Thank you. I go to church every Sunday. I am really into it. There are just too many coincidences in the Bible that pertain to money being the destruction of the world. It's chaos now, and very appalling. Heck, I'm on my own and struggling to make a living, and I work two jobs. Now, as a Christian I take the Bible very seriously, and I believe every word of it. I take a tiny symbolic approach to it. Jesus spoke both literally and figuratively. It's like any other book: while fiction, there is always truth behind it. Jesus's parables are examples of actual events. John the Apostle wrote the same thing: while he literally saw what he wrote, they were also symbolic. Greed (on both sides of the political spectrum) will be the destruction of the world. Bank on it.
Many times throughout the New Testament, Jesus says to give up your possessions and give them away. Paul says to Timothy that the "love of money is the root of all evil." Time and again, tithing is deemed a relevant "means of grace," offered as a sacrifice to thank God for all He has done for us.
Money, and its system of credit, must be destroyed for Paradise to come to earth. People are obsessed with money, and everything and anything is revolved around money. Without money, you can't live. Everyone is out for some kind of personal gain or profit.
Now, Daniel the Prophet also identifies Four Beasts:
1. The Lion (UK?)
2. The Bear (Russia?)
3. The Leopard with 4 Wings
4. The Beast with 10Horns, and an 11th Horn with eyes and a mouth (China?)
Daniel identifies these beasts as four kingdoms that will rise from the earth, and be the most powerful among the other kingdoms.
The 144,000 Sealed (the 12 Tribes of Israel)
12 Major Divisions in Christianity?
1. Roman Catholicism
2. Eastern Orthodox
4. Anglican/Episcopal (Church of England)
7. Anabaptists (Mennonite and Amish)
9. The Salvation Army
10. United Church of Christ
12. Jehovah's Witnesses
Edited by Mad Cow, 22 December 2012 - 07:03 PM.