Theo Revelations - it happens. Better yet, I hope it is...

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NT THEO 220-02 Revelation 1; 4-7; 12; 14; 17; 21 The book of Revelations is very poetic but not easy to understand upon first glance. My favorite part would probably be the section that talks about the breaking of the seven seals. I could tell that the first four seals concerned the emergence of horsemen, each representing something unique. The first horseman obviously stood for conquest, the second war, I couldn’t tell what the third one was suppose to be, and the final one was death. From what I gathered while reading the rest, these four characters make way for the apocalypse. Shorty after their arrival, the final three seals are broken and the earth beings to change. There are earthquakes, the sun blacks out, stars fall from the sky, mountains move, and everyone hides from the wrath that is to come. This is a rather terrifying image of the future, and I hope I am long gone before
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Unformatted text preview: it happens. Better yet, I hope it is just an over-dramatization of what is to come, so that no one may have to experience it. I do think the Second Coming will occur, just not in this fashion. I believe the images in this book are made to heighten the readers awareness and need for preparedness. I noticed that a lot of numbers are used throughout this book, but the most prominent one is the number seven. Theres the greeting to the seven churches, a man holding seven stars and seven lamp stands, seven spirits of God, seven seals, seven horns, seven angels, seven plagues, seven bowls, and seven trumpets. What is the relevance of the number seven? Is it all just because the Earth was created in seven days, therefore seven equates to completeness? It just seems like a lot for that one event to have such an impact on so many other little things in the Bible....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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