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revelation 9
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:41:04 PM »
When i read revelation 9, drones come to mind in our age. I can see how these drones can torment people. What do you all think? Is it drones or something else?

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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 04:24:06 PM »
Something else.

I'd direct you to the following resource (to start):
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/coffeecup/revelation_91

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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 04:33:31 PM »
I read somewher from a theologian that the chapters with the trumpets have similar symbolism with the first chapter of Genesis but there is also a great difference between them. In Genesis God creates and in Revelation everything starts to destroy.
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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 04:36:35 PM »
So, you read about locusts with human faces and scorpion tails, and you think, "Oh, of course, drones!" ?
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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 04:40:01 PM »
On further reflection, the locusts clearly represent the advent of the cat helicopter:


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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 04:47:19 PM »
I hope Cyprian700 will soon enter this discussion and set us straight, because there's entirely too much masonic dissipation on display here, and not enough BRIGHT SORROW. 
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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 05:09:55 PM »
I think I remember some dispensational doomsday preacher who suggested that John was transported forward in time for his vision and actually was seeing modern weaponry, and just describing it in the only way he knew how.
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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2016, 05:13:23 PM »
Oh by the way, when I saw the title of this thread I thought it had to do with the Beatles at first.
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Re: revelation 9
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 09:42:20 AM »
I think I remember some dispensational doomsday preacher who suggested that John was transported forward in time for his vision and actually was seeing modern weaponry, and just describing it in the only way he knew how.

In my experience as a born-and-bred, mainline Protestant, this explanation is widely accepted (to the point that it's pretty much assumed).
In pre-drone days, we assumed this description was referring to the Cobra Gunship helicopter:


It seems every generation is subject to temporal bias when it comes to prophetic interpretation.