The Seven Churches

Revelation 2-3 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 2:7). by Nathan Austin Listen to audio  The messages of Jesus Christ to the seven churches are powerful and extremely meaningful to us as we consider the development of the church throughout the entire Gospel Age. The care and feeding of each of the church periods, by Jesus Christ, begins immediately following his sacrifice on Calvary and continues through our present day. In the []

Hidden for Two Ages

Revelation 4-5 “The mystery which hath been hidden from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints!” (Colossians 1:26-27). by Shawn Ledwinka Listen to audio  Revelation, Chapters 4 and 5, is a glimpse into the mind of God and His plan of salvation which He has been orchestrating since before the creation of mankind. To the Apostle John, Jesus is revealing the “mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God” (Ephesians 3:9). What []

The Woman, The Beasts, and The Harvest

Revelation 12-14 “There appeared a great wonder in heaven” (Revelation 12:1). by Matt Kerry Listen to audio  Revelation chapters 12-14 discuss events during the entire Gospel Age, from the early persecution of the saints by Pagan Rome, through the Harvest. Descriptions include the persecution of the church, the battle between Pagan Rome and Papal Rome, the formation of the Church of England and Ireland, and the Gospel Age Harvest. Revelation 12 Revelation 12 is unique in its use of symbolic language to []

The Seven Seals

Revelation 6-8:1 “And I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see” (Revelation 6:1). by Micah Hess Listen to audio  The book of Revelation contains multiple pictures of the Gospel Age. Each of the pictures shows the history of the Church from a different perspective. The second of these five views is the seven seals of Revelation as described in 6:1 through 8:1. The opening of the seven seals shows the progression of doctrinal []

News and Views

Religious Listen to audio  What’s in the Dead Sea Scrolls? The scrolls, which date from the third century B.C.E. to the first century C.E., mostly contain Jewish religious texts.  About 40 percent of the manuscript fragments consist of texts from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  Pseudepigraphal texts — that is, religious texts that did not make it into the Hebrew Bible — from the Second Temple period (c. 530 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) comprise another 30 percent. The final 30 percent consists of texts written []