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Author Topic:   Endtime Prophecy and the European Union
New Cat's Eye
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Message 301 of 304 (701351)
06-17-2013 3:15 PM
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06-17-2013 3:02 PM


Europa riding a bull is ancient greek mythology. It predates chrisitan mythology. It has nothing to do with Revelations at all.

Where do you think John got the idea for his prophecy from? Answer: ancient greek mythology.

Oh, I thought it was a revelation from Jesus. I didn't realize he was just ripping off the greeks.


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Message 302 of 304 (701355)
06-17-2013 6:38 PM
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06-17-2013 3:15 PM


Jesus spoke to John in a cultural context he understood. Jesus used common cultural imagery of John's day to communicate his prophecy.
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Message 303 of 304 (701360)
06-17-2013 8:28 PM
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06-17-2013 6:38 PM


Then you can't distinguish the influence of the case in question as being either from the greeks or from the prophesy.

ABE:

Maybe I should expound a bit:

We're talking about this coin:

And people saying that it's indicative of the harlot and the beast from Revelations.

I think that's stupid. Do you disagree?

I say that it was influenced by the greek myth about Europa and the bull, ya know, what with being a Euro and all.

You can't claim that Revelations was also influenced by greek mythology and then conclude that this is indicative of Revelations because you're not ruling out that this was just influenced by the greeks without anything at all coming from Revelations.

Edited by Catholic Scientist, : see ABE


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Message 304 of 304 (701369)
06-18-2013 12:24 AM
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Why assume a Greek source rather than Jewish ? Isn't the whole idea of beasts representing empires straight out of Daniel ?
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