References to: Revelation

1,900 Years of Revelation

The mark of the beast. Armageddon. The Four Horsemen.
666. Babylon the great. The seven last plagues.
The bottomless pit. The lake of fire.

These images of terror and catastrophe from the book of Revelation have greatly influenced the popular psyche. Even the secular press uses images such as “armageddon” and “four horsemen of the apocalypse” to describe calamities in our world.

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Paul Kroll & Neil Earle
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Revelation, Apocalyptic Writing and the Old Testament

The book of Revelation belongs to a class of chiefly Jewish (and later Christian) literature called “apocalyptic.” The word “apocalypse” has been borrowed from the book of Revelation and applied to these other writings.

Apocalyptic refers, in a broad sense, to a group of books written between 200 B.C. and A.D. 100. Two historical markers are usually given for the span during which the Jewish apocalyptic works were written and edited:

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Paul Kroll and B. Palmer
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Worthy Is the Lamb

One of the most paradoxical parts of Revelation is John's vision of the lion followed immediately by a slain lamb. As the vision opens in Revelation 5:1-5, John is told that the Lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed to open the scroll sealed with seven seals. But as John looks for a lion, he sees a lamb instead (verse 6). It is a grisly sight, for the lamb appears to have been slaughtered. This is the first occurrence of lamb imagery in Revelation. It's as though the image has been kept for its dramatic entrance precisely until this point. 

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Armageddon Blues

Joseph Tkach

Armageddon Blues

According to our Savior, if we think we know when the end is, we don’t. So there is nothing to panic about.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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The popular film “2012” stirred renewed interest, as well as fear, about the end of the world. Doomsday predictions always gather a following, and there seems to be no end to new ones. Since the earliest days of Christianity history records a continual parade of failed predictions.

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