I am posting this just a few hours before the start of the great redemption drama most often called ‘Easter’. Just after 6 pm on a Thursday evening close to 2,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ met with His disciples to celebrate Passover with them for the last time. About 15 hours later,
I have found that a good way to determine the integrity and truth of religious, sectarian, or cultic teachings is to first determine what they say about Jesus. The teachers of many religious systems claim that they worship the same God as the God of the Bible, and that their system of belief is
It is easy to be critical of the church and to sometimes want to stop attending and being involved – but never give up on church for it is much loved by the Lord Jesus. In Christian parlance we often hear the church of our age referred to as ‘laodicean’. Those who
In Revelation 1:20 Jesus is recorded as explaining the mystery of the seven stars resting in his hand: “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches”. Chapters Two and Three consist of seven letters written to churches in the area, and each one starts with the words, “To the angel of the church
In my last post I attempted to give you the ‘big picture’: a panoramic overview of Revelation. Now I am neither an artist nor a photographer but I do know that every good picture needs a focal point… and the centre of attention in the book of Revelation is Jesus. It is the revelation of
When building a house we first have to clear the ground by knocking down any existing structures that cannot be incorporated into the overall ground plan. I did that, to a certain extent, in the post titled Knocking down faulty foundations. The next construction step is to lay a solid foundation complete with a reliable
Before building a house on an old developed site one needs to knock down the existing faulty structures and clear the ground of rubble. That’s what I need to do first, so this post will deal with the interpretive schemes for the book of Revelation which constitute the largest and most obstinate faulty foundation stones.
The book of Revelation has fascinated so many yet been misunderstood by most. Thousands of earnest scholars have written weighty tomes about it and far too many unlearned men and women have also tried to explain it. Current titles include “Revelation explained’, ‘Revelation make clear’, and ‘The book of Revelation Unveiled’.
Although I grew up in a Christian home, I only met Jesus in a personal and radical way when I was thirty. Many things changed progressively from that day, but one thing that was immediately different was the love for the scriptures which suddenly gripped my heart. I couldn’t read the