This episode resumes our series on the Old Testament in the book of Revelation. Revelation 2 raises questions about the identity of the angels in the early chapters of the book, an identification that is linked to the lampstands. As noted in earlier episodes, the lampstands have a distinct supernatural (members of God’s council) context, drawn from the Old Testament. How does that context work in Revelation 2-3, where John is instructed to write to the angel of each church? In addition, who are the Nicolaitans? In this episode we explore how the Old Testament contributes to answers.
The Myth Made Fact with Dr. Louis Markos
Should Christians read classical mythology? Such material is, after all, pagan (i.e., non-Christian) and has a great deal to say about what Greeks and Romans believed about their gods—gods opposed to the God of Israel and Jesus. If we were only to look at how classical mythology departs from biblical truth, the answer seems easy. But why is it that those pagan stories so often sound like biblical stories from both the Old and New Testament? The early church fathers were well versed in classical mythology, and often saw biblical truth embedded in the material—and wondered if God had providentially intended that to be the case. In this episode of the podcast, we take a deep dive into these and related issues with Dr. Louis Markos as we discuss his new book, Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology Through Christian Eyes.
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