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As a prior answer has examined where Enoch failed in canonicity, this one shall turn to the Book of Revelation to determine what factors led the church to recognize its canonicity. Though a popular genre, few apocalyptic works found their way into the New Testament canon. The most obvious exception comes to the modern world as The Revelation to John or The ...


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The Book of Revelation had a mixed reception among the early Church Fathers. This is exemplified by Eusebius, who (Ecclesiastical History, VII, xxv) quotes Bishop Dionysius the Great of Alexandria: Some indeed of those before our time rejected and altogether impugned the book, examining it chapter by chapter and declaring it to be unintelligible and ...


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The Main Difference is Whether to View it as Eschatological or Not The "Christian symbolic" or "spiritual" view believes the symbolism represents aspects of the church now (during the present time, in this age), and is a common view of amillennialists. Whereas the "apocalyptic" view still sees the vision referring to eschatological (yet future) realities ...


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The Book of Revelations is one of the most controversial books of the Bible, given the Apocalyptic nature of the messages it carries. However, in regards to it's authenticity it has always been seen as being written by the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos-a barren 30 sq. mi. island in the Aegean Sea where both common and political prisoners were held. Rick ...


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The opposite of love is selfishness:  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more ...


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the book of Revelation (...) got accepted into the canonical New Testament of all the major branches of Christianity This is not true, Book of Revelation isn't accepted in Church of the East and its descendandts (Assyrian Church of the East). Can hermeneutics cast light on how this book overcame these barriers to admission to the canon? "Barriers" you ...


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This will not answer the question but it may provide some guidance. Notice that there are some significant similarities between the 7 trumpets and 7 bowl-plagues: the object of each is the same order and the reverse of creation in gen 1 as though these are, in some sense, the undoing of creation. Earth Sea Springs of water Sun moon and stars darkness (no ...


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For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. [1 John 3:13 KJV] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from ...


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Seal-Trumpet-Bowl Judgments As implied by the heading, these judgments are progressive: The Seals are the unveiling of the judgements, the trumpets are the announcements, and the bowls are the final pouring out or "emptying" of the judgments. They vary in intensity: in the 4th Seal Judgment it says, “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his ...


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In terms of responsibility for destroying the earth, every single person on earth today is guilty, to some degree or other. We have all contributed towards global warming / climate change. Even those who advocate drastic steps to stop the world reaching a tipping point are guilty of using cars / aeroplanes, of wasting materials / resources, and I could go on....


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To springboard off of Levan’s answer, (which he may not appreciate :) since I may be more of a literal futurist), God did not promise to deliver us from persecution, tribulation, or even The Great Tribulation. Heaven will be full of martyrs and I don’t know why people feel this or any coming generation of Christians must be spared. A much stronger case can ...


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It is true, as commented, that 'churches' is spoken by 'I, Jesus' in what might be called the 'epilogue' of the book, Revelation 22:16, but I understand the point of the question and I am answering the spirit of the question, regarding the body of the whole book, as such. One view of the entire book of Revelation is that there are seven sections, which are ...


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Revelation (no 's') is an example of apocalyptic literature, a genre of religious writings common to the intertestamental period, though appearing in Scripture prior to this time in places like Ezekiel. Though this genre is different than, say, discourse or historical narrative, it was common and well recognized by the original audience. The genre is ...


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These sections of scripture belong to a specific genre known as Apocalypse (lit. ἀποκάλυψις: uncovering), and so should be interpreted in line with the conventions of apocalyptic literature. That's not to say that the two are always directly analogic to one another, but rather that their form and conventions will be similar. Related reading Common features ...


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The original Greek of Revelation 22.2 reads as follows: καὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐκεῖθεν ξύλον ζωῆς ποιοῦν καρποὺς δώδεκα, κατὰ μῆνα ἕκαστον ἀποδιδοῦν τὸν καρπὸν αὐτοῦ So the key phrase is ποιοῦν καρποὺς δώδεκα, “making twelve fruits”. By itself this could mean anything. It could be 12 fruits per month as per the OP; it could be 12 fruits spread over ...


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Welcome to the group. This was a very general question, so I thought a simple answer referring to the scriptures that use the phrase "Son of Man" and which combine "sign" and "son of Man might be helpful. In Daniel 7:11 we read: "I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, ...


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I’m not suggesting this is the answer to your question but when I looked up the passage in Daniel which we in English read the Prince of Persia stood against me, the Septuagint reads, the king of the king. “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia (king of the king LXX) was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief ...


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The sixth seal (heavenly signs) and seventh seal (seven trumpets) are different events. As can be seen in this chart, the Seventh Seal is divided into Seven Trumpets, which in turn is divided into Seven Plagues. Revelation 17 and 18 describe the resulting effects, and finally in Revelation 19, Christ returns. A booklet, which describes all of Revelation in ...


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Taking the text of the BLB, we might set out Rev 11:18 as follows: And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and to give the reward to Your servants, the prophets, and to the saints, and to those fearing Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who are destroying the earth." There are ...


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The two terms, tribulation and wrath of God, should be separated: tribulation is a temporary phenomenon, like persecutions, famines, illnesses, earthquakes, suffering of treason of close people, which is the greatest of all tribulations, but wrath of God is eternal thing, in sense that has to do with eternal feature of God, who continuously and unfailingly ...


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Your question is framed to include the assumption that to "stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece" is synonymous with being conquered by Greece. This is obviously not what the text states, so let's look at history. After Cyrus, the fourth King of Kings in the Achaemenid Empire was Xerxes I. But was he far richer than the others and did he stir ...


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Matthew 24:21 is an allusion to Daniel 12:1: [Dan 12:1 NKJV] (1) "At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands [watch] over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, [Even] to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in ...


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how can people still be eating, drinking and getting married during the worst time in human history It's called human nature. Look into what your family was doing during the Holodomor 1932–1933, when 10 million Ukranians were deliberately starved to death by Stalin. Or Great Chinese Famine when China's population dropped by 15 million people over two years. ...


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Let me place this passage of Matt 20:24 in context. The synoptic Gospels all have apocalyptic sections: Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. If this material is combined, it forms an interesting structure which is effectively Jesus’ commentary on the Book of Daniel. This material in the Synoptic Apocalypse provides an inspired overview of the “Last Days” and is a ...


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No, the cities are not the same. One was earthly - the camp of the saints; and one is spiritual - the new Jerusalem. Prophesy contains certain similes and metaphors that are defined from OT prophesy and scripture. Revelation is filled with OT prophesy and language of the destruction of Jerusalem. Thousand Years The thousand years is not a literal period ...


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