The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
In the mysterious Jewish mysticism of Kabala, he remembered having heard,
numerology had a great significance. It was so complex that it just confused most who
tried to study it. Some even went mad, it was said.
Others had declared that the number 666 identified Nero as the greatest source of evil
that the world had ever known. But he‘s already gone, so why would I be told of this
That part was all so confusing. What was it all supposed to mean? And now there‘s
Domitian. Was the mark supposed to include him also?
Nero had said that he‘d come back. Will Domitian be Nero, come again? And what
about us? Are we marked in some way that we don‘t see or think about? Of course we
are, but that‘s supposed be to the good, isn‘t it?
And the vision had warned, -For the time is near. | There was also the feeling of
other times, other places but it was all so hazy. Was -near | not as near as I had first
thought? It‘s all so hard to try to picture.
I will just have pray and try to sleep on it. Maybe something more will come! I
certainly need all the help that I can get! I don‘t have enough words, and there are just
too many thoughts! How do they all fit together? Will I forget something important? But I
just have to try! I will try! I will do it, somehow.
And so, again John began to write! And as the words came into being, they also
seemed to instruct him on where he ought to direct himself. They seemed to allow all that
he had seen to take on the visage of a kind of reality, and became more understandable to
Just maybe, I can make my people understand also. But too many of them already
look to the -Mysteries | to inform them. Well, have I got something to show them now!
But first I have to make sense of it myself without getting carried away with the wonder of
-At last, at last, it is done! It is finished! |
Had it taken years?
But John had felt for some time that he didn‘t have years.
Had it been just months? It was hard to remember. It had felt as if time had stood still
until he had completed his mission. But of course, he had known better.
And now, God willing, someone might be able to be told that I, John, have so written.
-Alleluia!...Amen!...It is well with my soul!...Thank you my most wonderful, wonderful
-How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord |
(Proverbs 1:7, TLB).
Chapter 17 (a)
Revelation’s -Last of Days | ?
Are We There Yet?
The Scriptures tell of events that are to take place during the time of,