526Re: Morning star
- May 6 11:28 AMDear Kym,
Thanks for your insight. I have gone back and re-read your earlier
post, and I think it makes a lot of sense. It is intresting to
compare similarities between the epistles and Revelation.
I actually prefer an early dating of Revelation, but I can live with
And thanks to the others for their comments also.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kymhsm" <ksmith@s...> wrote:
> Dear Alan,
> In your response to Pere Porta Roca you mention 2 Pet 1:19 and
> <<<I'm sure you're already familiar with this, but I'll mention it
> since you didn't. Second Peter 1:19 describes Christ as the
> morning star which outshines the light of the earlier prophetic
> I think Second Peter 1:19 is intresting when looking at the timing
> of prophetic fulfillment. How long is "soon" in prophecy? How
> immediate is "quickly?" How long is the time span until the day
> dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts?
> If we look at these things in an idealistic fashion, I don't think
> need to limit them to a first century experience. Maybe that's why
> John the Revelator used this particular symbol.>>>
> I think, though not for the same reason, that you are right to see
> this verse as important in understanding the 'soons' and
> 'quicklies' of the Apocalypse. However, I would like to suggest
> that 'John the Revelator' did not use this symbol because Peter
> had included it. On the contrary, Peter used it because he was
> familiar with its use in the Revelation.
> I received no responses to my post of April 1 (an unfortunate
> date for it!) and so I did not do the second part. If I had, this
> reference to the Morning Star would have been one of the
> indicators that 2 Peter (with 1 Peter) was written in anticipation
> the immediate fulfilment of the things foretold in the Revelation.
> The urgency has clearly heightened with the second epistle.
> Kym Smith
> South Australia
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