Beasts - Opposition

{BEASTS FROM SEA AND EARTH}
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  1. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Dragon and its earthly agents wage war” on the saints of the Lamb, the Church, not against national and ethnic groups)
  2. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints of the Lamb, the Church, and not against nations or ethnic groups)
  3. An Ancient Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been active since the fall of Adam)
  4. The Beast from the Earth - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the earth mimics the Lamb but is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Little Horn in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Is the “little horn” from the book of Daniel found in the book of Revelation? - Daniel 7:7-8)
  6. Embracing the Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” are willing participants in the veneration of the Beast, but Christians may also succumb to the false faith)
  7. The Mark of the Beast or the Seal of God? - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers, nations, and inhabitants of the earth that refuse to follow the Lamb render homage to the Beast)
  8. The Single Beast of Revelation is not identical to the Four Beasts of Daniel - (The single beast John saw rising from the sea is not identical to the four beasts seen by Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Counterfeit Religion of the Beast - (The “beast from the sea” is a counterfeit who mimics the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, in order to deceive the saints and, thus, destroy them) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Military Campaigns of the Beast from the Sea - (The language of war is employed in Revelation to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Mark of the Beast - Considerations - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Universal Extent of the Beast's Reign - (In Revelation, the Beast rules over all the kings and the inhabitants of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Antichrist - What Kind of Leader? - (In the New Testament, Antichrist figures are deceivers active within the church) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Coming Final Day and Hour - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the Great Dénouement, the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Kings of the East - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  16. Ravenous Beasts in the Church - (Throughout the present age, the Church is plagued with deceivers bent on misleading the saints and bringing about their apostasy)  - {PDF Copy)
  17. Antichrist, Plural, in the Church - (The Antichrist is a deceiver intent on misleading disciples of Jesus into apostasy)  - {PDF Copy}
{TRIBULATION AND PERSECUTION}
  1. Church is Appointed for Tribulation - (Disciples of Jesus escape “wrath” but endure “tribulation,” for which they have been “appointed”)  - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Tribulation of the Church - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” whereas, the unrepentant undergo “wrath")  - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Inhabitants of the Earth - (The “inhabitants of the earth” represent the men and women who are excluded from the “book of life” by their own decisions)  - {PDF Copy}
{MAN OF LAWLESSNESS}
  1. The Man of Lawlessness - Disinformation - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 - In Thessalonica, certain voices were disseminating false information about the Day of the Lord) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Man of Lawlessness - Missing Events - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - Two pivotal events must occur before the Day of the Lord - the Apostasy and the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Man of Lawlessness - Until Revealed - (The Mystery of Lawlessness is at work in the world to prepare for the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Man of Lawlessness - Parousia and Destruction - (At his parousia, Jesus will destroy the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Little Horn - Son of Destruction - (The “little horn” in Daniel is the model for the “man of lawlessness” described by Paul  2 Thessalonians 2:3-9) - {PDF Copy}
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Photo by Michael Tomlinson on Unsplash


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