Monday, July 19, 2010

How to Read and Interpret the Book of Revelation

Dr. Knox Chamblin on how to read the book of Revelation (quoted from his class on the theology of C.S. Lewis):
"Don't get lost in speculation. My theory is that the people who really understand the book of Revelation are the oppressed people of God. I think the reason Revelation has become a happy hunting ground for speculation and chart making about the future is that we read it as the safe and comfortable people of God. It's when we're oppressed by the harlot, by the beast, by the false prophet, by the dragon that we begin to hear those major chords sounded in that magnificent book: Christ is Lord!"

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