The Book of Revelation Is Not Written in Some ‘Code’ Meant to Be ‘De-Coded’

Readers sometimes treat Revelation’s word pictures as a code designed to hide the author’s meaning from all but selected insiders. But the primary function of the imagery is to reveal, not to conceal. Word pictures offer a way of seeing the character of God, the world, and the community of faith. The writer portrays Jesus […]

Book of Revelation, Hermeneutics, Symbolism, Amillennialism, and Premillennialism

Even though Steve Hays is an amillennialist, in this article he does challenge his amill friends not to assume everything in the book of Revelation is symbolic without any corresponding real event. I would be more on the spectrum of specific events than “kinds” of events; nevertheless, it is encouraging to see Hays move in […]