Are Microchips the Mark of the Beast?

Apologetics and Theology

For decades I have heard people claim that a time is coming when the government will insert microchips in our hands and this will be the mark of the beast. What is the mark of […]

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Where is the Rapture in the Book of Revelation?

Rapture

I spent much of my 20s in a Pentecostal church which stressed the rapture. What is the rapture? It is the belief that God will rescue his people from earth. I will get into the […]

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What Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Apocalypse

Even people who know little about the Bible have heard about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. But who are they? Or more precisely, what are they? It is common to hear them described as: […]

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When Was the War in Heaven?

War in Heaven

One of the most intriguing passages in Revelation is the war in heaven found in Revelation 12. Here is the passage: Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, […]

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Apologetics and the Seven Churches: Sardis

Apologetics

This is a continuation of my series on an apologetic reading of the letters to the seven churches in Revelation. ‘Write this to the angel of the church in Sardis. “These are the words of […]

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Apologetics and the Seven Churches: Thyatira

Apologetics

This is a continuation of my series on an apologetics reading of the letters to the seven churches in Revelation. “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son […]

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Apologetics and the Seven Churches: Pergamum

Apologetics

This is a continuation of an apologist’s reading of the letters to the seven churches from Revelation. “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has […]

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Apologetics and the Seven Churches: Smyrna

Apologetics

This is a continuation of my series on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation and what they say to those involved in Christian apologetics. “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna […]

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Apologetics and the Seven Churches: Ephesus

Apologetics

When many people read Revelation, they are looking for keys to the future and hints about the end times. However, we need to remember that Revelation was originally sent to seven real churches. Those letters […]

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Does Revelation 3:10-11 Teach the Rapture?

Rapture

I came across an internet meme with the following message, “The Rapture in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 3:10,11.” Does this passage really teach the rapture? “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, […]

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Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Richard Swinburne, Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 373pp. Pbk. Richard Swinburne offers what may be his tour de force in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy. It is one of those […]

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What Does It Take to Be a Heretic?

Apologetics and Theology

I came across an online article titled, Rick Warren Preaching Heresy at Hillsong 2015 Conference. I often take notice of the heresy accusations aimed at Rick Warren. My most popular post on this blog is […]

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Devotions: Revelation

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Revelation 2:4. Although many people see Revelation as a collection of prophecies aimed at giving us clues to the end times, it is in fact a book with the purpose of […]

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The Other Key to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

Apologetics and Theology

Previously, I wrote on the key to interpreting the Book of Revelation. The point I was trying to make was that we need to interpret Revelation within its genre, which is apocalyptic literature. We should […]

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What is the Apocalypse?

Apologetics and Theology

Ever since I was a teenager and right until today, I have enjoyed stories set in a post-apocalyptic world. There is something fascinating about watching humanity rebuild after the apocalypse. One of my current favourites […]

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What Does Revelation 22:18-19 Mean?

Often when I am discussing Mormonism or other groups that add to Scripture, someone will being up Revelation 22:18-9. What does this passage say? “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of […]

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The Key to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

Apologetics and Theology

Revelation is the most misinterpreted book in the entire Bible. The reason for this is very simple. The problem is the starting point. Many people begin their interpretation of Revelation with their newspaper or television. […]

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Valuing Revelation

One of the things that frustrates me is the emphasis on dividing over precise definitions of how we understand the Bible.  As a result, I am thankful that I came across this quote from Klyne […]

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Anti-Christmas

I hate to do this on Christmas Eve, but since this is my 666th post on this blog, I decided that I needed to post on the Antichrist.  What do we know about the Antichrist? […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Alive?

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of […]

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The Cost of Faith

“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my […]

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Rich and Yet Poor

“To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet […]

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Falling Out of Love

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands:I know your deeds, your […]

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Words for Apologists

I was preparing for my message on Sunday and was going over this passage: “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right […]

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Is Jesus God?

Apologetics and Theology

This is a controversial question.  But here is something to keep in mind.  Here are a couple of verses from Revelation.  The verses are from the same book and so we cannot be accused of […]

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