At Christmas we reflect on what God had to do to bring about our salvation - something so radical we would never have thought of it, and so radical that we have a job to get our heads around it - become human! As the writer to the Hebrews puts it, Jesus had to be … Continue reading Christmas Reflection
For many Revelation is about a cataclysmic conflict somewhere in the future - maybe ours. As such it holds out a gloomy prospect - things certainly aren't going to get better, in fact quite the opposite. But is this really so? The end of Revelation takes us back to its beginning, with reminders of the … Continue reading Revelation – Cataclysmic Conflict or Glorious Hope?
A new heaven and a new earth. What an amazing chapter this is, with present and future overtones, full of promise now and in the future. Verse 1 speaks of the ‘new heaven and new earth’ a phrase that’s only found in Isaiah 65, 66, and is applied liberally to the church, but v. 5 … Continue reading Revelation 21 – Now and not yet
A lot of theological thought and ink has been expended on the first 6 verses of Revelation 20, and all because it mentions six times a thousand years, yet nowhere else in the Bible is this time frame ever mentioned. The futurist sees it as a literal one thousand years after Jesus has returned. The … Continue reading Revelation 20 Some thoughts on the Millenium