Theology of Revelation 3:15-20

Topics: New Testament, Meaning of life, Revelation Pages: 2 (867 words) Published: March 4, 2013
Revelations 3:15-20

Sacred Scripture, God’s wonderful gift to humanity, basically everything we know about Him comes from Sacred Scripture, without Sacred Scripture we would be hopeless. As St. Francis of Assisi said “It is good to read the testimonies of Scripture; it is good to seek the Lord our God in them. As for me, however, I have already made so much of Scripture my own that I have more than enough to meditate on and turn over in my mind. I need no more . .. I know Christ, the poor crucified One.” For me this quote is saying how can we find the Lord without Scripture. Scripture started from divinely inspired authors telling God’s story by either word of mouth or through writing. “By love, God has revealed himself and given himself to man. He has thus provided the definitive, superabundant answer to the questions that man asks himself about the meaning and purpose of his life.” This love that God has revealed Himself in, can come in the form of Scripture. Because the true purpose of Sacred Scripture is to help us as Christians to know God better. The biggest revelation in the Bible would have to be Revelation written by St.John. St.John, the “theologian”, also one of the twelve Apostles but even before that he was a lowly fisherman;which show how Christ can make the best out of anyone. St.John was called out by Christ to be an Apostle and was one of the first Christians.While John was exiled at Patmos he received heavenly vision with the instructions to write them down (Brown). Some theologians say that Revelations was written because at the time the Church was being mislead in its teachings and being attacked by the devil. As a whole Revelations was written to the seven churches in Asia warning them to be careful and stick to the Word but in this passage, Revelations 3:15-20, specifically St.John is writing to Laodicea. Also in Revelations everything from the Old and New Testaments are being tied together to help the reader understand what already...
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