Monthly Archives: March 2015

Revelation 17-20

One of the seven angels showed me the judgment of the “great whore” of Babylon.  The beast’s seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, of whom 5 have fallen, one is … Continue reading

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Exodus 33-36: the other Ten Commandments

God refuses to dwell in the midst of the Israelites.  The Tent of Meeting was set up outside the camp, and whenever Moses went in, God would descend in a pillar of cloud to speak with Moses face to face.  … Continue reading

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Revelation 13-16: mark of the beast, 666

I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with 10 horns and 7 heads; it had a bear’s feet and a lion’s mouth.  The beast uttered blasphemous words and made war on the saints.   I saw another beast, … Continue reading

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Revelation 9-12: mythological animals and divine battle

The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and locusts emerged from a bottomless pit.  The locusts had human faces, women’s hair, lions’ teeth, wings, and tails like scorpions.  Their king is the angel Apollyon; they were allowed to torture all unbelievers … Continue reading

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Revelation 5-8

The one on the throne held a scroll in his right hand, sealed with seven seals.  The Lamb, who had seven horns and seven eyes and looked like he had been slaughtered, started opening the scroll.  One horse came out … Continue reading

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Revelation 1-4

Introduction: Revelation is an apocalypse, detailing the author’s visions of God’s plan of judgment and salvation at the end days.  The author claims to be by John, and there is no reason not to believe him; he does not claim … Continue reading

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2,3 John, Jude

Introduction: 2,3 John are very short letters, written in the same Johannine community that produced the Gospel of John and 1 John.  They were probably written by the same author as 1 John.  Jude is a letter that claims to … Continue reading

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