The Woman, the Beast, and Babylon

The Woman, the Beast, and Babylon

Who or what is the beast and what is the mark of the beast? And in the midst of the challenges of Babylon, what hope do we have? Remember, the symbols of Revelation show us the truth, important things we wouldn’t see otherwise. It reminds me of The Lord of the Rings. Sin is bad […]

Why read the book of Revelation?

Why read the book of Revelation?

Why Read Revelation? Reading and heeding Revelation brings blessing: “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near” (1:3).[1] So, why read? Why care? Because it is what is. And it tells us […]

What is the book of Revelation?

What is the book of Revelation?

What is Revelation? If Revelation were a movie what genre would it be? Comedy? Nope. Definitely not. What kind of movie?… It would be in the genre of apocalyptic. The apocalyptic genre is about disaster and destruction. As far as movies go, it’s kind of a serious and science-fiction-ish genre. Interestingly, these types of movies […]

Revelation

Quotes from Richard Bauckham’s The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Here are ten quotes from Richard Bauckham’s book, The Theology of the Book of Revelation, that especially stuck out to me. And if you’re interested in eschatology (the doctrine of last things) you can also see my post “Eschatology and Ethics.” “Revelation provides a set of Christian prophetic counter-images which impress on its readers a […]

What we do matters.

The Bible teaches that what we do matters.

The Bible teaches that what we do matters. “For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay each person according to what he has done” (Matthew 16:27). “The Son of Man is going to come.” That’s going to happen. Just as […]

The End is Near

The End is Near

The end is near. That is the case whether or not it is our individual end or the end of all things. Whichever, the reality is, time is precious and it is fleeting. That is one of the reasons why it is precious. We’re so quick to recall that money is precious, and so it […]

Will sin be possible in heaven?

To answer the question will sin be possible in heaven, there are a number of passages we should look at.  “…the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect“ (Hebrews 12:23).  “…those whom He foreknew He also predestined […]

Pervasive Peace through the Second Advent

In Christmas, we celebrate the advent or coming of Christ. The first coming enabled a way for peace to be realized. Humans can, through Christ, have renewed fellowship with God. Yet, as Jesus Himself said, in the world we will have trouble and tribulation. So, if that’s the case, if in the world we will […]

What if Satan wants to destroy the Church more than the country?

In the book of Revelation the Church is not called to react to the End or the antichrist by moralistic, militaristic, or political means. The Church is called to return to Messiah Jesus, remembering that those who continue faithful to the End will receive the “crown of life.” The way of resistance of evil, is […]

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