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I am a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Liberty University and currently head up the college-aged ministry in my church and surrounding community. I also operate a blog and eventual podcast for college-aged Christians. I am married with two sons.


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comment The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Did this answer the question about correlation between the witnesses and the horns? It may have but I missed it.
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comment The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Just that since the beast from the land is described in detail two chapters after the foretelling of the death of the witnesses at the hand of the beast, I am not sure there is a correlation between the horns and the witnesses.
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comment The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
There certainly is symbolism in the uses of the lamb and dragon images (perhaps suggesting that he may try to come off as the Lamb of God but in actuality is the dragon, "the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan") and to add the detail of two horns is certainly specific enough that it may have meaning as well. However, since the description of the death of the witnesses comes two chapters before the detail of two horns, I'm not sure there is enough meaning here to tie the number of horns directly to the number of witnesses. But that is my opinion and this is Revelation
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comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
So, in short, you agree that the word used to describe the sky that is literally understood to mean vault is simply figurative.
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comment What is the third woe in the Book Of Revelation?
That's interesting. I had not heard that particular take on it before. I interpret 9:4 as pertaining to the locust creatures in restricting whatever they represent to only harming people and nothing else, not that no grass would ever be harmed. But, hey, I don't believe we are going to know exactly what the Tribulation will entail until it gets here, so any one theory is as good as any other.
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comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Non sequitur. What does any of that have to do with the topic at hand?
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comment What is the third woe in the Book Of Revelation?
The 1260 day period another popular theory as far as the duration of the bowls and so you and I are not far off that in our beliefs in that regard. I do believe in a sequential pouring out of the bowls over a period of time that is swift, but not necessarily immediately one after the other. However, am I correct in understanding you believe the bowls will not be sequential and the fifth bowl will be first?
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comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
No, I do not believe the Bible was intended to be a science book, but I do not believe it was intended to perpetuate misunderstandings, either
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comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Doesn't that suggest then God was perpetuating this misunderstanding, then, if He intended them to take it literally? I am sure that is not the case.
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comment What is the third woe in the Book Of Revelation?
I view the bowls (Rev 16:1-17) as being poured in very rapid succession sequentially for a few reasons. First, all other judgments (in Rev and Exodus) are separate acts. Second, the bowls, or, rather, the angels, are numbered in a sequential order (first, second...). Third, to determine if the Greek word kai at the beginning of each description should be translated "and" or "then", I look at context. If all seven are poured together, what is the point of the first six since the 7th trumps them all? Why boils and darkness and drought for only an instant? That seems superfluous to me.
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revised What is the third woe in the Book Of Revelation?
I didn't have room in the comment area put all this so I edited my answer
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