This is the another installment of my reimagining of the Revelation to John. These short pieces draw from Revelation 2-3, and I’ll post once for each of the 7 churches. These installments really helped me to see how provocative John’s letter would’ve been in its original context. I’d love to know what you think.
To the angel of the Baptist churches write: These are the words of the one who has the seven flaming doves and the seven stars:
I know what you’re doing. You have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what’s left and is at death’s door, because I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember everything you’ve been given, and everything you’ve learned. Obey it and repent! If you don’t wake up, I will come like a thief and you won’t know when I’ll strike. There are a few of you Baptists who haven’t gotten caught up in all the mud-slinging and are still clean. They’re going to walk with me, dressed in white graduation robes, because they’re worthy. If the rest of you conquer, you will also be dressed in white graduation robes, and I won’t erase your names form the book of life. In fact, quite the opposite, I’ll read it loud and proud in front of my Father and all the angels. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.