Advent – Judgement and Hope – Revelation ch.6


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This weeks Revelation column in Christian Today – you can read the original Here

It’s Advent. As a Scots Highland Presbyterian I was vaguely aware of the word but didn’t really know what it meant – and it certainly meant nothing in my church. In fact it may come as a shock to those who regard Christmas as the heart of Christianity, but my parents grew up in an era when many people did not really celebrate Christmas – it was just another ordinary day. For them Advent was meaningless.

Even those who follow what is called the ‘church year’ seem to have lost much of the meaning of Advent. And that is why this week’s passage from Revelation (chapter 6) is so amazingly appropriate for us to grasp the truth that Advent celebrates – a truth that the church needs to recover.

The term Advent comes from the Latin

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