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Is revelation 7:13-14 symbolical or literal?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Frank Goad, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Frank Goad

    Frank Goad Well-Known Member

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    occultism that has to do with christianity
  2. LightofTruth

    LightofTruth Well-Known Member

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    Saying someone is dressed in a white robe means they are righteous. it's not just wearing a white robe that makes someone righteous. Righteousness comes by faith. So they are faithful ones.

    The great tribulation they have come out of is literal. That they actually wash their robes in Jesus' blood is spiritual.

    It means they have been made righteous by the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross.
     
  3. Michael Allen

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    About three decades after Jerusalem’s destruction, the apostle John, with reference to a great crowd of persons from all nations, tribes, and peoples, was told: “These are the ones that come out of the great tribulation.” (Re 7:13, 14) The fact that a great crowd ‘comes out of the great tribulation’ shows that they survive it. This is confirmed by a similar expression at Acts 7:9, 10: “God was with [Joseph], and he delivered him out of all his tribulations.” Joseph’s being delivered out of all his tribulations meant not only that he was enabled to endure them but also that he
    survived the afflictions he experienced.

    It is noteworthy that the apostle Paul referred to the execution of God’s judgment upon the ungodly as tribulation. He wrote: “This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you, but, to you who suffer tribulation, relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.” (2Th 1:6-8)
     
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