Month: October 2014

  • He who Overcomes, Part 4: Background Information

    He who Overcomes, Part 4: Background Information

    The seven churches mentioned in turn through Revelation Chapters 2 & 3 are all situated in a small geographic area in south west Turkey. The letters that John wrote to them were given to him using Jesus’ own words which makes them quite special among all the New Testament writings.  Apart from some sentences in Acts to Paul, […]

  • He who Overcomes Part 1: Heaven is for Real

    He who Overcomes Part 1: Heaven is for Real

    There is no point in me talking about the promises to overcomers unless you also share my understanding of what the Scriptures say about heaven. Overcomers are at the end of their sometimes long, and always testing, journey with the Lord and are looking forward to rewards. A lot of these rewards are related to […]

  • Knowing the Truth and Systematic Theology  

    Knowing the Truth and Systematic Theology   

    It is the glory of God to conceal a matter but it is the glory of kings to find it out.  Proverbs 25:2 I know the Truth because I know Jesus (John 14:6). But of course that is not the same thing as saying I know every particular detail of everything there is to know. […]

  • He Who Overcomes Part 3: What is an Overcomer?

    He Who Overcomes Part 3:  What is an Overcomer?

    Everyone who loves the Lord is called by Him to be a disciple, next they are called to become a saint and then an overcomer. There is progression but there are also so many similarities between these terms that they could be thought of as similes. A disciple is a follower of Jesus, a saint […]

  • He Who Overcomes, Part 2: A way to interpret Revelation

    He Who Overcomes, Part 2: A way to interpret Revelation

    Some people say Revelation is purely symbolic. Some people say it is literal. Personally I consider most of the images of Revelation open to a literal interpretation, i.e. it was literally what events on earth looked like from the vantage point of heaven to a human transported there (i.e. John). John is in the third […]