Monday, December 19, 2011

THE BOOK OF REVELATION "DATING GAME"

It seems that The Venerable Bede, of Old English fame, favored a "later date" of 84 A.D. (later than the early date of the 60's A.D., but earlier than the official  "late date" of 95 A.D.) for the writing of the Book of Revelation by the Apostle John.  You may find Bede's reference to this in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle at The Gutenberg Project.

This throws a bolt, rather than a "wrench," into the full preterist machine. I consider myself a FP, in that I believe Jesus' prophecies regarding the end or destruction of the Old Covenant were fulfilled in 70 A.D.

Therefore, I highly doubt that there will be a future coming in judgment on the earth by Christ because I have been looking at the preterist interpretation of these events. Their fulfillment eliminates all futurist speculations about everything in the Book of Revelation. That is what appeals to me about it (Harold Camping and others notwithstanding).

Of course, let us not go beyond what Holy Scripture says, and presume that God is "done" with everything else in the world.

He isn't!

14 But as for you, zcontinue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom1 you learned it 15 and how afrom childhood you have been acquainted with bthe sacred writings, cwhich are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 dAll Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that ethe man of God1 may be complete, fequipped gfor every good work.(II Peter 3:14-17 ESV)
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