By Justo L. González
To be had in English for the 1st time, 3 Months with Revelation is well known writer Justo Gonzalez’ learn of Revelation. Eminently readable, the learn makes use of the see-judge-act way to convey readers in the direction of the textual content and informs and demanding situations the everyday life of the Christian. those 13 reviews can be utilized for Sunday institution, for night biblical studies, for domestic research conferences, for religion groups, for retreats, and for private biblical studies. furthermore, 3 Months with Revelation can simply be used as an everyday religious study, as each one lesson is split into seven elements. this is often the 3rd Gonzalez identify to be translated from the Spanish.
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And in spite of that, when today we say that something is “apocalyptic,” we mean that it is tragic and catastrophic. Why is it that a book that for its first readers was a word of comfort causes terror in us? Could it be that our place in the world and in society is very different from the position of those early Christians? Those churches in Asia looked upon the cataclysms announced in Revelation as a metaphor for their final vindication. It is difficult for us today to see things in the same light.
In contrast, when we read it today, many see it as a book of fright. The truth is that, apart from the Psalms, this is the book of the Bible that has inspired most hymns. And in spite of that, when today we say that something is “apocalyptic,” we mean that it is tragic and catastrophic. Why is it that a book that for its first readers was a word of comfort causes terror in us? Could it be that our place in the world and in society is very different from the position of those early Christians? Those churches in Asia looked upon the cataclysms announced in Revelation as a metaphor for their final vindication.
At that point, a great sigh must have been heard among the congregation. We were wrong. We have not come to the end yet. Our God is sovereign and free, and therefore God's times are unpredictable. Instead of trying to guess what will come later, what those believers in Smyrna must do is to be faithful and to let God surprise them in unpredictable and mysterious, yet loving, ways. Judge: Through the centuries, there have been people who have tried to read Revelation as if it were a program in which what will happen next is announced.