Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative
Inclination: promise | Seminary: none

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The Lamb of God

In the apostle John's first vision of heaven, one of the twenty four elders introduces Jesus as:

"The Lion from the tribe of Judah" and "the Root of David"

Yet the apostle depicts "The Lion" as "a Lamb as if slain!" (Rev 5:5-6)

The scroll with the seven seals

Only the "Lamb" was worthy and could open the scroll with the seven seals, because He:

1. Paid the judicial penalty of sin for all

2. Appeased the wrath of His Father

In accomplishing the impossible task set by His Father, Jesus was victorious over death (Acts 2:24)

When Jesus returns to earth, the apostle observes that Jesus Christ is given titles of great honor (Rev 19:11-16):

"Faithful and True"

"A name written on Him which no one knows except Himself"

"The Word of God"


For deeper study:

A Word Study of the Greek Terms Hilastērion and Hilasmos Expiation verses Propitiation

Jesus Christ's Work of Judgment

Series: The Doctrine on Eschatology
The First Four Seals

Series: The Doctrine on Eschatology
Message To The Seven Churches

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