Saturday, December 20, 2008

Revelation and the Chronological Bible

In the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, there are so-called eschatalogical passages that talk about similar things. However, in the Gospel of John there seems to be no reference to these eschatalogical events. Why did John miss such important matter?

In his book, Days of Vengeance, David Chilton solves the mystery. The Book of Revelation is actually an expansion of the eschatalogical passages summarised in the Synoptic Gospels.

Days of Vengeance is a wonderful book, and very much worth the read.

Available as a down-load, for free, from the above web site.

The Book of Revelation is not about the Second Coming of Christ. It is about the destruction of Israel and Christ's victory over His enemies in the establishment of the New Covenant Temple. In fact, as we shall see, the word coming as used in the Book of Revelation never refers to the Second Coming. Revelation prophesies the judgment of God on apostate Israel; and while it does briefly point to events beyond its immediate concerns, that is done merely as a "wrap-up," to show that the ungodly will never prevail against Christ's Kingdom. But the main focus of Revelation is upon events which were soon to take place. (p. 43)

Read these Chilton books as well: The Great Tribulation Paradise Restored Rich Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators

Happy reading!


1 comment:

Steve from the Alice said...

You apparently think I don't have enough things to read already! Good thing God gave me two eyes!