Prophecy and Apocalyptic are not opposed to each other, essentially; for fundamentally they have a common basis, they use for the most part the same methods, and are both alike radically ethical. Continue reading “Neill Hamilton: The Beloved City – Jerusalem (1977)”
The church seems to have slackened its grasp upon the Parousia hope under pressure from materialistic thought; and western capitalism, naturally biased towards conservatism, has hardly encouraged the church to re-affirm its hope in the impending judgement and renewal of the present world order. Continue reading “A.L. Moore: Parousia in the New Testament (1966)”
Taking the book as a whole, it is evident that the return of Christ was still the church’s hope. It was not conceived, however, as an isolated event. It was, in fact, inclusive of a large and varied series of events which would lead up to it. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen: Hermeneutics in the Book of Revelation (1984)”
the reference in Revelation to the city of Jerusalem, its temple, and the Roman Empire – all of which, in their own order, are prophesied to be destroyed. Now in 70 A.D. the Romans leveled Jerusalem and the temple, as we know from history. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen: The Historical Setting of the Writing of Revelation (1984)”
The historical school of interpretation regards these prophecies as reflecting the history of the fourth or Roman empire… It is held by many that the historic school of interpretation is represented only by a small modern section of the Church. We shall show that it has existed from the beginning, and includes the larger part of the greatest and best teachers of the Church for 1800 years. Continue reading “H. Grattan Guinness: Interpretation of the Prophecies in Pre-Reformation Times (1881)”
These varied readings can seem so divergent that it’s difficult to see that they are reading the same book. But I think most of the different views can be harmonized by a typological preterist reading; or, to use a more traditional designation, by an application of the quadriga. Continue reading “Peter Leithart: Quadrigizing Revelation (2015)”
Why are we being bored with this listing of the merchandise of Babylon? What exactly is the purpose of giving us the details of these materials and products?Why are we being bored with this listing of the merchandise of Babylon? What exactly is the purpose of giving us the details of these materials and products?
one’s interpretive approach to Revelation will dictate many conclusions concerning the book. To simply wade into Revelation and interpret images without a systematic understanding of how to do it properly is a mistake. Continue reading “Duncan McKenzie: The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation (2005)”
On the whole, we find nothing, in the Apocalypse or out of it, which should lead us to think that it was written during the persecution under Nero, and that the most of it relates to his death and to the destruction of Jerusalem, or to the fall of pagan Rome Continue reading “Enoch Pond: The Apocalypse – When Written and by Whom (1871)”
The ark preceded the warriors into battle. John’s vision of it here signals that a battle is about to take place The rest of the revelation given to John shows that that battle was coming against Jerusalem. Continue reading “Jeff Carter: The Seventh Trumpet (2003)”
The summe of Grotius his Exposition of this Second Chapter of the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians is this: First, He interprets the coming of Christ of the destruction of Jerusalem. Continue reading “Henry More: A Modest Enquiry into the Mystery of Iniquity, Book Two, Confuting Grotius (1664)”
The support for the late day advocates is twofold: the persecutions under Emperor Domitian and the testimonies of early church fathers. Edward A. McDowell uses the persecutions of Domitian for his main attack against the early date possibility. He says that the persecutions under Nero are not nearly as severe as those under Domitian. Continue reading “Lee Hodges: What is the Date of John’s Revelation? (2003)”
It seems more than probable, that Papias drew his millennial views from the Apocalypse, i. e. he gave to chap. 20: 2–4 a literal sense, and maintained a literal terrestrial reign of Christ and the saints.
f we can accept an early Aramaic manuscript of the Revelation written definitely before AD 70 as original, as the Peshito (later revision of Peshitta) versions claim, we would see that LATER a Greek version needed for the growing membership of gentile churches who did not speak Aramaic. Continue reading “Gabor Gombor: Aramaic and Preterism; Dating the Book of Revelation (2002)”
This is declaring the spiritual dominion of the church. God’s church is the vehicle that is used to bring glory to the Father. The nations are changed because of it. It also declares the forever and lasting establishment of the church. It is open to all who turn to Christ.