The lesson on August 28, 2016 was part 31 of “The Apocalypse” study. Today’s lesson gives a quick recap of the previous lesson and continues into chapter 15 of Revelation. The wrath of God is delivered by the seven angels but not before God takes Israel through Jacob’s trouble. Wayne also takes time to explain the Calvinist view from scripture and why we cannot agree with the Calvinism perspective since we have learned how God dispenses punishment in Revelation by judging those people who haven’t heard the gospel through the other books. God is a just God who does not predetermine who will be saved because he offers the free choice to whosoever will listen and recieve Christ Jesus. The scripture reading was from Revelation 15:1-8 KJV.
“1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. 5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. 7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”