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1192Re: Hermas and the Tribulation Beast

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  • e_s_c_h_a_t_o_n
    Jan 19, 2011
      Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
      Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
      Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

      I think it is interesting that Satan is first cast to Earth, (Rev 9:1, 12:9, 20:2), and finally the lake of fire (Rev 20:10, Mat 25:41, 46).

      In the OT we see a similar fate for the covering cherub (Eze 28:13-17) and Lucifer (Isa 14:12-15). Satan was cursed in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:14-15).

      The battle goes on daily in the lives of men ( 1 Pe 5:8, 2Ti 4:17; Rev 12:12). In the Gospel Christ saw Satan cast to Earth (Luke 10:18), and Peter tells us the angels that sinned are reserved for judgment (2 Pet 2:4). It is Christ who has defeated Satan with the Cross (Col 1:13, 2:15) for those that accept (1 Cor 10:13, Eph 6:11-18).

      That is the tribulation beast that would test Hermas' faith.

      --- In revelation-list@yahoogroups.com, George F Somsel <gfsomsel@...> wrote:
      > No, you are not attempting to understand these things as the early christians
      > did.  The view of Hermas regarding the beast is not that of the Apocalypse
      > concerning the Beast.  I have indicated that such is the case by highlighting
      > points at which they diverge.  Your continued attempt to impose Hermas on the
      > Apocalypse will not survive scrutiny.
      >  george
      > gfsomsel
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