I have attempted to persuade Christadelphians of some of this, such as mans worst ever (man made) disaster, Chernobyl as Wormwood, which a stand at the Chernobyl museum confirms. So it was a star (nuclear reactor) that literally killed many because of the waters (it rained heavily for 3 weeks over europe), Rev 8:10-11. But while the translation cannot be denied anymore, someone would say something like 'aha, yes a star is nuclear but it's fusion not fission' and therefore consider the prophecy debunked.
Yet is their a better natural symbol found in the Bible that God could have used to specifically identify fission from fusion? Obviously not, but a star/sun is still a nuclear reactor.
I will respond to the cited portion of your comments above. First let's look at the verse in Revelation to which you refer:
Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a huge star burning like a torch fell from the sky; it landed on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Now the name of the star is Wormwood.) So a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from these waters because they were poisoned.
Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2006; 2006). Re 8:10–11. (footnote referents within text removed by me for ease of reading. KD)
Your theory that wormwood has anything to do with Chernobyl seems untenable. I pointed this out to you at the other board, but you didn't address it. Here's what I said at the other board:
I visited the link you provided which deals with wormwood. You can't be serious. The Apocalypse was written in Greek. Linking "wormwood" in the Apocalypse with Chernobyl only works if the Apocalypse had been written in English. Secondly, *stars* in the Apocalypse never refer to cities. Thirdly, "wormwood" appears in the Old Testament (hint: it doesn't signify a city there either). And fourthly, scripture says wormwood is a *star* that fell from heaven. The city of Chernobyl didn't fall out of the sky, nor did the city of Chernobyl make the waters bitter. Your theory has more holes in it than swiss cheese.
Please address this here, as well as my comments from the same thread at the other board dealing with your interpretation that frogs = 3rd plague.
As for the bolded portion of your comments cited above, Christ tells us in no uncertain terms what "stars" in the Apocalypse represent. You are countermanding the very scriptures you claim to have read and had opened to you. Thus, your comment that we must "read the entire Bible, then the Holy Spirit will literally inspire you in devotional study to see allegories and corrospondances[sic] and keys, these are not things that are not their[sic] in the Bible but they are not easily seen unless prompted by your ministering angel," seems self-contradictory when you try telling us that stars no longer refer to ministers/angels, but to nuclear reactors!
No one can prove prophecy to any other human unless both parties have the Holy Spirit,
Indeed. So what do you suppose is guiding you away from Christ's interpretation of "stars" in the Apocalypse?
Edited by Evangelion, 18 July 2011 - 07:38 PM.