November 9th 2010, 04:09 PM #1
The Vindication Of Jesus Christ: book review
The Vindication Of Jesus Christ
A Brief Readers Guide to Revelation by James B. Jordan
Jordan believes that the Old Creation was destroyed at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. He understands this as the main concern of the book of Revelation. He is a biblical literalist who believes the earth was created in seven 24 hour days, but understands the Old Creation as the Old Covenant.
Several outline structures are given for Revelation. They appear to be contradictory, but Jordan assures us they are equally correct. He doesn't explain exactly how this works. Even though the many outlines are overlapping, Jordan says none of the various judgments in Revelation (seals, trumpets, bowls) describe the same ground. There is no recapitulation.
Jordan also says that Jesus coming in the clouds is his ascension, not his return. In another unique insight, he says the Man of Sin found in 2nd Thessalonians 2 is the High Priest. If that wasn't a new revelation to readers, then try this. Jordan says Greek was the language of the Roman Empire. In another insight, Jordan proclaims that 666 represents the religious leaders of Jewry and the millennium began in 70 AD. Satan is loosed to deceive certain nations at certain times, such as Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. He will finally be loosed to deceive all nations.
The Bible says the length, breadth and the height of the New Jerusalem are equal. Jordan says this is a pyramid.
The book is a summary of Jordan's studies and lectures. They are available for $1000 at his web site. If you're not confused enough, you can pay out the extra bucks.TREES OF LIFE AND KNOWLEDGE at YouTube
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What can be accepted as truth isn't different from what was taught to the early church in the apostolic tradition.
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