14. What or who is the
(Revelation 18:21; 20:13; 21:1)
The Book of Revelation says that Babylon is thrown like a millstone into the
"sea." Later the "sea" gives up the dead, and finally "there was
no more sea." The "sea" is the turbulent, anarchistic masses of
humanity. "The wicked are like the troubled sea" (Isaiah 57:20).
Because the Bible is its own interpreter, we look to Psalms 46 where the
"mountains be carried into the midst of sea; though the waters thereof roar
and be troubled, though the mountains shake . . ." (Vss. 2,3). In the same chapter,
the "sea" is described as raging heathen, "The heathen raged and the
kingdoms [mountains] were moved . . ."
In the Book of Revelation, Babylonfalse
Christendomis thrown into the
anarchistic masses of people and destroyed. Out of this raging sea class of people, the
resurrection of the dead will proceed.
Both the actually dead and those counted as
unsavedthe walking deadwill begin to be resurrected to perfection in God's
Kingdom. Then there will be "no more sea."