The book of Revelation opens by telling us that its contents must take place “soon.” The time is near. But how does that work? After all, Revelation was written over 1,900 years ago!
When you’re reading a book of the Bible, one of the easiest mistakes to make is to breeze past the parts that were originally sung. The book of Revelation is a case-in-point. It’s positively teeming with songs — more so than any other book of the New Testament. But what’s the point of all the music?
How do we make sense of such a strange and symbolic text like Revelation? We need to unlearn some faulty approaches and get back to focusing on the book’s main point.
2020 certainly feels pretty apocalyptic. But what should Christians really be focusing on when they think about the last days?
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