“when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God,”-I Thessalonians 2:13 Why should I care what Bible translation I use? Aren’t they all the same? In reverse order, the answers are, “No.” and
When you go to a theatre to watch a play, you are given a playbill that lists the actors names, the roles they play, and a short description of each character. Here is a playbill for the book of Revelation. This is nothing like a complete list or commentary but my hope is it will
In the book of Revelation, John tells us about three different visions: seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls. In many ways, the three sevens tell the same story three times. Think of it like a wide angle lens zooming down to a telephoto view on the same scene. We see the entire drama through
Numbers: Numbers in Revelation stand for ideas. They tell us the nature of things. For example, “Seven is the number of fullness of completion1.” So, the “seven Spirits” before God’s throne (1:4) represent the Holy Spirit in fullness. Three Symbol of the divine: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Four Refers to the world,
Most of us have seen the Keep Calm and Carry On (KCCO) posters, t-shirts, and internet memes. The story behind them is very similar to the theme of Revelation. The posters were produced by the British government (to be exact, by His Majesty’s Stationary Office) during World War II. London was under attack. The German
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy,”-Revelation 1:3 (KJV) In modern times, the word apocalypse has come to refer to the end of the world or a major catastrophe. It is a word people fear. But that is not the use of the word in the New Testament.