Eugene Boring addresses the issue of how thinking Christians who want to live faithfully and responsibly in today's world can hear the Word of God in Revelation. He explores the meaning of Revelation as an example of Christian prophecy, emphasizing the central phenomenon of Revelation, which is the risen Jesus Christ speaking to his churches through the Spirit. The message should not be obscured by the violent language and vivid imagery or bizarre-sounding content. We must not leave the interpretation of Revelation to the sensationalizers.
Revelation has had enormous influence on religion, and culture. It has an urgently needed message for the contemporary church. Boring's clearly written interpretation enables us to hear, interpret, and understand that message. Understanding this message equips Christians for life in the tumultuous present in the light of God's redeeming act.
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