Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Witness of Jesus
Jesus' work of witness is continued by his followers, who are not only called his witnesses (17:6; cf. 2:13) but are also said to hold `the witness of Jesus' (12:17; 19:10), which is the same as their own witness (6:9; 12:11). `The witness of Jesus' means not `witness to Jesus', but the witness Jesus himself bore and which his faithful followers continue to bear. It is primarily Jesus' and his followers' witness to the true God and his righteousness, which exposes the falsehood of idolatry and the evil of those who worship the beast.
Richard Bauckham. The Theology of the Book of Revelation (New Testament Theology) (Kindle Locations 909-912). Kindle Edition.