Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its summer 2014 Lay Bible Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Sieck Hall 202 on the Seminary campus. “De-coding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation” will be presented by Dr. David Peter, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology.
The title of the last book of the Bible is translated as “Revelation,” but its original title is “Apocalypse.” This word literally means “the unveiling.” The purpose of this book of the Bible is to unveil the purposes of God in human history. Yet for many people, it remains seemingly veiled, as an obscure, mysterious, and confusing book. The reason many people do not understand the Apocalypse is because it is written in coded language that can only be interpreted by decoding its symbolism. This study will look at the most significant coded symbols of the book and the keys to their interpretation. It will provide a broad sweep of the major themes and message of Revelation, so that you can better understand this oftentimes misunderstood book of the Bible. This “unveiling” will enable you to see Christ, His Church, and history (past, present, and future) in a whole new light.
To register for the Lay Bible Institute, please call 314-505-7286 Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also register online at www.csl.edu. The cost is $20 per person and includes all handouts and refreshments. Registration deadline is July 31. Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place, in Clayton, Mo.