charges of extremism.
 

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Interesting. I am quite sure if one spent enough time browsing my posts here, I could be labelled as an "extremist." I also would not be surprised if some, depending upon their particular definition, labelled me "racist." I would argue strenuously against charges of racism, but I am not so sure I have a lot of ammunition to argue against charges of extremism.
I'm sure I've never seen anything you've posted that I would consider racist. Extremist is maybe debatable, but certainly not extremist to the point of supporting what occurred at the Capitol on the 6th.

I hope none is suggesting that the 12 NG members who were removed were the only Republicans or President Trump supporters. 10 of the 12 were apparently removed for previous legal/criminal concerns per the linked article.
 

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