Reasons to Study the Book of Revelation

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Eschatology. A study of the last things.

This word alone brings up a number of different reactions within Christians. Some are way too excited because they have a radical pre-occupation with it. They have overly-detailed schemes in which seemingly every passage of Scripture matches perfectly with some current event (did you know the Rapture was supposed to happen 3 days ago?). Unfortunately, many of these folks believe that if you don’t follow their scheme, then you are a heretic (I just had this conversation with a guy this past week about this – so, yes, they are out there).

Others are genuinely curious and want to know what the Bible says about the End Times.… Continue reading

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Two Fallen Towers and Two Fallen Giants

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For me September 11, 2001 dawned as any other day for making the commute in to the seminary and my first class of the day. As usual, I awakened early and prepared myself for a day of teaching. However, I broke my routine in a major way—I turned on the TV to check the news. In New York City a fire raged in one of the World Trade towers. Someone said that a plane had crashed into it, but confusion accompanied the story—really? what kind of plane?

Two Fallen Towers

Then, as I watched, viewers could hear the approach of a plane and gazed, horrified, as it struck the second tower!… Continue reading

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