Blog Posts - Eschatology



Jesus the Bridegroom Now 40% off at Wipf & Stock

Now through December 31, Wipf & Stock is offering 40% off any purchase through their website, using the discount code BYE2016. The best use of this discount is to buy my book, Jesus the Bridegroom (Pickwick, 2015). Marianne Blickenstaff of Union...
by Reading Acts on Dec 16, 2016

What Do the Seven Thunders Say in Revelation 10:3-4?

The Mighty Angel stands in his place and speaks.  The speech is described as the roar of a lion, and he is answered by the “seven thunders.” This description is significant for several reasons. It is the only place in Revelation where an angelic...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

What Do the Seven Thunders Say in Revelation 10:3-4?

The Mighty Angel stands in his place and speaks.  The speech is described as the roar of a lion, and he is answered by the “seven thunders.” This description is significant for several reasons. It is the only place in Revelation where an angelic...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

Who is the Mighty Angel in Revelation 10?

John does not identify this angel, although some speculate it is Gabriel primarily because the name Gabriel means “mighty one.” It is not necessary to make the connection to Gabriel, although there are certainly other parallels here to Daniel. Ga...
by Reading Acts on Apr 18, 2016

Who is the Mighty Angel in Revelation 10?

John does not identify this angel, although some speculate it is Gabriel primarily because the name Gabriel means “mighty one.” It is not necessary to make the connection to Gabriel, although there are certainly other parallels here to Daniel. Ga...
by Reading Acts on Apr 18, 2016

What Are the Two Beasts in Revelation 13?

G. R. Reasley Murray commented that Revelation 13 is a kind of “satanic trinity” (Revelation, 207). Vern Poythress considers the language of Revelation 13 to be a “counterfeit” of the true Christ: “ kind of pseudo-incarnation of Satan, is a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 17, 2016

What Are the Two Beasts in Revelation 13?

G. R. Reasley Murray commented that Revelation 13 is a kind of “satanic trinity” (Revelation, 207). Vern Poythress considers the language of Revelation 13 to be a “counterfeit” of the true Christ: “ kind of pseudo-incarnation of Satan, is a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 17, 2016

The Seven Trumpets and the Plagues of Exodus – Revelation 8-9

There are a remarkable number of parallels between this series of judgments and the ten plagues in Exodus.  For example, trumpets are associated with the theophany at Sinai (Exod 19:13-19; 20:18).  The first trumpet judgment is similar to Exodus 9:...
by Reading Acts on Apr 15, 2016

The Seven Trumpets and the Plagues of Exodus – Revelation 8-9

There are a remarkable number of parallels between this series of judgments and the ten plagues in Exodus.  For example, trumpets are associated with the theophany at Sinai (Exod 19:13-19; 20:18).  The first trumpet judgment is similar to Exodus 9:...
by Reading Acts on Apr 15, 2016

Who are the 24 Elders in Revelation 4?

The 24 elders in Revelation 4-5 are a good test-case for methods of interpretation in this unusual book. What is important in this vision is the worship God receives from all of creation. Is the number 24 significant? There are a few unusual views fo...
by Reading Acts on Apr 14, 2016

Who are the 24 Elders in Revelation 4?

The 24 elders in Revelation 4-5 are a good test-case for methods of interpretation in this unusual book. What is important in this vision is the worship God receives from all of creation. Is the number 24 significant? There are a few unusual views fo...
by Reading Acts on Apr 14, 2016

Ins and Outs, Debates and Arguments Related to Eschatology

Folks, we need to get rid of the acrimony within Christendom. Frankly, I would choose never to preach on the last days again except to note that Jesus is coming back one day and He will reign over all the earth if that eliminated at least some of the...
by Study-Grow-Know on Apr 13, 2016

Who are the “Four Living Creatures” in Revelation 4?

Like the 24 elders, the four “living creatures” worship God at his throne (Rev 4:6b-8a). The NIV places these creatures “in the center, around the throne.” This reflects the difficulty of the syntax of this line in Greek. It could mean they a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 13, 2016

Who are the “Four Living Creatures” in Revelation 4?

Like the 24 elders, the four “living creatures” worship God at his throne (Rev 4:6b-8a). The NIV places these creatures “in the center, around the throne.” This reflects the difficulty of the syntax of this line in Greek. It could mean they a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 13, 2016

Heavenly Throne Rooms in Apocalyptic Literature

Revelation 4-5 are often read only for their value in describing worship (worthy is the Lamb….) or their Angelology (Who are the elders?  What are the four living creatures?)  While these elements are certainly there, the function of these ch...
by Reading Acts on Apr 12, 2016

Heavenly Throne Rooms in Apocalyptic Literature

Revelation 4-5 are often read only for their value in describing worship (worthy is the Lamb….) or their Angelology (Who are the elders?  What are the four living creatures?)  While these elements are certainly there, the function of these ch...
by Reading Acts on Apr 12, 2016

What does Revelation Say about the Future?

The theological term for the end times is eschatology, the study of last things. This includes not only the return of Christ and the kingdom, but also “personal eschatology,” what happens to individuals after death, what judgments await the belie...
by Reading Acts on Apr 11, 2016

What does Revelation Say about the Future?

The theological term for the end times is eschatology, the study of last things. This includes not only the return of Christ and the kingdom, but also “personal eschatology,” what happens to individuals after death, what judgments await the belie...
by Reading Acts on Apr 11, 2016

Happy April Fool's Day (and no, this ain't no joke).

I wanted to come up with an April Fool's kind of story to offer for a free download (I just now thought about this, so I have to choose from what there is). "Japheth, Ishvi and The Light"Free download coupon code (expires 4/4/2016): LF98T The closest...
by Murdockinations on Apr 1, 2016

The Philosopher’s Lexicon: Eschatology

Welcome back to The Philosopher’s Lexicon. My primary goal in this series is to explore common philosophical vocabulary, hopefully transforming these words from useless jargon into meaningful terms. My secondary goal is to highlight how contentiou...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Mar 4, 2016


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