Revelation 12:13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.<quoted text>
Hey Preston, how's life been treating ya? The horses? I hope none took off on you again.
A great book I just read: "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander.
He is a Neurosurgeon and former Atheist who had a near death experience, or more accurately, completely died and came back.
What makes his story remarkable is that he's a leading expert in his field of the study of the brain. The part of his brain that shut down and caused the rest of his body to shut down was the part that's responsible for imagination and your thought process. So basically, the argument that our thought energy continues on for a period shortly after death - and that's why people ' think' they die and went someplace - would be impossible for him, because he knows the brain better than anybody. And knew there was no energy there.
And his testimony is profound, given his lack of belief and desire for God. He went someplace and revealed insights into the creator that is quite interesting and does not contradict Catholicism or Christianity in general. Particularly his notion that EVERYTHING created by God is eternally bound by the creator- even the souls and Hell cannot escape their eternal attachment to the one who created them. They chose to not be apart of Gods plan, and part of the Hell they are in, is because they see the glory of God but cannot experience love anymore. He saw the dark tunnel and crying souls but God brought him to Heaven, and brought him back to Earth for a reason.
**Persecuted the Woman??? Is Mary persecuted or is Israel?