Revelation Background Extreme approaches to Revelation Hope Genre

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Revelation

Revelation

Background ® Extreme approaches to Revelation: ® Hope ® Genre – Apocalyptic, Letter, Prophecy

Background ® Extreme approaches to Revelation: ® Hope ® Genre – Apocalyptic, Letter, Prophecy ® 5 features of Apocalyptic: SAVED ® Symbolism, pictorial language ® Angels, heavenly messenger mediated ® Visions, dreams ® End of all things—cosmic in scope ® Dualism ® Authorship – John 1: 1

Background (skip) ® Literary similarities to the Gospel of John ® Logos--word ® Lamb

Background (skip) ® Literary similarities to the Gospel of John ® Logos--word ® Lamb of God ® Christ pierced ® Overcome ® Bridegroom ® Marturia/witness (cf. martyr)

Interpretative Approaches to Revelation ® Preteristic View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages ®

Interpretative Approaches to Revelation ® Preteristic View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages ® Idealist View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages

Interpretative Approaches to Revelation ® Historical View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages ®

Interpretative Approaches to Revelation ® Historical View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages ® Futuristic View ® Description/definition ® Advantages ® Disadvantages ® The truth on Revelation

Premillennial Time Line Church Age Tribulation Millennium Eternal State: 1000 years New Jerusalem 2000

Premillennial Time Line Church Age Tribulation Millennium Eternal State: 1000 years New Jerusalem 2000 + years 7 years Christ’s coming: Rapture? Pre-, Mid-, Post-Trib

Characteristics ® Symbolism ® OT Orientation ® One world concept – Globalization, evil trinity,

Characteristics ® Symbolism ® OT Orientation ® One world concept – Globalization, evil trinity, mark of the Beast ® Divine Judgment resulting in world disasters (7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 bowls) ® Christ-centered ® Song and worship ® New world order

7 Churches (Rev 2 -3) structure ® Approaches: Historical 1 st century, Progressive Church

7 Churches (Rev 2 -3) structure ® Approaches: Historical 1 st century, Progressive Church History, Omnitemporal/spiritual/typical ® Pattern ® Vision of Christ ® Commendation ® Condemnation ® Advice ® Curse & blessing ® Example – Ephesus, Laodicea

Bouncing through 4 -19 ® 7 Seals, 7 Trumpet, 7 Bowl judgments ® Sequential

Bouncing through 4 -19 ® 7 Seals, 7 Trumpet, 7 Bowl judgments ® Sequential ® Overlapping ® Simultaneous ® Future through the eyes of first century imagery

Millennium ® Rev 20 ® Pre-millennial: Christ returns, sets up 1000 reign on earth,

Millennium ® Rev 20 ® Pre-millennial: Christ returns, sets up 1000 reign on earth, Satan bound ® Amillennial: reign of Christ = Church ® Post-millennial: World gets better and better until the reign of God comes naturally

Message of Revelation ® God is in control of the future ® Satan counterfeits

Message of Revelation ® God is in control of the future ® Satan counterfeits and looses ® Right triumphs in the end after a long period of chaos ® There are tears in heaven 21: 4 ® Jesus is coming again– Our response to this purifying hope: 1 Jn 3: 2 f ® Christ with Sword ® Beware of idols & Laodicea Rev. 3: 16 f

Rapture Question ® Passages ® 1 Thess. 4: 15 ff: dead rise first [they

Rapture Question ® Passages ® 1 Thess. 4: 15 ff: dead rise first [they were worried about them]—they will not miss it ® 2 Thess. 2: 2 day of Lord not yet—you will not miss it ® Positions: pre-trib rapture, post-trib rapture, mid-trib rapture ® Timeline

Rapture Question Pre-trib Mid-trib Post-trib Church Age 7 year Tribulation Millennium Period of the

Rapture Question Pre-trib Mid-trib Post-trib Church Age 7 year Tribulation Millennium Period of the seven seals Rev. 20 seven trumpets and seven bowl judgments; & antichrist, persecutions Rev 11: 11 -12

The End ® Rev. 21: 3 -4 Emmanuel, together forever ® Rev 21: 22

The End ® Rev. 21: 3 -4 Emmanuel, together forever ® Rev 21: 22 -24 no temple ® Rev. 22: 12 -13 Christ’s coming ® John’s awareness he is writing Scripture 22: 18 f canonical formula (cf. Deut. 4: 2)