10/10/2022 FROM THE INTRODUCTIONS OF 20TH CENTURY BOOKS ON REVELATION, PART 2

Good morning all. We will start today with a quote from a book entitled REVELATION by Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951). He was born in Toronto; his father died of typhus at age 27 when Ironside was 2 years old; at the age of 10 his family moved to Los Angeles. He could find no Sunday School to attend, so he started his own at age 11. According to Wikipedia, he and his friends sewed burlap bags together to make a tent, and then taught about 60 children each week. He left school after graduating eighth grade, worked as a cobbler and then as photographic assistant, but preached with the Salvation Army in the evening. At age 16 he became a full-time preacher with the Salvation Army. At 18 his health began to fail, so he stopped his busy preaching circuit to recuperate. He moved to San Francisco where he became associated with the Plymouth Brethren. He ended up as pastor for the Moody Church in Chicago, with 2 honorary PhDs.

Here’s a quote from the Preface of REVELATION, published in 1921:

“Heretofore I have always refused to bring out a volume on the Apocalypse, as it seemed to me there were so many already in print better than any I could hope to write. But while this fact remains as true today as ever, the great war and other colossal movements of the past five years have combined to so emphasize and clarify much that abler brethren had written in years gone by, that it now seems to me there is a need for some later exposition of the last prophetic book of the bible which would take cognizance of these many significant events.

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1/17/22 HIPPOLYTUS, ORIGEN, AND EPIPHANIUS

Good Morning! 

Today we’ll start with two short quotes that just give us an idea of what Hippolytus and Origen believed about who wrote the Apocalypse.

We met Hippolytus just briefly in the last post. He was the one who wrote HEADS AGAINST CAIUS. Hippolytus (170-235) is often credited as the first expositor of the Christian Church.

The quote we’ll see today from Hippolytus is from his book HIPPOLYTUS ON THE TWELVE APOSTLES:

“John, again, in Asia, was banished by Domitian the king to the isle of Patmos, in which also he wrote his Gospel and saw the apocalyptic vision; and in Trajan’s time he fell asleep at Ephesus, where his remains were sought for; but could not be found.”

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