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In general there are four interpretive grids or presuppositions 1. All the details and prophecies were fulfilled in the first century see John L Bray, Matthew 24 Fulfilled.
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Often the letters to the seven churches of chapters 2 and 3 are used as a description of certain periods of time. Some see these as temporally synchronous and others as chronologically sequential.
Blaising and Darrell L Bock. The problem is balance, not which one is correct. The faithful are to remain in faith and hope amidst the persecution and aggression of this fallen world system.
The focus of the book is the persecution Emperor worship in the eastern provinces and faithfulness false teachers and cultural compromise of believers in the first century and in every century cf. Remember, prophets spoke of the future in an effort to reform the present.
Revelation is not only about how it will end, but how it is going. Sancy said, "the biblical prophets were not concerned primarily with the time and chronological arrangement of future events.
For them the spiritual state of their contemporaries was the point of importance and the great eschatological visitation of God for the judgment of unrighteousness and the blessing of the pious was interjected for its ethical impact in the present" p.
The message is expressed by means of imagery which draws on the whole of the Bible, so that every feature, animals, colors, numbers, is evocative and full of overtones to a reader familiar with the OT. In this way it is a secret and allusive revelation of what is to come, though the natural symbolism of the great acts of worship and the final vision of the messianic splendor of the new Holy City are clear enough.
It is crucial that the interpreter give the redemptive theme priority. God has brought individual, corporate, and cosmic salvation through Christ.
The Church is saved, but not safe! One day She will be! God still loves fallen, rebellious, self-centered humanity. The wrath of God in the seals and trumpets is for redemption cf.
God not only restores fallen mankind, but also fallen creation cf. Evil at every level will be purged! The recurrent attempt by God to reach lost humanity with the gospel magnifies the gracious character of God. The bowl judgments are the result of recalcitrant evil, not an unloving God. God only judges and isolates evil when it refuses again and again to repent.
In many ways the book justifies the judgment of God on fallen, irreconcilable humanity! The book ends in a gospel invitation cf. This book must not be seen as a chronological chart of the events, times, and manner of the Second Coming.
It has often been interpreted as the "secret" to western history the seven churches seen as ages.IntroductIon to The Revelation To John Author and Title Revelation announces both the book’s title (it is a “revelation”) and its divine author (“Jesus Christ”). The book is an “unveiling” of unseen spiritual forces operating behind the scenes in history and controlling.
See the Introduction for a discussion of various background topics related to the book of Revelation. The Revelation The first word of this book, Ἀποκάλυψις [ Apokalypsis ], should be kept in mind by the reader throughout the book. Disciple Lessons from the Book of Revelation is an 8-lesson, interative Internet Bible study series.
We touch on themes of the apocalypse and apolyptic literature, the end times, eschatology, the millennium, tribulation, Satan, the antichrist, final judgment, and the New Heavens and the New Earth.
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Used by teachers, researchers, kids, pagans, believers, games-players, novel-writers, atheists and other mortals since Some scholars have argued that the Book of Revelation incorporates imagery from ancient mythology. George Every discusses the connection between the cosmic center and Golgotha in his book Christian Mythology, "Introduction".
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