R.C. Sproul summarizes the four primary lenses through which most people read the Book of Revelation: idealism, preterism, historicism and futurism.
Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches on the Great Tribulation and the Olivet Discourse. What does it mean when Jesus says Israel will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven? What was Jesus quoting from when He referred to this? When did the Lord Jesus say this would occur? (Hint: “this generation“)
Note: Even though Pastor Durbin hails from the postmillennial perspective, AMILLENNIAL.org finds his teaching on “coming on the clouds” completely accurate. Though largely in sync with one another, the amillennial and postmillennial perspectives’ greatest difference remains amillennial’s more pessimistic view of the end times versus postmillennial’s assertion Christianity will expand as a physical presence to cover the globe (which actually seems very premillennial, when you say it like that.)
Once again John Alley brings a message about “end times”, beginning with an examination of the meaning of the “coming” of Christ and then giving an overview of the book of Revelation. Revelation, John explains, is the most Jewish of all the books of the New Testament, drawing greatly on Jewish symbols, history, concepts and nuances of language. The book was written to the seven churches of Asia, at a time when there was a larger percentage of Jewish Christians in the Asian region, and there was a huge emphasis on Emperor worship. John examines events from history which all point to the book of Revelation being written in about 64 or 65 AD. With this understanding, then, it is very easy to see that most of the prophecy of the book of Revelation has been fulfilled in the great tribulation and suffering inflicted on the Church by the Emperor Nero. Therefore, the Beast referred to in the book would seem to most likely have been Nero himself. John explains many fascinating facts including the source of the number 666 and then goes on to say that as for the future, we have hope, a great calling, a great many promises and a Messiah King ruling in Heaven. We should be encouraged, says John, that although difficult times will come for some people, the Gospel triumphs over them all and we need to pour ourselves out in service to God for the furtherance of the Kingdom.
What is the New Heaven and the New Earth? Will heaven and earth pass away? NT Wright is one of the world’s most renowned Bible scholars, and he joins us in this episode to talk about the renewal of all things. Learn in this episode why the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the linchpin for God’s new creation, which is continuing to unravel through the Spirit-empowered ministry of God’s people, until the day Jesus returns to redeem the entire cosmos—in what Scripture calls, “the New Heavens and New Earth.” Come away from this episode with clarified misconceptions about the afterlife, and with a more profound appreciation for the grand scheme of God’s redemptive plan, from Genesis to Revelation.
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Voddie Baucham teaches on Revelation 7:1-8, explaining the prophetic idea of the 144,000. This sermon was preached at Grace Family Baptist Church. This was part of an expository series on Revelation.
Voddie Baucham posits the warning of Jesus about watching for false prophets, based on Matthew 7:15-20.