Revelation

144,000 Dead People

“Translation is very much like copying paintings.” – Boris Pasternack If a painter were to copy another painter’s work, one would expect to see a bowl of apples in the copy where the original painting displays a bowl of apples.  If the copying artist were to paint an orange among…

Despite My Amazing Ignorance

Revelation really confuses me sometimes.  That is why I am only spending time writing about the things that make sense to me.  Some of the things that don’t make sense to me in Revelation 4 are: 1. A rainbow that has only one color (“like an emerald”). 2. The twenty-four…

Like a Stone

My goal in starting this blog was to write five or six times a week.  It seems that I have a hard time keeping the blogs to a reasonable length, and consequently, I’ve only been writing three or four blogs a week.  Trying to cover one chapter of Revelation per…

Audio/Visual Revelation

In studying through Revelation 4, I feel that I need to do an introductory blog before I cover the chapter.  The reason for this is that the first verse is loaded, very rich, and worth simmering in for a while.  A few weeks ago I was listening to NPR‘s Studio…

I Boast in Him

When people take the time and effort to write out a thoughtful response, it stimulates thoughts and ideas in me and other readers. Although I would like to respond to each and every one, my schedule won’t allow it at this time. Blog comments are an excellent springboard for future…

Revelation 3

I said in the previous blog “Revelation 1-2” If salvation means that sin and death will not have the final say over you – then yes, your salvation is secure.  It was secured for you two thousand years ago.  If salvation means “going to Heaven when you die” then I…

Revelation 1-2

Revelation is a funny name to give a book which so many find to be full of mystery.  Admittedly, I do not understand a good portion of it.  But some of it makes perfect sense.  I’d like to point out a few things which I believe have been misinterpreted or…