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This is a question I received by email that you may find of interest: “If Revelation was written in AD 65-66 about events in AD 70, how could John have expected Revelation to be widely circulated in so short a period of time? It seems the book’s grandiose vision would be largely wasted because of […]

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“Revelation” is the most frequently cited NT text in Christian writings of the 2nd century but, to my knowledge, none of these postulate Nero of as being signified by 666. How can this be? This is certainly true, however we should note the following in this regard: (1) 666 must have meant something when John […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. 1) If Irenaeus’s statement refers to John rather than the apocalypse, the statement seems to suggest that John wasn’t telling people who the beast was during his lifetime. That seems odd if those things had already […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Aren’t some of the prophecies in Revelation still in the future? (1) Only a very few events in Revelation occur in the distant future: those introduced as resulting from the “1000 year reign of Christ” (Rev […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there double fulfillment in Revelation which can account for both the preterist relevance but also the futurist anticipation? No, for at least two deadly reasons: (1) The book itself claims the events are “near.” Who […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. How do you explain Irenaeus’ clear statement that John wrote towards the end of Domitian’s reign? Irenaeus’ statement is: “We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there any evidence that the early church understood Revelation thus? (1) Ironically this question exposes the fundamental error of the futurist viewpoint. It recognizes the need of Revelation’s relevance to its first century audience, which […]

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