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Gods Destroyer?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by We Never Know, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. We Never Know

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    Who knows much about Abaddon?

    In the Book of Revelation of the New Testament, an angel called Abaddon is described as the king of an army of locusts; his name is first transcribed in Koine Greek (Revelation 9:11—"whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon,") as Ἀβαδδών, and then translated Ἀπολλύων, Apollyon. The Vulgate and the Douay–Rheims Bible have additional notes not present in the Greek text, "in Latin Exterminans", exterminans being the Latin word for "destroyer".

    The symbolism of Revelation 9:11 leaves the identity of Abaddon open to interpretation. Protestant commentator Matthew Henry (1708) believed Abaddon to be the Antichrist,[6] whereas the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary (1871) and Henry Hampton Halley (1922) identified the angel as Satan

    In contrast, the Methodist publication The Interpreter's Bible states, "Abaddon, however, is an angel not of Satan but of God, performing his work of destruction at God's bidding", citing the context at Revelation chapter 20, verses 1 through 3."

    "Jehovah's Witnesses also cite Revelation 20:1-3 where the angel having "the key of the abyss" is actually shown to be a representative of God, concluding that "Abaddon" is another name for Jesus after his resurrection"

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    Not me, but he is king of the locusts that look like horses with human faces and lion's teeth. I guess you could say they aren't locusts, since they have none of the features of locusts except flight and large numbers. They are an army. The army, which he is king of, comes from heaven to torment people as a plague. Its the same idea as the plagues striking the Egyptians. They are tormenting people to try to get people to repent from some things. Like Pharaoh, people don't want to though. They don't want to repent, and they lose their chance to repent when the 5 months are up.

    What is the abyss? It opens up in the Earth, but the Earth is not our planet. Earth, in scripture, is Israel; but in Christianity there is a new creation. So when the angel says "Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth!" it is talking about Christianity. The locusts are a plague to purify the Christians. The killer horses thin the Christians. These are, however, not one time events. They continue until the 7th trumpet, that is they keep on until Christianity is perfected, all have either repented or are dead.

    Abaddon is merely one character in the first plague and leads the torment pressing for repentance.

    The fact that all of the plagues are happening to Christianity should not be surprising considering the opening chapters of Revelation, which are warnings to churches. It is a prophecy to Christians for Christians about Christianity.
     
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    Not just a being, but also a place, a consumer of souls, executing God's strict justice.
     
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    Abaddon is the bottomless pit. It's most probably one and the same with the pit that God locked the angels in after they sinned. (2 Peter 2:4) So the king of that pit is not a good angel. He's the one all the other demons locked in the pit made their king. So that can't be a good thing. It is likely they would pick one of the most wicked demon over lords. Possibly the son of Satan.

    Who opens the pit in Revelation 9:1? The angel or the star that fell from heaven? It could be the star. In which case it refers to a fallen angel.

    In any case Apollyon is clearly evil. As we know from Revelation 11:7 the beast itself ascends out of the pit to make war on God's saints. This is why it is believed that Apollyon is the antichrist himself. His eventual end is "perdition" as stated in Revelation 17:8. His ascension out of the pit marks the "healing" of the head wound of the beast. His return from the pit will possibly be a kind of unholy resurrection. A coming back from the dead basically. I surmise then he will take his place as the head of the restored antichrist kingdom.
     
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