Bishop N.T. Wright presented a lecture titled “Revelation and Christian Hope: Political Implications of the Revelation to John” on Oct. 8, 2010 at Duke Divinity School.
This event was held in conjunction with the McDonald Agape Foundation’s Conference on Revelation.
This is the 2012 module of The New Great Commission School in Monroe, WA. Steve takes a fair look at all the major views of Revelation.
This sermon was preached at Grace Family Baptist Church.
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.
In February of 2013, three biblical scholars set out to debate discuss three separate views of Revelation in Reno, Nevada.
Dr. Sam Waldron, academic dean of Midwest Center for Theological Studies and professor of systematic theology debated discussed the Idealist position.
Gary DeMar, M. Div, Reformed Theological Seminary debated discussed the (partial) Preterist position.
Dr. James Hamilton, Asst. Professor of biblical studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary debated discussed the futurist position.
What happened however turned out not to be a typical talking head debate symposium on the book of Revelation.
Gary DeMar, author, Christian apologist, president of American Vision and editor in chief of Biblical Worldview Magazine returns to our broadcast to reveal “The Identity of the Beast of Revelation and the Anti-Christ”!
Gary DeMar – Should we interpret Revelation “literally”?