Suffering for the Church, Revelation 6
January 24, 2010 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: The King’s Triumphant Return - A Series in Revelation
Topic: Sermons Passage: Revelation 6:1–6:17
Pastor Dave preaches from Revelation 6 as we look at what happens when the seals are opened and the saints cry out. In one essay of the book, "A Faith and Culture Devotional," Frederica Mathewes-Green writes, "During the first centuries of Christianity, the church was battered within and without. Pseudo-Christians distorted the faith and misled the faithful, while the powerful Roman Empire persecuted Christians with torture and death. When local church members were able to gather the remains of their fellow-believers (often, this was forbidden), they lovingly interred these broken bodies beneath their altars, a reminder that the blessed departed are invisibly present to join us in worship. St. John writes that, in his vision, he heard the voice of the martyrs crying out from under the altar."