25 Parallels between Genesis 1-4 and Revelation 19-22

July 26, 2015

This morning, I finished teaching an 8-week Sunday school series, Beginnings at the End: Creation, Fall, and Redemption in the Book of Revelation. The series featured a thorough comparative analysis of Genesis 1-4 with the book of Revelation.

In the final lesson this morning, I presented to my class that there are at least 25 clear parallels between Genesis 1-4 and Revelation 19-22 that show how important and fit it is to study these passages comparatively. By carefully studying the following references concerning the stated subjects, you will be able to see just how closely these two passages correspond to each other!

 

creation Gen. 1-2 Rev. 21:1, 2, 5, 10
night Gen. 1:5, 14, 16 Rev. 21:25; 22:5
sea Gen. 1:10 Rev. 21:1
sun and moon Gen. 1:14-18 Rev. 21:23; 22:5
humans ruling for God Gen. 1:26, 28 Rev. 20:4, 6
blessed Gen. 1:22, 28; 2:3 Rev. 19:9; 20:6; 22:7
humans with direct fellowship with God Gen. 1-4 Rev. 21:3; 22:4
the tree of life Gen. 2:9; 3:22-24 Rev. 22:2, 14
river/ (water of life) Gen. 2:10-14 Rev. 21:6; 22:1-2; 17
gold Gen. 2:12 Rev. 21:18, 21
human service for God Gen. 2:15 Rev. 22:3
marriage Gen. 2:18-25 Rev. 19:7-9; 21:2; 21:9-27; 22:17
demonic deception of human beings Gen. 3:1-5; 13 Rev. 20:3, 8
the devil Gen. 3:1-5; 15 Rev. 20:1-10
curse Gen. 3:14, 17; 4:11 Rev. 22:3
death Gen. 3:19; 4:8 Rev. 20:6, 14; 21:4
fallen human beings Gen. 3-4 Rev. 21:8, 27; 22:15
divine evaluation of human beings Gen. 3:9-13; 4:4-7; 9-10 Rev. 20:11-15
divine punishment of sinful humans Gen. 3:16-19; 3:22-24; 4:11-15 Rev. 19-22
divine provision of clothing for humans Gen. 3:21 Rev. 19:8, 14
divine redemption of humans Gen. 3:15, 21; 4:1, 4, 26 Rev. 19-22
vital role of righteous angels in ministering to humans Gen. 3:24 Rev. 19:17-18; 20:1-3; 21:9-21; 22:6, 16
false worship Gen. 4:3 cf. 4:5 Rev. 19:10, 20; 22:8-9
true worship Gen. 4:4 Rev. 19:10; 22:9
a city Gen. 4:17 Rev. 21:2; 22:19

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