Perhaps you’ve heard. Harold Camping is now saying the Rapture will happen in October.
If you missed last Saturday’s Rapture, don’t worry; the next one promises to be very similar. No one will be taken up, but more false teaching will be taken down.
I’m still trying to understand these believers who are so fixated on the Rapture. How did they get like this? What desire so colored their objectivity that they could ignore Scripture and believe Camping’s teaching?
Did they sing I’ll Fly Away one too many times growing up and now can’t get the tune out of their head? Or did they read a Left Behind book and now every time they see an attractive cloud start fantasizing about hooking up with it? Or maybe they are frustrated acrobat wannabees who see the Rapture as the ultimate circus gig sans the net? Continue reading “Rapture Now, The Sequel”
In two previous blog posts I gave the evidence from Revelation that the beast was Nero Caesar. I’ll conclude here with two more clues which point to Nero.
1. His Death.Revelation 13:8 says those who aren’t Christians will worship the beast. As I mentioned in a previous post, Nero was one of the first Roman Emperors (along with Caligula) who claimed to have become a god while still alive. Then comes these two verses:
“If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.”
If I was going to engage in speculation about the meaning of Revelation, I would never have taken up the task of blogging on the subject. There has been too much speculation already.
Do you really want to hear more about how everyone from Osama Bin Laden to President Obama is the Antichrist? Do you want to continue freaking out about having the numbers “666” on a social security card, credit card or driver’s license?
No doubt you’ve heard similar speculation about the beast of Revelation. I would like to suggest to you that the identity of the beast of Revelation is quite clear. Revelation contains clues intended to make his identity easy to discover.
The Book of Revelation is supposed to bring a blessing to those who read it. (Revelation 1:3).
Unfortunately, the interpretations taken by many are so fanciful and speculative it’s hard to see how they could possibly be blessed by it.
This is true with some of the interpretations of the 42 months mentioned in Revelation 11:2 & 13:5.
If you’ve been reading the posts here you know I’ve taken the interpretation that Revelation is primarily a book about the destruction of Jerusalem and events that occurred prior to its destruction in 70 A.D.