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The Revelation of Jesus Christ: An Introduction, by Father Victor C. Conkle has been added as a textbook for the New Testament Theology course at all campuses of Saint Michael's Seminary in the United States. Students may purchase the book on Amazon. Here is a direct link https://amzn.com/0997667400.
The following is an excerpt from the book:
THE REVELATION CAN SEEM complex and difficult to read, much less to understand. Seven of this, three of that, and 200 million of them, all mixed in with bowls, woes, and scrolls--it can be daunting. It makes a person wonder why this strange, mysterious book was ever added to the biblical canon. Was the Revelation ultimately slapped onto the end of the Bible with a groan and the utterance, "Let someone down the road figure it out?" In fact, Revelation is pretty much the opposite of "hidden" or "mystery," as indicated by the very title, "Apocalypse," "Revelation," or "revealed." The title of the book itself means "to reveal, or to make known." In Matthew 24, Jesus said, "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only" (verse 36). Father God will reveal it; and He did. He revealed it to His Son, who then revealed it to John. The only difference between the Olivet Discourse in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke and the words in Revelation is that in the Gospel passages Jesus talks about what will happen within that generation, whereas in Revelation, He tells John that it has now been revealed and is about to happen: "Very soon." "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw." Revelation 1:1-2
Father Conkle first entered the ministry in 1968 with the Assemblies of God. His study of The Revelation of Jesus Christ created in him a desire for a liturgical and sacramental form of worship. In 1997 this led him to the Charismatic Episcopal Church and in 2001 he was ordained as a priest. His academic credentials include a Master of Ministry and an earned Doctor of Sacred Letters degree. Dr. Conkle ministers at Saint Michael’s Cathedral in San Clemente, California and is an adjunct professor at St. Michael’s Seminary.
Please join us again for our annual Christmas Ball at San Juan Hills Golf Club, in San Juan Capistrano. This is the same venue as the last year. The food for this event is great. Join us for some festive fun and fellowship… and even a little dancing. Formal Attire is recommended, but not required, so dust off that Tux and shine up those shoes. This is a Country Club so no jeans or collarless shirts allowed…
Due to a smaller venue, this event is limited, so please sign up and reserve your space early… ASAP
For our out of area guest, please contact Jody Anderson for a list of local hotels.
Make your checks out to:
Diocese of the West
107 W. Marquita, San Clemente, CA 92672
RSVP to Jody Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-254-3429
Space is limited, so get your Tickets Today. Price is $55.00/person
Get your tickets today-Must pay in advance. Tickets available until Dec 16th , 2016