Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Jewish Monotheistic Devotion

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. It is within the limits of acceptable monotheistic worship that the constellation of Revelation 19:10, 22:8–9, and 5:8–12 seems particularly insightful. In both Revelation 19:10 and 22:8–9 John attempts to worship the angel speaking to him.[1] In both instances,Continue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Jewish Monotheistic Devotion”

Recommended Reading: February 11

If you read one article this week, engage The American Story for the Loyal Opposition by John Mark Reynolds. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections, gathered from around the blogging world. Happy Reading!

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Jesus Devotion in Revelation

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. To this point, this study has examined Revelation’s names, images, and actions pertaining to Jesus, arguing that these characterizations conveyed the message that “Jesus is Lord.” This section examines the monotheistic context of Second Temple Judaism, considers Revelation’s portrayalContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Jesus Devotion in Revelation”

Ep18: Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

This episode of the Church Debates series looks at the questions, What is Salvation?, How does Salvation Work?, and Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Sacrifice

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. Revelation 5:12 is particularly indicative of the importance of Jesus’ actions as sacrifice. The slain Lamb is worthy, not just because of who he is, but also because of what he has done—redeemed the world through his blood. AsContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Sacrifice”

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Actions

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. As already touched on through the examination of names and images, Jesus performs a number of actions in the Apocalypse. This section notes three of the most important active roles fulfilled by Jesus: Seer, Sacrifice, and Conqueror, each ofContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Actions”

Recommended Reading: February 4

If you read one article this week, look at Stop Using “Religion” to Mean Bad Religion by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick For those of you with additional reading time this fine February day (February, how is it February already?), check out the following selections. Think I missed sharing an important viewpoint? Let me know inContinue reading “Recommended Reading: February 4”

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Depicting Jesus

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. The images employed in the Apocalypse of John reveal four key depictions of Jesus. First, Jesus is pastoral Lord of the Church. These pastoral images connect the Lord of the Church to the Lord of the Temple and Tabernacle,Continue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Depicting Jesus”

Ep17: What Must I Do To Be Saved?

In this episode of the Church Debates series, we look at the historical context and major historical events of the Protestant Reformation and begin to examine Martin Luther’s theology of salvation.

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: The Lamb

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. The image of the Lamb appears some twenty–nine times in Revelation, making it John’s favorite way to visually portray Jesus.[1] A number of competing conceptions of what this Lamb–image indicated to the original audience of Revelation have been offered.Continue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: The Lamb”