Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Sigve K. Tonstad, a prolific Adventist scholar of Norwegian origin, has published a number of books and scholarly articles in different areas. His published dissertation has positioned him well to write a commentary on the book of Revelation. Tonstad’s major interest lies in theological interpretation of biblical texts, which features prominently in all of his…

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A New Paradise

There is hardly a human being that does not long for peace, fulfillment, harmony, and happiness or, in other words, for some type of a paradise. The Greek talked about Elysium, the land of the blessed, in which good people would be able to live without worries.

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The Final Judgment (Rev 20)

Most people do not want to appear in court. Although some criminals manage to go unpunished by earthly tribunals, they will not escape God’s judgment (2 Tim. 4:1). The final “reward” is inevitable.

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The Resurrection

Blaise Pascal, supposedly, stated that all he knew was that we would die soon. Indeed nothing in human life is ascertain as death. However, death is not an end in itself (John 3:16). There is a resurrection.

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Christ’s Second Coming

The idea of the end of the world or the invasion of planet earth by extraterrestrial beings has repeatedly been the topic of popular films. Already in 1974 a film about the second coming of Christ in the form of a documentary frightened hundreds of Canadians.

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Millennial Thoughts

Why could not the sin problem, in all of its cosmic ramifications, be resolved at the second coming of Christ? Why does God wait until the end of the millennium to eliminate sin from the universe?

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Non-Christians and Last-Day Events

Have you thought about the role of the non-Christian religions in the Adventist understanding of last-day events?

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Will satan ever acknowledge his sins?

In attempting to answer any biblical question, it is good to find a biblical passage or narrative that could provide an immediate explicit response. In the absence of an explicit passage, one could present a good case by bringing together several texts that linguistically and contextually suggest a probable answer.

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Counsel Regarding the Question of the 144,000

A collection of Ellen G. White statements relating to the 144,000.

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