Works, has kept jesus word and not denied his name. An exposition of the seven church ages by branham william. Seventy lds church the complete guide this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. Churches, or congregations of the lords church, that were all located in the roman province known as asia which today is western turkey. The 15 messages preached in this series were transcribed and edited and printed as an exposition of the seven church ages. Bishop richard williamson gives an excellent conference on the seven ages of the church. The entire book sets forth a detailed study of the seven church ages and the various major doctrines contained in revelation, chapters one through three. William branham wmb taught that each of the 7 churches represent a specific period in church history known as a church age and each of the 7 angels was a christian leader who had the most influence on the church age in which he lived. Sermon by william branham the seven church ages preached on wednesday, 12th may 1954 at the branham tabernacle in jeffersonville, indiana, u. The persecuted church of the second and third centuries. The seven churches are prophetic of the seven church ages.
John wrote this letter as he was in exile bani shed by rome to the small island of patmos in the aegean sea. A christcentered manuscript on adventist doctrines prepared by norman. These seven spirits was represented as the seven spirits that would be sent forth for the seven church ages. This book was personally edited for nearly 5 years by brother branham himself. The seven church ages 540512 sermon preached by william. Jul 11, 20 bishop richard williamson gives an excellent conference on the seven ages of the church. Encouraging words to church age saints we, the church of jesus christ, have committed our full lives to the lord jesus. This event was actually god, sending seven messengers to seven church ages, which was to transpire right after the book of acts until the second coming of the lord. Branham written by jesus himself, through personally appearing to a scribe. The seven churches of revelation, as described in chapters two and three of that book, have intrigued bible expositors down through the age. In verse three it is called a prophecy and that is actually what it is. Click symbols resume of the ages brief summary of the laodicean age. An exposition of the seven church ages by william marrion branham and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Introduction to the church ages excerpts from the book by. Set up the quote have the students raise their hands when they hear the words. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches. The seven ages of the church by bishop williamson youtube. The messages to the seven churches, while being for actual churches, can also be applied to seven distinct ages of the church. Bartholomew holzhauser on the 7 ages of the church.
An exposition of the seven church ages bible believers. We could pick up from the old testament and pick it out there, if we just had time. The seven church ages the seven churches of revelation 2 and 3 were literal churches in johns day. Digitizing sponsor msn contributor princeton theological seminary library language english. The series of sermons that william branham preached on the seven church ages spoken about in the bible in the book of revelation was edited by lee vayle and was made available as a book. It is the last book of the bible, yet it tells the beginning and the end of the dispensations of the gospel. Rome and the surrounding territories became increasing hostile to jesus followers after his death.
Verse 20 is strong testimony that we have correctly applied these churches. Seven church ages book pdfbrother branham end time message. Historians agree that he lived the last part of his life in ephesus, though at the time of the writing of this book he was on the isle of patmos. The things which are the seven churches the dispensations of the church theory correlation with the kingdom parables prophecies of the church age ephesus rev 2. The entire book of revelation is addressed to these seven congregations 1. Smyrna, the home of homer and the temple of athena, was a beautiful, bustling seaport. An exposition of the seven church ages mp3 audio download page. Were the messages to these churches intended mainly for the congregations to which they were sent during the apostolic period. And the holy spirit begin to reveal to me toto warn the people and to place this. The final revelation of the seven church ages and the seven stars rev 1. The secret teachings of all ages istituto cintamani. Church board or church members the role od church elders as per the sda church manual church finance in sda church art through the ages through the ages through the ages 8 writing ages 35 the secret of the ages the desire of ages dark ages desires of ages pdf eaely ages secrets of ages the.
Seven church ages book o show and explain the book. In 601204m from the magnetic tape, were going to write a commentary on the seven church ages to send into all the world, if we can, because we are in the last days. The series of sermons that william branham preached on the seven church ages spoken about in the bible in the book of revelation was edited by lee vayle and was made available as a book entitled, an exposition of the seven church ages. The bible is a book that speaks about ages, and in this chapter, we will show you that there are seven distinct ages referred to in the bible. The 1st and 7th church age messengers were prophets while the 5 remaining were only reformers. Chapter 5 the seven ages in gods plan for all the bible is a book that speaks about ages, and in this chapter, we will show you that there are seven distinct ages referred to in the bible. It will be a faith iourney that will help you grow closer to christ and be a stronger member of your church family. The mystery of the seven church ages end time message. We thank them sincerely for compiling this audio reading for the benefit of believers worldwide. This book, written in easy to read literary style contains a detailed study of the seven church ages. All that is written from genesis to revelation is related to one or more of these ages. It is the last book of the bible, yet it tells the beginning and the end of the dispensations of the. It is the revelation of jesus christ given to john for christians of all ages. Richard chenevix trench, commentary on the epistles to the seven churches in asia eugene, or.
In the book of revelation, chapters 2 and 3, we read of 7 churches and their 7 angels. An exposition of the seven church ages, page 73in the space of less than 3 years, wmb taught that. An exposition of the seven church ages william marrion branham on. They were real churches made up of real people with real names see 2.
Will receive the crown of life, will not be hurt of the second death. The seven churches also represent the seven spiritual church ages from the new testament church, right through to the last church before jesus returns at the second coming. The final revelation of the seven church ages and the seven stars. His excellency also explains the age in which we are currently living. These seven gentile church ages were to last within a period of more or less 2000 years before christ comes back for the literal rapture of the church. For example, the wikipedia article on the subject says the following. Among other things, they represent seven church ages that are actually seven stages of development in church history from 33 to 1993 a. Mgr andrew wadsworth, provost of the oratorians in washington, summarizes ven. It was during this timethe dark ages when the roman church dominated europethat easter, christmas, halloween and the philosophical ideas of the trinity and the immortal soul were absorbed from paganism into the dominant church. According to tradition, every disciple, except one, was martyred for his faith, and that disciples fate wasnt much betterjohn was exiled to a rocky, inhospitable island called patmos. Understanding and reaching all ages in your church mcintosh, gary l. These seven messages at the beginning of the book of revelation follow a pattern, as chart 172 demonstrates.
Read morechapter 5 the seven ages in gods plan for all. A christcentered manuscript on adventist doctrines. The things which are the seven churches ephesus smyrna. Archaeologys discoveries high quality photographs of the following things can be found in christs messages to the seven churches video presentation series, which is available from way of life. This audio reading of an exposition of the seven church ages in mp3 format has been kindly produced by voice of god recordings in their dedication to the furtherance of the gospel of the lord jesus christ. Encouraging words to church age saints christs bondservants. The seven churches of asia 2 appleton church of christ. The seven churches of revelation bible student archives. The universal churchthe body of christ in this agesee eph. In this book we present for our members, friends, and other interested persons, in an.
And from jesus christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. It is not the life story of john, but it is the revelation of jesus christ in the future church ages. Interpreting these as seven church ages pulls the seven churches back into history instead of on the cusp of the tribulation. The secret teachings of all ages an encyclopedic outline of masonic, hermetic, qabbalistic and rosicrucian symbolical philosophy being an interpretation of the secret teachings concealed within the rituals, allegories, and mysteries of all ages by manly p. An exposition of the seven church ages by william marrion branham. We will find the truth of this as we take our journey through the seven church ages. Actually it will be a continuation of a iourney that you have already started. Between the incarnation and the second coming is where we live. What happened to the christian church over the 2000 years since the day of pentecost. I have left those for the end of this study, as they reveal the great prize that awaits all of us who listen and overcomes. Includes the topics of the apparition of fatima, st.
The number 7 indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world. Bible truth versus adventist truth seven churches of. The seven churches of revelation describe the different periods of the church age, painting a progressive picture of the professing church from the first coming of christ until the second coming. The view is known as the historicalprophetical view. These two chapters contain seven messages addressed to the messengers of the seven gentile churches in asia minor. Unless an alternative interpretation was fabricated, the letters to the seven churches would destroy any notion that the church will not be here during the apocalypse, hence no pretrib rapture either. The publishers comments are this is the first objective history of the great revivals that swept the country after world war ii. Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven. Christ in the true church is a continuation of the book of acts. It goes very deeply into church doctrine and scriptural truths that have been lost through thousands of years of mans teachings and misunderstandings due to lack of revelation such as god gave peter. During this exile, jesus christ spoke to john in a vision. William branhams book an exposition of the seven church ages which is commonly referred to as the church age book or the cab contains all of the plagiarism noted in his sermon series on the seven church ages which were delivered in december, 1960. The rapture is not referred to until chapter four when john saw a. Jezebel is a figurative name, alluding to ahabs wife, who slew the prophets of the lord, led her husband into idolatry, and fed the prophets of baal.
A number of expositors down through history have held that the seven churches represent seven sequential stages of church history. Everything that god has done, is doing and will do. Theycanpickuptheword,withinspiration,andswayitouttherein. The local congregations of saints in this age of grace. What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in asia. Seventy lds church the complete guide this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and. The names of the seven churches are symbolic of the church in different periods of the christian era. Each branch of the church is criticized for a particular weakness and admonished in various ways.
The bible foundation for the teaching on the seven church ages is found in revelation chapters 2 and 3. Video looks at the seven ages of the church as described by venerable bartholomew holzhauser. One church, four generations is at once an encyclopedia, history, and cat scan of ourselves and those around usall in an exciting, readable, practical form. I suppose that if he is right, this blog ought really to be renamed exsardi.
Founded by paul, this was the most prominent church in asia minor. Seven churches of revelation bible study david jeremiah blog. The seven church ages the entire book sets forth a detailed study of the seven church ages and the various major doctrines contained in revelation, chapters one through three. In fact, this entire book was addressed to these seven churches of asia.
Now the greek word for revelation is apocalypse which means unveiling. Introduction is is a study of christs messages to the seven churches of asia in revelation chapters two and three as well as an. Edited version an exposition of the seven church ages edited by lee vayle. Jesus complemented this church greatly but rebuked them for losing their first. This is the church of the middle ages, during the murderous reign of the roman catholic church. Or were they actually prophetic of seven historical ages of the church, with each successive stage reflecting the conditions and characteristics. And i cannot do it in aa church like this sufficiently. The only reference to his appearance is found in the book of. The best book ever on studying the book of revelation from the prophetic side. An exposition of the seven church ages by branham william marrion. An exposition of the seven church ages by william m. The final revelation of the seven church ages and the. John has seen this vision which was an event that was to transpire to seven gentile.
The first 6 church age messengers were reformers, but only the 7th is a prophet. What a great resource to understand your parents, kids, yourself, and, most of all, your church. You will ask questions and make discoveries about yourself, about jesus, and about. One common teaching is that these seven churches are symbolic, and should be interpreted as seven successive church ages. They are supposed to be prefigured by the 7 churches of asia minor at the start of the apocalpyse.
The seven churches of revelation ernest angley ministries. The rapture is not referred to until chapter four when john saw a door opened in heaven. His excellency also explains the age in which we are currently living based upon prophecy, sacred scripture. At the moment we were saved by his precious blood, he sealed us with promise eph. It exposes satan, revealing his works attempted destruction. Please keep in mind the reality that the early church, as recorded in the book of acts and founded on the day of pentecost, was first and foremost. Kent hunter, the church doctor, corrunna, indiana this is essential reading. From ephesus, john presided over the church after the death of peter.942 506 1045 1001 1348 748 1538 786 498 913 9 51 765 1203 1093 245 537 596 517 1148 257 1099 163 912 1002 707 69 188 1177 1457 1107 655 482 1517 806 1260 996 1035 1450 1107 609 298 821