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This blog is a teaching ministry of the Disciples Global Network and designed to provide detailed studies on the books of Revelation and Daniel. The goal is to understand passages from both books in their literary and historical contexts. The theological center of the Bible is Jesus - His Death and Resurrection. The promises of God and His "mysteries" find their fulfillment in him.

The Apostle Paul declared that the "forms of this age" are in the process of "passing away" due to the death of Jesus, his resurrection, and his exaltation to reign at the right hand of God. All things have become new; nothing can ever be the same. This includes the identity of the people of God. Even now, the “age to come" has commenced and is making inroads wherever the gospel of the kingdom is proclaimed. The promised new creation began in the resurrection of Jesus, the "firstborn of the dead."

Olympic Forest - Photo by Stephen Kraakmo on Unsplash
Stephen Kraakmo on Unsplash
The stress in these studies is on a contextual approach to the books of Daniel and Revelation. Before reading outside factors and theories into a passage, it must first be read in its own literary context. Second, Revelation employs the Old Testament more than any other New Testament document, and always with texts from the Greek Septuagint translation. The book uses several key passages from Daniel, in some cases, repeatedly. For example, Daniel 7:21 - ("I kept looking when this horn made war with the saints and prevailed against them" - Revelation 11:7, 12:17, 13:7).

We encourage the free exchange of ideas and welcome dissenting opinions. Please use the comment system found at the end of each posted article to express your views. We only stipulate that conversations remain civil. 

All of our posts are free - None are copyrighted. Anyone may copy, reuse, and distribute our materials at will. If you are interested in participating in this work, please email me at bear7755@gmail.com.

Contact Information:
     David R. Maas
     Whidbey Island, Washington
Other Sites:
  • Disciples Global Network - (disciplesglobal.org) - Studies on the basics of the biblical faith.
  • The Disciples Digital Library - (discipleslibrary.blogspot.com) - A compendium of studies and other study materials on the Bible.
  • Revelation Answers - (revelationanswers.org) - Studies on the books of Revelation and Daniel.
  • The Kingdom of God - (kingdom-disciples.org) - Studies on the Kingdom of God with a focus on texts from the four gospel accounts.
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