Friday, June 8, 2007
Revelation: Interpret Responsibly
On Sunday I started my first ever preaching series through an entire book of the bible. In tackling the Revelation, I decided to skip the bunny slope and head straight to the black moguls.
Although this may seem surprising, according to commentator Eugene Boring, there is more agreement among scholars on how to interpret the Revelation than any other New Testament book!
As I shared on Sunday, there are three things we must understand about the book if we're going to interpret the book the way John meant for us to interpret it - avoiding the fanaticism that often accompanies the Revelation.
We must understand the audience, the literary genre and John's use of images. To hear a deeper explanation of this, check out the sermon on our website - http://www.trinityfamilyonline.com/.