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The Second Death, the Book of Life, and the Lake of Fire–Are They About the Endtimes or Something Else?

Revelation 20 tells about the Book of Life. When I was young, this was one of the most frightening passages of the Bible to me: Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the Book of Revelation as Apocalyptic Literature

As a child I accepted the detailed dispensational scenarios of what was to happen in the near future. As I neared adulthood I began to question some of what I was taught but avoided end-time prophecy because it was too … Continue reading

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The Apocalyptic Book of Fourth Ezra and the Book of Revelation

Among followers of Jesus, there are two common approaches to Bible prophecy of the end times. The first is to avoid the subject because biblical prophecy is confusing, difficult, and controversial; these believers trust God to sort it all out. … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic

Shortly after graduating from an evangelical college with a Biblical Studies degree, I began to wrestle with the book of Revelation. I was taught that Revelation prophesied in detail what was to happen in the last days; and the last … Continue reading

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The Fall of Satan in the Book of Enoch

In the centuries just before Jesus, there was a theory of the fall of angels based on an Old Testament passage unrelated to Isaiah or Ezekiel: Genesis chapter 6. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when … Continue reading

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The Fall of Satan in Revelation 12

The third passage used to create the myth of the fall of Satan, besides those in Isaiah and Ezekiel, is Revelation chapter 12. I contend that this chapter has nothing to say on the subject. Apocalyptic The first problem with … Continue reading

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