A Mission-Conducive Eschatology –Reading Revelation within its Context
by Christopher Fung – Individual Member of Micah, Hong Kong – September 2018
Understanding the ‘end-times’ is crucial to give meaning to Christian undertakings, especially ‘missions’. Yet most end-times interpretations suffer from misinterpretations which cast God as mostly wrathful (unloving!), meting out his punishment on a humanity which has largely rejected him, despite Jesus’ sacrifice and the ministration of the saints. However, an in-context reading of Revelation, the supreme eschatological text and the Bible’s conclusion, gives a diametrically opposite message which proves to be the foundation of all missionary works. Such a natural reading of the Bible would allow missions to deploy the vast resources in Revelation for their works.