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YLD (21/07/11) – The General Epistles and Revelation

Date

July 11, 2021



Summary

YLD Topic: The General Epistles and Revelation

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev 21:3-4)

  • The seven General epistles
    • The seven general epistles — James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude are ascribed to various authors and are addressed to a general Christian audience, rather than the specific communities addressed in Paul’s Epistles.
  1. Quick glance of these books:
  • Hebrews:
    • Jesus is the Son of God. He is superior.
    • He is the lamb of God, once –for-all sacrifice, he takes away the sin of the world
  • James:
    • A letter telling Christians to live in ways that demonstrate their faith in action.
  • 1 and 2 Peter: The books were written by Jesus’ disciples Peter.
    • Peter’s theme in his letter is a simple one: pursue spiritual maturity through the Word of God as a remedy for false teaching and a right response to heretics in light of Christ’s promised second coming.
  • 1, 2 and 3 John
    • Written by John the Elder to house church believers, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John echo the gospel of John. They emphasize that God is light and love and every true believer will demonstrate God’s light and love.
  • Jude
    • The book of Jude is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). The author is Jude the brother of James, both of who are half-brothers of Jesus Christ. Jude wrote it circa 75 A.D. The purpose of this book is to address false teachings and to illustrate a contrast between the error of heresy and the truth of Jesus Christ. Jude consists of only one chapter.

Book of Revelation

Not to predict when Jesus is coming back or when is the end time?

    1. Everyone will face final Judgment – the Book of Life contains the names of those who have put their trust in Christ to save them. These books also contain the recorded work of everyone – good or bad.
    1. A new heaven and a new earth would be created and the one puts trust in the Lord would stay with God forever

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