The Choice – (In Revelation, humanity is divided into two and only two groups – followers of the Lamb or subjects of the Beast)

Meaning of Discipleship – (To be his disciple means to pursue self-sacrificial service for others)

Greatness in the Kingdom – (To be a true member of his kingdom means a life of self-sacrificial service to others)

Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified – (Claims that God will reap a great harvest of souls because of the mighty “signs and wonders” the church will perform do not square with Scripture)


Blameless in Holiness – (Paul used his own afflictions to remind the Thessalonians that believers are appointed for tribulation)

Tribulation vs Wrath – (Disciples escape God’s wrath, but they endure tribulation. And according to Paul, the church has been appointed to tribulation – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4)

Tribulation of the Saints – (Faithful saints experience tribulation, but the unrepentant inhabitants of the earth undergo wrath)

Beastly Warfare – (In Revelation, Satan attacks the “Lamb” by persecuting his followers)

The Beast Goes to War – (In Revelation, the language of war is used metaphorically for the persecution of the saints by the Beast from the Sea)

War Against the Saints – (The Beast wages war on behalf of the Dragon to destroy the saints)

Overcoming Saints – (Overcoming saints persevere in the testimony of Jesus no matter the cost, “even unto death“)

Persecution, Suffering, Discipleship – (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf)


Circumcision, A Cutting Issue – (If circumcision is no longer required, then the jurisdiction of the Mosaic Law has been changed)