Lecture 27 - The Revelation

Lecture 27 The - Represents the history of the Church o Futurist interpretation All events from 4 on happen in the future • Important ideas o

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Lecture XXVII: The Revelation Introduction o Calvin, Barth both avoided writing about Revelation o Written by John To 7 churches in Asia o Not written to mystify the Church Assumes a thorough knowledge of the Old Testament o Genre of Literature – Apocalyptic Literature (unveiling, revealing) o Pseudonymous ascriptions Does not apply to this book; was really written by John o Divisions “I was in the Spirit” begins each of the four visions 1:10 4:2 17:3 21:10 Interpretations (chapter 4 on) o Idealist interpretation Should not be read literally o Preterist interpretation Past tense interpretation All events took place in that first century (except 20-22) o Historicist interpretation
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Unformatted text preview: Represents the history of the Church o Futurist interpretation All events from 4 on happen in the future • Important ideas o Four horsemen of the Apocalypse (6) White Horse • Imperialism Red Horse • War Black Horse • Famine Pale Horse • Death o Measuring of the Temple (11) o Armageddon (15) Actual place in Israel – Plain of Jezreel o Antichrist o The Millennium A-Millennialism • Not literal; reign of Christ in heaven Post-Millennialism • It’s up to the Church to establish the Millennium, then Christ will come Pre-millennialism • Christ returns and establishes a 1000 year reign...
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Lecture 27 The - Represents the history of the Church o Futurist interpretation All events from 4 on happen in the future • Important ideas o

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