Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

The Emerging New Church


In chapter 21 of the Apocalypse John sees the new heaven and the new earth, for the old has passed away. Along with this comes the new Jerusalem, the bride of Christ. John is presenting the heavenly city as the … Continue reading

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Satan Bound


The Apocalypse gives us a stunning vision in chapter 20 of the struggle in which the church was engaged. Already there is an indication at the end of chapter 19 of what is going on. As the liturgical action continues, … Continue reading

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Songs of Triumph


In chapter 19 John presents the inauguration of the victory of Christ and gives an insight into the final judgment over the counter-Christ, and at the same time shows that the false prophet who incited the dissidents in the congregations … Continue reading

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Song of Lament, Song of Triumph


Chapter 18 presents the ligurgical drama from the point of view of judgment over Babylon, Rome, the idolatrous woman. The drama begins with an angel who has authority to pronounce judgment, one whose splendor made the earth bright. It is … Continue reading

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The Other Woman


In chapter 17 the liturgical drama continues with the identification of the other woman. John was carried away “in the Spirit,” to a wilderness. As the devil was revealed in the wilderness in the temptation of Christ, so the other … Continue reading

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Bowls of Wrath


Chapter 16 of the Apocalypse appears to be another liturgical drama acted out in the church. It ends with a theophany, something that may resemble the enthronement of the divine. But this interpretation may be as controversial as the chapter … Continue reading

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The Revealing of the Wrath of God


In Romans 1:18 Paul wrote,” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth.” This verse comes after the revelation of righteousness in verse 17. A … Continue reading

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