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2019, iss. 13, pp. 59-75
Cosmological aspects of the theurgies and John's Book of Revelation
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Keywords: God's economy; cosmology; change; repentance; prophecy; time; sealed book; revelation
The divine history of salvation of creation implies divine acts within the historical perspective of the existence of the creation. The final designation of the world implies its pre-construction by transforming God's way of the creation's existence from mortal to immortal. Until then, man and the world had existed according to the God-ordained ecclesiastic Mystery of existence. However, the divine restructuring of the world does not imply a peaceful, that is, a non-turbulent historical process. The creation had already born the scars of the dramatic events of the past, which is certainly a given that entails the universal problem of man's salvation. We witness that the creation exhibits a kind of rebellion against man, because processes of great turmoil have been observed at all levels of its existence. Man's repentance is a precondition for changing his attitude towards the world, to which man has been left by his spontaneous way of being. Human repentance is based on the awareness of the eternal existence of all creation as a divine gift. In this sense, the historical destiny of the world depends on the divine will on the one hand, and on the other, on man's desire and willingness to repent. Future events shall show whether people will repent and renounce the scourge of sin as one, or if they will all experience the time of all the horrors revealed by the Lord to the apostle, evangelist and prophet John.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/sabornost1913065P
published in SCIndeks: 20/12/2019

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