2012-09-28

revelation's worshippers of wealth

7.7: news.relig/bible/revelation's worshippers of wealth:
. a radio preacher is saying the bible warns of
worshipping wealth vs god?
(he can't mean it warn against being wealthy,
so what does it mean?)
. I think this means using wealth to love only self;
wealth can also represent investing in arks (loving of future),
but vs god it means wealth wasted on vanities
as opposed to wealth used for god's purposes .
. some of the bible-mentioned wealth worshippers
are actually not wealthy at all:
dirt-poor in their drug or gambling addiction
yet these also may be the "(wealthy)
that the bible is warning us about .
. another version of vain wealth is anti-charity
when capitalism will promote desperation
-- an impoverishing level of overpopulation --
simply because it's good for the business .
web:
. the preacher started by mentioning
revelation 14:7-11:
7 In a loud voice he said, "Fear God, give him glory,
for the hour has come when he will pass judgment!
Worship the One who made
heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water!"
8 Another angel, a second one, followed, saying,
"She has fallen! She has fallen!
Bavel [Babylon] the Great!
She made all the nations drink the wine of
God's fury caused by her whoring!"
[whoring is selling sex (for this context
sex is god's tool for ensuring future by having
an escape from both culture death
and from species extinction
-- by allowing us to change genetically
in order to succeed in new environments;
if this gift is instead traded for vain wealth,
it actually endangers the future
by spreading blood-borne diseases )
hence whoring may be an icon of
worshipping money (idols)
instead of future (god) .]
9 A third angel followed them
and said in a loud voice,
"If anyone worships the beast and its image
and receives the mark on his forehead or on his hand,
10 he will indeed drink the wine of God's fury
poured undiluted into the cup of his rage.
He will be tormented by fire and sulfur
before the holy angels and before the Lamb,
11 and the smoke from their tormenting
goes up forever and ever.
They have no rest, day or night,
those who worship the beast and its image
and those who receive the mark of its name."