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Lesson 13: Reasons for Reading Revelation (Part 2)

Lesson 13: Reasons for Reading Revelation (Part 2)

Let me continue mentioning reasons I find important for reading John’s Apocalypse. Close after the Prophet’s broadening our concept of church-state relationships and narrowing our definition of the Christian community, I would place enhancing our understanding of prophecy. A good half of the Old Testament books are the prophets. Obviously, prophecy makes up a great […]

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Lesson 8: New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 and 22

Lesson 8: New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 and 22

If one part of prophecy is explicating God’s promises with visions of the future, John offers one of the most beautiful in all history. God himself wipes away the tears of those who have suffered with the Lamb. The Divine speaks for the first time, comforting his people with the words, “I am making all […]

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Lesson 11: The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting

Lesson 11: The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting

The creed ends with the affirmation that we shall share Jesus’ resurrection. Although there is some concern about when this will take place, there is agreement that Jesus’ resurrection appearances, as recorded in the Bible, indicate what ours shall be like. The gospels begin by anticipating our following Jesus in the near future. In fact, […]

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