This is a Nicolaitan above the laity, the laity is stupid if it believes anything else view, which Revelation says that Jesus hates. Consider the following:.
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For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Thank you for your thoughts. Indeed the vast field of theology is rife with differing viewpoints, perspectives, and interpretations. Each person is entitled to his or her own perspective, and of course, is entitled to find some perspectives he or she disagrees with.
But we did not intend this post to represent some authoritative, final statement endorsed by Faithlife. Thanks again for your response and God bless! This article was featured extremely prominently, as soon as I opened the Logos software.
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Are you saying that neither the author nor the article was vetted by Logos? If not, then do I get to write my own article, which could be extremely incendiary but nonetheless biblically accurate in my opinion and Logos would feature it as prominently and without edits? We invited Dr. I also just wanted to let you know that we appreciate your feedback and are taking it under consideration.
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Holly, I appreciate your position and understand somewhat what you are trying to say. However, it sounds like political correctness to me. It would be a shame that we as evangelicals fall into the same muck and mire that we find our political system in by allowing ourselves to be open to all and every theological concept that man can come up with.
I understand that your software is used by many different denominations who have variant interpretations on theology. You provide a wide variety of books and resources that every denominational theologian can use in their churches and Bible studies. However when you allow your editorial home page to be a platform for viewpoints that espouse doctrine that is subject to great disagreement you run the risk of people of all theological persuasions questioning your credibility as a reliable and stable source of Bible study materials.
I do believe that Evangelical Christianity should and can disagree without being disagreeable because there are portions of scripture that leave room for interpretation among Bible students. I noticed that the author of this article responded to two individuals who disagreed with him and I was somewhat surprised with his reply to these individuals. I sensed a attitude of defensiveness that he was being criticized for his article. If a person writes on a very controversial topic, they should expect disagreement and should be gracious enough to respect another persons viewpoint without denigrating that persons viewpoint.
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Please feel free to share your thoughts with us any time. Greetings, Mike. I am going to reply to your post as well. So, yes, I will respond defensively to such offensive attacks, and, no, I do not respect the viewpoint that I am in league with the Nicolaitans. So these two replies were not at all alike. Hmm, reread the article and then read your comments. Which one sounds extremely arrogant and narrow? The author simply put forth his understanding of what the text of Revelation says. Disagree, by all means.
But be nice about it. Have nothing to do with them. Avoid such people. Avoid these people. Avoid these people! Paul is telling Timothy to have nothing to do with the people he just described.
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I agree with you that this should be the first way of approaching Revelations. However, I disagree on some of what you say since the entire old testament was a prophetic utterance about the coming Messiah even while it was written to be understood in the present. I am not a theologian or scholar but have studied His Word for over 35 years and have come to the conclusion that only the true God of creation could write an inspired book about His creation that is all encompassing and entails the totality of human existence from beginning to end whether we can cognitively comprehend it or not.
This produces an urgency in every generation to reach souls. God is God precisely because He is in control of the beginning and the end. John is a perfect reference for my point. I realize one can argue that somehow I am taking it out of context but the God I know requires me to study His word where it applied to those it was written too, the generation I am in, and the future he holds in His hands. Revelations is the Great Revealing of time past, present, and future, and it is opened up to Gods people as time moves forward and the coming of Christ gets closer and closer.
No, Eric, I am not a Nicolaitan, and you are beyond presumptuous to write as you do about me and my reading. The best way to study Revelation is to first have a good understanding of the book of Daniel. I know saying this might start World War 3 1. Read from the KJV of the Bible.
Have a understanding of the weeks of Daniel 3. Understand that the Church and Israel did not replace each other. I think when reading Revelation, it would be helpful to try and answer at least the following questions:. Who did John write to? For what purpose did he write to them? Quite likely, Revelation would have been read all at once to a congregation of that time. What thoughts, actions or attitudes might they have changed or taken on as a result of hearing Revelation read?
The events in Revelations took place in the past. However, these events are still relevant today and will continue to be relevant in the future. No matter what, always pray for the Holy Spirit to enlighten your studies. Actually, the FIRST mistake that the confused-looking, open-mouthed, Revelation student pictured at the start of this article is making is that he is not in the book of Revelation.
What a great post: — Encouraging us to approach the Book of Revelation as we do other Scriptures. Well said. I found this a very clear and well written article.