Plum. Bad girl.
Same book. REVELATION- ITS GRAND CLIMAX.
QUOTE/ "Andthesecondangelblewhistrumpet.Andsomethinglikeagreatmountainburningwithfirewashurledintothesea.Andathirdoftheseabecameblood;andathirdofthecreaturesthatareintheseawhichhavesoulsdied,andathirdoftheboatswerewrecked." (Revelation8:8,9).
All of this is very symbolic of course, Mountains, oceans, boats. What do they all symbolize? Are they literal? The book says, interpreting the meaning of the SEA :
QUOTE/. Those who would in due course respond to that message would separate from the goatlike group that Isaiah described in these words: "But the wicked are like the sea that is being tossed, when it is unable to calm down, the waters of which keep tossing up seaweed and mire." (Isaiah 57:20; 17:12, 13) Thus, "the sea" well pictures restless, unsettled, and rebellious humanity that churns up unrest and revolution..
And that is his proof that the SEA pictures revolutionary humanity, a single scripture from Isaiah. As to the MOUNTAIN:
QUOTE/.. A great mountainlike mass burning with fire is hurled into this "sea." In the Bible, mountains very often symbolize governments. For example, God's Kingdom is portrayed as a mountain. (Daniel 2:35, 44) Ruinous Babylon became a "burnt-out mountain." (Jeremiah 51:25)
At least he quoted 2 scriptures that time. Check this out, the meaning of the BOATS:
QUOTE/ None of the radical organizations floating like boats in that third of the sea can avoid ultimate shipwreck. How happy we are that millions of sheeplike people have now heeded the trumpetlike call to separate from those who are still wallowing
Oceanlike masses of wallowing revolutionary goatlike humanity. Trumpetlike utterances of Rutherford.
Treelike church leaders.
And Grasslike churchgoers symbolically wilting under the searing figurative heat of Rutherfords trumpetlike proclamations.
All this is just too funny isnt it. The same vague and unsubstantiated reasoning is used with the interpretation of the third trumpet as well:
Stars, rivers, fountains, lamps. I wont fatigue the reader with all of it, just the interpretation of the stars :
QUOTE/. Anointed "stars," along with all others of the anointed, inhabit heavenly places in a spiritual sense from the time that they are sealed with the holy spirit as a token of their heavenly inheritanceHowever, the apostle Paul warned that from among such starlike ones would come apostates, sectarians, who would mislead the flock..Paul's warnings were fulfilled when the clergy of Christendom appeared on the world scene. This group is well represented by the symbol of "a great star burning as a lamp
So this means that the clergy of Christendom were originally selected as potential members of the 144,000, but they apostatized. Wow! I didnt know THAT one.
So that is the evidence offered for the STAR being the clergy , these are ever after referred to as Starlike ones. Shining ones symbolically falling from a figurative heaven . Failed elders, comprising a figurative man of lawlessness pouring symbolically poisoned wormwoodlike bitter lies into the ears of their grasslike listeners.
QUOTE/ This fall from the spiritual heavens became apparent in the year 1919 when, rather than Christendom's clergy, the small remnant of anointed Christians was appointed over the Kingdom interests.. And from 1922 that fall was dramatized when this group of Christians renewed their campaign of frankly exposing the failings of the clergy of Christendom
But cant you just see those clergy of Christendom? The Archbishop of Canterbury gnashing his teeth, biting his tongue, and ripping at his own hair in frustration at his inability to silence The Judges trumpetlike speeches?
The Popes ears burning and him being frenzied to a white heat of rage at the Judges RESOLUTIONS being adopted by those 5000 cheering dubs in Ohio??
Edited by - refiners fire on 14 February 2003 19:4:15