Five Solas


Chilton, The Days of Vengeance, p.337

David Chilton, The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation, Ft. Worth, Texas: Dominion Press, 1987, p.337

“The Jewish false prophets had the appearance of a Lamb, as Jesus had warned: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves” (Matt. 7:15). This is a reference not only to the false prophet’s disguise as a member of God’s flock, but to his specifically messianic pretensions. In reality, he was a wolf, a Beast, who spoke as a Dragon. How does the Dragon speak? He uses deceptive, subtle, seductive speech to draw God’s people away from the faith and into a trap (Gen. 3:1-6, 13; 2 Cor. 11:3; Rev. 12:9); furthermore, he is a liar, a slanderer, and a blasphemer (John 8:44; Rev. 12:10). The Book of Acts records numerous examples of Draconian false witness by the Jews against Christians, a major problem for the early Church (Acts 6:9-15; 13:10; 14:2-5; 17:5-8; 18:6, 12-13; 19:9; 21:27-36; 24:1-9; 25:2-3, 7).”