For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
It is ironic that a book called Revelation remains probably the most obscure of all the books of the Bible. Many Christians have never ventured further than the first three chapters and others have studied its intricacies and the split churches that resulted wished that they hadn't! For those who already love the book of Revelation this commentary will take you a little deeper and stimulate thinking about how the teaching should be applied to the modern church.
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“Verse 3 begins with the word and indicating a direct link with the discussion of the persecution of the church in verse 2. We are now shown God’s people have been ‘measured’ for their protection. They are to ‘witness’ even to the point of death. Thus it seems right to understand the two witnesses as standing symbolically for the truth of the witness of the church.” (Page 153)
“The opening of the scroll of God’s purposes is not just about finding someone morally good enough to do this job, but about finding someone with the authority to open the scroll in the sense of putting it into effect.” (Page 80)
“The mortal wound shows that Satan has been defeated, and yet he is permitted by God to live on for a while” (Page 179)
“Even while God sits on the judgment throne, he is surrounded by his own covenant promises.” (Page 70)
“Secondly, compromise with our society is unacceptable” (Page 50)
Paul Gardner has given us an in-depth, but clear, approach . . . His insights into the meaning of this book will touch every dimension of the Christian life.
—Richard L. Pratt, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando