Verse 9 starts with “I, John,” So one has to ask who is this John? In Pastor Pat’s November 3, 2013 sermon, he points out that he believes that it is John the Apostle. I agree with Pastor Pat and the traditional view that it is the Apostle John. The verse continues “your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ,” looking at this part of the verse John emphasizes that his is equal with other believers and does not hold himself above others. The word tribulation is not talking about the end of times tribulation, but the troubles that Christians like John and...
... middle of paper ...
...mmary, John describes the details of the setting as he received this revelation from Jesus. With this vision he was instructed to write to seven churches about what he had seen. The interpretation of revelation 1:9-20 required the use of the three principles hermeneutics, exegesis and systematical study of the Bible. I also have used the general, historical, doctrinally, and grammatical rules of interpretation.
Holy Bible: New King James Versoin. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publisher, 1985 Print.
larkin. (n.d.). Chapter 22. Retrieved from http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/larkin/dt/22.cfm
"Revelation-1-9." Commentaries. 2014.
Zuck, Roy B. . Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth. David C. Cook, 1991. print.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- To understand this portion we need to comprehend that Revelation is consider an apocalyptic literature. An apocalyptic intends to show a future anticipated truth about the end time. John wrote Revelation and he intend to reveal the truth that is to come. The truth is overwhelming that John's words cannot properly convey his vision, therefore John wrote it in symbols and codes. Revelation has a narrative framework that is build on a dualistic understanding of reality. That there are two eras which consist of the present and the future where humans have to choose sides according to Blount.... [tags: Apocalyptic Literature, Bible, Revelations]
912 words (2.6 pages)
- Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person.... [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]
1559 words (4.5 pages)
- We know that historians have written text regarding Jesus - the One called Christ. We have irrefutable facts contained in historical Roman documents where Roman leaders asked for instruction and guidance on the governance of Christians who followed Christ in the beginning of the 2nd Century. Carbon dating and paleographic science provides proof that the Great Isaiah Scroll was written at least 2120 years ago (107 B.C.). Merge this with the Septuagint evidence and we have credence of the entire Old Testament/Hebrew Bible being in existence before the birth of Jesus Christ around 1 B.C.... [tags: Jesus, Messiah, Bible, Gospel of Matthew]
1228 words (3.5 pages)
- The question, “Who here has had a word given to them by the Lord today?” is one that is asked on a daily basis. Denominational organizations, as well as the vast majority of those who claim to be “non-denominational” groups, are found to ask questions or have practices that relate to the idea of “new revelations” in our present age. This has been a largely debated issue, and while one side has soundly, Biblically, and evidentially proven itself to be the truth, there still is much teaching and correction that needs to take place in order to properly guide mankind in the truth that God’s inspired Word sets out to and does affirm.... [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Bible, Christian terms]
1040 words (3 pages)
- I grew up going to church. To me, back then, that’s just what you did. I never felt comfortable in a church, nor did I understand anything in or about the Christian faith. I went to different churches and bible study groups. I’d go with my friends to their churches and I would sit there awkwardly. I never told anyone that it didn’t make sense to me because I thought I was stupid or I was betraying my religion. As I got older I discovered other religions and what they believed in. I learned that it was okay not to be Christian.... [tags: Religion, Christianity, Code of conduct, Bible]
1190 words (3.4 pages)
- 1. This is the first course I studied with a purpose to learn more about the Bible than considering GPA marks or covering each chapters quickly but, rather I was able to sit and give my full attention to absorb the meanings of what I was reading. 2. I was able to spend more time to read the Bible because for each Module there was recommended readings from the Bible. Before taking this course I haven’t really tried to find time to read the Bible but now I can really feel the power of Holy Spirit after I read the scripture.... [tags: God, Bible, Judaism, Israelites]
714 words (2 pages)
- The Book of Mormon is the guide to the life of Mormons. It is the continued revelation from God that serves as a witness to the truths in the Bible and to the divinity and teachings of Jesus Christ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2016). This book answers questions of it followers that may come across during their lifetime. Just like the Bible is a holy book written in the times of living in Israel, the Book of Mormons is the ancient data of God’s teachings, written by its prophets in America, these two holy books will usually sit side by side in the church.... [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Gospel]
703 words (2 pages)
- Today we will take a look at the inerrancy of the Bible and what it means. http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com We live in a time that many are to reluctant take a stand when confronted with error. We need to ask the question, like Pilate, “What is truth?” We’ve grown accustomed to being lied to, from politicians and even preachers. When we look at the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, it is an important question because the truth does matter. The 1st statementin in our Decerlation of Faith, We believe In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.... [tags: Moses, Torah, Ten Commandments, Bible]
865 words (2.5 pages)
- Growing up in a Christian family that had me in a Southern Baptist church I was always one to believe that the Holy Bible is fully true. As I matured in life, mind and faith I began to recognize that the Bible was not necessarily true because my parents or a pastor claimed it was, but because God proclaimed its inerrancy Himself. Better yet, God is the author of history’s most incredible writings and knowing that He is the one infinite and perfect being in existence it is rather impossible to question His authority on the Bible.... [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, God]
973 words (2.8 pages)
- Book of Revelations When will the end come. It is human nature for humans to ask questions. Many of these questions are without answers and there is no possible way to come up with one. A common question that plagues the human race is “When will the world end?” For thousands of years, astrologers and psychics have been trying to come up with clues to when it all will end. There is a source, the Bible, which aids humans, specifically Christians, in trying to come up with some answers. Many places in the Bible such as Revelations, Ezekiel, Matthew, Daniel, and I Corinthians all give some clues to how and when the end of the world will come.... [tags: essays research papers]
1544 words (4.4 pages)