How Will World End According To Bible – Yesterday I participated in ‘Bible Surgery’, an hour-long program on Premier Christian Radio hosted by Maria Rodrigues and recorded on Zoom. This is my first time working with Maria and she is a great person!
The show was an hour long with songs and breaks, but my contributions totaled about 35 minutes. You can listen here.
How Will World End According To Bible
2.38 Does the Bible teach the doctrine of a ‘rapture’ whereby Christians are secretly ascended to heaven by Jesus?
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I’ve talked about this at length in several articles, including this one on Matt 24’s related read.
The ‘Day of Noah’ comparison involves a simple logical structure, which is easy to miss because we are making assumptions about the passage. Most people in Noah’s day were unaware of the coming judgment and were preoccupied with the realities of earthly life as if that were all that mattered. When the flood came, they were taken away, and Noah and his family, having heeded God and prepared themselves, remained in the ark and filled the earth. Likewise, people will be immersed in the realities of earthly life as if that were all, but when Jesus returns they will be swept away in judgment. Those who prepared themselves according to the teachings of Jesus will live receiving the New Jerusalem (Rev 21), the coming kingdom, which will come from heaven to earth. The logic is quite clear. In Noah’s day, the wicked perished and the righteous were left behind. Those who are preoccupied with this life will perish, and those who are ready to receive Jesus will be abandoned. So I want to miss you and you should miss you too.
This is my explanation in the commentary on IVP at the beginning of Revelation 21.
As John’s account of what he saw developed, the contrast and connection with earlier parts of his account of the vision became weaker, but they continued to exist, especially with regard to the Judgment. The details of the bridal city are in stark contrast to earlier depictions of ‘Babylon’, but John is content to let us see for ourselves rather than calling attention to them. He does theology through numbers, structure, and lists, as he has done earlier in the text, especially at the salient points of Revelation 7-13. This incredible (literally impossible) giant cubic city is not part of a single temple in a city in one country of the world, but a new shrine that spans the world itself. Saint John’s day. Or the Day of Free Masonry. This is truly God’s divine presence on a cosmic scale. As with his first vision of heavenly worship in Revelation 4, the exact details of what John saw are immeasurable, but multiple meanings can be found in the reuse of Old Testament imagery. This city is not only a counterpoint to all human aspirations that are impermanent and unimportant (‘to make a name for ourselves’, Gen. 11:4), but it fulfills certain hopes of God’s people as they seek to see themselves. . Longing to return from captivity and see the name of God glorified once again. A city glowing with the glory of God (with walls that reach to the sky) is the safest and most peaceful place. Its magnificence and magnificence are unparalleled and surpass all human excesses. It is a beautifully decorated bridal home. It is the home of God’s people. It is a place where the created order is restored to its original splendor.
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12.06 What is the mark of the beast and is it clear to us what the mark of the beast is?
There are a few things to note here. The first is that John does not provide esoteric and mysterious codes here that require secret knowledge to unlock. The expression ‘it requires wisdom’ is heard about the identity of the great harlot of Babylon in Revelation 17:9. ‘The seven heads are the seven hills on which the woman sits.’ This is an obvious reference to the seven hills of Rome. It’s no secret! For the same reason, it is reasonable to assume that John expected his readers to clearly understand what he meant. This brings us to our second observation. Most commentators would argue that we shouldn’t try to figure out what the numbers mean. It is symbolic, and the triple ‘6’ represents insufficiency and imperfection in contrast to the number 7, which is associated with God. In fact, 7 is the number of perfection, not holiness, and the problem with this argument is that it actually ‘counts’, in the end (the verb is, so you can imagine me. Pay attention to this!). Third, another point commentators often miss is that this sign cannot be interpreted without understanding the ‘seal’ on the foreheads of the 144,000 servants of God in Revelation 7:3 (although this act of sealing was actually never mentioned). Chapter 14 presents two juxtapositions of the sealed 144,000 enjoying God’s presence and the remnant of mankind who received the mark of the beast facing God’s judgment. In other words, the two marks or seals divide mankind into two completely different groups: those who are saved and those who are judged. Either you have the seal of God or the mark of the beast. You cannot have both. This is part of a general strategy of the texts to increase the importance of the reader’s relationship with his culture. It is not to comfort the downtrodden, but to challenge the downtrodden to realize that discipleship cannot be compromised.
18.00 Are the 144,000 in Revelation 7 saved? So most Christians miss this?
John’s vision here presents a threefold picture of God’s interconnected people. The first is about men who look like soldiers preparing for spiritual warfare, enduring the intervening period between deliverance from slavery and entering the Promised Land, which John rearranges into a period from Jesus’ death, resurrection, and glory. Until he returns and makes all things new. The second is the people of Israel, who now come from all nations of the earth, ‘out of all nations’ in the sense that they have members from all nations, not nations separated by national and ethnic boundaries. They are the people who are captivated by the praises of the Lamb and the throne in Revelation 4-5. The third portrait is a picture of these people who went through tremendous hardships, not suffering the wrath and judgment of God, but the ‘tribulation’ that comes from being loyal in the face of constant opposition to the witness of the Lamb that was slain. They are protected from God’s judgment, but they still suffer from human power. Chapters 6 and 7 together serve as a narrative commentary on Jesus’ commands in the Gospel of Matthew. 10:28. ‘Do not fear those who harm the body, fear God who can destroy the soul’. Together, these portraits give us a picture of a man who received God’s grace and reciprocated it. Unlike those who eagerly look to rocks and mountains for protection (6:16), God’s servants look forward to the gift of protection when God seals them. They stand before the throne in white robes because they were bought into the kingdom of God’s priests by the blood of the Lamb (5:9). And their response to that gift is, like Jesus, to remain faithful and prepare to live a life of disciplined obedience. The holy war they prepared was to witness for Jesus through non-violence to death.
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24.10 If the book of Revelation was written for the first century, why are we reading it now? What does that have to do with it?
First, it is the Apocalypse, the revelation of God. We must pay attention, watch and listen, as John claims to provide a perspective on the world that we cannot resolve on our own. That’s when he says ‘Look! Such a ‘revelation’ is really