Lecture 2, Time, Cycles, & Symbols:
The book of Revelation is not just a book of abstract predictions about a distant future. Instead, it tackles real and practical challenges that all generations of believers face. In the opening chapter of this book, John wastes no time in addressing the suffering and adversity that he and his fellow Christians have experienced. Yet, in the midst of trials and tribulation, he expresses a vision of God’s redemptive mission that offers hope to God’s people in all eras.