Revelation 2-3: The Seven Churches

...the consistency of one's hermeneutical principle is far more important than the defense of one's theological system.
~Charles Ryrie, Dispensationalism (p. 115) ~

Our challenge with Revelation 2-3: We should make every effort possible to consistently apply the key hermeneutical principal of the normal-literal interpretation of Scripture.

  • If we do that, we will see and understand that the seven churches are not churches in the current dispensation of grace (the Church Age).
  • A normal-literal (plain) understanding of Revelation 2-3 leads us to the conclusion that the seven churches are, doctrinally, seven churches (or types of churches) during the Tribulation period.


  • Teaching notes [pdf]
  • Teaching audio [mp3]
  • Handout #1: Overview and Book Chart [pdf]
  • Handout #2: Eschatological Time Line [pdf]
  • Study of the Book of Revelation [page]
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