αποκαλυψις ιησου χριστου ην εδωκεν αυτω ο θεος δειξαι τοις δουλοις αυτου α δει γενεσθαι εν ταχει και εσημανεν αποστειλας δια του αγγελου αυτου τω δουλω αυτου ιωαννη ος εμαρτυρησεν τον λογον του θεου και την μαρτυριαν ιησου χριστου οσα ειδεν μακαριος ο αναγινωσκων και οι ακουοντες τους λογους της προφητειας και τηρουντες τα εν αυτη γεγραμμενα ο γαρ καιρος εγγυς
If you’re unfamiliar with that text, that would be the first three verses of The Apocalypse, or as most know it today, Revelation.
For many people, the New Testament canon has only 26 texts. The Apocalypse tends to be left out for various reasons. I hope that changes. The sooner the better.
I’ve learned not to make any real promises about what I’ll be writing about on here, as I’ve got plenty unfinished blog-projects out there. So I’m not going to say what I’m going to be doing…in case I don’t do anything at all. But I think it would be fun and beneficial to work through this text, to discover just how relevant it is for the Church today.
Now, I don’t come at it from a dispensational, premillenial, rapture-ous, perspective. I’ve mentioned before, I’m far more a preterist than anything else. More and more, I am convinced this text offers more so a presentation of the powerful love of Jesus than it does about wrath and carnage.
But, I’d also like to go through the Greek text of the letters of Ignatius. Oh…what to do?