RE: [John_Lit] Digest Number 1004
- <Bill Skelton>
>>I don't think the author of Revelation either encourages or delights inactual violence.
Encourages, no. Delights in, yes. The Lamb is a hero, just as Bin Laden is,
but the people are not participants. This is a divine job.
To make this allegory requires some justification as it is presented as
revelation given by God to Jesus to reveal to his servants about what will
come to pass.
>>The surreal violence of Revelation I believe should be understood asmetaphorical, even ironically so- military victory of Michael and the angels
representing the Lord's Victory on the Cross etc.
But what of Rev 1? Jesus claims to have received information about *future
events.* Sorry, I cannot accept this view.