Sermons In Revelation

Written by Serena Berger
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Sermons in Revelation concern the final book of the New Testament. The Book of Revelation is supposedly a prophecy given to John by Christ (mostly through the words and actions of an angel) after his resurrection. This angel came to John and told him to transcribe notes for seven different churches, after which he was brought to see heaven and hear about what is going to happen in the final days of the world.

Sermons in Revelation could focus on the apocalypse, and the vision of the four horsemen (War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death) whom it is said will ride on earth making those who did not follow Christ suffer. There will also, according to this prophecy, be all manner of torments on earth in the final days, from plagues of stinging locusts to three avenging angels with breath of sulfur and fire who will kill a third of the world's population. The monsters and horrors in Revelation culminate with the appearance of Satan himself, in the form of a dragon.

The Book of Revelation ends with the defeat of Satan, and his banishment for 1000 years, during which time Christ and his loyal followers rule on earth. After 1000 years, Satan is released and there is a final war, when Satan is defeated for the last time, and he and he followers are cast into a lake of fire. The faithful whose names are written in the Book of Life are allowed to live in the New Jerusalem, a city which descends from heaven. God and Christ are to live beside man in this city.

Sermons in Revelation Regarding the Authenticity of the Book

Some Christian faiths disregard these prophecies and explain them away with various historical factors discrediting the authenticity of the Book of Revelation. Other denominations take the Book of Revelation quite literally. Sermons in Revelation, then, often explore this very fundamental disagreement, either explaining why both sides might feel as they do, or explaining just the position of the particular church in which the sermon is being preached.

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