Is the Identity of the 24 Elders in the Book of Revelation the “Church”?

Marquis Laughlin asks this question in a facebook post: Hey, can anyone give me a biblical answer to the identity of the 24 elders? I’m dealing with the pre-trib “they have to be the church” thing….I am using the obvious evidence in Revelation but that doesn’t seem to be making a dent here…. Marquis, see […]

Do the 24 Elders in the Book of Revelation “Represent” the Church? A Reply to Pretribulationism – Ep. 7 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about the issue of the identify of the 24 elders in Revelation 4–5. Pretribulationism argues that the body of twenty-four elders “represent” the church and therefore the rapture will happen before the “tribulation period.” I responded to a couple of their key arguments and showed […]

Do the Twenty Four Elders in Revelation 4:4 “Represent” the Church?

In a circle around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white clothing and had golden crowns on their heads. (Rev 4:4 NET) In the fourth chapter of Revelation, we are introduced to a magnificent scene in the throne room of heaven. John witnesses […]