Answers to Study Questions for Week Thirteen Day One
1. How is the promise of water from the spring of water of life to all who are thirsty carried out?
Answer: The promise of water from the spring of water of life to all who are thirsty is kept when an entire river of the water of life flows from the throne of God.
2. Why is water such a strong image in the Middle East?
Answer: Water is such a strong image in the Middle East because it is scarce and water is absolutely necessary for life.
3. How does the image of the tree of life fit into John’s vision?
Answer: The tree of life, reminding us of its presence in the Garden of Eden, is on both sides of the river. Evidently the river flows through it.
4. What image does the textbook author say shows history has not been in vain?
Answer: When the textbook author tells of tree of life in the center of a city just as it originally had been in garden, he says, “History has not been in vain” He says that God does not promise a garden in this vision. God does not undo all that humankind has accomplished between Eden and the final consummation.
5. What does the textbook author say is the most remarkable thing about the tree of life?
Answer: The textbook author say is the most remarkable thing about the tree of life is that what was forbidden in Eden is promised in the vision in Revelation.
6. What is the textbook author’s judgement about study and scientific advances?
Answer: Study and scientific advances must be placed at the disposal and service of our God Who collaborates with us in these endeavors according to the textbook author.
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