By Anthony C. Garland
A statement at the e-book of Revelation - quantity 1
The writer provides an in depth examine of the booklet of Revelation emphasizing prophetic subject matters from the remainder of the Bible which locate their success in Revelation. to appreciate this arguable e-book, the writer explores the various connections among the visions obvious by means of the Apostle John and former prophetic revelation given to outdated testomony prophets equivalent to Daniel, Ezekiel, and others. it's the author's conviction that an knowing of similar passages in different places within the Bible is an important key to unlocking the bewildering number of interpretations which frequently accompany the research of the final ebook of the Bible.The statement is associated with a loose spouse web direction offering an extra 70 hours of audio guide associated with virtually 1,000 slides.
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If we derived our primary understanding of the text from these sources, we will be ‘tainted’ (sometimes dramatically so) by the ‘spin’ which different interpreters bring to their understanding of the Bible. The dangers here are subtle, but can be far-reaching and take a long time to overcome until additional Bible study in rings 1-3 corrects misperceptions that have been learned. Historical and cultural works which help to anchor the biblical revelation within the historic setting and culture in which it was first written.
And as a dutiful servant, John did just that! The purpose of the book is not found in John, but in the plain statements given in the book and by an understanding of the content of the book. Mills provides an excellent summary: The divine purpose in this book can be seen as threefold. The first purpose is to reveal Christ in His deistic glory. Chapter 1 introduces the risen Christ as possessing all the effulgence of the glory of the Father and also presents Him in a judgmental capacity (the sword of Rev.
1:17); ‘the living One’ (Rev. 1:18); ‘the One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands’ (Rev. 2:1); ‘the One who has the sharp two-edged sword’ (Rev. 2:12); ‘the Son of God’ (Rev. 2:18); the One ‘who has eyes like a flame of fire, and feet like burnished bronze’ (Rev. 2:18); the One ‘who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars’ (Rev. 3:1); the One ‘who is holy, who is true’ (Rev. 3:7); the holder of ‘the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens’ (Rev.