The Beginning and The End of The Bible


The beginning and the end of the Bible have an interesting relation since a great number of characters and scenes that are introduced in Genesis are displayed again in Revelation. Furthermore, the problems that are raised at the beginning of the Scripture find their solution at the end of the text.


This represents an overwhelming proof of the unity of the Bible, whose message has a clear purpose.


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The Beginning – Genesis 1-4

The End – Revelation 19-22

(using KJV)


1:1 –– God created the heaven and the earth

21:1 –– God makes a new heaven and a new earth


1:3 –– The light was created

21:23 –– The Lamb is light


1:5 –– Darkness and night created

22:5 –– There shall be no night


1:10 –– Waters gathered into seas

21:1 –– No more sea


1:16 –– God made the sun and the moon

21:23 –– No need for the sun and the moon


2:1 –– All creation declared concluded

21:6 –– New creation declared concluded


2:10 –– Man´s first home beside a river

22:1 –– Man´s eternal home beside a river


2:17 –– Death by eating the fruit of a forbidden tree

22:2 –– Life by eating the fruit of a tree provided by God


2:18-23 –– Adam´s marriage

19:6-9 –– The Lamb´s marriage


2:22-25 –– Eve, Adam´s wife

21:9-10 –– The New Jerusalem, Christ´s wife


3:1,13 –– Deceived by a serpent

20:3 –– The serpent deceives no more


3:1 –– Satan´s first attack against man

20:7-10 –– Satan´s final attack


3:1 –– Satan appeared in a garden

20:10 –– Satan disappears in a flake of fire


3:6-7 –– A contaminated garden

21:27 –– A city that shall be not contaminated


3:8-10 –– Communion with God interrupted

21:3 –– Personal communion with God


3:13 –– Initial triumph of the serpent

20:10 –– Final triumph of the Lamb


3:15 –– First Coming of the Saviour promised

22:20 –– Second Coming of the Saviour promised


3:16 –– Pain multiplied

21:4 –– No more death, sorrow, or crying


3:14-19 –– Curse over man and nature

22:3 –– No more curse


3:15 –– The judgment of the serpent promised

20:10 –– The judgment of the serpent consummated


3:19 –– Man lost dominion over nature

22:5 –– Man recovers dominion over nature


3:21;4:8 –– First death

21:4 –– No more death, nor sorrow


3:21 –– A lamb was sacrificed

21:23 –– The Lamb lights up the city


3:23 –– Paradise closed

21:25 –– New Paradise opened


3:24 –– An angel forbade entrance to the garden

21:9-10 –– An angel shows the city


3:24 –– Man thrown out from God´s presence

22:4 –– The redeemed will see the face of the Lord


3:23 –– Tree of life out of man´s reach

22:14 –– Tree of life within man´s reach


4:15 –– God´s mark on Cain

22:4 –– God´s name in forehead


4:17 –– First city built by Cain

21:2 –– Holy city comes from God


 

Based on I Will Go by Alejandro Bullón



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