If this is your first time here, welcome! Here are some posts from the past… feel free to comment on them and hopefully there will be some spirited, yet edifying, discussion. If some good natured sparring takes place, I will direct readers back to it no matter how long ago I posted the original topic:
- Where Are You Coming From? What is your interest in the Book of Revelation and what interpretive method or millennial scheme do you favor?
- How Soon is Soon? When John says these things must soon take place, does that mean the generation he was writing to, a later generation or some time in the distant future?
- Sea of Glass, a reflection upon the vision recorded in Revelation 4.
- What About the Four Creatures? Do they represent Israel in the wilderness, a composite of God’s creation or something else?
- How Does The Rider of The First Horse Become Antichrist? How do some futurists arrive at that conclusion and what are some other possibilities?
Well, there you have it for starters. We are entering chapter 7 this week, so this may be a good time to discuss the 144,000. I’m sure everyone will agree on who they are (Bo wrote with a grin). I just posted some resources yesterday, as well as some mini-book reviews and you can see them below.
Thanks to John V. Lawing for his cartoon, which appears in The New Millennium Manual: A Once and Future Guide. This book is fun and very informative, tracing the history of Christian chiliasm and eschatology. It was published to counter some of the “millennial madness,” foisted upon the public during the ramp up to Y2K. The bad news is that Jesus didn’t come when the clock struck midnight, but the good news is that you can now pick up this book for as little as 28¢ at amazon.com!