Lecture 10 apocalyptictism
Lecture 10 apocalyptictism 01:840:112
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Lecture 10 apocalyptictism Book that deals with apocalyptictism Revelation about the end of the world Signs of the end of the world Book of revelation given to a man called john Written during a time when Christians were being persecuted for not worshipping the Roman emperor as God o All citizens were required to worship him as a God o Christians said that they will only worship God and that a human cannot be worshipped Series of visions = book of revelation Those that are tortured and killed are told they are martyrs of faith o Meaning means - witness Those that are killed are witnesses of their faith, somebody dying for their faith Death is not end of everything bc they are told they will have a knew life, after death, with Christ. Contains visions of blessed state of martyrs with God and Christ o Martyrs are saints End of world o When book was written Christians thought end of world was going to happen soon, in their life time o At end there will be final deceive battle between the good and evil Between the followers of Jesus and followers of satan Called the antichrist o Satan and kingdom will defeated and thrown into huge lake of fire and storms o Resurrection of the dead, all dead will be risen o Immediately there will be a final judgement o Christ who will be coming the second time will be the judge o Those who are good will be granted eternal bliss o Those who are bad will be condemned to eternal punishment Book full of images and symbols o 4 creatures with 6 wings o 1 lion who is actually a lamb o 24 elders o 7 seals o 144,000 sealed saints o Unnumbered multitude dressed in white o 7 compants o 4 horseman o A women giving birth o A dragon o 2 beast One has 7 heads and 10 horns o Number 666 o 7 bowls of something o 2 witnesses o A tree of life o A new Jerusalem with tall gates and tall foundation o A new heaven and a new earth Gospel of John Has slightly diff view of afterlife Different from the rest of the gospels Eternal life is available here and now Presents Jesus in a different way o Presented as Logos of God Word, reason, argument o Jesus is enteral reality Says Jesus existed for all of eternity even in the very beginning existed through God for forever "in the beginning was the word. The word was God" This word became flesh, the world became a human o God offers salvation and eternal life through the word Most humans rejected Jesus and didn’t accept the word of God Those who accepted the word of God they are saved and have eternal life The reward after the final judgement can happen now Eternal life can be experienced now in ordinary life o What is eternal life? Why is resurrection needed if we already have eternal life, this too also left unanswered Many unanswered questions New testament teaching on death and afterlife have energized western culture and civilization o Hope that there is more after death o Optimistic
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