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Ask the Pastor

† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.






06 September 2005

Revelation 4: Who is on the Throne?


Q: In the 4th chapter of Revelation who is sitting on the throne?

The Heavenly ThroneA: This section speaks of God the Father. We know this because of the interaction with the Lion of Judah, the Lamb Who Was Slain, the Son, Jesus Christ in chapter 5. The seven torches which are the “seven spirits of God (v. 5)” are the Holy Spirit. Thus, in chapters 4 and 5, we see all three persons of the Trinity.

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version™, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles.

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Walter Snyder is the pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Missouri and coauthor of the book What Do Lutherans Believe.

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