Lecture 14, The Two Beasts:
In one of the most famous sections of the book of Revelation, John imparts a vision of the great dragon, Satan, looming by the side of the sea and summoning forth a powerful beast to wage war against God’s people. To reinforce this beast’s power, a second beast emerges from the earth and seeks to persuade all people to worship the first beast. This unholy trinity, which dominates the central literary cycle of Revelation, has prompted debate, discussion, and speculation among interpreters for centuries. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will examine this vivid passage and reveal its message of practical insight and unwavering hope: try as they may, Satan and his beasts cannot and will not defeat God’s people.