Friday, January 8, 2010

Revealing Jesus

I love the Book of Revelation. Not because it reveals the future, but because it reveals Jesus. Eugene Peterson's translation of the Bible ("The Message") begins Revelation with the words "A revealing of Jesus, the Messiah." This is the original title of the book. Most people study Revelation to learn about the future. I am not interested in eschatological speculation ; I study it to learn about Jesus.

Revelation is an art book. It is a book of symbols. It is not primarily for the mind to understand, but for the heart to apprehend. It goes beyond the rational mind to speak directly to the heart. You will not find in this blog theories on the end times and the dating of the second coming. But I pray that Christ may be revealed, that you might see a clearer picture of Jesus.

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