Traditional pretribulation rapture theory suggests that the church is represented in heaven by the 24 Elders seen in Revelation chapters 4&5. It states that the entire resurrection of the dead in Christ / rapture sequence is pictured when John sees a door standing open in heaven and Jesus tells him to "Come up here, and … Continue reading Part 1 – Where is the Church in Revelation?
Martyrs Under the Altar, Martyrs Beside the Crystal Sea
I find that without a proper definition of who all the players in the book of Revelation are, it can get very confusing to sort out who's who and who goes where. I hope to bring some clarity to this here, regarding the two different groups of martyrs that we see in the book of … Continue reading Martyrs Under the Altar, Martyrs Beside the Crystal Sea
The Martyrs Under the Altar – Seal 5
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on … Continue reading The Martyrs Under the Altar – Seal 5