Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

Suddenly Christianity’s coded comfort codex is turned into an Agatha Christie whodunit. And each passing generation, further removed from the text’s original intent and increasingly anxious that Jesus has not yet returned as long ago promised, interprets Revelation more and more as an Hollywood disaster film. As one of my theology professors once put it: ‘In the past millennium, not one generation has gone by without Christians insisting that the Book of Revelation points to Christ’s imminent return, and that all of the text’s cryptic references can easily be mapped to the current political world. And every single generation has been spectacularly wrong.’
— Arik Bjorn, The Bible, Rated X: From Adam’s Snake to the Horny Beast

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