Married to God

October 27, 2011

Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.  (Revelation 17:1b-2)

You adulterous people!  Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  (James 4:4)

The Greek words behind “adultery” and “sexual immorality” are different, the former being specific to marital infidelity and the latter a broader term for all forms of sexual transgression.  It is no surprise, then, that the worldliness of believers and unbelievers is distinguished.  When believers give themselves to the world, they aren’t just screwing around like unmarried people, as destructive as that is.  They’re betraying their Husband.

 

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The Devil’s Millennium

October 20, 2011

G. A. Krodel, commenting on Revelation 20:1-7, made an observation from verse 2 that a person of any millennial position can appreciate.  He said that before it is anything else, the millennium is the devil’s millennium,

between his temporary residence beneath the deep blue sea . . . and his permanent abode in the frying pan.

(Quoted in Mounce, Revelation, NICNT, 362, n. 9)