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The Book of Revelation is the last book of the New Testament, a record of the apocalyptic vision given to the Apostle John.

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Do any Church Fathers ever interpret the mark of the beast to be the wearing of the traditional Jewish tefillin?

Do any Church Fathers ever interpret the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16-18 to be the wearing of the traditional Jewish tefillin Dr. Taylor Marshall is a popular lay theologian, an American ...
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Book on "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"

I'm looking for a reference book on the 7 churches of Revelation. I thought that the title of the book was "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"; but I cannot find anything ...
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Was it a Sabbath the Lord's day in Revelation 1:10? [migrated]

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet I have read some comments from the SDA church which specify that the Lord's day is actually ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Revelation 21?

This question is an extension of my previous question How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Ephesians 2:20?. I encourage the reader to read ...
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Do/which Christians believe they hear from God?

Note: I truly do not mean to reopen debate about cessationism or ask about the basis of it or contrary views. I'm just asking about terms and how this one would be classified. The Question Is hearing ...
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What does Trinitarian Protestantism understand by the 'filling up of the wrath of God'?

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. [Revelation 15:1 KJV] Some (see 'Revelation' by John ...
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Did identifying various things as the Mark of the Beast only start in late 1900s?

The earliest example that I could easily find of something being identified as the Mark of the Beast is the barcode in the 1970s, and since then numerous other candidates have appeared. Is this ...
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What is the view of Reformed Protestantism on those who were 'numbered with' the apostles but did not, as did Paul, receive Peter's approbation?

Paul, alone, receives the strong approbation of Peter and obtains Peter's clear emphasis that Paul's writings are 'scripture : ... even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given ...
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What answer do continuationists have to the seven mentions of 'miracles/signs/wonders' in Revelation?

The Greek word semeion is the word most commonly translated 'sign' or 'miracle' in the English bible. It is the word which is very prominent in John's gospel account, in which it occurs a significant ...
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Why do some people speak in 'tongues' , which have to be interpreted, when angels do not?

Prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, angels spoke to Zechariah, to Joseph and to Mary. After his birth, angels spoke to shepherds, then to Joseph and Mary together, and then to Joseph again (four times)...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist interpret the father's seal in Revelation 7:3?

According to Ellen G White 's commentary on Revelation 7(Manuscript 27.1899)(7BC 970.2) she says that those who would receive the father's seal are Sabbath keepers. Revelation 7:3 NIV 3 “Do not harm ...
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Are there any instances in the Old Testament of a person receiving genuine visions, and then later turning to lies and fabricating visions?

There's an instance in the history of one church in particular where it's held that one man had genuine visions from God, but that at a later point in his life after having been excommunicated he ...
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What precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation' of fundamental truths about Deity?

In an answer to a Question regarding Deity the answer relies on the BoM (see LDS) to explain what is seen in Genesis : And God said, Let us make man in our image [Genesis 1:26 KJV] And God saith, `...
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In premillennialism, who returns to the earth with Jesus before his 1000 year reign?

According to premillennialism, who exactly is coming with Jesus when He comes back to earth for the 1,000 years? Is it the saved saints that didn't get the mark of the beast on their hands or ...
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What is the basis for the belief that the Apostle John died around AD 100?

The date of the Apostle John's death seems to typically be put at around AD 100. However, the accounts I've found only attribute this to 'tradition'. For example, this article How did the apostle John ...
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Why do people believe that the 7 kingdom parables and the 7 churches of revelation represent the same things?

Why do some people believe that the 7 kingdom parables (Matt 13:3-52) and the 7 churches of revelation (chapter 2 and 3) represent the same things? What textual support is there for this? And which ...
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Should the "angel of the abyss" be capitalized? [closed]

I am discussing the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses concerning the identity of Abaddon in Revelation 9:11. The names of persons (e.g. Matthew, Mark, and Luke) along with words that are part of ...
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How do non-Sabbatarians interpret Revelation 14:12?

Revelation 14:12 (KJV) 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. I've seen Sabbatarians bring up this verse of Revelation as ...
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Revelation 1:8 declares that Jesus Christ is God Almighty, on what Biblical basis do the Jehovah Witnesses deny this declaration? [closed]

We read at Revelation 1:4, "John to the seven churches that are in Asia; Grace to you and peace, FROM HIM who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before HIS ...
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How do non-trinitarians reconcile Rev. 22 verses 6 and 16?

Jehovah's Witnesses, as one non-trinitarian example, claim that Revelation 22:13 is a reference to Jehovah God and not Jesus: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and ...
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What is the current Reformed and Protestant view of the 'image of the beast' (Revelation 13: 14 &15)?

The traditional view of previous centuries after the Reformation focused on the religious authority of the time and its political affiliations (corresponding to the first, sea, beast and the second, ...
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How do literalists envision the size of New Jerusalem?

A general social census that has been taking place in America since 1984 indicates that ~40% of American Christians favor a literal interpretation of Scripture. This literal view is defined as: &...
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Why do Premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth?

Revelation 20 [1] mentions a special 1,000 year period commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign. That chapter also mentions of an angel coming down from heaven. However, the Holy City does not ...
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Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses cite William Barclay as to the identity of the speaker in Revelation 22:13 knowing he believed it is Jesus?

This is according to the article, Who or What Is “the Alpha and the Omega”? which also says, "This term occurs three times in the Bible. Revelation 1:8; Revelation 21:6; and here at Revelation 22:...
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How does one explain God being outside the universe yet on the throne in heaven without violating divine simplicity?

God created the universe. Therefore He transcends the universe. He is outside the universe. Yet, He has a throne room in heaven: Revelation 4:2 - Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne ...
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Confusing argument from GotQuestion (Calvinist) about 24 Elders [closed]

I read from this link: A. Some people believe these twenty-four elders represent Israel, but at the time of this vision, Israel as a whole nation had not yet been redeemed. B. The elders ...
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Is Jesus the fullness of the Logos? [closed]

Jesus is the fleshly expression of the logos... The word became flesh. It seems there are other aspects of the logos that are not Jesus. God is always doing things, saying things apart from through ...
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How do Baptists interpret Revelation 20 and 21?

I understand that Revelation is one of the more challenging books to ask about, but what I hope to find out is what Baptists believe chapters 21 and 22 foretell for the future. Chapter 20:1-3 and ...
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What does the Book with Seven Seals contains? [closed]

We know what happens when each of the seven seals are broken. But there's no more mention of this book once the seals are broken. What does this book contain? Does the Lamb actually read it's ...
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Could "COVID-19" be the name of the beast? (Rev 13:18) [closed]

Greetings to the Community. I come seeking advice from those who currently have much more knowledge about theology than probably I will ever have. Yesterday morning I did this with pencil and paper: C ...
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According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Rev 7:9, who come out of the great tribulation (on earth) where they are given life?

Revelation 7:4-8 describes the 144,000. Then another group is mentioned that is the subject for this question. According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Re 7:9, Rev 7:9 ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the "first and the last,"?

Isaiah 44:6, "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of host; I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." But Jesus Christ makes the same claim in ...
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Does Catholicism teach a physical 'New Earth' or is it only a state of mind? [duplicate]

In my Catholic catechism classes, I have always heard that a Christian's ultimate aim is to reach heaven with the Lord and that heaven is not a physical place but a state of mind. But in Revelation ...
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What will New Earth, New Heavens and New Jerusalem really be like according to Catholicism?

Revelation:21 talks about the New Earth and New Heavens. It also talks about the holy city New Jerusalem. Various physical aspects of this city is described by St. John. Is this city and the New ...
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Who do Seventh Day Adventist think the Harlot is in Revelation chaps 17 & 19?

According to Seventh Day Adventist’s Who/what is the harlot noted in Revelation? Why do you or your source think that answer is correct?
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What is the point to open the Book of Life in the Great White Throne Judgement according to the Calvinist?

Revelation 20 (12) And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was ...
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According to Catholicism and Revelation are we going to be able to eat meat in Heaven or the Garden of Eden?

Will be able to eat meat or will we be like Adam and Eve eating a non-meat based diet in heaven or the Garden of Eden?
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Does the Catholic Church teach that the Catholic faith is demonstrably true?

Question: Does the Catholic Church teach that the Catholic faith is demonstrably (with certainty) true? Please provide references. Thanks for any help.
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Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only?

Question: Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only? Thanks for any help.
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Catholic interpretation of Revelation by John?

Does the Catholic Church have the book of Revelation all fleshed out or do they teach it's sealed? I'm aware of some elements, like the woman, for example, being Mary. If everything is fleshed out, ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted the the Beast of Revelations number 666 in the following way? The first 6 is linked to the six days of creation and in the ...
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Why Does Luther Translate "Alpha and Omega", in the Book of Revelation, as "A und O" (A and O)?

In Rev. 22:13, "I am the Alpha and the Omega", Alpha being the first Greek letter and Omega the last, thus meaning "I am the first and the last." I don't understand Greek, but in the Greek version it ...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

At the time of Daniel, Rome was not yet powerful and known, but at the time of St. John at Patmos. So why it is referred to as Babylon by many Christians.
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Does the Catholic Church teach that modern churches have guardian angels?

Revelation chapters 2 and 3 involve John being instructed to write letters to the angels of particular churches. For instance: To the angel of the church in Ephesus write… In Scott Hahn’s Book The ...
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Is Hell, the Lake of Fire & the Bottomless Pit all the same place? [closed]

For what reason is there for a new prison of the damned if there already is one in Sheol? Is it possible they all speak of the same place, just having multiple names for different points in scripture?...
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According to Pentecostals, when were names added to the Book of Life?

According to Pentecostals, are names added to the Book of Life anywhere in the Bible (after Creation)? I see only examples of names remaining in or being wiped out. I don’t see names being added. “...
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What explains the similarities in appearance between Jesus and a certain angel?

The primary physical description for Jesus is Revelation 1:13-15. I noticed that this physical description is essentially identical to the angel in Daniel 10:5-6 (unnamed, maybe Gabe). Each is/has: ...
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Who's talking to John in Revelation 22?

This short chapter raised a few extra questions for me lately. The basic premise seems to be some heavenly being speaking to John. And, grammatically, it appears to be a single one. Verses 13-16 in ...
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Who are the Nicholaitans

Who are the Nicholaitans mentioned in the Book of Revelation, and what are the works Jesus and the believers in Ephesus hate?
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According to Calvinist, are there another kind group of people besides "they" in Revelation 22:4-5?

Revelation 22: (2) and flowing down the middle of the city's street. On each side of the river was the tree of life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for ...