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Understanding the Bible 51: God’s Saving Wrath – Interpreting the Harvest Imagery of Revelation

Kirk’s 2nd Rule of Biblical Study:  Attend to the context!  That is to say, we must always keep in mind the historical, literary, social…elements that underly any passage of scripture (or any ancient literature).  And Revelation 14 is one of the chief examples of why.  Without understanding the context, Rev. 14 is one of the...

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Understanding the Bible 50: How Evil Exercises Power – Interpreting the “Beasts” of Revelation

Interpreting the Bible well requires that we understand  the central conflict – the dilemma that God must resolve.  Last week we had our clearest glimpse of  the Enemy (symbolized in the dragon) – the one opposing the loving purposes of God.  But how does the the Enemy exercise its power?  After all, most people have...

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