This new series continues the in-depth character and content of the Revelation Series -- with a new look and shape. So if you like the Revelation Series, you'll love Word Alive!Also recommended as an alternative study series for small groups who've used Discover Your Bible and Discover Life materials and who may wish to try an in-depth, teaching kind of study.Word Alive leader's guides offer-- additional background and comments on the Scripture for each lesson-- authors' suggested answers to discussion questions-- suggestions for leading your group through each lessonIn the book of Revelation we see so many startling visions with so many details that it's hard -- maybe even impossible -- to figure them all out.This two-part Bible study helps us make sense of John's visions in Revelation. These visions work together to reveal God's purpose for us and to encourage us to see Jesus working in this world all of the time -- not just in the past or in the future but also now -- "always, " as he has promised (Matt. 28:20).Challenging studies for mature Christians that assume knowledge of the Scriptures
Dr. Fuleki had emphasized two important aspects related to Revelation. He set the time line and the order of events on it that lead to the second coming of Christ. Then, an extensive study pointed out the fallacy of the rapture and the harm it is doing for Christians who are believers in name only. Making Sense of Revelation is a valuable book to avoid spiritual complacency by Christians. It also helps to identify the false believes that are flooding the world. It also gives a direction how to approach the study of the book for better understanding. Alex Fuleki has his B.A. from Atlantic Union College, B.D. from Andrews University, M. A. in Ed., from Canisius College, Certificate of Theology from Knox College in Toronto, and his D. Min. from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. He lives in Deltona, Florida.
Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2009-10-01
This accessible volume offers readers clear and concise answers to alleged major Bible difficulties from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers dozens of questions--old and new--that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Multipurpose in scope and user-friendly in format, in many ways Making Sense of Bible Difficulties offers the resources of five books in one: • a critical commentary on the whole Bible • an apologetics text • a Bible difficulties reference • a theology manual treating important doctrines • a handbook on verses misused by cults
Author: Christopher Fung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Intuitive logical thinking would suggest that Revelation should be: One biblically coherent and complete narration, That uses only natural and biblical symbols, To retell God's consistent work from beginning to end; That reveals Jesus and his resurrection as the focus; To call for decisive response from every person, For the creation which God loves and will glorify; To close God's written oracle to humankind. But almost no one has been able to demonstrate these. Through the lens of God bringing his created order from the beginning to his final Sabbath in Jesus Christ, and noticing an overlooked peculiarity of Revelation (chapter 20 is glaringly different to the rest of the chapters), the "mysteries" of Revelation are shown to be plainly manifested truths already in the Bible rather than esoteric and hidden teachings still to be deciphered. Centering Jesus in all things, Revelation filters out inconsequential and errant teachings and highlights the essential core of Judeo-Christianity to prompt a response from every person made in God's image. Poignantly, it shines a light on the current global crises--environmental, political, religious, and economic. This book's common-sense, context-first exegesis sets it apart from most other Revelation commentaries on the market.
Author: Francois Tolmie
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Release Date: 2017-12-20
Making sense of Jesus is comprised of twelve chapters of a Christological nature, which are the result of a multidisciplinary theological research project. The aim of this book is to ascertain how, in the current cultural situation, an encounter with Jesus is determined by specific historical and personal conditions, and what the consequences of such an encounter may be. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which contains research that deals with encounters, mediated by New Testament and historical studies, while the second is dedicated to contemporary and constructive issues of a cultural, technological, moral and existential nature. The basic approach of the research, and that of this publication, is not to continue conventional Christology, but to generate new knowledge therein. In this approach, issues are raised and questions are asked which, while both inspiring and unsettling, no serious academic can afford to ignore. - Prof. C.J. Wethmar, University of the Pretoria
Author: Steve Matthewman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2015-08-09
Genre: Social Science
Disasters are part of the modern condition, a source of physical anxiety and existential angst, and they are increasing in frequency, cost and severity. Drawing on both disaster research and social theory, this book offers a critical examination of their causes, consequences and future avoidance.
I Want to Read the Bible, but Where Do I Start? The Bible can seem like an intimidating book, but it may be easier to understand than you think. Making Sense of the Bible will teach you how to enjoy studying it on your own. David Whitehead has been helping people engage with the Bible for years, including through his popular website, The Daily Bible Verse. The Bible is an incredible gift from God to you, and this brief "user's manual" will teach you how to get the most out of it. Perfect for individual or group use, this book answers basic questions like how to know which Bible version is right for you, and from there introduces you to its stories, people, and major themes. In the end, reading the Bible isn't just about knowledge, it's about connecting with the God who speaks through His Word. Let this engaging book help you hear what He wants to tell you.
Author: Mark Shea
Publisher: TAN Books
Release Date: 101-01-01
Reading the Bible in a way that is as old as Scripture itself, award-winning author Mark P. Shea takes us on a “fly-over” of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. He shows you how to explore the literal, allegorical, moral, and analogical sense of Scripture. Whether you have been studying Scripture for years, or are encountering it for the very first time,Making Senses Out of Scripture is an invaluable tool that it will help you see biblical revelation afresh, as Christians have done for 2000 years.
Author: J. Wilson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Early Genesis is like a table of contents for the rest of the book, a seed from which the rest of Scripture and history unfolds: so many ideas, images, and events can be traced back to it. Like the seeds that are so often our staple for life, Genesis also provides food for the soul, true wisdom, and the big picture we need to live in this world. But its message can be hindered by misunderstanding its purpose. Making Sense of Genesis looks at what works and what doesn't work when interpreting Genesis. It's not a commentary, so it doesn't interact with all of Genesis or much that has been written about it. Rather, it observes how the ideas and images in early Genesis unfold and are fulfilled, and how they are just as true and fresh for us now as they were in the beginning.
Author: Gerald Massey
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-03-01
With his earlier two series in Egyptology, Gerald Massey turned existing doctrine on its head to argue that not only had Egypt spawned human civilization, but that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. The culmination of his years at this particular intellectual pursuit, Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World is Massey's crown jewel. In this, the most philosophical (in both tone and concept) of his Egyptological works, Massey, ever the intrepid escort, leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.
Getting a glimpse into the future is always intriguing, especially when that glimpse comes from God’s Word. But let’s face it, the book of Revelation has some pretty weird stuff in it: seven-headed beasts, locusts with gold crowns, a city coming down from the sky. What does it all mean, and how does it help you in your Christian faith? This lighthearted yet accurate guide to the last book of the Bible will help you overcome the confusion. Engaging and user-friendly, The Book of Revelation for Blockheads helps you: • Understand the message of this often misunderstood book chapter by chapter • Discover what Revelation says about how end-time events will unfold • Make sense of all the symbolism • See how Revelation relates to other parts of the Bible • Learn how others interpret controversial parts • Worship God with a new vision of his glory and ultimate triumph, and of what that means for you
Author: Gerald Massey
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-11-01
[T]he drama opens in Revelation the same as in the Book of the Dead, with the resurrection and the glory of the coming Son. Behold He cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see Him. It is the risen Lord of Resurrection who says: I was dead, and behold I am alive evermore, and I have the keys of death and of hades (Ch. i 18). This is Horus of the resurrection risen from Amenta in his triumph over death and hell or Sut and Akar. He proclaims himself to he the all-one, Har-Sum-taui-Neb-U . Jesus, like Horus, is the faithful witness for the Father... from Egyptian Wisdom in the Revelation of John the Divine It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 11 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey demonstrates how Scripture was created from the remains of Egypto-gnostic traditions, with little knowledge of the ancient wisdom upon which it drew, through the specific example of the Biblical story of the Book of Revelation and John the Divine. Using Egyptian mythology, Massey makes sense of the apocalyptic visions of Revelation by showing how they are actually the work of Taht-Aan, a pre-Christian John the Divine. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.