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The Dark Ages

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Salty, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. Salty

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    What was the cause of the Dark Ages

    Did the Dark ages begin at the Fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD

    When would you say it ended?

    Was the Dark Ages really that dark?

    Did Christianity have anything to do with the Dark ages?

    6 Reasons the Dark Ages Weren’t So Dark

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    No they weee not all that dark
     
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    Depends on where one was. Mom and Dad both grew up poor during the Great Depression. Mom was a farm girl who said she never lacked for anything and didn't even know about a depression. Dad was a boy in Appalachia who said there were times when all he had to eat was cornmeal mush, he dug roots in the woods for money, and was running his father's bootleg joint by the time he was twelve. He jumped at the chance to join the military in WW2.

    If one was positioned as to have adequate food, clothing, shelter and to avoid such things as the Black Plague, the Mongol Invasion, the Little Ice Age, etc., the Dark Age was probably not so dark.
     
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    I believe the church ages as seven, in which the Thyatirean church thrived in the dark ages...

    The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; - Revelation 1:20 - Revelation 2:1

    Ephesus - Messianic - Beginning with the Apostle to the Circumcision, Peter
    Smyrna - Martyr - Beginning with the Apostle to the Un-Circumcision, Paul
    Pergamos - Orthodoxy formed in this time... Pergos is a tower... Needed in the dark ages
    Thyatira - Catholicism formed in this time - The spirit of Jezebel is to control and to dominate.
    Sardis - Protestantism formed in this time- A sardius is a gem - elegant yet hard and rigid
    Philadelphia - Wesleyism formed in this time - To be sanctioned is to acquire it with love.
    Laodicea - Charismatic movement formed in this time - Beginning with DL Moody, the first to make money off of ministry

    Candlesticks - Seven church congregations
    Stars - Individuals within the congregations, all held in the right hand of Christ
    Seals - The seven seals sealed each congregation within the lambs book of life
    Angels - The current preacher to the congregation.

    And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. - Revelation 5:4

    If this interpretation is not correct why all the ado? And... If you have a better interpretation please post your info! I dont mind for people to disagree with me and may end up learning a thing of two! I believe the churches came down as seven and each congregation is different in their generation!

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