Remember, John was instructed to write down the things "that he saw" (Rev. 1:2) and most of what he saw was nearly 2000 years in the future.
Talk about mind-blowing future-shock! How would a 1st century prophet describe things like:
- advanced attack helicopters
- armoured vehicles
- biological and chemical weapons
- fighter jets
- nuclear warfare?
Imagine the difficulty a primitive, non-technical man from the 1st century would have trying to make sense of modern advances and warfare--never mind trying to put it all in writing.
We take today's technological advances for granted, but back in John's day they must have seemed like magic.
In Revelation 13, John describes a statue that come to life and is able to speak. Some believe John is using symbolic language. We believe he's probably describing a technology.
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A wise man once said: "John was catapulted by God from one time period to another so that his extensive "visions" would have the authority of an eyewitness. The prophet then unknowingly encoded a warning for the generation in which these things would happen with conviction, accuracy and authority." -- Hal Lindsey, author
"He was permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die" -- Revelation 13:15.
"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near" -- Revelation 1:3.News:
- Breitbart: Pope Francis: "Global warming a 'sin'; man can atone by 'recycling' and 'car-pooling'.
- The Washington Post: "Like it's been nuked": Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes.
- The Sun: War warning: Iran sinks American Navy fleet with a huge tidal wave in ISIS-style propaganda video showing slaying of "Great Satan".