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David Chilton Paradise Restored 17 The Biblical Standard for Interpretation

David Chilton Paradise Restored 17 The Biblical Standard for Interpretation
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【論文名】
17. Interpreting Revelation

【著者名】
David Chilton

【書名・(巻・号)・出版社・出版年・(版)】
Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion, Ft. Worth, Texas: Dominion Press, 1985, pp.151-156

【本文の構成】
PREFACE
Part One: AN ESCHATOLOGY OF DOMINION
 1. The Hope
Part Two: PARADISE: THE PATTERN FOR PROPHECY
 2. How to Read Prophecy
 3. The Paradise Theme
 4. The Holy Mountain
 5. The Garden of the Lord
 6. The Garden and the Howling Wilderness
 7. The Fiery Cloud
Part Three: THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
 8. The Coming of the Kingdom
 9. The Rejection of Israel
 10. The Great Tribulation
 11. Coming on the Clouds
 12. The Rise of Antichrist
 13. The Last Days
 14. The Restoration of Israel
 15. The Day of the Lord
 16. The Consummation of the Kingdom
Part Four: STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
 17. Interpreting Revelation
  The Biblical Standard for Interpretation
  Prophecy and Ethics
 18. The Time Is at Hand
 19. A Brief Summary of Revelation
 20. The Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 13)
 21. The Great Harlot (Revelation 17-19)
 22. The Kingdom of Priests (Revelation 20)
 23. The New Creation (Revelation 21-22)
Part Five: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
 24. Fulfilling the Great Commission
APPENDIX A-The Eschatology of Dominion: A Summary
APPENDIX B-Josephus on the Fall of Jerusalem

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 Actually, John tells us hundreds of times throughout the Book of Revelation exactly what the standard of interpretation is, for the book is positively crammed with quotations from and allusions to the Old Testament. The Book of Revelation depends on the Old Testament much more than does any other New Testament book. This fact alone should warn us that we cannot begin to fathom its meaning apart from a solid grasp of the Bible as a whole-which is why I wrote Part Two of this book, and why I am harping on the subject again. The early churches had such an understanding. The Gospel had been preached first to the Jews and Gentile proselytes; often churches had been formed by worshipers at synagogues, and this was true even of the churches of Asia Minor (Acts 2:9; 13:14; 14:1; 16:4; 17:1-4, 10-12, 17; 18:4, 8, 19, 24-28; 19:1-10, 17). Moreover, it is clear from Galatians 2:9 that the Apostle John’s ministry was to Jews in particular. Therefore, the first readers of the Revelation were steeped in the Old Testament to a degree that most of us today are not. The symbolism of the Revelation is saturated with Biblical allusions which were commonly understood by the early Church. Even in those rare congregations that did not have some Hebrew members, the Scriptures used in teaching and worship were primarily from the Old Testament. The early Christians possessed the authoritative and infallible key to the meaning of John’s prophecies. Our modern failure to appreciate this crucial fact is the main cause of our inability to understand what John was talking about. (p.152)
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