The horrific Christchurch Mosque killing of March 2019, where 50 people were gunned down in their house of prayer, has many kiwis in discussion. What is best for our country? What is the right thing to do? Our national radio talk back shows are debating the controversy together with fears of future Muslim takeover.
In my own circle, our Churches are on hot debate as the local Anglican Church invited all the Church leaders to pray in unity for the people in Christchurch. However, only a few were aware that a Muslim leader was also invited to that prayer meeting. Obviously surprised with the non-transparency of the invitation, some struggled whether they should be praying with the Muslims, while others were publicly adamant that they would not.
So I guess a question is “should, we pray to Allah?
This theory is a relatively recent and standalone interpretation that also advocates a literal 490 years. However, it is not seen in a linear timeline where each marker ‘connects together’, but rather that there are two separate timelines that ‘overlap’ each other. Find out to see whether this interpretation has some weight that can be banked on?
As promised, the chiastic structure of the Book of Revelation:
For those unsure of what this means, a chiastic structure is an ancient literary style that some biblical writers used. It is basically a symmetry pattern of writing.
For example, the beginning of the narrative and the end of the narrative have ‘mirrored’ themes… and as the narrative progresses, the next chapter and the ‘second to last’ chapter also have similar themes… so too does the third chapter and the ‘third to last’ chapter. This pattern progresses throughout the narrative, until then it ‘pivots’ around the central key point that the writer really wants us to know what his story is really about!!!
Thus while reading the Book of Revelation, I uncovered the following: