Category Archives: Revelation

Avoid the Language of “Already, and Not Yet”

Since I have been deeply involved in the eschatology debate for over ten years, had some of my works published in other eschatology websites, interviewed postmillennial authors, and have been in the healthy business of proselytizing premils to the postmil … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Creation

When God made the world he made it in divine priority. He made all things with an agenda, and to use the oft-repeated line, “he saved the best for last.” He made man on day six, and at the end … Continue reading

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It’s Worth Defending

Evangelicals overall do a fine job at defending the trivial but struggle to defend the hard things. Machen observed long ago in his monumental Christianity and Liberalism that “it appears that the things that are sometimes thought to be hardest to defend … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of Revelation: Study # 5

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The Dating of Revelation by Khristian Trotter

In his Chrysostom paper, Khristian Trotter, a young parishioner at Providence Church, tackled the dating of Revelation. Here is his excellent introduction to the discussion: Hello, my name is Khristian Trotter and I would like to thank you for giving … Continue reading

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Revelation Study, Part IV, The Nature of Revelation

Study #3  Study #2  Study #1  Welcome to our fourth review of Revelation using David Chilton’s Days of Vengeance as our main source. Another introductory issue we want to tackle is the matter of the nature of Revelation. Revelation is … Continue reading

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Revelation Study, Part III (David Chilton’s Days of Vengeance)

In this third episode I discuss the question, “Why was John’s letter sent to Asia?” Episode 1 & Episode 2

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Study on the Book of Revelation

Welcome once again to our study of David Chilton’s Days of Vengeance. I am Uri Brito and I blog at apologus.wordpress.com. We are going to delve briefly into Chilton’s introduction. There are two important elements in understanding Revelation, and they are to know … Continue reading

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Revelation and Dating

David Chilton’s Days of Vengeance argues in his introduction that Revelation was written before the destruction of the temple in AD 70. This is nothing extraordinary. Many have made the argument throughout the centuries, but Chilton adds to the countless arguments for … Continue reading

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Days of Vengeance by David Chilton, Review, Part I

              Welcome to Ressurectio et Vita. You can find my blog at apologus.wordpress.com. I have been tweeting about doing a series of posts on David Chilton’s commentary on Revelation called Days of Vengeance. Chilton … Continue reading

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Man Needs Liturgy

David Chilton in his delightful Revelation commentary The Days of Vengeance demurs Protestant rationalism, which has abandoned liturgical worship. He observes that the abandonment of certain liturgical practices actually “contribute to the outbreaks of individualistic pietism.” Chilton concludes succinctly: “Man needs liturgy and … Continue reading

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666 and Neron Caesar

Leithart wants the best of both worlds by reconciling Jim Jordan and Richard Bauckham. In my estimation, he succeeds: 666 is the numerical value of Neron Caesar, spelled in Hebrew letters.  It’s the number of a man.  As Richard Bauckham … Continue reading

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Concerning the Dating of Revelation

Peter Leithart writes: In a revealing article tracing the Domitianic date of Revelation back to JB Lightfoot (who, ironically, agreed with the 19th-century consensus that the book was written before 70), Christian Wilson notes that confidence in a date in … Continue reading

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Leithart on rods of measuring…

Peter Leithart writes: In Revelation 11, John is given a rod to measure out the courts of the temple.  That picks up on the imagery of Ezekiel 40ff, where a bronze man measures out the holy space of the new … Continue reading

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Review of “The Vindication of Jesus Christ” by James B. Jordan

The book of Revelation is a book that “often results in confusion,” says author James B. Jordan. In the The Vindication of Jesus Christ: A Brief Reader’s Guide to Revelation, James Jordan seeks to clarify a book often biblically mistreated. … Continue reading

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Revelation 20: The Triumph of the Church and the Humiliation of the Old Serpent; A Brief Exposition, Part 2

Editor’s Note: The entire paper is available in word format, including bibliography. Paper: revelation-20.doc A Defense of Postmillennial Eschatology in Revelation 20 There is a general consensus within the Reformed tradition concerning the beginning of Christ’s kingdom. Amillenialists and Postmillennialists … Continue reading

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Revelation 20: The Triumph of the Church and the Humiliation of the Old Serpent; A Brief Exposition, Part 1

The significance of Revelation 20 cannot be underestimated. Scholars have pondered the exegesis of this passage for centuries. Consequently, three positions have emerged. The first position is Premillennialism. The word “millennialism”[1] means a “thousand years” mentioned six times in Revelation … Continue reading

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