Revelation 8:7-Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Sound of trumpets and the dissolution of the world- does it look like children’s play?

Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.

"And the third part of trees was burnt up, and all maroon grass was burnt up." (8:7.)

C. Well done, ye Christian seer! This God, his angels, the sound of trumpets and final dissolution of the world – all this looks more like children's play.

Answer: For the interpretation of the symbolic language in the prophetical books, please read the article Introduction to the Revelation and Figurative Language of Prophetical Writings.

These are judgments that are executed on Kingdoms. As cited in the Introduction to the Revelation and Figurative Language of Prophetical Writings, Daniel 4: 19- 26, trees are alluded to the Kings and Emperors while as John Gill points out grass is alluded to the common people.

John Gill writes: “the common people, who may be compared to spires of "grass" for their multitude, being as it were innumerable; and to "green" grass, for their delightful, comfortable, and flourishing condition before these calamities came upon them; and for their weakness and impotency to withstand such powerful enemies; see (Job 5:25) (Psalms 72:16) (Isaiah 40:6,7) (37:27) (Numbers 22:4) ; and these commonly suffer most when a country is overrun and plundered by an enemy.”

Maharishi has yet again missed the symbolic language of the prophetical book which is clearly explained in the Holy Bible itself.

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