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What more could John and Jesus possibly say to communicate when this prophecy was to be fulfilled?
They said it over eleven times in many different ways.
Eleven Imminent Time references in the book of Revelation: tachos & en tachei mean “quickly, all at once, without delay.” Revelation 1:1 – “…things which must shortly take place” Revelation – “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly” Revelation – “Behold, I come quickly!
” Revelation 22:6 – “…things which must shortly take place.” Revelation 22:7 – “Behold, I am coming quickly! Néron: histoire et légende (Collection Latomus, 247; Brussels: 1999): 152-81. • Berry Stewart Crebs, The Seventh Angel (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1938).
Berkof says that no one in church history has undertaken a thorough study of eschatology. The Reformers were fighting the salvation wars, thus, Calvin and Luther wrote a commentary on every book of the Bible but Revelation.
Luther didn’t even think Revelation should be in the Bible!
And if Revelation was written before 70AD, then it likely was a letter to real people who were about to go through the terrible holocaust of 70AD.
It might behoove us to at least consider that John & Jesus… Instead, we’ve canonized the idea that they were all wrong…because we didn’t get what we were hoping for. Once we see WHEN and WHY Revelation was written, much of the mystery of it’s content is solved. The first point to consider about Revelation is WHEN it was written. • Francis Nigel Lee, Revelation and Jerusalem (Brisbane: 1985) • Peter J. There is really no textual reason to discount the time statements and their relevance to the original readers of the letters.
The only reason to do this is if you are trying to make the text fit your particular doctrine.
Not only will the internal and external piles of –largely unknown today- evidence surprised you, but his early date explanation puts the message of Revelation in the same vein as other messages that God gave people in similar situations. “A pre 70 AD date would make the purpose of the Revelation the same as was Isaiah’s prophecy — that is, to see the faithful people of God through the extremely difficult times ahead as THEIR then known WORLD was going to be shaken to its very foundation by the judgment of God against Babylon. Green, A Handbook of Church History from the Apostolic Era to the Dawn of the Reformation (London: 1904), p. • David Hill, New Testament Prophecy (Atlanta: John Knox, 1979), pp.