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PostPosted: Sat August 18th, 2018, 21:07 GMT 
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Sung with conviction every day by Bob Dylan, will the world really explode? I can't find anywhere in the Bible where an explosion destroys the earth...

It's consumed by fire, as eloquently described in "God Knows", but is an explosive fate really suggested?


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PostPosted: Sat August 18th, 2018, 21:37 GMT 
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I do believe Dylan is one of the greatest writers of all time, but it is possible to take the specifics a little too seriously.


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PostPosted: Sat August 18th, 2018, 22:05 GMT 
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I believe he is referring to the time of the end as depicted in Matthew 24. It would probably not be an explosion like we know.
And as Jesus said, “no one will know the time or the hour”.


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PostPosted: Sat August 18th, 2018, 22:41 GMT 

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It's a reference to the old spirituals and folk songs that all have a bit about "God gave Noah the rainbow sign/Won't be water but fire next time." There's a folk belief that the first flood was water and the next flood will be fire.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 01:34 GMT 
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It is also when Jesus will return.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 03:08 GMT 
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oldmanemu wrote:
It is also when Jesus will return.


Yes. If the world explodes, there will be nothing for Jesus to return to. Not only that, but Revelation tells us that there will be 1000 years of peace following His return.

The explosion Dylan refers to must relate to the nature of mankind or possibly the individual. If a man is about to explode, he will surely want to "get as far away from himself as he can".


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 03:40 GMT 
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I think of it as an explosion in that the events foretold that will happen in the end time will alter the world we know in so many ways.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 06:22 GMT 
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Sung with conviction every day by Bob Dylan, will the world really explode? I can't find anywhere in the Bible where an explosion destroys the earth...

It's consumed by fire, as eloquently described in "God Knows", but is an explosive fate really suggested?


It's a fictional book, and you can interpret it exactly the way you want to.
If Bob thinks that's what it says, then that's what it says.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 06:46 GMT 
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Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From when I’ve listened to Desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of Triplicate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 07:53 GMT 

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Can it be 2. Peter 3:7 ???

" But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgement and of destruction of the ungodly people. "

And 2. Peter 3:12 ???

" As you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah or Jaweh, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat ! "

But it´s said afterwards in 2. Peter 3:13 :

" But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell. "



So not the earth will be destroyed, no only the evil will be gone forever, also as said in 3:7 the ungodly people.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 15:32 GMT 
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Let's just hope there is still time for one more Dylan album.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 16:05 GMT 
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You all made my day with these posts. Thank you!
Life is hard. But Bob Dylan sure helps. :wink:
As do the promises of Scripture (He* hasn't broken one yet)!




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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 17:46 GMT 

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Isn't Earth supposedly going to be engulfed by the sun billions of years from now anyways? Just a tidbit I remember reading once.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 18:51 GMT 
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If the NASA is right, our sister in space "Andromede" should help us in this Story.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 20:31 GMT 
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"You all made my day with these posts. Thank you!
Life is hard. But Bob Dylan sure helps. :wink:
As do the promises of Scripture (He* hasn't broken one yet)!.." Peggy Night


Every word of God proves true. It's no fiction, because it's truth has been tested and proved by billions of people throughout history. They know it's true because they experience it day after day in their daily lives.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 21:53 GMT 
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Leonard wrote:
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Let's just hope there is still time for one more Dylan album.


Right on Leonardo!


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