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  • Wherefore didst thou marvel?

    Rev 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
    Rev 17:7 But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the Beast carrying her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.

    Why did John marvel?

    I am sure that John would have known all the scriptures about Babylon, but this is 'MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.'

    And why in many translations, is this wrote in capital letters?

    Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

    This seems present tense to me. So which city would have been reigning over the kings of the earth, at that time?

  • #2
    Revelation is prophetic. It wasn't speaking in the present.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by livingword26 View Post
      Revelation is prophetic. It wasn't speaking in the present.
      Some of Revelation was historic, some was present, and some was prophetic.

      It contained all three types of references.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by livingword26 View Post
        Revelation is prophetic. It wasn't speaking in the present.
        Rev 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

        Past, Present, Future

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