The oldest extant manuscripts of the Masoretic Text date from approximately the 9th century CE,[26] and the Aleppo Codex (once the oldest complete copy of the Masoretic Text, but now missing its Torah section) dates from the 10th century. Finally, the rabbis claimed a divine authority for the Hebrew language, in contrast to Aramaic or Greek – even though these languages were the lingua franca of Jews during this period (and Aramaic would eventually be given a holy language status comparable to Hebrew). Here is how Christ described national invasion, war and captivity in our time: “But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! Invariably, war leads to famine—and resulting malnutrition leads to disease. This earthquake will be worldwide in scope. Before proceeding, let’s read more of Christ’s answer to His disciples in Matthew 24. And what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the world [age]?” (Matt. Most people believe the Tribulation, Heavenly Signs and the Great Day of God’s Wrath are identical—are one and the same. Otherwise, we will not know what is being described. This is an awe-inspiring picture. These messages announce the fall of Babylon through the seven last plagues and warn against receiving the mark. Only one city fits this description over the last 3,000 years—Jerusalem—even though this system is today centered in another city. While the Church has now progressed into the deplorable, seventh (or last) era, known as Laodicea, the most faithful brethren in the Church of God today are a remnant of the sixth, the Philadelphian era. There have been some minor variations, additions or omissions, in some of the texts. This is because God wants the readers to be aware of what His true Church—His true people—will be doing from John’s vision until Christ’s Millennial reign begins. 24:21). This government will continue to grow, literally, without end. 20:5-6). At this time, the world will truly be “paradise,” since Satan will have been bound and cast into the bottomless pit (vs. 1-3). Download Free PDF. It is comparable to nothing that has ever happened before, or will ever happen again. Here is proof. Understand this basic instruction about the Christian calling. The Apocrypha are included under a separate heading in the King James Version of the Bible, the basis for the Revised Standard Version. It has become God’s time to reveal what lies ahead—short and long-term. Christ reveals the meaning of the white horse by explaining its much earlier type, to come in our time. Verses 14-16 are a direct description of Christ, as He now exists in full glory. READ PAPER. The Roman Catholic Church recognizes:[71], In addition to those, the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches recognize the following:[citation needed], Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches include:[citation needed], There is also 4 Maccabees which is only accepted as canonical in the Georgian Church, but was included by St. Jerome in an appendix to the Vulgate, and is an appendix to the Greek Orthodox Bible, and it is therefore sometimes included in collections of the Apocrypha. Mere basic comparison to Matthew 24:30 where they “mourn”—the same word translated “wailing” in Revelation 1:7—proves this is the same day Christ descends into Jerusalem. Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica. Man’s conduct has made God angry. New diseases, or old ones grown worse, seem to be appearing almost daily. For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 9:5, 10), the meaning is symbolic, not literal. [66][67], A number of books which are part of the Peshitta or the Greek Septuagint but are not found in the Hebrew Bible (i.e., among the protocanonical books) are often referred to as deuterocanonical books by Roman Catholics referring to a later secondary (i.e., deutero) canon, that canon as fixed definitively by the Council of Trent 1545–1563. The Torah (תּוֹרָה) is also known as the "Five Books of Moses" or the Pentateuch, meaning "five scroll-cases". All the governments of men are smashed and replaced by God’s government. But we are not yet ready to discuss it. This is when all mankind, since Adam, will be resurrected to physical life for what is likely 100 years. The prophet Joel speaks of this day. Now notice: “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. In effect, Christ has given an advance newscast—newspaper headlines—of events now lying just ahead. [22] Timothy H. Lim, a professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Edinburgh, says that the Old Testament is "a collection of authoritative texts of apparently divine origin that went through a human process of writing and editing. Here is a small portion of how he describes the day: “Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord comes, for it is near at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains…” (2:1-2). Christ is coming to Earth, bringing rewards here—not the other way around, as billions believe. Books and Their Makers During The Middle Ages. This shows that the whore’s influence encompasses the Earth. [50][55] They contain narratives that begin immediately after the death of Moses with the divine appointment of Joshua as his successor, who then leads the people of Israel into the Promised Land, and end with the release from imprisonment of the last king of Judah. This has left it cut off from Him (Isa. Heaven and Earth are shaken! It’s not just a history book, it’s the Word of God. Again, by comparing Daniel 7 with Revelation 13 and 17, it becomes clear that there are seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire, with an eighth “diverse” head to emerge at the time foretold in Revelation. They can be understood—and this eye-opening booklet contains the necessary keys! [citation needed] Some modern Western translations since the 14th century make use of the Septuagint to clarify passages in the Masoretic Text, where the Septuagint may preserve a variant reading of the Hebrew text. The power that they have is so great that they cannot be killed by anything or anyone for three-and-a-half years. ", This page was last edited on 20 January 2021, at 13:31. 7:14; 20:16; 22:14), “little flock” (Luke 12:32) that will rule with Christ (Rev. Understand that John lived over 1,900 years ago—long before the events of this book were to be fulfilled. To help you with your Bible study time, I’ve created a free inductive bible study PDF download where you can simply follow the steps and answer the questions I mentioned above. The collection is broken up to form twelve individual books in the Christian Old Testament, one for each of the prophets: Ketuvim or Kəṯûḇîm (in Biblical Hebrew: כְּתוּבִים‎ "writings") is the third and final section of the Tanakh. The most important part is verse 7, which explains that the seventh angel (that sounds in the end of chapter 11) brings an end to the mystery of God’s Plan as declared by all of His prophets. Copyright © 2021 The Restored Church of God. (Though symbolic in language, the plagues they bring will be most real to all who suffer them.) These were actually seven cities lying close together (in this order) on a mail route in Asia Minor. And whence came they? The book contains elements of God’s Plan that were “revealed” decades after the rest of the Bible was recorded. [89] This New Testament, originally excluding certain disputed books (2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation), had become a standard by the early 5th century. Christ used John to “bear record of” (vs. 2)—write down—what He was revealing. 13:4, 16:2 and 19:20)! [citation needed], Since Late Antiquity, once attributed to a hypothetical late 1st-century Council of Jamnia, mainstream Rabbinic Judaism rejected the Septuagint as valid Jewish scriptural texts. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (vs. 9, 13-14). Notice: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God” (15:1). It is the use of these symbols in Revelation 6 that kept the prophecy locked—sealed! In addition to the Septuagint, Christianity[vague] subsequently added various writings that would become the New Testament. [72][self-published source], The term pseudepigrapha commonly describes numerous works of Jewish religious literature written from about 300 BCE to 300 CE. Anyone who carefully examines this verse will plainly see that the Revelation originated with God (the Father), who gave it to Christ. Each Biblical writing was couched in the cultural setting of the times in which it was written. [64], These history books make up around half the total content of the Old Testament. This position that Swaggart takes, if it were true, would tend to discredit the Bible itself. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Religious text § Additional and alternate scriptures, Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children, "Methodist Beliefs: In what ways are Lutherans different from United Methodists? or. Imagine. As with the fulfillment of the other seals, there is far more information available about disease than could begin to fit in this booklet. Among Christian denominations there is some disagreement about what should be included in the canon, primarily about the biblical apocrypha, a list of works that are regarded with varying levels of respect. This earthquake will be the most powerful earthquake of all time. Famine is now far worse than most imagine. In LXX, the Books of Chronicles supplement Reigns and it is called Paralipomenon (Παραλειπομένων – things left out). [2] The Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Greek Septuagint and the Christian Old Testament. No wonder so many claim that the meaning of Revelation cannot be explained. The eighth chapter depicts the opening of the seventh seal. All of Revelation 12 describes her, and the devil’s attacks against her. This is a stunning but also wonderful scene. Consider this sobering picture: “The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hastes greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord : the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. This other “supper” is referred to as the “supper of the great God.”. God has opened up—revealed!—to His servants what lies ahead. The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of religious texts or scriptures sacred to Christians, Jews, Samaritans, Rastafari and others. But the saints will be resurrected and join Him. Our detailed schedules, time-tested methods, and extensive teacher resources allow parents to focus on the unique needs of each child. Remember, Daniel’s book is a counterpart detailing much that will happen prior to Revelation, and his book was “sealed till the time of the end” (12:9). [75], There arose[when?] 9:20). The Former Prophets are the books Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. The colossal seventh seal—which are the seven trumpet plagues—is conspicuously absent in the gospels. 18:4). But mankind refuses to seek and consult GOD. Incredible truth has remained hidden—, Staggering events foretold in your Bible will shock the whole world! Let’s now examine the first seal: “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. It tells of how God commanded Abraham to leave his family and home in the city of Ur, eventually to settle in the land of Canaan, and how the Children of Israel later moved to Egypt. Chapter 11, verses 15-19, describe them, and, coupled with 15:1, prove the last statement. in some Protestant biblical scholarship an extended use of the term pseudepigrapha for works that appeared as though they ought to be part of the biblical canon, because of the authorship ascribed to them, but which stood outside both the biblical canons recognized by Protestants and Catholics. [133] 17:1-7; Luke 4:25). Verses 1-3 state: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. For the song by Biffy Clyro, see, For Christian scriptures used in addition to or instead of the Bible, see, collection of religious texts in Judaism and Christianity, Role of the Old Testament in Christian theology. 17:14) crying to God from the earth (Gen. 4:10). These are only a relative few commandment-keepers in a sinning world that has followed a system that has rebelled against God. Events are building to a final culmination—a tremendous CLIMAX! No wonder this “diverse” head was called “the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth and is of the seven” (Rev. The Bible foretells a time of world peace, happiness, abundance and universal prosperity. 13:10; I John 5:3] of many shall wax cold. Great prophecies in the book of Revelation show how and when these catastrophic events will occur. The final destruction of this system is an incredible event. One is mentioned in verse 12, where John saw “seven golden candlesticks.” Also, in verse 16, he saw “seven stars” in Christ’s hand. Regarding the religious and political systems of this Babylon, God instructs, “Come out of her, MY PEOPLE, that you be not partakers of her sins” (Rev. The events of these end times have been foretold (the last book of the Bible, Revelation, was completed around 96 A.D., over 1900 years ago). This is the time Christ reestablishes His rule! The third seal opens and a black horse, a symbol of famine, appears: “And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. After the end of the long phase of the peaceful Kingdom period, war holds the power to take peace not just from two or more nations, but now “from the earth.”. The Tribulation is actually the wrath of Satan the devil. Treating Revelation exactly as God intended—as a book that contains different, additional prophecies, largely separate from those previously recorded in His Word—becomes the first great key to unlocking the book! The timing of this earthquake is prior to the time of the seventh trumpet, the Return of Christ and the first (more correctly, “chief” or “foremost”) resurrection (Rev. But since chapter 6 explains six of the seven seals, obviously they do not individually receive a large amount of space. But the world knows nothing of them! 10:4), always spoke face-to-face—communicated directly—with those He was using. What John records is written in symbols. 28:12-17; Rev. This is Christ’s next Coming! "[23] He states that it is not a magical book, nor was it literally written by God and passed to mankind. 3:12), few (Matt. "Bible scholars claim that discussions about the Bible must be put into its context within church history and then into the context of contemporary culture. It contains two sub-groups, the Former Prophets (Nevi'im Rishonim נביאים ראשונים‎, the narrative books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings) and the Latter Prophets (Nevi'im Aharonim נביאים אחרונים‎, the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and the Twelve Minor Prophets). Revelation 14:9-10 states, “If any man worship the beast [this final end-time revival and its leader] and his image, and receive his mark … he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone…in the presence of the Lamb.” As long as those participating in this “beast” system continue to rebel against God, they will receive “no rest day nor night” (vs. 11). The Old Testament follows the Septuagint order for the Minor Prophets rather than the Jewish order. This allows Him to know, and to guide, the awesome future events that will occur from now on! Neither will arrive in the way popular opinion suggests. These men have not yet appeared. Believers also generally consider the Bible to be a product of divine inspiration. We are now in a recess—intermission—preceding a time of truly great war, prophesied to exceed anything in the last century, and only to be exceeded by the events of Revelation themselves. When chapter 20, verse 10 refers to the Beast and False Prophet being cast into “a” lake of fire (19:20), this is them receiving the second death. It is this time that will have finally come to all surviving inhabitants on Earth! But first she must “ride” the final resurrection of the Babylonian system! But they can be understood now! Revelation clearly shows events that strike the whole world from the beginning. [15] Latin biblia sacra "holy books" translates Greek τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια tà biblía tà hágia, "the holy books". Remember, this is the time of God’s great wrath! A Christian Bible is a set of books that a Christian denomination regards as divinely inspired and thus constituting scripture. This is GOD’S battle. The time for understanding the book of Revelation IS now at hand! Some will be rewarded in an incredible way. This table reflects the canon of the Old Testament as used currently in Orthodoxy. And we have just introduced the subject of the next two chapters. Ironically, the seven deadly sins do not appear explicitly in the Bible. There are a wide range of interpretations in the field of biblical archaeology. Revelation describes terrible plagues and world-shattering—truly Earth-shaking—events! 5:7). And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city [Jerusalem] fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”. These works were also outside the particular set of books that Roman Catholics called deuterocanonical and to which Protestants had generally applied the term Apocryphal. New York: Hillary House, 1962. But we must ask a larger question, beyond the immediate events prophesied through the first 19 chapters of the book of Revelation: What will take place after Christ’s 1,000-year reign on Earth? The New Testament is the name given to the second and final portion of the Christian Bible. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm…And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung” (vs. 14-17). The apostle Paul explained that the New Testament Church was “…built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets” (Eph. Download Full PDF Package. 24:5). [18] The Bible was divided into chapters in the 13th century by Stephen Langton and into verses in the 16th century by French printer Robert Estienne[19] and is now usually cited by book, chapter, and verse. This occurs during this Tribulation. Attitudes towards the Bible also differ among Christian groups. These are the latest books collected and designated as "authoritative" in the Jewish canon even though they were not complete until the 2nd century CE.[38]. With this first edition, we are converting Steve's blog into a book. Chapter 10 is almost entirely about a “little book” held in the hand of a “mighty angel.” This little book is “sweet as honey” in John’s mouth, but “bitter” in his belly. Neither has the world, which hates His Law (Rom. Riches says that: Scholars have attempted to reconstruct something of the history of the oral traditions behind the Gospels, but the results have not been too encouraging. 16:9, 13-16; 17:13-14). By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. These are ten kings that “…give their power and strength unto the beast” (Rev. This paper. [citation needed], The Peshitta (Classical Syriac: ܦܫܺܝܛܬܳܐ‎ or ܦܫܝܼܛܬܵܐ pšīṭtā) is the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition. It is considered to be the opposite of biblical minimalism which considers the Bible to be a purely post-exilic (5th century BCE and later) composition. 5:25). This has been fulfilled in the form of an apostasy (“defection from truth”) that unfolded in the Church of God in the late 20th century—allowed by God as a great test. They will not submit to God’s government. There will be no escaping the final result of unrepentant sin—the “second death” in the “lake of fire.”. Collectively, these three books are known as Sifrei Emet (an acronym of the titles in Hebrew, איוב, משלי, תהלים yields Emet אמ"ת, which is also the Hebrew for "truth"). It ends with the conquest of the Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians followed by the conquest of the Kingdom of Judah by the Babylonians and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The remaining four books of the Torah tell the story of Moses, who lived hundreds of years after the patriarchs. That woman is a description of a great corrupt city, which will hold sway over Earth. The souls who were already “slain” were martyred Christians throughout the ages. In addition, some newer books were included in the Septuagint, among these are the Maccabees and the Wisdom of Sirach. The Torah consists of the following five books: The first eleven chapters of Genesis provide accounts of the creation (or ordering) of the world and the history of God's early relationship with humanity. The world will rejoice at the sight of their corpses, which will remain exposed in the streets of Jerusalem for three-and-a-half days (vs. 9-10). Many prophecies work in this way. INTERPRETING THE BIBLE: An Overview of Hermeneutics. This distrust was accentuated by the fact that it had been adopted as Sacred Scripture by the new faith [Christianity] [...] In course of time it came to be the canonical Greek Bible [...] It became part of the Bible of the Christian Church. In the world of Greek philosophy, human thought and action were often explained by metaphorically dividing the “soul” (or life-force) into three parts, each of which is personified as a separate agent in itself.. False ministers and deceivers were prophesied to delude the “many”—not the “few.”. By using our site, you agree to the use of cookies. After giving mankind everything it could have wanted over many generations of the Kingdom on Earth, years of ignoring God have come to the FULL—and God is filled with WRATH! 25:1-10; Eph. More and more people are writing of prophecies they know nothing about. The same is true of some Jewish sects. Several whole chapters must be studied to make their meaning clear. Grasp that the final day of God’s wrath is the towering centerpiece of the entire book. Simply reading more carefully eliminates this error. It appears in the form of an anthology, a compilation of texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they are collectively revelations of God. Endless differing, competing, humanly-devised “interpretations,” creating much confusion, have floated around for 2,000 years. Verse 14 states, “For they are the spirits of devils [demons], working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to The Battle of That Great Day of God Almighty.” These “spirits of devils” are the fallen angels who followed Lucifer (now Satan) in his insurrections against the Creator (Isa. Let’s now examine what they mean. The picture includes all of her harlot “daughters” (17:5)—those people and nations who participate with her—which have helped to deceive all nations (17:1-2; 18:3). Second come wars (vs. 6) throughout the age, culminating in the end time with world war (vs. 7). Notice how its reemergence is described: “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven” (Rev. Revelation 19:11-13 describes Christ, and verse 14 describes “armies” of angels joining Him from heaven. This last decisive battle will be fought by armies outside Jerusalem (those who gathered at Armageddon) against Christ and His saints! The Beast and the men of the East will see Christ coming. Others think they understand the prophecies of the Bible—and this is probably most true of the book of Revelation. God is a parent. Eventually, at the outset of Christ’s Millennial reign, God will dwell on Earth, instead of in heaven. Babylon means confusion. Again, this earthquake announces the sixth seal—the Heavenly Signs. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. First, some mistranslations were claimed. In Christian Bibles, the New Testament Gospels were derived from oral traditions in the second half of the first century. Like Israel, God calls us out of this world’s “Egypt.” Revelation pictures one more time that God’s people must do the same. The division of the Hebrew Bible into verses is based on the sof passuk cantillation mark used by the 10th-century Masoretes to record the verse divisions used in earlier oral traditions. 6:12-13). 115:17; Ecc. Nothing that has occurred over the past 6,000 years even remotely compares to what is yet to come upon this world! Traditionally these books were considered to have been written almost entirely by Moses himself. There exist also churches that reject some of the books that Roman Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants accept. Bible scholar N.T. Events depicted here—God’s time of punishment—are almost more awful and terrifying than words can describe. But “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse,” as they are commonly referred to, are still viewed as mysterious, unexplained horrors to be unleashed upon the world without warning. In the Matthew 24 parallel prophecy, war follows false religion. It also appears to be centered mainly in the area of Jerusalem, but could still be worldwide in scope. The Euphrates River begins in Turkey and flows south through Syria and Iraq, finally reaching the Persian Gulf. 2:26; 3:21)! In this case, the term was not immediately explained, but simply continuing to read on revealed what it means. It is not the one described in Zechariah 14:4, which occurs when Christ establishes Himself in Jerusalem, a prophecy for much earlier—our time. The events He describes require no interpretation. Revelation Explained at Last! Understand! 2005, Although a paucity of extant source material makes it impossible to be certain that the earliest Samaritans also rejected the other books of the Tanakh, the third-century church father. The parallel account for our time provides clues: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken” (Matt. It will help make clear that God’s Kingdom arrives long before events of Revelation.). Treating Samuel and Kings as single books, they cover: The Latter Prophets are divided into two groups, the "major" prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the Twelve Minor Prophets, collected into a single book. When later scribes were copying the copy, they were sometimes uncertain if a note was intended to be included as part of the text. In the past, God has projected His servants (through visions) into important future events so that they could record them. Detail of Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation (c. 1472-1475) shows the Virgin Mary reading the Bible. 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