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1265Re: [revelation-list] the difficulty with Rev. 18:6

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  • George F Somsel
    Sep 10, 2013
      The first thing to understand is that she does not represent Rome—at least not exclusively.  Babylon represents all earthly realms which oppose God.  Also, I don't think it is urging a violent repayment of Babylon's sins.  Remember that the two-edged sword proceeds from the mouth thus representing the word of God which punishes man's evil deeds.
        search for truth, hear truth, learn truth,
       love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
        defend the truth till death.
      - Jan Hus

      From: Dustin Smith <kggospel@...>
      To: revelation-list@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:26 PM
      Subject: [revelation-list] the difficulty with Rev. 18:6
      On the surface, it seems that Rev. 18:6 is commanding John's audience to (violently) repay Babylon/Rome twofold for her sins. This verse seems to be at odds with the other commands in the Apocalypse to endure with nonviolent perseverance. 

      Anyone have any insights into Rev. 18:6?

      -- Dustin Smith
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