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THE STORY OF THE
"SEVEN TRUMPETS"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I

      Prelude to the Trumpets

Part II

The 1st Trumpet
The 2nd Trumpet
The 3rd Trumpet
The 4th Trumpet
The 5th Trumpet
The 6th Trumpet
The 7th Trumpet

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The Third Trumpet--
CE 313-1160

"And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

"And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter." Revelation
8:10, 11

 

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Council of Nice, A.D. 325

   We believe the "angel" of this period  was Arius.
   He was a devout Christian who endeavored to refute errors introduced into the church on the nature of Christ.
   However, Constantine ruled against Arius, and he
"fell" from "heaven [ecclesiasticism] burning as it were a lamp."
    "And it [the lamp of Arius] fell upon the third part [right-hearted] of the rivers [sources of religious teachings upholding Babylon], and upon the fountains of waters [the theologians and teachers--the sources of religious teaching]."
   

 

    Please notice that the third "plague" or judgment is also poured out on the "rivers and fountains of waters" turning them into "blood," that is, making them abhorrent or like death [blood poured out] (Revelation 16:4).
    However, in the third trumpet no "blood" is mentioned, only that the waters were made "bitter." The messenger’s message fell only upon the "third part of the rivers and fountains of water" making them "bitter." No, Arius’ message was not "bitter," but the "third part" or right-hearted ones realized the "waters" they were drinking were "bitter." They desired no longer to partake of such "waters."
     Here we see a difference between the third "trumpet" (Revelation 8:10,11) and the third "plague" (Revelation 16:4). Both are delivered to the "rivers" and "fountains of water." The effect of the "trumpet" message was to convert the right-hearted to Christianity while the "third plague" of Revelation made the theological "rivers and fountains of water" like the river of Egypt--"blood" and abhorrent to drink--not a good day for the theologians.

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"And the name of the star is called Wormwood."  

   According to Webster, "wormwood" is a strong smelling plant that yields a bitter-tasting oil.
   The teaching of Arius became the source of bitter controversy for centuries.
   His stand against error affected many.

 

    Those with right-hearts "died" to their condition in Babylon and were forced to stand with the Arian truth. This caused enormous conflicts in the churches, but the Roman authorities threw their weight against the teachings of Arius, and the pagan trinity carried the day.

 

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TOPICAL STUDY ON THE SEVEN TRUMPETS:
Prelude to the Trumpets - 1st Trumpet - 2nd Trumpet - 3rd Trumpet
4th Trumpet - 5th Trumpet - 6th Trumpet - 7th Trumpet

CHAPTER/VERSE BY VERSE STUDY ON THE SEVEN TRUMPETS:
1st through 6th Trumpet [Revelation 8,9] - 7th Trumpet [ Revelation 11:15-19]

 

         TOPICAL STUDY ON THE SEVEN SEALS:
Seven Seals Part I - Part 2
1st Seal - 2nd Seal - 3rd Seal - 4th Seal - 5th Seal - 6th Seal - 7th Seal

CHAPTER/VERSE BY VERSE STUDY ON THE SEVEN SEALS:
1st to 6th Seal [Revelation 6] - 7th Seal [Revelation 8:1]

 

TOPICAL STUDY ON THE SEVEN CHURCHES:
7 Churches Topical Study Home Page
Ephesus - Smyrna - Pergamos - Thyatira - Sardis - Philadelphia - Laodicea

CHAPTER/VERSE BY VERSE STUDY ON THE SEVEN CHURCHES:
7 Churches Verse by Verse Home Page
Ephesus - Smyrna - Pergamos - Thyatira - Sardis - Philadelphia - Laodicea

 

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