This is a commentary with devotional undertones on the final book of the Bible: Revelation. Jesus is coming back and the book of Revelation reminds us of this. But can the book of Revelation be understood with all its cryptic imagery? Yes, it can. Its message can be summarized in one sentence: God rules history and will bring it to its consummation in Christ. If you read it with that main point in mind, you will be able to understand it. You will not necessarily understand every detail but this is not necessary in order to gain spiritual insights.
Vern S. Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Among his published works are God-Centered Biblical Interpretation and The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses.
Noted New Testament scholar Poythress provides an understandable and practical look into Revelation in this insightful commentary. Poythress focuses on Revelation's core message and ensures that its details do not cloud the big picture. He shows Revelation to be a "picture book, not a puzzle book," relevant and applicable to the daily lives of Christians.
Vern S. Poythress (MLitt, University of Cambridge; PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Understanding Dispensationalists; Science and Hermeneutics; Implications of Scientific Method for Biblical Interpretation; Symphonic Theology; The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology; and The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses.
The Returning King unlocks the mysteries of the book of Revelation without spoiling the story. Here we have crystal-clear exposition lit up with flashes of thrilling insight and shafts of penetrating applicationall rolled into one. And like the book of Revelation itself, The Returning King is all about Jesus and it can be understood by every Christian!
A clear map to guide readers through Revelations alien terrain. Poythress shows us how to grasp and relish the many layers of rich symbolism. He also shows us how God intends to use Revelation in our lives, helping us to see through Satanic counterfeits, stand fast under pressure, and fix our hope on the return of King Jesus.
A remarkably clear and easy-to-read exposition. Although written for the man in the pew this work reveals not only a broad knowledge of the literature on Revelation but also a great deal of personal reflection on its meaning for life in todays world.
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