The conclusion of a review of the phrase “the kings of the earth” in the Bible, especially Revelation.
Just as God used Psalm 2 to denounce the lawless Gentiles, and used it in the New Testament to denounce the lawless Jews too (for there is only one Law, and one standard of justice), so it can be used to denounce the lawless churchmen who have led the Western Faith into a ditch.
PMW 2020-005 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
This is my final installment on the issue of “the kings of the earth” in Revelation. Hopefully, this rather thorough study has been helpful.
In the NT we discover the apostolic church engaging in the pesher method of interpretation of OT passages. So not only does the contemporary Qumran community engage in such, but also the apostolic community of Christianity. I will focus on one particularly important OT passage whose contemporizing interpretation will be relevant to our current study.
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