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Who is the Whore of Babylon?

Who is the Whore of Babylon mentioned in the Bible especially in Revelation? “a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman ...
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Exegesis of Matthew 13:30; 40-42

[Matthew 13:30; 40-42] Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but ...
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Who are Revelation 18's Seven kings? Are they related to the 7 heads of Daniel's Four Beasts?

The relevant Verses are these: 10 ...They[the Beast's Heads] are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. ...
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Does Daniel 7:27 counter the christological interpretation of the Son of Man?

In Daniel 7, we have reference to a divine Son of Man figure: ““I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days ...
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Does Luke 17:26–31 describe the destruction of Jerusalem?

In Luke 17:26–31, Jesus brings up Noah and the flood as well as Lot and Sodom, saying, “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (v. 30, NKJV, emphasis mine). Then, in the next ...
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By switching from "those days" to "that day," does Matthew 24:36 imply a transition into a separate topic?

In Matthew 24:3, Jesus' disciples had a question (NKJV): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the ...
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By using "parousia," does Jesus speak of a future time He would be physically present (Matt. 24)?

In Matthew 24, the word parousia (commonly translated as "coming") appears four times (NKJV, emphasis added): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, ...
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2 Thess 2:9-12 - "refused to love the truth" - implies God will give overwhelming proof before delusion?

9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the ...
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Jeremiah 30:7 - "That day is so great there is none like it" - is this the day of the Lord?

Jeremiah 30:7 (ESV) Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be saved out of it. Based on "there is none like it", my guess is that ...
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2 Peter 3:3 - "last days"

2 Peter 3:1-4 1This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2that you should remember the predictions of the ...
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2 Thess 2:1-2 - what is the timing relationship between the rapture and the day of the Lord?

1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or ...
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2 Thess 2:4 - "proclaiming himself to be God." - is this a distinct declaration?

4who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Is proclaiming himself to be God an ...
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2 Thessalonians 2: Is the day of Lord before or after antichrist takes his seat in the temple of God?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a ...
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Revelation: is there grammatical reason to equate "1,260 days" with "42 months"?

This question focuses on grammar not "what makes sense". The first step to understanding a passage is parsing: identify the parts of speech assign the pronouns to the proper names assign ...
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Are the living waters in John 7:38-39 the same as in Revelation 7:17?

Is is said during the last day of the feast of Tabernacles Christ called upon all who believe to come and drink the living waters which seem to point to the giving of the Holy Spirit. John 7:38 If ...
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1 Thess 5:9 vs Romans 5:9 - is this the same wrath?

9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, This passage talks about day of the Lord so the "wrath" is God's wrath. Based on the text, can ...
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Revelation 21:5 - “Behold, I am making all things new?”

In Revelation 21:5, when God says "Behold, I am making all things new.” It seems straightforward to me that God is making all things (in the main or on the whole if not all individual things) ...
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Is Matthew 24 arranged as a chiasm or parallel structure?

In Matthew 24 there are two themes that run throughout the narrative one is the destruction of Jerusalem/Temple and the other is the coming of the son of man Matthew 24:1-2 Destruction of Jerusalem/...
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What exactly is the mark of the beast? [duplicate]

What is the 'mark' that is necessary for buying and selling in Revelation 13:17? and that no one should be able to buy or to sell, if not the one having the mark--the name of the beast, or the number ...
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What is the 'judgement' mentioned in Heb 9:27?

And just as it is destined for people to die once, and after this comes judgment Heb 9:27 Some say this is the stage prior to the 'lake of fire'. Some say it is a condemnation of the guilt borne by ...
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Revelation 10:11. Prophecy ABOUT many nations or TO many nations

Revelation 10:11 gets translated two different ways. The predominant translation is that John is commanded to prophecy about other nations, but a few translations have John commanded to prophecy to ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

[Matthew 3:11-12] I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but after me is coming He who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to carry the sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy ...
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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew 25:31) All those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and ...
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What are the unquenchable fire and worms that do not die in Mark 9:43-48? [duplicate]

[Mark 9:43-48] And if your hand should cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands to go away into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. 45 ...
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Why does the serpent continue to eat dust in Isaiah 65:25?

God promises a new heaven and earth and says he will never remember the former things KJV Isaiah 65 : 17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor ...
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What is the punishment of eternal fire according to Matt. 18:8, Matt. 25:41, and Jude 7?

There are only three occurrences of the term "eternal fire" in the New Testament. These are Matthew 18:8, Matthew 25:41, and Jude 7. Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin,...
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Acts 1:6 -8: Were disciples wrong to ask the question in v. 6, and is Jesus' answer a general reprehension of the question?

Is Jesus' answer (v. 7-8) irrelevant to the question of the disciples? Text: Acts 1: 6 - 8 (ESV) "So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the ...
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Jesus told his twelve they would not all taste death before they saw the Kingdom of God and Son of Man come with clouds of heaven. How could that be? [duplicate]

Jesus says this to his disciples in Mark 9:1 and in Mark 14 he tells the Jeruslem Temple authorities who were about to condemn him to death that they ("you," pl.) will see the Son of Man ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

Revelation 14:11 (ESV) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its ...
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Does Revelation 20:10,14-15 teach eternal conscious torment (ECT) of the wicked?

Revelation 20:10 (YLT) 10 and the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and ...
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"... and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" - what place is Jesus referring to in Matthew 24:51?

Matthew 24:44-51 (ESV): 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his ...
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Is eternal fire quenchable (Jude 1:6-7) or unquenchable (Mark 9:47-49)?

Jude 1:6-7 (ESV) 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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Can any conclusions be drawn about an "intermediate state" from John 11:25-26?

John 11:25-26 (YLT): 25 Jesus said to her, `I am the rising again, and the life; he who is believing in me, even if he may die, shall live; 26 and every one who is living and believing in me shall ...
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1 Timothy 1:20; How did this happen in the days of the apostles?

1 Timothy 1:20; DRB; 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. It seems that Paul has the authority to deliver the Blasphemous, ...
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John 6:40; what is the meaning of "everlasting life", "I will raise him up at the Last day"?

John 6:40; KJV; 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. What is the ...
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Can Job 14:12 be interpreted as an eschatological statement about a future resurrection of the dead?

Job 14:12 (ESV): so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep. Did Job imply that there would be an eschatological/apocalyptic ...
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Does Rev 20:12-13 allude to a third resurrection?

Then I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. ...
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John 8:11; is Jesus condemnation to the Sinners at the Last day Biblical?

John 8:4-11; KJV; 4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 [a]Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her? 6 And this ...
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Would 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that full preterism is a salvation issue?

In the Bible, some questions seem to allow for differing positions (see Romans 14). However, does 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that whether the resurrection has already happened isn't one of them? Is it ...
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1 Timothy 4:10; is the Will of the Father to save all Human beings?

1 Timothy 2:3-5; DRB; 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and ...
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Colossians 1:18; "the firstborn from the dead" literal or symbolic?

Colossians 1:18 DRB; 18 And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy: The Dead from whom the Christ was ...
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Does the sower and the planter receive different rewards in 1 Corinthians 3:6-8?

1 Corinthians 3:6-7 ESV I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. After asserting two ...
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Why is there no mention of “the church” in Revelation after the first three chapters?

In studying eschatology, I haven’t found a sufficient solution to the long absence of any mention of Christ’s church after the letters to the churches in the first three chapters. Specifically, during ...
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Which end is referred to in Matthew 24:14?

Christ has been referring to his coming as well as the calamities which were about to unfold.There seem to be a mixture of near future and eschatological events that are about to unfold in this ...
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Every eye will see him Rev 1:7‬ ‭

What does “every eye will see him” mean? Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So ...
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Who are the nations and where do they come from in Revelation 20:7-8?

Revelation 20:7-8 NASB 7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and ...
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What evidence is consistent with the beast of Revelation 11:7 being distinct from the beasts from the land and sea in Revelation 13?

Revelation 11:7 introduces "a beast that comes up from the Abyss". This beast could be synonymous with the beast from the land (by some equated with Behemoth) or the beast from the sea (by ...
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Why was the Devil/Satan not chained and kept in darkness like the other fallen angels mentioned in Jude 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4?

We are told that after Satan/devil and his angels had been cast down onto the earth he went to fight against the woman and later her offspring. This seems to point to a being that was free to do as he ...
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What does the river of the water of life signify in Revelation 22:1?

Revelation 22:1 ESV Then the angel[a] showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb Seeing that this book is full of imagery and ...