About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman
Over the decades many of
us have attempted to figure out the Book of Revelation.
Some claim great success in this endeavour, but I question that.
I've done the research and understand the various prophetic
scenarios. I've written,
rewritten, and written again, a verse by verse commentary on Revelation.
I have a verse by verse audio commentary on YouTube, and have
taught two courses on this prophetic book.
I have my prophetic leanings, but they're just leanings.
I'm not overly dogmatic, and am reluctant to hold down to one fixed
position. That being said, I
think I can safely say, if anything can be safely said from Revelation,
that before it's all over, atheism will acknowledge the presence of God
that it claimed never
existed. Revelation 19:19
"Then I saw the
beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to
wage war against the rider on the horse and his army."
The context of
Revelation 19:19 tells me that the rider on the white horse is Jesus, who
the nations have the audacity to think they can defeat in battle.
At this point, humanity knows exactly who it is fighting.
It's Jesus, the Son of the God that humanity said never existed.
Any lingering remnant of atheism would, thus, become a memory of
How can humanity be so
arrogantly foolish, thinking a fight with God is winnable?
This reminds me of 2 Peter 2:12, as quoted from the Christian
"But these people,
like irrational animals — creatures of
instinct born to be caught and destroyed —
slander what they do not understand, and in their destruction they
too will be destroyed."
Peter's intolerance of
the false teachers of his day who rejected the divinity of Jesus is seen
in him calling them "irrational animals, creatures of instinct."
These heretics had exchanged any rational capabilities they might
have possessed for irrational, animal-like instincts.
They were like humanity at the end of this age, who like a
frightened fox, fearfully, frantically, and instinctively, attempt to
defend itself from a God it finally admits exists.
Like the heretics in Peter's day that were born only to be caught
and destroyed, so an irrational humanity will be caught and destroyed at
atheism's final fight.