Silvia Scholtus

is professor of New Testament at River Plate Adventist University and senior editor of the university’s publications.

​God’s Foursome

The “Living Creatures” of Revelation

I don’t like Revelation because there are many monsters,” a friend recently told me. “Why is God’s throne surrounded by monsters?”

Monsters? I thought to myself. I never saw Revelation that way. Why did she have that impression?

The existence of mythical creatures and legendary beasts has always been a part of the fantastic stories told by different cultures. The latest television series and Hollywood movies are full of mythical monsters extracted from the imagination of writers, most of whom were inspired by the stories from these ancient cultures.

God illustrates His prophetic message with symbols or …

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