Background and Purpose

The Brew Is A Musing

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEI, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” (Revelation 1:9-11)

I, John – In apocalyptic literature the identity of the writer is always prominent to validate the authenticity and the authoritativeness of the visions.(1) Like “I Daniel” in Daniel 7:28; 9:2; and 10:2, the apostle identifies himself as I, John. This is one of the many features of resemblance between the Old Testament and the New Testament apocalyptic seers. No…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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