Fall On Us

Of course it makes sense to start with the relevant verse(s).

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch6v12-17
Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (KJV)

I should note that "616" is not the number of the beast, though these converts are, by enveloping themselves within the "Church" at the very end also receiving the beasts mark.

What is actually being said in verse 16 is that there is assumed a literal and blanket-wide damnation: the term "fall on us" concerns this error. There is no "blanket damnation" but only the individual's judgement, one that is measured out fairly and justly work for work from the judgement seat of Christ.

Any non-believer and sinner reading the Revelation would, of course, know the "Church" has obviously failed: moreover they would expect themselves to be damned. They would, by seeking shelter within the "scarlet beast", the "Church", not seek their own escape but would hope to mediate that blanket judgement to be far easier for themselves to bear (assuming first in error that the "Church" is the body of approved believers, and that the damnation of "God's Church" would be far milder for any Christian caught in deadly error).

So then, if damnation is assumed to be literal and blanket-wide, then sinners attaching themselves to the "Church" would hope to dampen the judgement, but this is not so: all are judged according to their works.

There is no sense from scripture that there will be a huge waiting queue for judgement - God, is certainly God and able to judge all individually and as if "in parallel" and the whole affair could take twenty minutes or even less.

The book is more interested in the terms "mountains and rocks" - i.e. a "range of hills" complete with voids (as dens) of the dialectic paradigm and a parallel is made to the "range of hills" meeting in one place (a rendezvous) - the very episode of armageddon described later in Revelation itself.

Yet that desire to envelop one's self within the scarlet beast system, saying "fall on us" is enough to be equally damned overall. The Church only operating with Satan's devices invites the final wrath, so this is a huge error - one that has misidentified the scarlet beast itself, and it is perhaps irony that the relevant verse is numbered 6:16.

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