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  • The Pros And Cons Of Revelation

    In viewing many online debates between Christians and non-believers concerning the matter of God, often times it is the non-believer who obtains the upper hand in the argument. When confronted with difficult questions concerning God’s revelation, many Christians are unable to properly defend the questions of objectors or even the Christian faith. For many Christians, God’s revelation is through the lens of a less than Christian worldview where knowledge of God is imperfect and clarified through societal norms, preconceptions, and judgments (McGrath, 2014). Lacking the biblical knowledge to fend off a non-believers questioning concerning matters of faith, God’s revelation included, Christians resort to their own reason based off theirs and…

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  • Rhetography In Revelation

    Greg Carey defines rhetography as “sensory rhetoric”, a device used in the Book of Revelation to convey one of its many themes, wealth redistribution. I will be examining the Revelation’s image of the woman and the dragon from 12:1-4. While this image’s rhetography does not address the redistribution of wealth once taken out of Revelation’s larger context, it does present an image of social vulnerability. To begin this examination, I recreated a painted image using a traditional understanding…

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  • Symbolism In Revelation

    Revelation, an apocalypse, is one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. In this book, John describes heavenly wisdom he received from an angel. Readers often have a difficult time understanding this book because John depicts the supernatural world through many strange events and symbols, and scholars debate the legitimacy and context of John’s vision. Upon further reading of the text, it appears that stories in Revelation should be taken literally and that the events are predicting…

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  • Flannery O Connor Revelation Analysis

    Did she have a Revelation? In the short story “Revelation” written by Flannery O’Connor, Mrs. Turpin is a very judgmental woman who is at the doctor’s office with her husband, Claud. While they are in the waiting room waiting to be called back, Mrs. Turpin strikes up a conversation with other people who are in the waiting room and judges everyone in the room silently in her head. The main lady whom Turpin is speaking to is there with her daughter who is in college and suffering from seizures.…

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  • The Book Of Revelation Essay

    When thinking about the mysterious Book of Revelation, the last installment in the New Testament, the first images that might come to mind are those of horsemen, the Antichrist, and a final judgment day. Some do not understand the Book of Revelation, and others have attempted to use Revelation to predict the end of the world. Elaine Pagels, professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation, attempts to demystify the…

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  • John Book Of Revelation

    John writes the book of Revelation to testify “to everything he saw” of the testimony given to him by Jesus Christ. He recorded his vision from Christ “for the benefit of…Christians throughout history”. He wrote to the seven churches in the provinces of Asia to urge his readers to “be ready at all times for the Last Judgment and the establishment of God’s kingdom.” While Revelation is not, as some assume, a secret code to unlock the future, it is a great resource to Christians so that they…

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  • Revelation Book Interpretation

    Introduction The book of Revelation, referred to by many other names, the Apocalypse of John, Revelation to John, or simply Revelation is final book of the New Testament. Moreover, Revelation crosses three literary genres including epistolary, apocalyptic, and prophetic. Due in part to the variety of Revelation, it should come as no surprise that there are a multitude of different views on the interpretation of Revelation. This paper will focus primarily on four of the main viewpoints,…

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  • Book Of Revelation Analysis

    This is assumed because in John 19:26-27 we are told of Jesus calling for his mother to be in John’s care after His death. Revelation For my book of choice in the New Testament, I chose Revelation. This particular book has always held my interest, even before I was a saved and dedicated Christian. The Book of Revelation has three different literary genres throughout its chapters; the epistolary (documents and/or letters), the apocalyptic, and the prophetic (messages written to convey to…

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  • Twelve Images In John's Revelation

    The Jewish number of perfection, twelve, also the number of tribes of Israel in the Old Testament, is used in abundance in Revelation. In God’s throne room (4:4), John places twenty-four thrones for twenty-four elders, including the twelve disciples and twelve to represent the tribes of Israel. Even the 144,000 male virgins (7:4-8) stem from the number twelve, twelve thousand from each of the twelve tribes of Israel. The woman clothed with the sun (12:1) wears a crown of twelve stars to…

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  • The Four Horsemen Of Revelation Analysis

    The four horsemen of Revelation chapter six bring with them the great judgements of God as prophesied. Each of these horsemen represent a specific type and severity of judgment. The Scripture reveals what each horseman represents and what the world can expect at their arrival, Revelation 6:1-8 says: And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him…

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