Gems 2014 — December 10 Scripture Selection: Revelation 1

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

December 10 Scripture Selection: Revelation 1

Food for Thought: Rev. 1:1, 3

There are many misconceptions about the Book of Revelation, which in Spanish is called Apocalipsis, which translated means, appropriately, revelation, though the word apocalypse today is usually understood to mean cataclysm. According to Dictionary.com, the definitions are as follows: 1.

(initial capital letter) revelation (def 4); 2. any of a class of Jewish or Christian writings that appeared from about 200 b.c. to a.d. 350 and were assumed to make revelation of the ultimate divine purpose; 3. a prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. 4. any revelationor prophecy. From the original word in the Greek, it literally means “the act of removing a veil (unveiling).” The very first line in the book reveals the purpose of it and confirms…

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