Forms of Special Revelation

Forms of Special Revelation: We have been speaking of and citing some of the weaknesses of General Revelation and our need for something more.  Yet, let us point out that General Revelation was never designed to teach us our obligation towards God and our proper relationship to him as our creator.  Indeed, it was never… Read More

A Theophany on Patmos, part 4: Revelation 1:17-20

“And when I saw him, I fell toward his feet like a corpse, and he put his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not!  I am the first and the last, and I am the life.  I became dead, and behold, I am living into eternity.  And I hold the keys to death and hell. … Read More

A Theophany on Patmos, part 3: Revelation 1:12-16

“And I turned back to see the voice that was speaking with me, and turning, I saw seven golden lampstands.  In the midst of the lampstands was one like the son of man, dressed in a long robe and with a golden belt wrapped around his chest.  As for his head, the hair was white… Read More

A Theophany on Patmos, part 2: Revelation 1:11

“It said: ‘Write what you see into a book and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamum, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicia.’” (Revelation 1:11)   Here we have John’s specific task.  One thing of interest is the contrast between the specific call of John and that… Read More

A Theophany on Patmos, part 1: Revelation 1:9-10

“I John, your brother and participant in the suffering, the kingdom, and the perseverance in Jesus: I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.  I was in the spirit in the day that belongs to the Lord and I heard behind me a voice as… Read More