Apocalypse. A text that purports to offer disclosure of heavenly secrets by vision, dream or audition. Apocalyptic. An adjective referring to that which is linked with revelation or the Apocalypse, the book of Revelation, often used as an alternative way of referring to apocalypticism. Apocalypticism. A phenomenon in religion which is defined by either the […]
“[S]ome aspects of the original prophecy may be described in terms appropriate for the understanding of the hearers of its time—e.g., wars involving horses and swords, rather than future weapons totally unknown at the time of writing. Such adaptations to the understanding of the original hearers, however, do not change the essential meaning of the […]
I talked about the apocalyptic event of the “Sky Vanishing Like a Scroll Being Rolled Up” at the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:14 as a visual event.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/008-Where_Do_Believers_Go_after_the_Rapture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWhere Do Believers Go after the Rapture? I first explained that after the rapture God’s people will be escorted, not to earth, but to the throne of the Father in heaven. I provided four biblical passages that demonstrate this: 2 Corinthians 4:14 John 14:1–3 Revelation 7:13–15 Isaiah […]
But how could people ascribe a heavenly “pre-existence” to a real human and mortal figure of recent history? To understand this, you have to enter into the “logic” of ancient theological thought, and especially “apocalyptic” thought. I’ll sketch it briefly. God doesn’t make up his game-plan as the game goes along, but has the plan […]