2019 Theme: Revelation's Seven Seals: Studies in Revelation 4-8
Location: Secrets Unsealed 5949 E. Clinton Ave, Fresno CA 93727
Date: March 11-16, 2019
Revelation’s seven seals (Revelation 6:1-8:1) have long been a topic of animated discussion among Adventists, Protestants and the world in general. The Sabbath School quarterly recently dedicated three lessons to this topic. Obviously, it is impossible to comprehend fully the meaning of the seals in just three short lessons so we will dedicate an entire week to their study.
What do the seven seals mean? Must we understand then literally or symbolically? What principles must we apply to them in order to understand their true meaning?
In this ANCHOR class, we will dedicate an entire week to decode the meaning of the seals verse by verse by applying historicist principles. Not only will we study the seven seals, per se, but also the magnificent introductory vision in chapters four and five as well as the prophetic interlude of Revelation 7. We will answer questions such as the following (and many more!):
- What principles must we apply to the study of the seven seals?
- Do chapters four and five depict the judgment scene that began in 1844 or do they apply to Christ’s inauguration upon His ascension?
- Who are the four living creatures and the 24 Elders?
- What do the four horses represent and why are they different colors?
- Who are the souls that are crying out from under the altar?
- Must we understand the great earthquake and the signs in the sun, moon, and stars literally?
- Who are the 144,000 and when will they live? Is the number literal or symbolic?
- What is the half hour of silence in heaven when the seventh seal is broken?
- What relevance do the seven seals have for my own personal walk with Jesus?
Please plan to join us at the Secrets Unsealed studio in Fresno for this eye-opening class on March 11-16, 2019.
- About Anchor -
Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation.
The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them.
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20
“Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)