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sermonette: Symbolism, Types, and Prophecies

Analysis of Zion
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 22-Feb-03; Sermon #598s; 17 minutes

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John Ritenbaugh warns about too rigidly applying a biblical symbol to prophetic events. The term Zion may apply to the church , but there are contexts when it is improper to assign this term exclusively to this purpose. Having its origin as two different place names, the term may also generalize to the city of David, the nation of Israel, Mount Moriah, the mountains of Jerusalem, and finally the church. To ascribe all references to Zion as the church would be inappropriate. Consistency is needed in viewing the historical and prophetic contexts.