The Great Harlot of Revelation 17 has intrigued Bible students for centuries. Is she a church? What does it mean that she is a 'mother of harlots'?
Most of us are living in the end-time manifestation of Babylon the Great. We can resist her influence if we understand what makes her so attractive to us.
God's Word frequently paints unfaithful Israel as a harlot because she has consistently played the harlot in her relationship with God.
The fallen Woman of Revelation 17 and 18 displays no religious characteristics but is instead involved in the politics, economics, and culture of its time.
The Bible uses so many symbols for God's church that no single Bible Study could do them justice. Here are several more, many of them familiar to Bible readers.
John Ritenbaugh warns about too rigidly applying a biblical symbol to prophetic events. The term Zion may apply to the church , but there are contexts when it is improper to assign this term exclusively to this purpose. Having its origin as two different place names, the term may also generalize to the city of David, the nation …
John Ritenbaugh, affirming that one synonym of pride is arrogance or inordinate self-esteem, suggests that the woman riding the Beast in Revelation 17:9 is none other than the arrogant super power America (or modern Israel), unable to control its wealth, using its wealth to control. Because of its greed, modern Israel has …
As a nation, we have rejected wisdom in favor of foolishness, bringing about major calamities: famines, pestilence, earthquakes, cosmic disturbances.
We are admonished to internalize the book of Deuteronomy in preparation for our future leadership roles.
Fully accepting God's sovereignty should drive us to seek Him so that we can come to know Him as completely as possible, which is vital to our salvation.
John Ritenbaugh, defining a worldview as a snapshot of what our mind sees, based upon our presuppositions, determining what we consider important, maintains that a Christian worldview must contain some core concepts, such as the value or importance of our calling into the church, the reality of God, His Laws and doctrines. Our …
The notion that it does not matter what we wear if our heart is right on the inside is foolish. Our clothing ought to reflect our inward character.
Because Babylon is a system, we cannot physically flee it. We have to flee by keeping our minds clean from the customs, traditions, and cultural influences.
The tares and wheat must coexist until the harvest when the fruit will become clearly seen, at which time a separation and judgment will take place.
We receive more of God's Spirit as we respond to His calling, drawing near to His presence and reversing Adam and Eve's fatal errors.