Revelation 8:6-13


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“The point John is making, again and again, is that there are many who have lived on earth as though there were no heaven, or as though, if heaven there be, it was irrelevant. His whole book is about the re-establishment of the rule of heaven on earth itself.”

–N.T. Wright, Revelation for Everyone

 


One Third

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Cool, Calm, and Collected

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Enlightenment Alone is Not Enough

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Merciful Destruction

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Outrageous

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Collision of Truth

Two truths collide in this passage.

First, God will judge.

Second, the means by which God will judge have been here described figuratively.

These trumpets, and their...