A Testimony Of Jesus Christ
A first coming. The Lamb of God. We are preparing for the second coming. Two thousand years ago John the Baptist was preparing for the first coming. The word lamb is used 27 times in the Apocalypse. John the Apostle knew the seven churches, Jesus, and John the Baptist.
A Father Of The Church
A bible defined. The “Vulgate” brought to you by Jerome is the first official Bible of the Catholic Church and it included the Apocalypse. Why? He was convinced it was written by the Apostle. Many didn’t think so and that included Chrysostom who was in Ephesus when Jerome finished his work.
A Bare Record
A connection. A bare record ties John the Baptist to John the Apostle and the Lamb of God. Just the word “lamb” ties John the Baptist to the Apocalypse. Only John the Apostle knew John the Baptist knew the Lamb of God. The original Apocalypse was about the first coming, which must shortly come to pass, to prepare the way.
A purpose was to prepare the way for the first coming. John the Baptist was to introduce the Lamb of God to the world. The word “lamb” can be found 27 times in the Apocalypse. “Jesus” only 12 times. The word “Jesus” could have been added later by John the Apostle who knows John the Baptist knows the Lamb of God.
A New Latin Translation
A validation of the Apocalypse. Jerome put it in his Vulgate. He believed it was written by John the Apostle. Many didn’t think this. Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finalizing his bible and could have confirmed who wrote it. Patmos is not that far from Ephesus.
A Reasonable Explanation
A need to understand. A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for something that doesn’t make sense. It must be tested. Is it consistent with what we do know for sure? How do you explain John introducing himself three times? There are three different writers named John who had something to do with the Apocalypse.
A First Coming
A preparing of the way for the Lamb of God. The word “lamb” is found 27 times in the Apocalypse. John the Apostle knew John the Baptist knew the Lamb of God. It was John the Baptist who bare record of the word of God. The first Apocalypse. John the Apostle wrote the second.
A First Coming
A servant of God. It was John the Baptist who “bare record” of the word of God. John was preparing the way for the first coming which must shortly come to pass. He was preparing the way for the “Lamb”, a word found 27 times in the Apocalypse. John the Baptist wrote the first Apocalypse and John the Apostle wrote the second.
A Servant Named John
A pure river of water of life. The revelation is not so clear. Where is clear. Who, when, what and why are not clear at all. John? Three times he identifies himself as John. The same John? Consider three different Johns. John the Baptist, John the Apostle, and John Chrysostom have all been considered.
A Revelation of Jesus Christ
A blessing for reading and hearing this prophecy. It must shortly come to pass. The first coming. Not the second. John the Baptist was preparing the way. John the Apostle knew this when he wrote to the seven churches. John Chrysostom, your brother, knew that when he was in Ephesus and Jerome was finishing the Vulgate.