Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Revelation! - "Written To Us, About Us or For Us?" - Lesson 2 - Introduction Part 2



1.      Review From Our Previous Lesson:

a.      The two “book ends” of Revelation are summed up with what one word?

b.      What is Eschatology?

c.       What one sign of Christ’s second coming will there be?

d.      When is / was the “Great Tribulation?”

e.      Revelation cannot be understood differently from what?

f.        Christ said that His Kingdom was neither of this W_________ or from H_________.

g.      Noting these facts from Scripture, will there ever be a millennial kingdom here on earth?

2.      What two dates predominate the views of people regarding as to when the book was written?

a.      What assertion supports the former date?

b.      What facts support the latter date?

c.       For the purposes of this study, we will using the ______________ model.

3.      When did Christianity begin to be seen as distinctive and separate from Judaism?  Why is this important to understand?

4.      What two historical events caused this to take place?

5.      Why did Nero’s persecution of the Christians in Rome NOT affect the Christians in Asia?

6.      For the purposes of this study we will assert that the author of this book is _________ the A____________ whom Christ L_________ and gave charge of His M_____________.

7.      Note at least 3 inaccurate titles of this book:

a.      ________________________________________

b.      ________________________________________

c.       ________________________________________

8.      Whose Revelation is it, in the first place according to 1.1?

9.      Who was this Revelation given to initially according to 1.1?

10.  For what purpose was it given according to 1.1?

11.  What first comes to mind when you hear the word “apocalypse?”

12.  The word actually means U__________________!

13.  The word translated “shortly” in 1.1 is from two Greek words; en taxei literally meaning: I____ S______________. 

14.  The angel was sent to John for what purpose in 1.1?

15.  Contrast 22.10 with Daniel 8.26 in command.

16.  Contrast 22.10 with Daniel 8.26 in time.  (NOTE: Approx. 400 years between Daniel’s prophesy and it’s fulfillment; “M_________ D_________.”

 

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1.      Review From Our Previous Lesson:
a.      The two “book ends” of Revelation are summed up with what one word? A. Soon
b.      What is Eschatology?  A. The study of end times
c.       What one sign of Christ’s second coming will there be?  A. His descent
d.      When is / was the “Great Tribulation?”  A. In 70, in and around Jerusalem
e.      Revelation cannot be understood differently from what?  A. All the other end of time passages of the New Testament
f.        Christ said that His Kingdom was neither of this WORLD or from HERE (HENCE).
g.      Noting these facts from Scripture, will there ever be a millennial kingdom here on earth?  A. No, there will not be
2.      What two dates predominate the views of people regarding as to when the book was written?  A. 68 or mid 90’s
a.      What assertion supports the former date?  A.  Just Revelation 11.19 in strict literal terms only
b.      What facts support the latter date?  A. Domitian was the first emperor to demand deification while he still was alive.  His greatest support for this emperor cult was in the vicinity of the 7 churches of Asia.  They were the first to be persecuted not worshipping him as a god.
c.       For the purposes of this study, we will using the LATTER DATE  model.
3.      When did Christianity begin to be seen as distinctive and separate from Judaism?  A. When Christianity was perceived to be a complete separate entity from Judaism.  Why is this important to understand?  A. Christianity was protected under the umbrella of Judaism which was a legal religion in the empire.  Once Christianity was seen separately the church had no legal standing.
4.      What two historical events caused this to take place?  A. The persecution of Christians by Nero in 68 and the destruction of Jerusalem, along with the Temple, in 70 by Titus.
5.      Why did Nero’s persecution of the Christians in Rome NOT affect the Christians in Asia?  A. Nero’s  persecution was enforced only in Rome and its environs.
6.      For the purposes of this study we will assert that the author of this book is JOHN the APOSTLE whom Christ LOVED and gave charge of His MOTHER.
7.      Note at least 3 inaccurate titles of this book:
a.      “The Revelation of St. John”
b.      “Revelation(s)”
c.       “The Apocalypse of St. John”
8.      Whose Revelation is it, in the first place according to 1.1?  A. God’s
9.      Who was this Revelation given to initially according to 1.1?  A. Jesus Christ
10.  For what purpose was it given according to 1.1?  A. To show to God’s servants that which will soon come to pass.
11.  What first comes to mind when you hear the word “apocalypse?”  A. Disaster, etc.
12.  The word actually means UNVEILING!
13.  The word translated “shortly” in 1.1 is from two Greek words; en taxei literally meaning: IN SWIFTNESS. 
14.  The angel was sent to John for what purpose in 1.1?  A. To signify the unveiling
15.  Contrast 22.10 with Daniel 8.26 in command.  Seal not vs. Seal up
16.  Contrast 22.10 with Daniel 8.26 in time.  (NOTE: Approx. 400 years between Daniel’s prophesy and it’s fulfillment; “MANY DAYS.”)  If 400 years is “many days” how can over 2,000 years be “soon?”
 
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