Opening the Book of Revelation (XX)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XX)

I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will... [Read more...]

Opening the Book of Revelation (XIX)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XIX)

Chapter 20—Salvation History Re-presented The revelation to St. John continues with a vision of Satan being bound by an angel. The saints then reign with Christ for a thousand years, after which Satan is released for a final battle in which he and his supporters are definitively defeated. Then comes... [Read more...]

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVIII)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVIII)

Revelation 17—The Woman and the Beast Then he said to me, “The waters that you saw where the harlot lives represent large numbers of peoples, nations, and tongues… The woman whom you saw represents the great city that has sovereignty over the kings of the earth.” —Revelation 17:15, 18 We... [Read more...]

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVII)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVII)

[The second beast] forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to be given a stamped image on their right hands or their foreheads, so that no one could buy or sell except one who had the stamped image of the beast’s name or the number that stood for its name. —Revelation... [Read more...]

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVI)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XVI)

Now for the question you’ve all had in your minds, I’m sure: Who is the Antichrist? Let us use our accustomed method of looking to the other parts of Scripture to see if we can find any plain-language authoritative interpretations of “antichrist” to ground our interpretation of the word... [Read more...]

Opening the Book of Revelation (XV)

Opening the Book of Revelation (XV)

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a violent hailstorm. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and... [Read more...]

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