On March 11, 2023, pastors Dave, Brad, and Matt joined discussed more detail on the book of Revelation, Eschatology (study of the end times), and also responded to questions from the audience.
Some great discussion was had. Questions asked included the following:
- Is there repetition in Revelation, or is it a chronological account of events?
- How important is all this, really?
- How do we know when we are supposed to interpret the imagery as symbolic or literal?
- What are the 5 principles for interpreting the imagery in Revelation?
- What is Babylon about in Revelation?
- How does Jesus’s fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy inform our interpretation of Revelation? What principles does it reveal to us?
- Do modern technology and events clarify or fulfill any of the symbolism in Revelation?
- How do the various views on Revelation affect our approach to the mission of the church?
- How should we use Revelation in our discipleship, especially of new Christians?
- Who are the two witnesses, or what do they represent?
- How do we minister to those who operate out of fear of end times events?
- In light of the main message of Revelation being “Jesus wins!” What are some practical takeaways for our everday life?