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To: NYer
Can you provide the chapter and verse so we can all understand your statement?

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Revelation 1:20

The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

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It goes on for a bit and then all hell breaks loose. Come on, you know Revelation as well as I, certainly.

18 posted on 02/01/2007 6:16:53 PM PST by Enosh
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To: Enosh; NYer
The "seven churches" in the Book of Revelation are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. They are right there in Chs. 2 and 3.

They were not different "churches" in the sense of a separate Church, but a separate parish or diocese. They were all part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic church, and they all answered to the same authority.

St. Paul also wrote to seven churches. Ephesus is the only one included in both lists . . .

24 posted on 02/01/2007 7:51:22 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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