Why So Much Controversy over These Two Books?
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10
Did you know there's no devil in the first two chapters or the last two chapters of the Bible? But Genesis and Revelation have plenty to say about him elsewhere.
And the devil hates Genesis and Revelation! He has waged war against them. He would tell us that Genesis is myth and Revelation is mystery. In the book of Genesis, you see sin as it begins and brings death and a curse. In the book of Revelation, sin is gone. There is no more death and no more curse.
In the book of Genesis, Satan appears for the first time. In the book of Revelation, he appears for the last time. There’s a special blessing in both Genesis and Revelation:
- In Genesis, because it is the seedbed of all theology
- In Revelation, for it is the culmination of all theology.
- In Genesis, the devil's doom is pronounced. (see Genesis 3:14-15)
- In Revelation, it is carried out. (see Revelation 20:10)
What we see in embryo in the book of Genesis, we see in completion and fulfillment in the book of the Revelation.
See these books as they are. Compare and contrast them, and you’ll see that what God began years ago at the first creation, He ultimately completes in His new creation.
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