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Silk

Silk is a natural fiber that is produced by the silkworm while making its cocoon. It has been used by humans since the most ancient times to make a very fine fabric. Some translations of the Bible use silk for the Old Testament Hebrew words pronounced meh-shee and shesh-ee, which actually may have meant very fine Linen. The one certain mention of silk in the Bible is in the New Testament to translate the Greek word which literally means silk, the root of which is also the Greek word for China, where much of the world's silk was and is produced.

"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!"

Pope The only certain mention of silk in the Bible relates to the fall of "Babylon," which together means a great false Christian church that has persecuted and martyred true Christians for nearly 2,000 years (e.g Revelation 18:20), as well as the world's political and economic systems that are generally based on breaking God's Law (i.e. The Ten Commandments - see also The Ten Commandments Now?) against wanton greed, dishonesty and coveting (e.g. the verses below).

"After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor. And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul and hateful bird; for all nations have drunk the wine of her impure passion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her wantonness."

"Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. As she glorified herself and played the wanton, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning. Since in her heart she says, 'A queen I sit, I am no widow, mourning I shall never see,' so shall her plagues come in a single day, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who judges her."

"And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and were wanton with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning; they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, "Alas! alas! thou great city, thou mighty city, Babylon! In one hour has thy judgment come."

"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo any more, cargo of gold, silver, jewels and pearls, fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory, all articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls."

"The fruit for which thy soul longed has gone from thee, and all thy dainties and thy splendor are lost to thee, never to be found again!" The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud, "Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked with gold, with jewels, and with pearls! In one hour all this wealth has been laid waste." And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, "What city was like the great city?" And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out, "Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! In one hour she has been laid waste. Rejoice over her, O heaven, O Saints and Apostles and Prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!" (Revelation 18:1-20 RSV)

Fact Finder: At The Return Of Jesus Christ, will the present world's religious, political and economic systems be replaced with direct rule by Jesus Christ and The Elect?
See Gone With The Wind and Why Is Christ Returning?


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