Verse By Verse Through Revelation (18:21-24)

21 Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, In this way, Babylon the great city will be thrown down violently and never be found again.

In the Old Testament, God made His prophets illustrate His judgments that were coming upon those in disobedience as seen in Ezekiel 4:1-4 which says, 

“Now you, son of man, take a brick, set it in front of you, and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. 2 Then lay siege against it: Construct a siege wall, build a ramp, pitch military camps, and place battering rams against it on all sides. 3 Take an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between yourself and the city. Face it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This will be a sign for the house of Israel.

The mighty angel throwing a millstone into the sea revealed the sure destruction of the city which caused people to be deceived by following a false god.


22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again; no craftsman of any trade will ever be found in you again; the sound of a mill will never be heard in you again;

The joyous sounds and business in that city will exist no longer. 


23 the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the voice of a groom and bride will never be heard in you again. All this will happen because your merchants were the nobility of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.

Deception occurred through magic and spells as the word sorcery signifies. Their merchandise consists of charms, scapulars, potions, statues, images, and relics to capture people’s souls through witchcraft.  


24 In her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all those slaughtered on the earth.

Babylon which illustrates a false religion, murdered countless Christians through the ages because they refused to incorporate their rituals and unbiblical teachings. 

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What Can We Compare An Atheist to?

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What would you say to a youth who despises his parents- who brought him into this world and loved him since the day he was born, clothing and feeding him, put a roof over his head and took care of him when he was sick? How does he show his appreciation for everything that his father and mother did for him?

He discards them by telling his neighbors and friends that they are not his parents. He curses at them, says to them that he hates and cannot stand them. He rejects their advice that would help him in life and walks away never to see them again. All that his parents did was to love him. 

What would you call a young man like this? A fool.

Ladies and Gentleman…That is a picture of an Atheist towards God


Psalms 14:1

The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.


The Trinity

The Trinity in Deuteronomy 6:4

The Trinity is not only mentioned but revealed in Deuteronomy 6:4

First of all, let’s see what the word Trinity means. Trinity means that there is one God who exists as three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit all three being one God, Yahweh.

Biblically, this is seen in:

1. Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:18God as Creator; John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:16Jesus as Creator
2. Isaiah 43:11There exist no other Savior besides God; Acts 4:8-12, John 14:6There exist no other Savior besides Jesus Christ
3. John 20:28Jesus is literally called God; John 14:7-9Jesus plainly tells Philip that He is God because Philip asks to see God and Jesus replies that he is looking at God
4. Deuteronomy 30:6God is the one to circumcise the heart of men so that they may be new; Romans 2:29The Holy Spirit is the one to circumcise the heart of men so that they may be new
5. Acts 5:3-4The Holy Spirit is called God because both are used in the context as if you have lied to the one you have lied to the other, both being one and the same.


Who is the Messiah?

The Messiah to come into the world as said in the Old Testament is to be God Himself.

Malachi 4:4-6

4 “Remember the instruction of Moses My servant, the statutes and ordinances I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the LORD comes. 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

1. LORD all caps refers to Yahweh

2. Elijah refers to John the Baptist (Matthew 17:10-13)

John the Baptist came in the ministry of Elijah for the sole purpose to make the people’s heart open and ready to receive Yahweh when He would come in human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ.

Now we can understand Deuteronomy 6:4 which says, 4 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One (Echad).

The Hebrew word for “One” is a unified One. In Hebrew, there are two different words to say the word one in the English language. Below you will see both examples of those words

1. Echad which means for an example: There’s “one” team out in the field or as “one” men together. A group of people that are considered as one is the idea behind the word “Echad”
2. Yachid which means a numeric “one”, a literal one, for an example: I have one pencil left or there’s only one person in the house.

Deuteronomy 6:4 uses the word Echad to say the LORD is One. God was trying to show that He exists as a plural but even in that plurality, He is still one God NOT many. We see this in Matthew 28:18-20 which says, 18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

As you can see in verse 19, Jesus uses a word that’s singular to describe 3 persons just like the word “one” in Deut. 6:4.

To say that God cannot manifest Himself as three persons is not only limiting Him to our understanding but we have made up our own God who is foreign to Scripture. God is an infinite being who is beyond our comprehension who is the I AM. In the same way, we accept the fact that God is in every single believer at the same time but yet some would deny Him being as three.

 

If we would fully understand the nature of God then He wouldn’t be God.