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.The Book of the Revelation of John, usually referred to simply as Revelation or the Book of Revelation, is the last book of the New Testament.^ The last book of the New Testament.
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Book of revelations - Haaretz - Israel News .
  • Book of revelations - Haaretz - Israel News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Revelation of John, the last book of the Christian New Testament, has long fired the imagination of mystics everywhere.
  • The Book of Mormon and the Revelation of John 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.2think.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is also called the Apocalypse of John.^ Reviews : Philip L. Mayo, 'Those Who Call Themselves Jews': The Church and Judaism in the Apocalypse of John .

^ Tradition holds that John the Apostle, son of Zebedee, wrote Revelations, and most Catholic Bibles call the book “The Apocalypse of St. John the Apostle”.
  • The Book of Revelations: A Level-Headed History and Explaination 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC thechristianpresident.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The author of the Apocalypse calls himself John.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Apocalypse, from the Greek, is a synonym for "Revelation", but also from it comes the name for the type of literature; an "apocalypse" is a work of apocalyptic literature.^ The Greek word for Revelation is Αποκαλυψις , or Apocalypse.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Greek word for Revelation is apocalypse .
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Greek word for revelation is apocalypse.
  • Deceived About the Royal Book of Revelation | Living | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.John's is the only book in the Canon that is wholly composed of apocalyptic literature.^ The Revelation of John, the Apocalypse, also must be looked at from the perspective that it's not the only such piece of apocalyptic literature that we have.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is now time to look at the divisions and order of those New Testament books which were canonized by John.
  • Chapter 20: When Was the Book of Revelation Written? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The book is written in apocalyptic style, a recognized literary genre (see " Introduction to the Apocalyptic Literature ").

[1]
.Revelation is a cryptic document which has been interpreted in many ways.^ The Book of Revelation can be interpreted in many ways.
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.darkstar1.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ "Many people who have interpreted the rich symbolism and mythology of [Revelation] have read into it to reflect on a world cataclysm within their lifetime.
  •  Book of Revelation - understanding it, topics covered, Jesus 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.religioustolerance.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The tendency of many interpreters and preachers today is to pull Revelation out of its historical context and interpret it in the light of current events or of some future events that are predicted to come.
  • “How Do I Read the Book of Revelation?” 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twoagespilgrims.com [Source type: General]

.Most of the interpretations fall into one or more of the following categories: the Historicist, which sees in Revelation a broad view of history; the Preterist, in which Revelation mostly refers to the events of the apostolic era (first century); the Futurist, which believes that Revelation describes future events; and the Idealist, or Symbolic, which holds that Revelation is purely symbolic, an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.^ Most of the differences between futurism and preterism can be traced to differences in how the images of Revelation are interpreted.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most futurists are literalists in their interpretation.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ More than any other "future history" interpretation, this one has had the most impact on current literalist interpretations of Revelation.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: book of revelation: understanding the book of revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These approaches are by no means mutually exclusive, and can be (and usually are) used in combination with each other.^ While we cannot solicit donations from people in states where we are not yet registered, we know of no prohibition against accepting donations from donors in these states who approach us with an offer to donate.

^ This of course, was exclusively an Israel institution, no other race or nation has ever had it.
  • ISRAEL IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION By: Bertrand Comparet 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.churchoftrueisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This truly unique volume has done what no other book has ever donenamely, it has presented the four dominant approaches to the Book of Revelation side-by-side, in parallel columns, for ease of reference.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Composition

.Revelation has been included in the canon of the New Testament since the earliest times.^ Revelation , People's New Testament, 1891.

^ Learn how to interpret any New Testament Book (including the Book of Revelation!
  • Understand the Book of Revelation - The Most Embarrassing Book in The Bible! 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.andrewcorbett.net [Source type: General]

^ The Book of Revelations occurs at the end of the New Testament and is thought to have been written around 95AD by an exile called John (distinguished from the Apostle John by the name John the Divine).
  • Extracts from the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

Nevertheless, due to its cryptic nature, it has always been a subject of debate. .The fourth century church historian, Eusebius, placed it in a list of questionable New Testament documents, and more recently, such luminaries as Martin Luther have questioned its usefulness.^ The lay reader will be interested to note that many of the great Church luminaries such as Luther, Finney, Calvin, Wesley, Augustine, Origen, Hus, Spurgeon, Edwards, and others did not share our prevailing modern view.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As late as the fourth century, a church historian could observe that the Book of Revelation is "by some accepted among the canonical books but by others rejected" ( Eusebius , Ecclesiastical History , 3.25).
  • Revelation@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the end of the first century, it was no longer necessary, as it had been earlier, to argue that Jesus Christ had fulfilled the Messianic promises of the Old Testament and that the church was the chosen heir of its promises.
  • Adventist Review: Understanding the book of Revelation: Three interpretative keys (part 1) 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adventistreview.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, it has not only endured, but captured the imagination of generations of Bible students, both professionals and laypeople alike.^ Imagine a high school student in Bangladesh discovering an out-of-print author held only in a library in Ann Arbor.
  • Books of Revelation - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Only Marshall's The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament and Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible translate it in this manner in both occurrences.
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

.This section will discuss its history, authorship, and some of the controversies surrounding it.^ First it gives some history of this controversial apocalypse and next it details its heretical doctrinal conflicts with our Gospel.

^ So you may see some aspect of Thyatira being discussed in the Pergamos section, or an aspect of Smyrna being discussed in the Philadelphia section, and so forth.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Some issues that need discussion are: the church’s inheritance of OT promises, the nature of OT symbolism, and the use of the Bible in the controversy (pp.

The Title

.The last document of the New Testament is commonly known today as the Book of Revelation, or simply, Revelation.^ The last book of the New Testament.
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Book of revelations - Haaretz - Israel News .
  • Book of revelations - Haaretz - Israel News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation , People's New Testament, 1891.

.The title found on some of the earliest manuscripts is "The Revelation of John" (Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου), and the most common title found on later manuscripts is "The Revelation of the Theologian" (Ἀποκάλυψις τοῦ Θεολόγου.^ This is the earliest and most complete collection of manuscript revelations extant.
  • Revelation Book 1: Digging in « By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bycommonconsent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are they the earliest manuscripts extant for each revelation?
  • Revelation Book 1: Digging in « By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bycommonconsent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The reason most mainline church theologians do not accept the virgin birth story is that only two of the four gospels record it and no where else in the New Testament is it referred tot The earliest gospel, Mark, and the latest gospel, John, do not mention it.
  • An Introduction to The Urantia Book for Conservative Christians 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC urantiabook.org [Source type: Original source]

) .From this latter noun comes the title in the Authorized King James Version, the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, divine being a seventeenth century word for theologian.^ Revelation and that of being from John the Apostle of Christ.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The English title "Revelation" comes from the first word of the book in Greek.
  • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Book of Revelations occurs at the end of the New Testament and is thought to have been written around 95AD by an exile called John (distinguished from the Apostle John by the name John the Divine).
  • Extracts from the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

[2]
.The Greek word, ἀποκάλυψις (apokalypsis), sometimes rendered directly from the Greek as apocalypse, is usually translated in English as revelation, since the literal meaning of the Greek word is "the act of revealing or unveiling".[3] Some later manuscripts add Evangelist or Apostle to the title.^ The Greek word apokalypsis means an uncovering or unveiling.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation is also known as The Apocalypse from its original Greek title.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word means uncovering, unveiling.
  • The Book of Revelation Scripture 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.osl.cc [Source type: Original source]

[4] .The opening words are: "The revelation (Ἀποκάλυψις) of Jesus Christ". The title, therefore, is also the first word of the book.^ Let me repeat the true title of the book of Revelation is: The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • Book of Revelation 17.3-6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But in the first chapter we have a revelation of Jesus Christ Himself.

^ But the opening verse says: “The REVELATION of Jesus Christ.
  • The Key to the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cgom.org [Source type: Original source]

The Introduction

.Revelation’s introduction and conclusion contain epistolary elements which are similar to those found in the letters of Paul.^ In summary, Revelation is a prohetic writing that contains numerous apocalypitic motifs and elements of style, but whose form is chiefly characterized by the purpose of epistolary communication .
  • Revelation as an Epistle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblewheel.com [Source type: General]

^ It contains other elements as well, such as the seven letters in Revelation 2 and Revelation 3 and the several prophetic utterances scattered here and there throughout its pages, but its difficulty will be found to arise largely from our unfamiliarity with apocalyptic writings.

^ Revelation clearly has a formal epistolary framework in 1:45 and 22:21 and contains separate proclamations, often labeled "letters," addressed to each of the seven churches of the Roman province of Asia (Rev 2:13:22).
  • Revelation as an Epistle 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblewheel.com [Source type: General]

[cf. .1:4-8; 22:21] Broadly speaking, the introduction takes up the whole of chapter 1, though within it, there is a smaller and more general introductory passage (verses 1-3) -- an introduction to the introduction, as it were -- in which both the source of the vision and the person who received it are identified: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants -- things which must shortly take place.^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: .
  • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christ gave Herbert W. Armstrong God’s government and revelation.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation concerns "things which must shortly take place", Revelation 1:1.
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

.And he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John.”[1:1] Thus, in the opening sentence, we are informed that we are about to hear a message which was given: a) from God, b) to Jesus, c) to an angel, d) to John, e) to the servants of God.^ Revelation 1:9   I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

^ John heard the angel command, "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of Yahweh in their foreheads."
  • ISRAEL IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION By: Bertrand Comparet 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.churchoftrueisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John [the Baptist].
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

We also see that the document was intended to be read to the congregations: “Blessed is the one who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written in it.”[1:3]
.The second and larger part of the introduction (verses 4-20) begins by identifying the addressees: “John, to the seven churches which are in Asia"[1:4] ("Asia" was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey).^ And send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia .
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rather, this "Asia" was a Roman province, only about the size of Iowa, located in what is now the western part of Turkey.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The seven candlesticks (lampstands) are identified in verse 20 as the seven churches mentioned in verse 11.
  • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

.It describes in greater detail the circumstances in which the prophecy was received: “I, John, both your brother and companion in tribulation...^ I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation .
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And again, "I, John, your brother and your partner in tribulation .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 1:9   I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”[1:9] It also describes the one from whom the prophecy was received:
I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.[1:12-16]
.This person identifies himself to John with these words: “I am he who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.^ "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.
  • On Understanding the Book of the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ IT is said that in this persecution the apostle and evangelist John, who was still alive, was condemned to dwell on the island of Patmos in consequence of his testimony to the divine word.
  • Introduction to the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We don't know why John was exiled to Patmos, but it may have been for refusing to worship the Roman emperor Domitian, who had declared himself a god.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”[1:18] After reassuring John that he need not be afraid, he gives John his commission: “Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.”[1:18-19] These words identify the three components of the book:
a) The "things which you have seen": John's vision of Christ in chapter 1.
b) The "things which are": the messages to the churches in chapters 2 and 3.
c) The "things which will take place after this": the predictions for the future in chapters 4 to 22.

Authorship

.
The Angel Appears to John.
^ It is the Angel of the Sun, which under the form of a Genius, resplendent with light, appears to John, and unveils the mysteries, which he shall reveal to the Neophytes.
  • Astral Mythology And The Book Of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In Cayce’s interpretation this promise is an important one, for it is Peter’s angelic spirit who later appears to John twice during his Revelation in the form of an angel (Rev.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

The book of Revelation. 13th century manuscript. British Library, London.

Traditional view

.The author of Revelation identifies himself several times as "John".[5] The author also states that he was on Patmos when he received his first vision.^ One time in First John and one time in the Second John, but not in the Book of Revelation itself.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ John explains where he was when he received a vision of the end time.
  • The last Days in the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If John were the author of Revelation of John, he'd be uncovering himself and sending it to himself.
  • Revelation: The Revelation of St John The Divine 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.godshew.org [Source type: Original source]

[6] .As a result, the author of Revelation is referred to as John of Patmos.^ Josephine Massyngberde Ford, in her commentary in the Anchor Bible series (1975), identified the author of Revelation as John the Baptist!

^ Revelation 1:9   I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

^ Some people assume that when John said he was "in the Spirit on the Lord's day" in Revelation 1:10 he was referring to worshipping on Sunday.
  • The Book of Revelation Unveiled > Keys to Understanding Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ucg.ca [Source type: Original source]

.John explicitly addresses Revelation to seven churches of Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.^ The seven churches are the first in a series of sevens in the Revelation.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 2: 18-29 The Church of Thyatira .

^ And send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia .
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

[7]
.The traditional view holds that John the Apostle—considered to have written the Gospel and the epistles of John—was exiled on Patmos in the Aegean archipelago during the reign of Domitian, and there wrote Revelation.^ There is no reliable evidence that John was banished to Patmos by Domitian.

^ Scholars consider the author of the Revelation to be the apostle John (Rev.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation and that of being from John the Apostle of Christ.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.Those in favour of a single common author point to similarities between the Gospel and Revelation.^ Even though, at this point in the story, Satan is in control of the the world, the author extends hope to those who are still alive.
  • The Book of Revelations: A Level-Headed History and Explaination 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC thechristianpresident.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But for now let us notice the similarity between Revelation 3:9 and Isaiah 49:23 which says, " ...
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Through the style and vocabulary of Revelation differ somewhat from the other writings of John; there are many similarities, particularly with John's gospel.
  • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, both works are soteriological and possess a high Christology, stressing Jesus' divine side as opposed to the human side stressed by the Synoptic Gospels.^ If one is willing to look, there's substantial evidence contained in the gospels to show that Jesus opposed the idea of Hell.
  • Book Review: A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary K. Baxter - Blogcritics Books 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Both the priesthood and the Temple were patterned "unto the example and shadow of Heavenly things" (Hebrews 8:5), after our Great High Priest-- "Jesus the Son of God" (Hebrews 4:14)-- and His Heavenly Temple.
  • A Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Chapter 11) The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC whatsaiththescripture.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Interestingly, his gospel is more about what Jesus said than what Jesus did, very different from the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which are similar in content and sequence.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the Gospel of John and in Revelation, Jesus is referred to as "the Word of God" (Ὁ λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ), although the context in Revelation is very different from John.^ Where on the earth was John at when he received this "revelation of Jesus Christ" from God the Father?
  • Monthly Bible Study - Lesson: The Book of Revelation - Chapter 1 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zoomnet.net [Source type: Original source]

^ God’s Word makes that very clear.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God’s word makes that very clear.
  • Deceived About the Royal Book of Revelation | Living | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Word in Rev 19:13 is involved in judgement but in John 1:1, the image is used to speak of a role in creation and redemption.^ Revelation 19:13 "Word of God" .
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.

^ From Rev 1:4, however, the words are all Johns and would appear to be the original work which lacked the explanatory prefix.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

[8] .Explanations of the differences between John's works by proponents of the single-author view include factoring in underlying motifs and purposes, authorial target audience, the author's collaboration with or utilization of different scribes and the advanced age of John the Apostle when he wrote Revelation.^ Scholars consider the author of the Revelation to be the apostle John (Rev.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation and that of being from John the Apostle of Christ.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The Apostle John was in charge of God’s Church when he wrote the book of Revelation.
  • Deceived About the Royal Book of Revelation | Living | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.A natural reading of the text would indicate that, while many of the elements in the book are clearly symbolic, John is writing literally as he sees the vision.^ The book of Revelation is John's record of that vision.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John is told by Jahshuah, to write what he sees.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC meguiar.addr.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nor is John here seeing a vision.
  • Berith.org -- Essays -- Understanding the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.berith.org [Source type: Original source]

.An angel warns John that neither he nor others should alter the document, so as to maintain the textual integrity of the book.^ She states in her other book The Divine Revelation of Heaven, I saw the same scene that John saw in his vision that he described in Revelation (p.49 A Divine Revelation of heaven).
  • Divine Revelation of HELL 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Because any student of eschatology should embrace understanding the objections to his own position, as well as the arguments for others, this book is a must have.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it is not just the beginning of the book which gives us this impression, for John uses the same expression "for the time is at hand"[14] on one other occasion, at the conclusion of Revelation: .
  • Berith.org -- Essays -- Understanding the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.berith.org [Source type: Original source]

[Rev 22:18-19][9]

Early views

.A number of Church Fathers weighed in on the authorship of Revelation.^ The early church Fathers almost unanimously recognized John the son of Zebedee and the brother of James as the author of Revelation.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Futurists hold that the church fathers taught a literal interpretation of Revelation until Origen (AD 185-254) introduced allegorical interpretation.
  • Four Views of Revelation-Probe Ministries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.probe.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The allegorical approach to Revelation was introduced by ancient church father Origen (AD 185-254) and made prominent by Augustine (AD 354-420).
  • Four Views of Revelation-Probe Ministries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.probe.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Justin Martyr (100-165 AD) avows his belief in its apostolic origin.^ Elements of this teaching, such as a future millennial kingdom, are found in the writings of Clement of Rome (AD 96), Justin Martyr (AD 100-165), Irenaeus (AD 115-202), Tertullian (AD 150-225) and others.
  • Four Views of Revelation-Probe Ministries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.probe.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Approaching more closely the apostolic age we have the testimony of St. Justin Martyr , about the middle of the second century.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

Irenaeus (c. 115-202) assumes it as a conceded point. .At the end of the second century, it is accepted at Antioch by Theophilus (died c.^ At the end of the second century the Apocalypse was acknowledged by the historical representatives of the principal churches as the genuine work of John the Apostle .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When it doesn't seem to accurately predict the end at its time of writing, it gets taken up again in the second century by people like the Montanists.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

183), and in Africa by Tertullian (c. 160-220). .At the beginning of the third century, it is adopted by Clement of Alexandria and by Origen of Alexandria, later by Methodius, Cyprian, and Lactantius.^ Roughly a century later, in the middle of the third century, we have another outbreak of literalistic interpretation.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hippolytus (circa 240 AD), who wrote a work upon it; by Clement of Alexandria (circa 200 AD); by Origen (circa 230 AD), and other writers.
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was not until Dionysius of Alexandria in the third century (@250) that any major dissent from apostolic authorship was heard.

Dionysius of Alexandria (c. .200-265) rejected it upon doctrinal rather than critical grounds.^ I am convinced that the apocalyptic language in this passage must be applied to Christs judgment-coming upon Israel , rather than to the Second Advent at the end of temporal history.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There may have been a few words changed in the Doctrine & Covenants and President Smith thought there had been one section left out which was instruction rather than revelation....
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You'll have more success if you start your first jump from the ground a little ways away from the wall rather than from right beside the wall.
  • HL2CTF.org - The Book of Revelations 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.hl2ctf.org [Source type: General]

Eusebius (ca. 263–339) was inclined to class the Apocalypse with the spurious books.[4] Jerome (347-420) relegated it to second class.[4] .Most canons included it, but some, especially in the Eastern Church, rejected it.^ These 7 messages are among the most important words of Christ in the Bible, especially for the church living in the days immediately preceding the Day of the Lord.

^ He contents himself with the statement: "The Apocalypse is by some accepted among the canonical books but by others rejected" ( Church History III.25 ).
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is not included in the Peshitta (an early New Testament in Aramaic).^ If a discrepancy should occur between the New Testament and The Tanakh (Old Testament) then the Tanakh will decide the issue, as the Tanakh is the Scripture used by Messiah and his Apostles, including Saint John.
  • 'The Book Of Revelation Revealed - Chapters One through five' 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.sabbatarian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first time the twenty-seven books of the New Testament we have today were listed, including the Revelation, was in St. Athanasius’ Festal Letter of A.D. 367.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I later learned that Martin Luther, puzzled and troubled by the work, doubted whether it should ever have been included in the New Testament.
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

[4]

Modern views

.While many in modern times still feel that the evidence supports the traditional view of authorship, others question the traditional position.^ Roland H. Worth, The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse (1999) "An impressive job of collecting evidence to support his views.
  • Amazon.com: Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation (9780915815340): Kenneth L., Jr. Gentry: Books 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The lay reader will be interested to note that many of the great Church luminaries such as Luther, Finney, Calvin, Wesley, Augustine, Origen, Hus, Spurgeon, Edwards, and others did not share our prevailing modern view.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EXTERNAL EVIDENCE External evidence is that evidence which is gathered from secular writers who many times wrote according to the voice of tradition.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.Some modern scholarship[10] suggests that John the Apostle, John the Evangelist and John of Patmos were three separate individuals.^ This book was written by the Apostle John when he was a captive on the island of Patmos, in the Aegean Sea, and it dates from about 95 A.D., toward the close of the first century.
  • The Revelation Of Jesus Christ 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So some aspects of Revelation applied directly to Christians in the final days of the apostle John's ministry.
  • The Book of Revelation Unveiled > Keys to Understanding Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ucg.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The Book of Revelation was written approximately 95 or 96 A.D. in the aisles of Patmos by the apostle John, better know as "John the revelator" while he was imprisoned.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

.More recent methods of scholarship, such as textual criticism, have been influential in this conclusion.^ Due, in part to the release of these publications, I hope that textual scholarship for the Doctrine and Covenants will now become more and more common.
  • Revelation Book 1: Digging in « By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bycommonconsent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Differences in style between the Gospel of John, the epistles of John, and the Revelation are seen by some scholars as indicating three separate authors.^ Scholars consider the author of the Revelation to be the apostle John (Rev.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gospel and the three Epistles of John.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Under his name these books passed into the canon, notwithstanding the fact that the views held by the writer of the Book of Revelation differed widely from those expressed in the Gospel and in the Epistles.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - REVELATION (BOOK OF): 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, the author of Revelation identifies himself as "John" several times, but the author of the Gospel of John never identifies himself directly (though there is an indirect identification [Jn 21:20-24]).^ Revelation 18: 20-24 .
  • Exposition of the Book of Revelation by Arturo G. Azurdia III 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.monergism.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Refered to several times in Revelation btw.

^ The author of the Apocalypse calls himself John.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.While both works liken Jesus to a lamb, they consistently use different words for lamb when referring to him—the Gospel uses amnos, Revelation uses arnion.^ The Jewish concept of the Messiah is different than Christians, they don't see the Messiah as the "Atoning Lamb"- thats why the reject Jesus.
  • Revelation 13:8 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In other words, the cross was the place where Jesus won the right as a Man to be able to take the scroll from the hand of the Father and to open it to bring the age to its fulfilment in Him.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 19 verse 7 Lets us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

[11] .Lastly, the Gospel is written in nearly flawless Greek, but Revelation contains grammatical errors and stylistic abnormalities which indicate its author may not have been as familiar with the Greek language as the Gospel's author.^ While written in Greek, Revelation has a Hebrew background!
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some contend that the language of the gospel is smooth, fluent, and written in relatively simple and accurate Greek, whereas that of the Revelation is harsh, with many grammatical and syntactical irregularities.

^ We have no written manuscripts of the Gospels, Epistles, or Revelation dating from the first century.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

[12]
.Most commentators accept Revelation as the unified text of one author, but this opinion is by no means universal.^ (Most commentators think this means Rome.
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no one else in all the universe able to do this.
  • Revelation 5 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let’s take a few moments to scrutinize each one of the sections of the book of Revelation, so as to parallel the historical part with the eschatological part ( «eschatological» means «about the end times events» ).
  • Cyberspace Ministry - If I Were Told the Future - Lesson 7 - «The Book of Revelation» 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cyberspaceministry.org [Source type: General]

[13] .The English Biblical scholar, Robert Henry Charles (1855–1931), is one of the dissenting voices.^ Richard Charles Henry Lenski, a distinguished Lutheran scholar and commentator, studied for the ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

.He agreed that Revelation possessed an underlying original structure because the seven beatitudes, which exist unobtrusively in the text, have not been disturbed and that the first of these is right at the beginning (1:3) and the seventh near the end (22:7), Thus, the prologue and epilogue are part of the original.^ And the seven trumpets run right toward the end of the seventh seal.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 22:13   I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

^ The apostle John, imprisoned on the island of Patmos near the coast of Asia Minor during a later wave of persecution near the end of the first century, explained that he also was suffering persecution, that he was their "companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:9).
  • The Book of Revelation Unveiled > Keys to Understanding Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ucg.ca [Source type: Original source]

[14] .However, he reasoned on internal textual grounds, that the book was edited by someone who spoke no Hebrew and who wished to promote a different theology to John's.^ However, it differs from the first beast in several ways which John describes in great detail.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the writings of Dionysius there where others who had disagreed with the commonly held belief of the authorship, however, no names are mentioned.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ One is a Hebrew treatise on ethics, for which no one makes the claim of being a lost book of scripture.
  • Book of Jasher 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.johnpratt.com [Source type: Original source]

.As a result, everything after 20:3, he claims, has been left in a haphazard state with no attempt to structure it logically, as John would surely have done.^ But we have no scriptural evidence that John ever left the Isle of Patmos, and no evidence, scriptural or otherwise, that he ever returned to Jerusalem from Patmos.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All attempts at logical inquiry resulted, indeed, in leaving me more sceptical than before.
  • Books: Edgar Allan Poe: Mesmeric Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC books.eserver.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If they did, they would be spending more time rescuing their valuables (friends) and making sure that no one was left in the burning house (America).
  • Overview of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

.Furthermore, he says, the story of the defeat of the ten kingdoms has been deleted and replaced by 19:9-10.[15] John's theology of chastity has been replaced by the editor's theology of outright celibacy, which accounts for 14:4 'they which were not defiled with women: for they are virgins', and which makes little sense when John's true church is symbolised as a bride of the Lamb.^ Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.

^ Revelation 14:4   These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.

^ These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins .

.Most importantly, the editor has completely rewritten John's theology of the Millennium which is "emptied of all significance".[16] In the edited version, the martyrs when raised to glory, are "sitting on thrones in splendid idleness for a full one thousand years" when John's intention had been to show "the Millennial Reign is one of arduous spiritual toil" in which Christ and his martyrs evangelise the whole world, Jewish and Gentile.^ It is Christ that is going to show John, not the church.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years" (Revelation 20:4).
  • The Book of Revelation Unveiled > Keys to Understanding Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ucg.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Overview of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC media.alwaysbeready.com [Source type: Original source]

It may be that Charles overstates his case, however. The suggested replacement of text in ch. 19 is purely hypothetical. .Revelation's characterization of the church as the "bride of the Lamb" is clearly metaphorical, and without sexual implications.^ Revelation 21:9 : Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lambs wife.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

.The claim that the Millennium has been emptied of all significance simply is not true - it is an extremely important event in Revelation.^ The Second Coming of Christ is the great climatic event of the age long conflict between good and evil, and all the events portrayed in the Book of Revelation are a background to this great event.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To see the background for the amillennial view of the millennium, we should first of all concern ourselves with the question of the interpretation of the book of Revelation.
  • "Amillennialism: Intoduction and the Book of Revelation" by Anthony Hoekema 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While it is certain that all the prophecies in Revelation will be literally fulfilled, we simply can not expect them to be neatly packaged, with all relevant charts and maps.
  • Overview of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

[cf. .Rev 20:1-6] Finally, there is no mention of millennial evangelization in the text.^ There is no indication in these verses that John is describing an earthly millennial reign.
  • "Amillennialism: Intoduction and the Book of Revelation" by Anthony Hoekema 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel (but the interpretation of the text seems somewhat compromised because the opening verse of Ezekiel chapter 39 speaks about Gog - and hes mentioned in Rev 20:8 as being part of the second battle.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Even though believers have taken part in the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6), theres a long wait until the rest of the dead are judged.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.The most we are told is that Satan could no longer deceive the nations during the thousand years, and that Christ rules the world together with the resurrected martyrs who had refused to worship the beast.^ Satan is bound for a thousand years.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After a thousand years, Satan is released to again deceive the nations of earth for a short time.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they lived with Christ a thousand years.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

.It has also been contended that the core verses of the book, in general chapters 4 through 22, are surviving records of the prophecies of John the Baptist.^ It ends with a blessing, chapter 22 verse 7, "Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book."
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The book of Revelation is John's record of that vision.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [See our comments on Chapter 10 --- New Window -- especially verses 7 through 11-- of the Revelation Commentary for background concerning the concept that John will return in conjunction with the Seven Thunders.
  • A Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Chapter 11) The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC whatsaiththescripture.com [Source type: Original source]

[17] .In this view, the Lamb of God references and other hallmarks of Revelation are linked to what is known of John the Baptist, though it must be confessed that very little is known of him.^ Revelation 1:9   I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

^ Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Rev 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

^ The Revelation of John, the Apocalypse, also must be looked at from the perspective that it's not the only such piece of apocalyptic literature that we have.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Canonical history

Due to its obscure nature, Martin Luther initially considered Revelation to be "neither apostolic nor prophetic" and stated that "Christ is neither taught nor known in it",[18] and placed it in his Antilegomena, i.e. his list of questionable documents. (He developed a more positive view of Revelation as he grew older, however.) .John Calvin believed the book to be canonical, yet it was the only New Testament book on which he did not write a commentary.^ The last book of the New Testament.
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Testament only .
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Revelation 13:8 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Revelation 1:7 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John is told to write in a book: 1.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

[19] .In the fourth century, Gregory of Nazianzus and other bishops argued against including Revelation in the New Testament canon, chiefly because of the difficulties of interpreting it and the risk of abuse.^ Revelation , People's New Testament, 1891.

^ On the contrary, it is just as relevant as other New Testament books that speak about matters in the first century, like the books to the Corinthians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and others, which discuss problems in ancient churches.
  • Berith.org -- Essays -- Understanding the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.berith.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Neglected, misunderstood, and grossly perverted, the Book of Revelation stands quite alone in the New Testament.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.Christians in Syria also rejected it because Montanism, a second century sect which was deemed to be heretical by the mainstream church, relied heavily on it.^ Montanus was a Christian living in the latter half of the second century of the Common Era, somewhere between 160 and 180, roughly.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At the end of the second century the Apocalypse was acknowledged by the historical representatives of the principal churches as the genuine work of John the Apostle .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And persecution would hang over the church during the general period from the second century to the time of Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor of Rome, in 320 A.D. .
  • The Revelation Of Jesus Christ 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.pbc.org [Source type: Original source]

[20] .Ultimately it was included in the canon though it remains the only book of the New Testament that is not read within the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church.^ The last book of the New Testament.
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The little book is only for God’s Church.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New Testament only .
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Revelation 13:8 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Revelation 1:7 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

.Notwithstanding these objections, the Revelation provides a logical conclusion, not just to the New Testament, but to the Bible as a whole, and there is a continuous tradition dating back to the second century which supports the authenticity of the document, and which indicates that it was included within the, as yet unformalized, canon of the early church.^ Revelation , People's New Testament, 1891.

^ Is there anything to be said for the early date?
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Another aspect of the entire Bible, not just Revelation, is that the Roman "Beast church" (of "Daniel chapter 7 fame) added punctuation and numbering to verses that had no previous punctuation or numbering, and that this punctuation and numbering has on more than several occasions been the cause of misunderstandings.
  • 'The Book Of Revelation Revealed - Chapters One through five' 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.sabbatarian.com [Source type: Original source]

Dating

.According to early tradition, this book was composed near the end of Domitian's reign, around the year 95 AD. Others contend for an earlier date, 68 or 69 AD, in the reign of Nero or shortly thereafter.^ Some believe that the book was written at the earlier date (about 69 A.D).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Note: The Book is generally dated around AD 95 or 96.
  • Monthly Bible Study - Lesson: The Book of Revelation - Chapter 1 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zoomnet.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Tradition assigns the Apocalypse to the reign of Domitian .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

[21] .The majority of modern scholars accept one of these two dates.^ And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt upon the earth.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The angel said, " These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth ."
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We would observe that there are a host of scholars and students that advocate the early date of Revelation who do not hold to these "bizarre theories."
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

[22]
.Those who are in favour of the later date appeal to the earliest external testimony, that of the Christian father Irenaeus (c.^ Late-date advocate William Milligan conceded in 1893 that recent scholarship has, with little exception, decided in favour of the earlier and not the later date.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John sees the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God.
  • "Amillennialism: Intoduction and the Book of Revelation" by Anthony Hoekema 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those Christians who died in persecutions are now resurrected, and reign with Christ for those 1000 years.
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

150 - c. .202), who stated that he had received information relative to this book from those who had seen John face to face.^ In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But, even though the Book might seem closed to us, all which follows was meant to be understood by those who were to receive it.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "As these things are so, and this number is found in all the approved and ancient copies, and those who saw John face to face confirm it, and reason teaches us that the number of the name of the beast, according to the mode of calculation among the Greeks, appears in its letters.
  • Revelation 13:8 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

.Irenaeus writes, "For [John's vision] was seen no very long time since, but almost in our day, towards the end of Domitian's reign."^ If it was John that was seen, the vision had to have been seen earlier.
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For it was seen, not long ago, but almost in our generation, toward the end of the reign of Domitian."
  • Revelation 13:8 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John explains where he was when he received a vision of the end time.
  • The last Days in the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

[23] .Domitian, according to Eusebius of Caesarea, started the persecution referred to in the book.^ What is the purpose of the book with reference to the saints and their persecutions?
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is probably referring to the death of Nero, the first emperor who persecuted the church, whose policy of persecution was revived by Domitian.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The former date answers to the conditions of the book (decadence of the churches; widespread and severe persecution), and to the predilection of Domitian for this mode of banishment (compare Tacitus, History i.2; Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica, III, 18).
  • Analysis of The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Citation needed.] .However, recent scholars dispute that the book is situated in a time of ongoing persecution and have also doubted the reality of a large-scale Domitian persecution, [24].^ This Book was written at a time when Christians were undergoing persecution, which included the demand to worship the emperor as divine.
  • Monthly Bible Study - Lesson: The Book of Revelation - Chapter 1 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zoomnet.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The book met a need at the time of its writing as it dealt with a historical situation, but its message is applicable to all time.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet modern scholarship is becoming skeptical about the reality of any systematic or prolonged persecution instigated by Domitian.
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nevertheless, many scholars believe that Domitian's insistence on being treated as a god may have been a source of friction between the Church and Rome, for Christians are unlikely to have cooperated with such a demand willingly.^ Each group numbers many fine scholars and devout Christian believers.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We don't know why John was exiled to Patmos, but it may have been for refusing to worship the Roman emperor Domitian, who had declared himself a god.
  • What is the book of Revelation about? 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.twopaths.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many ancient peoples, some non-Christian Religions and some philosophers believe History runs in cycles.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.calvinfox.com [Source type: Original source]

The Roman consul and historian, Dio Cassius (ca. .150-235), wrote that Domitian "insisted upon being regarded as a god [theos] and took vast pride in being called ‘master’ [despotus] and 'god' [theos].^ Nahum asked a similar question (as in 17b) regarding God's judgment that was about to come upon Nineveh (Nah.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation was written at a time when God's saints were being tried in the crucible called Rome.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ And Jerusalem literally called down judgment upon herself for slaying the Lamb of God: All the people answered, Let his blood be on us and on our children!
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

These titles were used not merely in speech but also in written documents.” [25]
.The earlier date is based on an interpretation of the book's internal evidence, given that no external testimony exists earlier than that of Irenaeus, noted above, [26] and the earliest extant manuscript evidence of Revelation (P98) is likewise dated no earlier than the late second century.^ Summary of the External Evidence: External evidence for dating the book of Revelation is quite scarce.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Are they the earliest manuscripts extant for each revelation?
  • Revelation Book 1: Digging in « By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bycommonconsent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Close Stores with book of revelations interpretations .
  • Book Of Revelations Interpretations - Shop Smarter.com 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: General]

[27] This early dating is centered around the preterist interpretation of chapter 17, where the seven heads of the "beast" are regarded as the succession of Roman emperors up to the time of the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [28] The passage in question says:
There are seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven. [Rev 17:10-11]
.The phrase, "one is," appears to refer to the current ruler, so if we can identify that ruler, we can know the approximate date of writing.^ We have discussed this emerging conflict since at least April 2003 and here are references to some of these writings (one of which is a Stratfor prediction from 2002).
  • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the key elements in the debate, particularly between preterists and futurists, is the date of writing for Revelation.
  • Four Views of Revelation-Probe Ministries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.probe.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens: 8 "I know your works.
  • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

.Up until the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, there were nine emperors, as follows: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.^ It was fulfilled when Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gator.naples.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The heads of the beasts she rides, John learns, are "seven emperors," five of who have gone (the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero?
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, the list of emperors which makes Nero the fifth may also be incorrect because it begins with Octavian (Augustus) and then continues through Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius before arriving at the Emperor whose rule ended before the Fall of Jerusalem.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, if we subtract Galba, Otho, and Vitellius from the list, who all ruled less than a year, we would then be left with a total of six.^ There are some who say that the Lord's day was the usual term for the first day of the week in John's day, however there is no proof for this at all.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus was born to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah, Savior of Israel, who would govern all Nations.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.calvinfox.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.
  • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

.The emperor about whom the author says, "one is," is thought to be Nero, since John’s exile to Patmos implies a time of persecution, and such a time is known to have occurred under Nero, but that still leaves us with only six emperors.^ And there was only one possibility in John's time, that has to be Rome.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I see I'm not the only one who thought this.
  • GAF - Evolution of the Revmote and other Nintendo crap 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC ga-forum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This Book was written at a time when Christians were undergoing persecution, which included the demand to worship the emperor as divine.
  • Monthly Bible Study - Lesson: The Book of Revelation - Chapter 1 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zoomnet.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, some scholars argue that Julius Caesar was really the first Roman emperor, not Augustus as the official records say.^ Julius Caesar is considered by some to be the first emperor (Josepheus calls Augustus the second emperor which implies that Julius was first, Ant.
  • Dating the Book of Revelation - Jim Hopkins 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ellenwhiteexposed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are some who say that the Lord's day was the usual term for the first day of the week in John's day, however there is no proof for this at all.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some critics, however, say that may not be enough .
  • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

[29] .If this is so, and if we are willing to exclude the three short-term emperors mentioned above, Nero would be the sixth and current emperor, and Vespasian the seventh who ruled during the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. The date of writing would then be between 64 AD, when persecution broke out, and 68 AD, when Nero died.^ (Josephus was the historian who witnessed and recorded the events of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD).
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That would make Nero the sixth - the Emperor in which John would have been writing - and the seventh would be Galba who did only stay for a short time during the year of civil unrest.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It was fulfilled when Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gator.naples.net [Source type: Original source]

.If we accept the explanation to this point, the only remaining issue is the identity of the eighth emperor, "the beast that was, and is not," who "is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven."^ And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.

^ The seven heads of the beast are seven emperors.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction.
  • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

.The quote implies that one of the first seven emperors will also be the eighth, but actually Titus (79-81 AD) ruled after Vespasian, and none of the seven emperors was ever reinstated.^ TITUS 79-81 CE .

^ Therefore, the eighth king would have been expected to have been one of the first five reappearing and would have begun to rule after Galba.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In one of the quotes that comes to my mind it says, "He will rule the nations with a rod of iron, as a potter strikes a pot with iron and it just completely shatters."
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

.Titus was Vespasian's son, however, as was Domitian, who succeeded Titus.^ Domitian was a homosexual who was in love with a man by the name of Paris who had a son who looked with his father.

.Some interpreters (Paul Touilleux, Albert Gelin, André Feuillet) attempt to reconcile the two dates by placing the visions themselves at the earlier date (during the 60s) and the publication of Revelation under Domitian, who reigned in the 90s when Irenaeus says the book was written.^ All of this is not to say that we can or should be agnostic when it comes to interpreting the book of Revelation.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Paul was concerned about some of his books.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people say that the Book of Revelation is a sealed Book and that it cannot be understood.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

This is a possibility, but at this point there is insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove it.
.According to the historicist interpretation, the kings do not represent seven Roman emperors at all, but seven empires which have ruled over Israel (not the land, but the people) throughout history - the sixth and present one (at the time of writing) being the Roman Empire.^ In the Book of Revelation, the seven heads represent the seven Roman emperors from the time of Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

^ The names of the seven Roman emperors at that time in history were: .

^ The seven kings formed the basis of the Empire.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.Unfortunately, this only widens the range, as far as dating is concerned, and does not help us in our search for an exact date of authorship.^ It only helps divide us.
  • United States is Babylon the GR8 in book of Revelations! - Topix 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ I probably butchered the quote, but the point is that maybe God gave us Revelation in the form it is in to help us understand His greatness and our smallness.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the reason for it is, as far as the scripture of Revelation is concerned, theres nothing between us and the rapture.

Literary elements

.Whatever Revelation may become in the fertile fields of interpretive minds, it is first and foremost a piece of literature, and it should be understood in literary terms.^ Luther means that one should interpret the Bible according to the manner in which it was written, or in its literary sense.To interpret the Bible literally in the classical sense requires that we learn to recognize in Scripture different genres of literature.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe the early-date of Revelation may be firmly established in the seventh decade of the first century, not the last.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While I totally agree that different forms of literature in the Bible should be interpreted differently, I find that the sensus literalis definition of literal confuses the issue here.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

This does not exclude other approaches, it merely underscores them. .A number of literary elements can be identified in Revelation, such as structure, plot, major characters, and unifying themes.^ The structure of Revelation is seen in Greggs major divisions of the book, which are as follows: The Seven Letters (chs.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another major theme in the Book of Revelation is about trumpets and their role in "the Day of the Lord."
  • Monthly Bible Study - Lesson: The Book of Revelation - Chapter 1 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.zoomnet.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Authors Calaway and Ledford have managed to tame some of Revelations fear factor and provide a fast-paced script to its mysterious characters and plot.
  • REVELATION BOOKS - Four Views on the Book of Revelation edited by Marvin Pate, The Revelation of Jesus Christ by John Walvoord, The Book of Revelation by Clarence Larkin, Revelation Revealed by Jack Van Impe, Keys to Understanding the Book of Revelation by Arthur Bloomfield, Wrath and Glory by David Reagan, Revelation Unveiled by Tim LaHaye, A Commentary on the Revelation of John by George Eldon Ladd at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS - Antichrist, 666, Tribulation, Rapture, Millennium 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.armageddonbooks.com [Source type: General]

Structure

.In terms of structure, the book is built around four successive groups of seven: the messages to the seven churches, the seven seal judgments, the seven trumpet judgments, and finally, the seven bowl judgments.^ It is symbolized by the book with seven seals .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The book with the seven seals .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What are the seals, trumpets and bowls/vials?

.There are also introductory and concluding passages, and additional passages which are inserted between the main structural elements in various places throughout the book (see Outline, below).^ There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

^ So there you have an outline of the book.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The crucial term in Augustine's interpretation is he sees, in the Book of Revelation itself, that there are two resurrections.
  • frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of revelation 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.The repeated occurrence of the number seven contributes to the overall unity of Revelation.^ Is the number seven purely symbolic as is used throughout Revelation for various other items and occurrences?
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Also to be noted, is that the number seven is very prominent in Revelation.
  • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Much of the time when you see the number seven in Revelation you can substitute the idea of that which is Gods or Gods holy.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

.While several numbers stand out—3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 24, 144, 1000—seven appears to have a special significance.^ (Zec 12:10 NIV) "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.
  • Dispensationalism - emasculating the book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.apocalipsis.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God will literally elect 12 thousand out of every tribe so there will be 144 thousand redeemed Jews in that second half.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We see these same 4 beasts, 24 elders, seven spirits of God, and the throne room in Revelation 7, only then there are multitudes beyond counting standing there.

.There are seven churches symbolized by seven lampstands (1:20); the churches have seven angels symbolized by seven stars (1:20); there are seven spirits before the throne of God, symbolized by seven lamps (4:5), and also by seven horns and seven eyes (5:6); the judgment scroll has seven seals (5:1) with a corresponding set of seven "seal judgments"; the seventh seal unleashes seven "trumpet judgments," which are heralded by seven angels (8:1-2); the seventh trumpet unleashes seven "bowl judgments," where the bowls of God's wrath are poured out by seven angels (15:1); there are seven mysterious thunders about which John is not permitted to say anything (10:3); 7,000 people are killed in an earthquake (11:13); the dragon has seven heads and seven diadems on his heads (12:3); and the beast from the sea has seven heads (13:1).^ It is not the seventh trumpet angel.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So don't worry about that, God's working out His wrath...working out His judgment.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
  • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

.One half of seven, 3½, is also a conspicuous number in Revelation: two witnesses are given power to prophesy 1,260 days, or exactly 3½ years, according to the Hebrew year of 360 days (11:3); the witnesses are then killed, and their dead bodies lie in the streets of Jerusalem for 3½ days (11:9); the "woman clothed with the sun" is protected in the wilderness for 1,260 days, or 3½ years (12:6); Gentiles tread the holy city underfoot for 42 months, or 3½ years (11:2); and the beast is given authority to continue for 42 months, or 3½ years (13:5).^ Revelation 11:3-6 Two Witnesses, Pt 2 .
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They were the holy city that had been tread under foot (11:2).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” (Revelation 11:1-3).
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

Plot

A plot, or general storyline, can be identified in Revelation. .The story proper is in included in chapters 4-22, but chapters 1-3 lay the groundwork.^ The story of Balaam is told in Numbers chapters 22-24 and 31.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

.These first three chapters consist of a brief introduction followed by seven separate messages conveyed by the author to seven churches.^ The seven churches are the first in a series of sevens in the Revelation.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These are seven real churches.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A behind the scenes look Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapters 2-3 - The seven churches 1.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.The larger themes of the book as a whole – judgment, salvation, the coming of the Messiah, etc.^ "The destruction of Jerusalem is phrased in Scripture as the destruction of the whole world; and Christ's coming to her in judgment, as his coming to the last judgment.
  • Revelation 1:7 - Apocalypse Fulfilled!  |  Book of Revelation Study Archive 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christianity teaches broadly that Christ, the Messiah, has already come to offer salvation, and he will come again to judge the world ; In Islam the Last Judgment is a cardinal doctrine.
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And that's a kind of a glimpse of what the whole book is about, the coming of Jesus Christ.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

– are exposed in these messages, each of which is tailor-made for the church in question. .Each message assesses how that particular church is doing, and tells it what change, if any, needs to be made.^ With the particularity of the audience emphasized in conjunction with his message of the imminent expectation of the occurrence of the events, I do not see how a preterism of some sort can be escaped.
  • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just how many changes were made in the Doctrine and Covenants can not be determined unless the church will allow all of the revelations, in their handwritten form, to be filmed.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many will tell you that you do not need to understand the "Book of Revelation" because it does not pertain to us, or the church is going to be gone.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

In a nutshell, the churches are each presented with a choice: to be faithful or not to be faithful. The potential consequences of their choices are graphically illustrated in the story proper, in ch. .4-22. The messages to the churches also serve as a device to convey a message to a wider audience, for each church's message ends with: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (2:7, etc.^ Revelation 3:22 says, He that has ears, let him hear what I am saying.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (II Thessalonians 2:1-4) 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And he that heareth, let him say: Come.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

).
The plot of the story proper (ch. .4-22) is driven by a powerful conflict between the forces, both earthly and spiritual, of good and evil.^ The Second Coming of Christ is the great climatic event of the age long conflict between good and evil, and all the events portrayed in the Book of Revelation are a background to this great event.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From other plain Scripture we are told that Satan and His evil forces are at work trying to destroy that which belongs to God and that which is good.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ This view does not attempt to associate the symbols with nations or events in history, but simply with the various forces that make up the good influence and the evil influence in humanity’s journey.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

.Expressed in the simplest terms (for a more detailed outline, see below), it is as follows: 1) there is a time of great tribulation on the Earth which combines natural disasters with war on an unprecedented scale; 2) the "Lamb" saves his people from the tribulation, destroys the wicked, and ushers in an age of peace; 3) after the age of peace, there is a second, brief time of trouble which results in the permanent banishment of the wicked; 4) the present Earth is destroyed and the faithful are taken to a new, heavenly world, to live forever in joy and peace.^ Detailed Analysis: The following is a more detailed analysis: I. INTRODUCTION 1.
  • Bible Encyclopedia: Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As to the relation of this to the apocalypse which follows see below.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - REVELATION (BOOK OF): 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So what you have then is peace followed by war followed by famine.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.(It is the job of theologians and other critics to interpret these details.^ In other words, the Bible provides a reliable framework of prophecy, but it can be counterproductive to try to interpret every yet-to-be-fulfilled detail in the light of our circumstances.
  • The last Days in the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

^ These supposed Jewish sections are, however, without real support in anything that is known, and the symbolism admits as easily of a Christian interpretation as any other part of the book.
  • Bible Encyclopedia: Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.This section is only concerned with the text itself.^ This book is much better than Pate's "Four Views on the Book of Revelation," especially as it is concerned more with the text itself.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

)

Characters

Revelation has an array of colorful characters. .The protagonist, known throughout most of the book as the "Lamb," is a hero of magnificent proportions.^ The symbol of a Lamb is the most common way that Jesus is portrayed in the book of Revelation.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

Almost as impressive is the antagonist, Satan, an archvillain who is also known as the "dragon." There are various other characters, both good and bad, including the two witnesses, the archangel Michael, the beast from the land, the beast from the sea, the woman clothed with the sun, the great harlot (Babylon the Great), and the angel who leads John through the vision, among others. .Some of the characters appear to be actual persons (whether on the spiritual or the physical plane), while others appear to be purely symbolic.^ This physical thunder is a symbol of spiritual thunder.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They were so profound and meaningful to me and my development as a spiritual person, that I never stopped rereading them and discussing them with others who were also seeking to awaken spiritually.
  • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Is the number seven purely symbolic as is used throughout Revelation for various other items and occurrences?
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

Outline

.Taken at face value, the events of Revelation appear to be in chronological order, but some interpreters feel that the events of the book need not be, and should not be, understood chronologically.^ All of this is not to say that we can or should be agnostic when it comes to interpreting the book of Revelation.
  • Book Review - Revelation : Four Views 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thenarrowpath.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some people say that the Book of Revelation is a sealed Book and that it cannot be understood.
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This Revelation is not a complete interpretation of the book.
  • http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1987.htm/ensign%20december%201987.htm/seeing%20the%20book%20of%20revelation%20as%20a%20book%20of%20revelation.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC library.lds.org [Source type: Original source]

.Others are more interested in the symbolism and prefer to focus on the larger themes, downplaying the significance of the events themselves.^ The book is more central to the beliefs of some churches than to others, but it has greatly affected the way many view current events.
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Still others say that these are not actual historical events, but are symbolical of temporal and physical forces at work.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who are looking at Revelation as a collection of literal physical events will be interpreting the visions very differently than those who see the events as more symbolic in nature.
  • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

.The following outline does not attempt to interpret Revelation, but presents the details of the book in the manner, and in the order, that they appear.^ This Revelation is not a complete interpretation of the book.
  • http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1987.htm/ensign%20december%201987.htm/seeing%20the%20book%20of%20revelation%20as%20a%20book%20of%20revelation.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC library.lds.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Popular authors like Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey and others promote a Dispensational and Futurist interpretation to the Book of Revelation.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Book of Revelation, as a prophecy of the end of the world and the triumph of the Spirit, was the bedrock of all millenarian attempts to link the prophecies of the Bible with the events of the contemporary world .
  • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

Some words (e.g. "locusts") are placed in quotes to indicate that their description in the text does not match our normal conception of them. .Each of the seven churches is listed with the opening words of the message to that church.^ "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens: 8 "I know your works.
  • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The number seven indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world ."
  • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The book is addressed to " the seven churches which are in Asia "; they are listed in verse 11 of chapter one.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.
  1. Introduction
    1. John identifies himself, his addressees, and the divine source of his visions.^ She states in her other book The Divine Revelation of Heaven, I saw the same scene that John saw in his vision that he described in Revelation (p.49 A Divine Revelation of heaven).
      • Divine Revelation of HELL 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is rather interesting to notice that the Book of Revelation is the only Book written by John in which he identifies himself by name.
      • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In these two appearances the angel clearly identifies himself as one of John’s brethren, "I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren," but his appearance is so wonderful that John can only see an angel.
      • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

      .(1:1-8)
  2. Messages to the Seven Asian Churches
    1. Description of the "Son of Man" as John sees him in his vision.^ John grasps for an accurate description of what he sees in vision.
      • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ John to the seven churches which are in Asia.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ John to the seven churches which are in Asia .
      • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(1:9-20)
    2. Ephesus: "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil."^ I know thy works and thy labour and thy patience and how thou canst not bear them that are evil.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 1:9   I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

      ^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.

      .(2:1-7)
    3. Smyrna: "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty – but you are rich."^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.

      ^ God will work the same kinds of blessings in your individual life if you step out on faith.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you really want to know what a Democrat believes you will have to do a little research on your own.
      • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .(2:8-11)
    4. Pergamos: "I know your works, and where you live, where Satan's throne is."^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.

      ^ God will work the same kinds of blessings in your individual life if you step out on faith.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you really want to know what a Democrat believes you will have to do a little research on your own.
      • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .(2:12-17)
    5. Thyatira: "I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience."^ God will work the same kinds of blessings in your individual life if you step out on faith.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 2:13 - I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.calvinfox.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(2:18-29)
    6. Sardis: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead."^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.

      ^ God will work the same kinds of blessings in your individual life if you step out on faith.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 2:13 - I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(3:1-6)
    7. Philadelphia: "I know your works.^ I know that your last works are greater than the first.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Please contact us beforehand to let us know your plans and to work out the details.

      ^ "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens: 8 "I know your works.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it."^ Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I’ll open doors for you.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ No one is worthy to open the book except the Lamb of God.
      • http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1987.htm/ensign%20december%201987.htm/seeing%20the%20book%20of%20revelation%20as%20a%20book%20of%20revelation.htm 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC library.lds.org [Source type: Original source]

      .(3:7-13)
    8. Laodicea: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot...^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.

      ^ God will work the same kinds of blessings in your individual life if you step out on faith.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you really want to know what a Democrat believes you will have to do a little research on your own.
      • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth."^ Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.theholynation.org [Source type: Original source]
      • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 3:16   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

      .(3:14-22)
  3. The Throne of God
    1. John comes before the throne of God.^ Now the last part of chapter 22 is an exhortation to come to God.

      ^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: .
      • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(4:1-3)
    2. John sees twenty-four elders and four "living creatures" praising God.^ The throne is surrounded by twenty-four elders.
      • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The vision of the throne of God, the twenty-four ancients and the four living creatures.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the four living creatures said, "Amen!"
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(4:4-11)
    3. Only the "Lamb" is found worthy to take the judgment scroll from God and break the seals.^ He was found worthy to take the scroll and open its seals.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ (Revelation 5) Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals; 2 and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is only one eternal day, for God and the Lamb are its light.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      (5:1-7)
    4. The creatures in heaven give praise. .(5:8-14)
  4. The Lamb Breaks the Seals
    1. First Seal: One who is both a king and a conqueror rides forth on a white horse.^ Who is the one who sat on the white horse?
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He is riding a white horse (a victorious warrior).
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Now who is this on a white horse?
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(6:1-2)
    2. Second Seal: A rider on a red horse brings war.^ The second seal (Revelation 6:3-4) refers to the increasing devastation caused by war as the end approaches (Matthew 24:6-7).
      • The last Days in the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The red horse signifies war; the black horse, famine; and the pale horse (which has Death for its rider), plagues or pestilence.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against the rider on the horse and against his army.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(6:3-4)
    3. Third Seal: A rider on a black horse brings famine.^ Then the third seal is opened and it is talking about famine.

      ^ C) Third Seal / Famine Black Horse .
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The third seal (Revelation 6:5-6) represents increasing hunger and famines (Matthew 24:7).
      • The last Days in the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(6:5-6)
    4. Fourth Seal: A rider on a pale horse brings death.^ And behold a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ (The Beast and the False Prophet) this fourth seal is the timeline that gives them power over the fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword (war) and with hunger and with death and the beast of the field.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 6:8   And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

      .(6:7-8)
    5. Fifth Seal: The martyrs' souls "under the alter" cry out for vengeance.^ Then you come to the fifth seal and you find some people under the altar.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: [ 10 ] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

      ^ And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held” (Revelation 6:9).
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(6:9-11)
    6. Sixth Seal: There are earthquakes and natural disasters.^ E) Sixth Seal / Great Earthquake the outpouring of Gods wrath .
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ At this point we have an interlude between the sixth an seventh trumpets or the second and third woes as there was between the sixth and seventh seals.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake ; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood ; -- Revelation 6:12 Before we give the rest of the description, reread Joel 2:31.
      • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(6:12-17)
      1. 144,000 of "all the tribes of Israel" are "sealed."^ The number is probably symbolic being the sum of the groups of 12,000 from the twelve tribes of Israel (and not anything to do with twelve being squared as some commentators maintain).
        • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ The sixth seal Rev 6:12-7:17 The sixth seal represents the culmination of the plans of God on earth (Rev 6:12-17).
        • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ (Exodus 28:17-21) These two stones were symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel.
        • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

        .(7:1-8)
      2. A vast multitude worship God after coming out of the Great Tribulation.^ She was worshipped as Rea - the great mother of the Gods.
        • Book of Revelation 17.3-6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
        • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ What about the elect in Mark 13:20 who come out of the tribulation.
        • Dispensationalism - emasculating the book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.apocalipsis.org [Source type: Original source]

        .(7:9-17)
    7. Seventh Seal: The breaking of the seventh seal begins another series: the seven trumpets.^ And the seven trumpets run right toward the end of the seventh seal.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When the seventh seal opens, a new series of 7 trumpets begins.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.calvinfox.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Others say that the seven trumpets make up the seventh seal.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(8:1-5)
  5. The Angels Sound the Trumpets
    1. First Trumpet: Hail and fire destroy a third of the trees and grass.^ The First Four Trumpets 6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The first trumpet sounded and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, cast on the earth a third of the trees and all green grass was burnt up.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A third of the earth, trees and all green grass are burnt by fire by hail.

      .(8:6-7)
    2. Second Trumpet: A third of the oceans are destroyed.^ The second angel blew his trumpet, and (4) something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships destroyed.

      ^ At this point we have an interlude between the sixth an seventh trumpets or the second and third woes as there was between the sixth and seventh seals.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And so we see the third part of the creatures that were...the third part and the second trumpet in verse 8, the third part of the sea became blood and the third part of the creatures in the sea that had life died, a third part of the ships were destroyed.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(8:8-9)
    3. Third Trumpet: A third of the rivers and springs are poisoned.^ The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Vial/Bowl: the third angel poured out his on the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The third angel blew his trumpet, and (5) a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water.

      .(8:10-11)
    4. Fourth Trumpet: A third of the sky is darkened.^ And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon , and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

      ^ And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for the third part of it, and the night in like manner.

      ^ In the seals it affects a fourth part (6:8), in the trumpets a third part (8:8-9) and here it affects all.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(8:12-13)
    5. Fifth Trumpet: A plague of "locusts" terrorize the Earth for five months.^ The fourth trumpet: on the light 8:12,13 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The persecution on the earth 12:13-17 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ CHAPTER 9 The Fifth Trumpet 1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(9:1-12)
    6. Sixth Trumpet: An army of 200 million kills a third of Earth's population.^ An army of at least 200 million in Satan's army.
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This war kills a third of the world's population.

      ^ Trumpet Sounds: Hail and fire mingled with blood are cast upon the earth and a third part of the trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(9:13-21)
      1. John eats a little book which is sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his stomach.^ And John is told to eat the book in Revelation 10, as though we now have access back into the Garden again!
        • THE SYMBOLISM IN BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mikeblume.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ And John saw in that vision that little scroll which represented the taking back of the earth and he took it and he put it in his mouth because he was told it, "Take it and put it in your mouth and eat it up, swallow it."
        • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and when I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter.

        .(10:1-11)
      2. Two witnesses prophesy for 3½ years, are killed, and come back to life.^ Revelation 11:3-6 Two Witnesses, Pt 2 .
        • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

        ^ The two witnesses 11:3-13 .
        • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Revelation 11:1-2 Two Witnesses, Pt 1 .
        • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

        .(11:1-14)
    7. Seventh Trumpet: The ark of the covenant appears in the heavenly temple.^ Revelation 11:14-17 The Seventh Trumpet, Pt 1 .
      • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Revelation 11:14-19 The Seventh Trumpet, Pt.
      • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The ark of the Covenant and trumpets.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

      .(11:15-19)
      1. John sees a woman clothed with the sun, the moon, and the stars.^ The descriptions of the earthquake, sun, moon, and stars add intense fear, terror, and terribleness to the picture of the coming judgment.
        • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

        ^ Zion in the garb of "a woman clothed with the sun, the moon beneath her feet, and twelve stars on the crown of her head," while about to give birth to a child destined to "rule all nations with a rod of iron" (Ps.
        • JewishEncyclopedia.com - REVELATION (BOOK OF): 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

        .(12:1-6)
      2. Satan is cast down to the Earth.^ The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
        • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Revelation 12:9 - So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
        • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

        .(12:7-12)
      3. The dragon persecutes the people of God.^ Persecution and Martyrdom of God's people.

        ^ And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17).
        • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

        .(12:13-17)
      4. The beast from the sea makes war with the people of God.^ The beast had made war with them and overcame them (13:7).
        • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Here we have the beast making war.
        • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

        ^ The persecution on the earth 12:13-17 .
        • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

        .(13:1-10)
      5. The beast from the land forces people to worship the beast from the sea.^ The earth-beast causes the people to worship the first beast and to make an image to him (vss.
        • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ The description of the beast is far from pleasing - especially to the people of God (Rev 13:4-10) - and world dominion seems to be indicated by the passage.
        • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ In 13:7, 13:10 it is used in connection to the beast who wages war against the saints who are clearly on earth and is used in a similar connection in 14:12.
        • Dispensationalism - emasculating the book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.apocalipsis.org [Source type: Original source]

        .(13:11-18)
      6. John sees 144,000, "having his Father's name written on their foreheads," with the Lamb on Mount Zion.^ The 144,000 are found again in 14:1 where they have the name of the Lamb and the Father written on their foreheads.
        • Dispensationalism - emasculating the book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.apocalipsis.org [Source type: Original source]

        ^ The Lamb and the 144,000 standing on Mount Zion (Rev.
        • The Serious Error of the Literal Hermeneutic in the Interpretation of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Rev 14 mentions the 144,000 with the Father’s name on their foreheads.
        • THE SYMBOLISM IN BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mikeblume.com [Source type: Original source]

        .(14:1-5)
      7. Three angels proclaim judgment.^ An angel proclaims this to be a righteous judgment of God for they had poured out the blood of the saints and prophets.
        • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ A third angel appears (Rev 14:9-12) with a pronouncement of the judgment which will be poured out upon those who receive the beasts mark.
        • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

        ^ The three angels 14:6-13 .
        • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

        .(14:6-13)
      8. The angels reap the harvest.^ But in chapter 14 we begin to get a glimpse of Armageddon and this idea of thrusting in the sickle in verse 15, a sickle in the reaping and the harvest always speaks of judgment.
        • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

        ^ Revelation 14:15   And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

        .(14:14-20)
  6. The Angels Pour Out Their Bowls on the Earth
    1. Seven angels are given golden bowls containing of the wrath of God.^ The vision shows the bowls of the wrath of God poured out in chapter 16.
      • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gator.naples.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The harvest of the earth 14:14-20 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Thereupon seven trumpets are given seven angels standing before God.
      • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Gary Leupp: Apocalypse Now 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

      .(15:1-8)
    2. First Bowl: A "foul and loathsome sore" afflicts the followers of the beast.^ The mark of the beast Chapters 15:1-16:20 - The seven bowls containing the plagues of Gods wrath 1.
      • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image.

      ^ And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
      • The Book of Revelation (KJV King James Version) 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.earlychristianwritings.com [Source type: Original source]
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(16:1-2)
    3. Second Bowl: The sea turns to blood and everything within it dies.^ The second bowl: on the sea 16:3 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood ; 8:9   And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

      .(16:3)
    4. Third Bowl: All fresh water turns to blood.^ They had power to devour their enemies and to prevent rain (as did Elijah) and power to turn water into blood and afflict the earth with every plague (as did Moses).
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Trumpet Sounds: Hail and fire mingled with blood are cast upon the earth and a third part of the trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.jcracingteam.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and fountains of waters and they became blood.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(16:4-7)
    5. Fourth Bowl: The sun scorches the Earth with intense heat.^ Revelation 16:8   And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

      ^ Down in verses 8 and 9 the fourth bowl is poured out and the sun is so hot that it burns men with fire.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ (Rev 16:1 NIV) Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."
      • Dispensationalism - emasculating the book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.apocalipsis.org [Source type: Original source]

      .(16:8-9)
    6. Fifth Bowl: There is total darkness and great pain.^ The fifth bowl: darkness 16:10,11 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air; and there came forth a great voice out of the temple, from the throne, saying, It is done: 16:18 and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men upon the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty.

      ^ If we didn’t get Mystery of the Ages out there, this world would be in almost total darkness when Christ returns.
      • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(16:10-11)
    7. Sixth Bowl: Preparations are made for the final battle between the forces of good and evil.^ Genesis 16:10-11 .
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The fifth bowl: darkness 16:10,11 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Second Coming of Christ is the great climatic event of the age long conflict between good and evil, and all the events portrayed in the Book of Revelation are a background to this great event.
      • Revelation 1 - Bible Commentary on the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bibleinsong.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(16:12-16)
    8. Seventh Bowl: A great earthquake: "every island fled away and the mountains were not found."^ And every island fled away: and the mountains were not found.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And then in verse 20 it says, every island fled away.

      ^ Revelation 16:20   And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

      .(16:17-21)
  7. Babylon the Great
    1. The great harlot who sits on many waters: Babylon the Great.^ Babylon 16:17-21 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The great harlot 17:1-18 b.
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Babylon the great 17:1-18:24 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(17:1-18)
    2. Babylon is destroyed.^ Babylon and the beast Revelation chapter 17 Babylon has already been mentioned in the Book of Revelation before its more detailed treatment in chapters 17 and 18.
      • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Then chapter 18, the city of Babylon which the Old Testament predicted would be destroyed but it hasnt been destroyed up til now.

      ^ Babylon the great 17:1-18:24 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(18:1-8)
    3. The people of the earth mourn Babylon's destruction.^ On the one hand, John witnesses the inhabitants of earth bemoaning the fact of Babylons destruction - in fact, theres not so much as one voice which is heard which speaks positively about its demise.
      • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In Revelation chapter 18 in particular, we can see that the Babylon that God has described to His people is a materialistic one - that is, it appears to be its main characteristic.
      • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 18:1-4 outlines the destruction of the political system of Babylon.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(18:9-19)
    4. The permanence of Babylon's destruction.^ Revelation 18:1-4 outlines the destruction of the political system of Babylon.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 18:1-24 Destruction of Commercial Babylon .
      • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Chapters 17:1-19:10 The judgment of Babylon Beginning his section on chapters 17 and 18, Ozanne writes that Without question, the seventeenth chapter is the most revealing in the book.
      • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(18:20-24)
  8. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
    1. A great multitude praises God.^ The great city 18:1-24 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Babylon the great 17:1-18:24 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: "Great and amazing are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty!
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(19:1-6)
    2. The marriage supper of the Lamb.^ Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

      ^ And he said to me: Write: Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 19:9   And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

      .(19:7-10)
  9. The Millennium
    1. The beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire.^ The casting into the lake of fire is the second death (see also 21:8).
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

      ^ Revelation 20:10 - And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are.
      • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(19:11-21)
    2. Satan is imprisoned in the bottomless pit for a thousand years.^ Satan is bound for a thousand years.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And a thousand years are the time when Satan is bound.

      ^ And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years , And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled : and after that he must be loosed a little season.
      • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(20:1-3)
    3. The resurrected martyrs reign with Christ for a thousand years.^ And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This first resurrection is the raising and reigning of the martyrs for Christ.
      • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gator.naples.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
      • Revelation - NRSV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.devotions.net [Source type: Original source]

      .(20:4-6)
  10. After the Thousand Years
    1. Satan is released and makes war against the people of God, but is defeated.^ Satan is bound for a thousand years.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This is the time when Satan makes war against God's people and the two witnesses when he kills them.
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It talks about how he has always warred against God's people.
      • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(20:7-9)
    2. Satan is cast into the lake of fire.^ Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

      ^ And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
      • The Book of Revelation (KJV King James Version) 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.earlychristianwritings.com [Source type: Original source]
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]
      • Book 66 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Revelation 20:14   And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

      .(20:10)
    3. The Last Judgment: the wicked, along with death and Hades, are cast into the lake of fire.^ And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

      ^ And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
      • The Book of Revelation (KJV King James Version) 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.earlychristianwritings.com [Source type: Original source]
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION OR THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: Original source]
      • Book 66 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(20:11-15)
  11. The New Heaven and Earth
    1. A new heaven and new earth replaced the old.^ It is referred to as a new heaven and a new earth (Rev.
      • Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC gator.naples.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Rev 20:11 through Rev 20:15 .
      • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But the new heaven and the new earth are created at this time.

      .There is no more suffering or death.^ There is no more delay.
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There will be no more death; neither sorrow nor crying.

      ^ There will be much suffering, persecution of God's elect (the Church), and death, but this period does not constitute the active or commissive will of God.

      .(21:1-8)
    2. God comes to dwell with humanity in the New Jerusalem.^ And he sees a new Jerusalem coming from heaven.

      ^ Rev 21:10 New Jerusalem .
      • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The descent of the New Jerusalem 21:2-8 .
      • The Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.wildfiyah.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(21:2-8)
    3. The New Jerusalem described as a magnificent city, a light for the nations.^ This new city is a New Jerusalem.
      • The Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cmfnow.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The new Jerusalem described.
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Rev 21:10 New Jerusalem .
      • Outline and Chronology of Endtimes in the Book of Revelations 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC jesus-is-the-way.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(21:9-27)
    4. The river and tree of life appear for the healing of the nations.^ And the river is there with the tree of life and the fruit.
      • THE SYMBOLISM IN BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mikeblume.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The tree of life is Christ that will spiritually heal the nations.
      • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Or, art thou among the figures represented in the Babylon, or in the rivers of blood, or in the trees of life?
      • John Van Auken | Mysticism - Interpretating the Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC edgarcayce.org [Source type: Original source]

      The curse is ended. .(22:1-5)
  12. Conclusion
    1. Christ's reassurance that his coming is imminent.^ Is the coming of Christ imminent?
      • REVELATION BOOKS - Four Views on the Book of Revelation edited by Marvin Pate, The Revelation of Jesus Christ by John Walvoord, The Book of Revelation by Clarence Larkin, Revelation Revealed by Jack Van Impe, Keys to Understanding the Book of Revelation by Arthur Bloomfield, Wrath and Glory by David Reagan, Revelation Unveiled by Tim LaHaye, A Commentary on the Revelation of John by George Eldon Ladd at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS - Antichrist, 666, Tribulation, Rapture, Millennium 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.armageddonbooks.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Revelation 22 emphasizes the fact that Jesus Christ is coming quickly.
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.paulmcguire.com [Source type: Original source]

      Final admonitions. (22:6-21)

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.Revelation has a wide variety of interpretations, ranging from the simple message that we should have faith that God will prevail (symbolic interpretation), to complex end time scenarios (futurist interpretation),[30][31] to the views of critics who deny any spiritual value to Revelation at all,[32] some even going so far as to suggest that its message is morally repugnant.^ There was an end-time Elijah who restored all things.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All of God’s lukewarm saints are to be martyred in this end time.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In this end time, if you do not have God’s revelation, you are rebelling against His government!
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

[33] The following are a sampling of the various views.

Preterist view

.Preterism holds that the contents of Revelation constitute a prophecy of events that were fulfilled in the first century.^ Preterist (from Latin praeter meaning "past") holds that through use of symbols and allegory, the Revelation deals with events that were fulfilled in John's time and that it was written primarily to provide hope and comfort to the first century church persecuted by Rome.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well the book of Revelation introduces why we have prophecy in the first place.

^ Revelation 1-3 Jesus' Messages to His Church John writes that he was on the Isle of Patmos for his faith (1:8) which places the Revelation at the end of the first century.

[34] .Preterist interpretations generally identify either Jerusalem or the Roman Empire as the persecutor of the Church, "Babylon", the "Mother of Harlots", etc.^ The beast in Chapter 12 of Revelation can also be identified, by its role, as the Roman Empire.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Either the city of the devil in general; or, if this place be to be understood of any particular city, pagan Rome, which then and for three hundred years persecuted the church; and was the principal seat both of empire and idolatry.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By profession this catholic and apostolical Roman church is the head of the world, the mother of all believers, the faithful interpreter of God and mistress of all churches.
  • Book of Revelation 17.3-6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

.They see Armageddon as God's judgement on the Jews, carried out by the Roman army, which is identified as "the beast". It sees Revelation being fulfilled in 70, thereby bringing the full presence of God to dwell with all humanity.^ The beast in Chapter 12 of Revelation can also be identified, by its role, as the Roman Empire.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They that have overcome the beast glorify God.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The beast destroyed in the Battle of Armageddon is now thought to be Rome's self-proclaimed God-Emperor, Domitian.
  • "Culture Warrior" O'Reilly, who chided Dean over Book of Job misidentification, says Revelation "was written -- what? Five thousand years ago?" | Media Matters for America 24 September 2009 22:21 UTC www.mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some preterists see the second half of Revelation as changing focus to Rome, its persecution of Christians, and the fall of the Roman Empire.^ "The Martyrs of Jesus") are the same individuals and, thus, identifies the persecuting force as the Roman Empire.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He would in some way make the persecuting Jews realize that the Christians were the ones He really loved.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In order to show some of the important changes that were made in the revelations we obtained photographs of Yale University's original copy of the Book of Commandments .
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

.It also holds that the Emperor Nero was possibly the number of the beast mentioned in the book as his name equals 666 in Hebrew,[35] if using the Greek spelling of Nero's name (Neron Caesar), but using the Hebrew symbols with their assigned numeric values (an ancient method known as gematria).^ A king, the angel of the bottomless pit (whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon, in Latin Exterminans).
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In presenting these clues, John is telling us that we are to use numerology to find the name number of the beast just as if it were a man.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It would also mean that the eighth which is also one of the first five could not have been considered to be Nero and, therefore, that the mark of the beast numbering 666 has been erroneously applied to him by much greater commentators than me!
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, a few ancient manuscripts of the Revelation say the number is 616, fifty less than the more well known numeral.^ While you're turning to Revelation chapter 1 verse 1, let me just say that no book in Scripture reveals the glory of God and Christ in any more splendor than does this book and yet no book has been more misunderstood and misinterpreted and neglected than this book.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus the entire meaning of this revelation was changed, making it appear that the Lord would grant him more gifts than that of translating the Book of Mormon .
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the past, a man's name number was so important that his name was often changed, signifying some important accomplishment or change of life, thereby changing the numerical value as well as the intrinsic meaning.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

A possible method to this problem lies in early translation. In the assumption that the Revelation was meant to be distributed among the Early Christians, it could very well be assumed that occasionally someone may have used the Latin spelling of Nero's name (Nero Caesar), so the total value of the gematria would be 616.[36][37]

Futurist view

.The futurist view assigns all or most of the prophecy to the future, shortly before the second coming; especially when interpreted in conjunction with Daniel, Isaiah 2:11-22, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11, and other eschatological sections of the bible.^ And I'm sure most of all, bible .
  • David Koresh: Commentary upon the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.serendipity.li [Source type: Original source]

^ The final judgment before the second coming.

^ Prophecy in the bible is not just predicting the future.
  • THE SYMBOLISM IN BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC mikeblume.com [Source type: Original source]

.Futurist interpretations generally predict a resurrection of the dead and a rapture of the living, wherein all true Christians and those who have not reached an age of accountability are gathered to Christ at the time God's kingdom comes on earth.^ It is also true that those that are saved at the millennium kingdom that are living at the end of the millennium will have to be raptured.

^ Those who have overcome (again the saints) He will gather into His Kingdom.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who do come to Christ, large numbers of them will be killed.

.They also believe a tribulation will occur - a seven year period of time when believers will experience worldwide persecution and martyrdom, and be purified and strengthened by it.^ And they think it represents the seven periods.

^ When the abomination of desolation occurs in the middle of the seven-year tribulation (Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15), all who are in Judea are to flee into the mountains to escape the great tribulation.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They went back to the book of Revelation and couldnt find the seven years anywhere.

.Futurists differ on when believers will be raptured, but there are three primary views: 1) before the tribulation; 2) near or at the midpoint of the tribulation; or 3) at the end of the tribulation.^ He believes the rapture is post-tribulation.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now as you put together the end time events as we tried to do this morning you recall that the great tribulation begins three and a half years before the second coming and at that time the antichrist shows his true colors.

^ Actually, there are only three logical explanations as to why this revelation reads different in the Doctrine and Covenants than it did when printed in the Book of Commandments .
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is also a fourth view of multiple raptures throughout the tribulation, but this view does not have a mainstream following.^ Initially I gave up the pre-tribulational rapture view, and gradually my understanding grew and I gave up the premillenial view as well.

.Pretribulationists believe that all Christians then alive will be taken up to meet Christ before the Tribulation begins.^ And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God , who created all things by Jesus Christ.” This vision, this fellowship, will be with all the world !
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course, Christians in this present dispensation, to whom Paul wrote, already know this, and would not have to have thousands of people killed before believing it.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This brings up a question as to whether such negative words as "dead," "blind," and "naked" are appropriate for a group of true believing Christians, cleansed by the blood of Christ, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

.In this manner, Christians are "kept" from the Tribulation, much as Noah was removed before God judged the antediluvian world.^ God, before this world was.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That puts a lot of pressure on God’s very elect to deliver Mystery of the Ages to the world before Christ returns!
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All the dead both small and great stood before God to be judged.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.Midtribulationists believe that the rapture of the faithful will occur approximately halfway through the Tribulation, after it begins but before the worst part of it occurs.^ He believes the rapture is post-tribulation.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ None-the-less, it is necessary for me to begin by stating that I believe in the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ and the pre-tribulational rapture of all true Christians.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The important part for Christians in the tribulation is taught in (Mark 13:9-11), when we will be delivered up before Satan in the hour of temptation.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some midtribulationists, particularly those holding to a "pre-wrath rapture" of the church, believe that God's wrath is poured out during a "Great Tribulation" that is limited to the last 3½ years of the Tribulation, after believers have been caught up to Christ.^ And were going to be with Christ during the time of the tribulation.

^ The bowls of wrath were poured out on whom?
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The wrath of God for only those He is angry with.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

.Post-tribulationists believe that Christians will not be taken up into Heaven, but will be received into the Kingdom at the end of the Tribulation.^ He believes the rapture is post-tribulation.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You see, one of the fascinating aspects of the second coming is the so-called post tribulationists who teach the church is going to go through the great tribulation.

^ It might also be not too unreasonable to think that John looks up to see the event above him (simply because Heaven can be taken to mean this - looking towards Heaven can imply simply that a person is looking towards the skies.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.(Pretribulationist Tim LaHaye admits a post-tribulation rapture is the closest of the three views to that held by the early church.^ He believes the rapture is post-tribulation.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thats why this whole post tribulational idea that the church is going to go through the tribulations is absolutely false.

^ Thus, some believe that the seven churches of Asia were assemblies of Jews in the early church period and also represent believers during the future tribulation.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

)
.All three views hold that Christians will return with Christ at the end of the Tribulation.^ That's all going to come in the end of the Tribulation.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the end of the day, however, a man or woman doesnt get saved because he holds to the right view of the thousand year reign.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ There may be every reason why a person holding to any one of the three views might behave differently in the same given situations but, if one believes that Jesus Christ has begun to rule through His Church on earth, whether one believes in a future return to an Edenic Creation or a present one is hardly important.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.Proponents of all three views also generally portray Israel as unwittingly signing a seven year peace treaty with the Antichrist, which initiates the seven year Tribulation.^ So the Tribulation period on earth begins then with a false peace, energize by Antichrist.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the abomination of desolation occurs in the middle of the seven-year tribulation (Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15), all who are in Judea are to flee into the mountains to escape the great tribulation.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel will come under a massive attack at the midpoint of the seven-year tribulation.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many also tend to view the Antichrist as head of a revived Roman Empire, but the geographic location of this empire is unknown.^ Some understand this of the mortal wound, which the idolatry of the Roman empire (signified by the sixth head) received from Constantine; which was, as it were, healed again by Julian the Apostate.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For it is clear that the geographical area of this beast/empire is under sentence of doom as well as those who are marked by the esoteric significance of the number of the beast who are located elsewhere, geographically.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The comparison can then be made that the crowns, in the case of the descriptions of the beast representing the Roman Empire, are upon the heads and not on the horns.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hal Lindsey suggests that this revived Roman Empire will be centered in western Europe, with Rome as its capital.^ As shown in the book of Acts, connected with Rome and the Roman Empire was a great fleet of ships (some very large, Acts 27:37).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, the harlot (the city of Rome, 17:18), arrayed in splendor and royalty, was supported by the beast (the Roman Empire).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

Tim LaHaye promotes the belief that Babylon will be the capital of a worldwide empire. .Joel Richardson and Walid Shoebat have both recently written books proposing a revived eastern Roman Empire, which will fall with the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire.^ In other words, is the book referring primarily to the destruction of the Roman Empire or the destruction of Jerusalem?
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But, as Asia Minor was part of the Roman Empire, the relevance and applicability of the message appear to be justified in both respects.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ As shown in the book of Acts, connected with Rome and the Roman Empire was a great fleet of ships (some very large, Acts 27:37).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

(Istanbul also has seven hills, was a capital of the Roman Empire and is known as the Golden Horn - notable given the eschatological references to the "Little Horn"Daniel 7:8,8:9.)
.There is also a variant futuristic view that the Tribulation can occur in any generation, meaning Satan always has an antichrist in the wings and there is always a nation-state that can become the revived Roman Empire.^ This is the seventh time this so-called Holy Roman Empire comes back, and every time, it’s at one with Satan .
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are two groups who hold this view; the "right wing" who consider Revelation as inspired and the "left wing" who do not respect it as inspired.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The beast received its authority from the dragon (Satan, Rev. The devil is using the Roman Empire, represented in the emperor, to war against the saints.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

This variant view is developed by Angela Hunt in her fictional work, The Immortal.
The futurist view was first proposed by two Catholic writers, Manuel Lacunza and Ribera. Lacunza wrote under the pen name "Ben-Ezra", and his work was banned by the Catholic Church. .It has grown in popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries, so that today it is probably most readily recognized.^ This futurist approach has enjoyed a revival since the 19th century and is widely held among evangelicals today.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Books about the "rapture" by authors like Hal Lindsey, and the more recent Left Behind novels (by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye) and movies, have done much to popularize this school of thought.^ For your consideration, I would like to refer you to an excellent resource: My Webpage The author Tim Warner is posttrib but has some excellent materials on dispensationalism and preterism.

^ The orb will bounce all over the place and it will be a lot harder to predict, and thus much more likely to kill your opponent.
  • HL2CTF.org - The Book of Revelations 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.hl2ctf.org [Source type: General]

^ And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts [or creatures] full of eyes before and behind” (verse 6).
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Rastafarians hold to a historicist view of the book of Revelation, relating it both to 20th-century events such as the crowning of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, and also to future events such as the second coming of Selassie on the day of judgment.^ It seems to be a far-fetched view to think that the battle of Armageddon will be a literal, universal war that will occur just before the second coming of Christ.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Book had been written retrospectively of the events of 70AD, it seems strange that the author would have got such a fact so wrong when there would have been plenty of eye-witness reports.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ On the first day of the conference Joseph Smith received a revelation which was made the preface for the new volume and is now Section 1 of the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

.The various views on tribulation are actually a subset of theological interpretations on the Millennium, mentioned in Revelation 20. There are three main interpretations: Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennialism.^ For example, this view interprets the beasts of ( Revelation 13 [note] ) as imperial Rome and the imperial priesthood.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Outline: This paper is divided into three main sections: Section I: Historical Evidence for Dating the Book of Revelation - First we will examine the evidence which is external to the scriptures for dating when the book of Revelation was written.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In my experience of the Churchs interpretation of the entire Book of Revelation, we seem to have divided the content up into three distinct divisions which we interpret separately.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.Premillennialism believes that Christ will return to the earth, bind Satan, and reign for a literal thousand years on earth with Jerusalem as his capital.^ And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Satan is bound for a thousand years.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Overview of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC media.alwaysbeready.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thus Christ returns before ("pre-") the thousand years mentioned in chapter 20. There are generally two subclasses of Premillennialism: Dispensational and Historic.^ A thousand years before.

^ When He returns in His second coming before the thousand years.

^ [That is, just before the return of Christ.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some form of premillennialism is thought to be the oldest millennial view in church history.^ Continuous--Historical-- This view presents the book as a forecast, in symbols, of the history of the church.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Some who have left this Church have gotten into a bizarre view of prophecy, thinking somehow God is using them.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The church is not particularly in view from here on until the church, of course, is called by another name in the millennial Kingdom, and that is the bride.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[38] .Papias, believed to be a disciple of the Apostle John, was a premillenialist, according to Eusebius.^ Since Clement believed that the teaching of the apostles ended during the time of Nero's reign, and he also believed that the Apostle John wrote the Revelation prior to the end of "the tyrant's" reign, it seems that Nero was the tyrant to which Clement was referring.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Irenaeus never knew Papias personally but he did know Polycarp, who had John the Apostle personally.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ In the New Testament John is called a disciple, an Apostle, and elder just as was also the case of Peter and the others.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

Also Justin Martyr and Irenaeus expressed belief in premillennialism in their writings.
.Amillennialism, the traditional view for Roman Catholicism, believes that the thousand years mentioned are not ("a-") a literal thousand years, but is figurative for what is now the church age, usually, the time between Christ's first ascension and second coming.^ Church eras are to reveal the future to us, from the time of Christ to His Second Coming.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 2 and 3 tell us the true Church history from the time of Christ’s first coming to His Second Coming.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When He returns in His second coming before the thousand years.

This view is often associated with Augustine of Hippo. Amillennialists differ on the time frame of the millennium. .Some say it started with Pentecost, others say it started with the fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy regarding the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem (70), and other starting points have also been proposed.^ Some, in the light of this, say that the book was fulfilled in John's day and could have no meaning for us.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In other words, the cross was the place where Jesus won the right as a Man to be able to take the scroll from the hand of the Father and to open it to bring the age to its fulfilment in Him.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ And did that mean that this Pentecostal minister was saying that there was a time when Jesus was not?
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

Whether this eschatology is the result of caesaropapism, which may have also been the reason that premillennialism was condemned, is sharply disputed.
.Postmillennialism believes that Christ will return after ("post-") a literal/figurative thousand years, in which the world will have essentially become a Christendom.^ That puts a lot of pressure on God’s very elect to deliver Mystery of the Ages to the world before Christ returns!
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When He returns in His second coming before the thousand years.

^ If we didn’t get Mystery of the Ages out there, this world would be in almost total darkness when Christ returns.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

This view was held by Jonathan Edwards.

Eastern Orthodox view

Orthodox icon of the Apocalypse of St. John (16th century).
Eastern Orthodoxy treats the text as simultaneously describing contemporaneous events and as prophecy of events to come, for which the contemporaneous events were a form of foreshadow. .It rejects attempts to determine, before the fact, if the events of Revelation are occurring by mapping them onto present-day events, taking to heart the Scriptural warning against those who proclaim "He is here!"^ It is most frequently used as a stern warning, as in Revelation 2:16, " Repent ; or else I will come unto thee quickly , and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth .
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^ But woe to those who are biblically illiterate on earth because Satan is now here to deceive many.
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^ Florus who necessitated us to take up arms against the Romans, while we thought it better to be destroyed at once, than by little and little .
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prematurely. .Instead, the book is seen as a warning to be spiritually and morally ready for the end times, whenever they may come ("as a thief in the night"), but they will come at the time of God's choosing, not something that can be precipitated nor trivially deduced by mortals.^ The time has come to end the plight.

^ Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
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^ This is about Israel’s rise to power and its fall in this end time, and God is standing by that wall “with a plumbline.” .
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.Book of Revelation is the only book of the New Testament that is not read during services by the Eastern Orthodox Church.^ The little book is only for God’s Church.
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^ The book of Revelation is addressed only to God’s Church.
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^ Revelation is the only New Testament book that takes on this style of literature.
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.In the Coptic Orthodox Church (which is not in communion with the Eastern Orthodox church but is liturgically similar), the whole Book of Revelation is read during Apocalypse Night or Bright Saturday (the eve of the Resurrection).^ And each of them is a typical church and in the book of Revelation itself the application is first of all to the churches.

^ And of course theyre typical because these, all these seven different kinds of churches in the book of Revelation are found in our modern world.

^ Next, regarding the Book of Revelation itself, please read: Pathway to the Light Pole Shift .
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Paschal liturgical view

.This view, which has found expression among both Catholic and Protestant theologians, considers the liturgical worship, particularly the Easter rites, of early Christianity as background and context for understanding the Book of Revelation's structure and significance.^ And of course theyre typical because these, all these seven different kinds of churches in the book of Revelation are found in our modern world.

^ "A Study of the Nature of and the Significance of the Changes in the Revelations as Found in a Comparison of the Book of Commandments and Subsequent Editions of the Doctrine and Covenants," Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1955, typed copy, pages 154-155) .
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^ But we want to get a birds eye view because for many people the book of Revelation is a closed book.

.This perspective is explained in The Paschal Liturgy and the Apocalypse (new edition, 2004) by Massey H. Shepherd, an Episcopal scholar, and in Scott Hahn's The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (1999), in which he states that Revelation in form is structured after creation, fall, judgment and redemption.^ But the new heaven and the new earth are created at this time.

^ That's the new heaven and the new earth.
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^ I saw a new heaven and a new earth.
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.Those who hold this view say that the Temple's destruction (70 AD) had a profound effect on the Jewish people, not only in Jerusalem but among the Greek-speaking Jews of the Mediterranean.^ Now Christ begins to speak to us and lets us know that those who await His coming will not need to walk naked and ashamed.
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^ The people who explain the Rapture away by saying...
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^ "God's people" must be understood to be those who manifest spiritual values over and above materialism .
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[40]. .They believe The Book of Revelation provides insight into the early Eucharist, saying that it is the new Temple worship in the New Heaven and Earth.^ But the new heaven and the new earth are created at this time.

^ And then it says they all worship, verse 9, 10 and 11, all of heaven is worshiping.
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^ That's the new heaven and the new earth.
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The idea of the Eucharist as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet is also explored by British Methodist Geoffrey Wainwright in his book Eucharist and Eschatology (Oxford University Press, 1980).

Esoteric view

The esoterist views Revelation as bearing multiple levels of meaning, the lowest being the literal or "dead-letter." Those who are instructed in esoteric knowledge enter gradually into more subtle levels of understanding of the text. .They see the book as delivering both a series of warnings for humanity and a detailed account of internal, spiritual processes of the individual soul.^ If people can see spiritually, there is a woman who is clothed with the sun —led by the Lion of Judah, a type of Jesus Christ—and they have all this light, all this revelation.
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^ And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
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^ You can see it when individuals leave this Church: They are with us and then gradually or suddenly they have a mind change.
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.The Gnostic Kabbalist believes that Revelation (like Genesis) is a very profound book of Kabbalistic symbolism.^ The abundance of scriptural evidence detailed in Section III of this article makes it very clear that the book of Revelation is doctrine for the nation of Israel, the descendants of Jacob.
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^ As we study the eighth chapter of the book of Revelation, remember that the seals are not in chronological order as to time like the trumps and the vials.
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^ Chapter 21 of the book of Revelation tells us what it will be like.
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.This view is held by teachers such as H.P. Blavatsky, Eliphas Levi, Rudolf Steiner.^ Variations of this view were held by the earliest expositors, such as Justin Martyr (d.
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.Christian Gnostics, however, are unlikely to be attracted to the teaching of Revelation because the doctrine of salvation through the sacrificed Lamb, which is central to Revelation, is repugnant to Gnostics.^ Through the influence of Sydney Rigdon, Brother Joseph was led on and on into receiving revelations every year, to establish offices and doctrines which are not even mentioned in the teachings of Christ in the written word.
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^ The Book of Commandments had 65 chapters, however, it can be shown that the changes made in these revelations did not constitute all of the changes made in the Doctrine and Covenants .
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^ We know this because we have new revelation—because we are like the Lion and the Lamb who gives us the strength and humility we need to do whatever is necessary.
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.Christian Gnostics "believed in the Forgiveness of Sins, but in no vicarious sacrifice for sin ...^ Non-Christian Jews today commonly believe that a Jew who begins believing that Jesus is the Messiah is no longer a Jew.
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they accepted Christ in the full realisation of the word; his life, not his death, was the key-note of their doctrine and their practice."[41]
.A zodiacal interpretation of Genesis and Revelation (as alpha and omega) is given in Anna P. Johnson Tau: The key of heaven[42] in which it is claimed the astrology practised in Eden is the missing wisdom that would make prophecy and modern science completely compatible.^ Then in the final chapter, He says, " I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last " (Revelation 22:13).
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^ Thus the entire meaning of this revelation was changed, making it appear that the Lord would grant him more gifts than that of translating the Book of Mormon .
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^ If you have the spirit of prophecy, that means you are given new revelation by God—to build on the old revelation.
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.Anna Johnson claimed that the two witnesses of Revelation are the male and female principles, that the norms of western society are wholly perverse, and that death could be overcome if the vagina was no longer 'prostituted' to sexual lust.^ Revelation 11:3-6 Two Witnesses, Pt 2 .
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^ Revelation 11:1-2 Two Witnesses, Pt 1 .
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^ And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” (Revelation 11:1-3).
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.In her theory, the human aging process and biblical animal sacrifice have both been needless human cringing before a fire-god demiurge.^ That puts a lot of pressure on God’s very elect to deliver Mystery of the Ages to the world before Christ returns!
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^ All the dead both small and great stood before God to be judged.
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^ And there cane down fire from God out of heaven and devoured them: and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast .
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.Creation and evolution can coexist because evolution needs much shorter time periods if punctuated by periodic calamities brought about by the change of aeon which cause huge jumps in world development.^ From chapter six through chapter eighteen its talking about a period of just a few years in length this terrible series of judgments on the world.

^ William E. McLellin had much to say about the changes in the revelations.
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^ Pre-millennialists understand the thousand year reign to be fulfilled in a future time when a long period of righteousness will be brought in with Jesus reigning over the Kingdoms and a restored Created order.
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.It is one of these huge jumps which will make it possible for the elect to survive the passing away of the old earth.^ These former things have passed away.

^ And I saw a great white throne and one sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away: and there was no place found for them .
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^ This was the one that John saw after the first heaven and earth passed away (21:1-4).
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Radical discipleship view

The radical discipleship view asserts that the Book of Revelation is best understood as a handbook for radical discipleship; i.e. how to remain faithful to the spirit and teachings of Jesus and avoid simply assimilating to surrounding society. .In this view, the primary agenda of the book is to expose the worldly powers as impostors which seek to oppose the ways of God.^ They cannot hurt the ones with the seal of God in their heads because they have power over them and over Satan, as stated in the Book of Luke.
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^ While in the midst of that legal battle, I prophesied that one way or the other, God would provide a way to mail that book again.
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^ The only way we’ll get into God’s Kingdom is to learn to seek God’s law and government.
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.The chief temptation for Christians in the first century, and today, is to fail to hold fast to the non-violent teachings and example of Jesus and instead be lured into unquestioning adoption of worldly, national or cultural values, imperialism being the most dangerous and insidious.^ The meaning of all of this imagery and unusual appearance would have been wasted on first century Gentiles who would have been unfamiliar with the Old Testament teachings.
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^ The aim of the commentator in his interpretation of the passage, however, is to attempt to view it in context and, more especially, how it would have related back into the society and culture of first century Asia Minor.
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^ The Laodiceans today have the same problems as those in the first century.
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This perspective (closely related to liberation theology) draws on the approach of radical Bible scholars such as Ched Myers, William Stringfellow, Richard Horsley, Daniel Berrigan, Wes Howard-Brook,[44] and Joerg Reiger [45]

Paschal spiritual view

.There is also a perspective that holds that the book of Revelation describes a spiritual battle that took place while Jesus was on the cross and in the grave.^ There he had the time to write the book of Revelation.
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^ Well the book of Revelation introduces why we have prophecy in the first place.

^ In other words, the cross was the place where Jesus won the right as a Man to be able to take the scroll from the hand of the Father and to open it to bring the age to its fulfilment in Him.
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Some Primitive Baptists believe this to be the intended meaning.[citation needed]

Aesthetic and literary view

.Many literary writers and theorists have contributed to a wide range of views about the origins and purpose of the Book of Revelation.^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, that's what the book is about.
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^ When the Book of Doctrine and Covenants was compiled in 1834, the church had then received many revelations to establish new offices and doctrine that are not even mentioned in the New Covenant of either of the two sacred books.
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^ If they had not made this change, the plain language of the original revelation would have condemned the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.
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.Some of these writers have no connection with established Christian faiths but, nevertheless, found in Revelation a source of inspiration.^ And of course theyre typical because these, all these seven different kinds of churches in the book of Revelation are found in our modern world.

^ (Mormon writers admit that the section on marriage and the Lectures on Faith have been removed, but very few of them will admit that there have been actual meaning changes in the revelations.
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^ Some of these revelations were first published in the Evening and Morning Star and the Times and Seasons .
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Revelation has been approached from Hindu philosophy and Jewish Midrash. Others have pointed to aspects of composition which have been ignored such as the similarities of prophetic inspiration to modern poetic inspiration, or the parallels with Greek drama. In recent years theories have arisen which concentrate upon how readers and texts interact to create meaning and are less interested in what the original author intended.
Charles Cutler Torrey taught semitic languages at Yale. .His lasting contribution has been to show how much more meaningful prophets, such as the scribe of Revelation, are when treated as poets first and foremost.^ How does verse 19 show that not all things in Revelation are future?
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^ Then in the final chapter, He says, " I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last " (Revelation 22:13).
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^ Look how much thunder and lightning of revelation we’ve had in the Philadelphia era under Mr. Armstrong and now in the pcg.
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He felt this was a point often lost sight of because most English bibles render everything in prose.[46] Poetry was also the reason John never directly quoted the older prophets. .Had he done so, he would have had to use their (Hebrew) poetry whereas he wanted to write his own.^ God takes care of His own (the righteous), so why would you not want to be here during the tribulation.
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Torrey insisted Revelation had originally been written in Aramaic.[47] .This was why the surviving Greek translation was written in such a strange idiom.^ If the Book had been written retrospectively of the events of 70AD, it seems strange that the author would have got such a fact so wrong when there would have been plenty of eye-witness reports.
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.It was a literal translation that had to comply with the warning at Revelation 22:18 that the text must not be corrupted in any way.^ In Revelations 22:18-19 we read: .
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^ (Mark 13:22-25) Jesus warns us in the seven seals Revelation 6:12-13, and also in Matthew 24:36-38.
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^ Side Note: The phrase " do his commandments " in Revelation 22:14 is the proper translation from both the 1550 Stephanus Greek text and the 1991 Byzantine Majority Greek text.
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.According to Torrey, the story is that "The Fourth Gospel was brought to Ephesus by a Christian fugitive from Palestine soon after the middle of the first century.^ The witnessing or the preaching of the gospel had great force at first, but there soon arose a terrible persecution and many of the Christians were killed.
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^ If the gospel had been preached around the world after the first century and before this century, then that would have been the sign of the end of the world!
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^ The first-century Church preached the gospel around the world and then went to sleep.
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It was written in Aramaic." Later, the Ephesians claimed this fugitive had actually been the beloved disciple himself. .Subsequently, this John was banished by Nero and died on Patmos after writing Revelation.^ Did John Receive the Revelation one place and write in another?
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^ If genuine, this statement is support for dating all of John's writings, including Revelation, prior to the destruction of Jerusalem.
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^ Since Clement believed that the teaching of the apostles ended during the time of Nero's reign, and he also believed that the Apostle John wrote the Revelation prior to the end of "the tyrant's" reign, it seems that Nero was the tyrant to which Clement was referring.
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Torrey argued that until 80CE, when Christians were expelled from the synagogues,[48] the Christian message was always first heard in the synagogue and, for cultural reasons, the evangelist would have spoken in Aramaic, else "he would have had no hearing."[49] Torrey showed how the three major songs in Revelation (the new song, the song of Moses and the Lamb and the chorus at 19: 6-8) each fall naturally into four regular metrical lines plus a coda.[50] .Other dramatic moments in Revelation, such as 6: 16 where the terrified people cry out to be hidden, behave in a similar way.^ Rev 6:9-11 refers to the other side of the grave, therefore, where those slain on account of the Gospel cry out for their lives to be avenged.
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^ A free copy of this book can be downloaded from www.freebooks.com along with a large quantity of other Dominion Theology titles such as Chiltons commentary on Revelation.
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^ Now of course the Lord may catch us away in the rapture at any moment, but the rapture is not the subject of Revelation 2:16.
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.Christina Rossetti was a Victorian poet who believed the sensual excitement of the natural world found its meaningful purpose in death and in God.^ Those who do not believe the Word of God.| .
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^ As it is said in II Thessalonians 2:10-12 those who do not receive the truth, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie.
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^ Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
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[52] Her The Face of the Deep is a meditation upon the Apocalypse. In her view, what Revelation has to teach is patience.[53] Patience is the closest to perfection the human condition allows.[54] .Her book, which is largely written in prose, frequently breaks into poetry or jubilation, much like Revelation itself.^ Under what atmosphere is the book of Revelation written?
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^ As we study the eighth chapter of the book of Revelation, remember that the seals are not in chronological order as to time like the trumps and the vials.
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^ Chapter 21 of the book of Revelation tells us what it will be like.
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.The relevance of John's visions[55] belongs to Christians of all times as a continuous present meditation.^ The things which speak to the time in which John lives, the present tense kind of time, and that comes in chapters 2 and 3.
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^ Finally, John finds the vision all too much for him (Rev 19:10) but is soon corrected by the angel.
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^ Clearly, John saw the final judgment of all men as being concluded after an extended period of time.
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Such matters are eternal and outside of normal human reckoning. "That winter which will be the death of Time has no promise of termination. Winter that returns not to spring ... - who can bear it?"[56] She dealt deftly with the vengeful aspects of John's message. "A few are charged to do judgment; everyone without exception is charged to show mercy."[57] .Her conclusion is that Christians should see John as "representative of all his brethren" so they should "hope as he hoped, love as he loved."^ But they are also representative churches because each one of them has a unique character all its own and it represents churches of all times because each of them is a special kind of church.
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^ And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that [are perishing]; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (verse 10).
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^ And all of a sudden John sees himself weeping and then comes the Lamb and the Lamb takes the title deed to the earth as if to say, "I'll unroll that scroll, I'll take back the earth."
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.Recently, aesthetic and literary modes of interpretation have developed, which focus on Revelation as a work of art and imagination, viewing the imagery as symbolic depictions of timeless truths and the victory of good over evil.^ Symbolism teaches triumph of good over evil.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ And if you start out just going through the book of Revelation and taking the prophecies that are plain and literal you get a pretty good idea of what it is all about before you ever try to work on the symbols.

^ It is an evil system that professes "...that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."
  • Book of Revelation 17.3-6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

.Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza wrote Revelation: Vision of a just world from the viewpoint of rhetoric.^ In order to understand what is meant here, we have to consider the mind-set and world-view of the individual who wrote the book of Revelation.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

[59] .Accordingly, Revelation's meaning is partially determined by the way John goes about saying things, partially by the context in which readers receive the message and partially by its appeal to something beyond logic.^ Says something about, "HEARKEN to me, ye .
  • David Koresh: Commentary upon the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.serendipity.li [Source type: Original source]

^ Some, in the light of this, say that the book was fulfilled in John's day and could have no meaning for us.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The angel said to John, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book (do not close or hide these things to the readers) for the time is at hand" (the time for God's avengement is immediately near).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is Professor Schuessler Fiorenza's view that Revelation has particular relevance today as a liberating message to disadvantaged groups.^ The preterist view is held by many modern scholars, especially liberals and those who deny that the Revelation predicts specific future events.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ N et Bible Notes on Revelation (Futuristic View) Recommended Resource - Includes Links to Contextually Relevant Pictures (Very nice!
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ray Stedman Revelation Expository Messages (Futuristic View) .
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.John's book is a vision of a just world, not a vengeful threat of world-destruction.^ Everyone in the world must be taught from this book, so they can understand this royal vision.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So we find then in verses 4 to 8 just some introductory information, the book is from the trinity to the seven churches to be spread from there by the agency of John.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s so wonderful that when John saw it, just in a vision, he fainted.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Her view that Revelation's message is not gender-based has caused dissent.^ Ray Stedman Revelation Expository Messages (Futuristic View) .
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She says we are to look behind the symbols rather than make a fetish out of them.^ There may have been a few words changed in the Doctrine & Covenants and President Smith thought there had been one section left out which was instruction rather than revelation....
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He pointed out that the Scripture didnt actually say that theyd looked everywhere .
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ For Rev 16:16 never makes the assertion that the final battle will ever be fought at Armageddon - rather, it simply says that the nations armies will assemble at the place called Armageddon.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.Tina Pippin puts an opposing view:[60] that John writes "horror literature" and "the misogyny which underlies the narrative is extreme". Professor Schuessler Fiorenza would seem to be saying John's book is more like science fiction; it does not foretell the future but uses present-day concepts to show how contemporary reality could be very different.^ However, John 5:28-29 seems to undermine this position and says with an equal possibility that there would only be one resurrection and that, at that time, both righteous and unrighteous would be raised together.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Now I am sure this would seem like a good deal to those who were under the law of Moses, and it might seem like a good deal to those who do not understand their position in Christ.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In presenting these clues, John is telling us that we are to use numerology to find the name number of the beast just as if it were a man.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

.D. H. Lawrence took an opposing, pessimistic view of Revelation in the final book he wrote, Apocalypse.^ So Revelation 10:7 could only be referring specifically to Mr. Armstrong’s final and most important book.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He was in charge of God’s Church when he wrote the book of Revelation.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ T he world usually views the book of Revelation somewhat like a horror movie.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

[61] .He saw the language which Revelation used as being bleak and destructive; a 'death-product'. Instead, he wanted to champion a public-spirited individualism (which he identified with the historical Jesus supplemented by an ill-defined cosmic consciousness) against its two natural enemies.^ It is most frequently used as a stern warning, as in Revelation 2:16, " Repent ; or else I will come unto thee quickly , and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth .
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; We must understand that there is a great deal of symbology used in the book of revelations.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But what if Julius Caesar was accepted as being the first by the writer of Revelation and that Jesus chose to relate the message in his - and Asia Minors - own understanding of Roman history?
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.One of these he called "the sovereignty of the intellect"[62] which he saw in a technology-based totalitarian society.^ The Mark of the Beast - the imposition of totalitarian controls has been traditionally related to the so-called End of the World based on a passage from the book of Matthew: .
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the original bases of the discovery doctrine came from the Papal Bull in which Pope Urban II called the first Crusade, in 1095.
  • Book of Revelation 17.3-6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.adishakti.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These were the rulers of the provinces--the ones who committed fornication with the harlot (14:8; 17:2;18; 18:3,9), and the ones who had already been called to the great battle (16:14).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

The other enemy he styled "vulgarity"[63] and that was what he found in Revelation. "It is very nice if you are poor and not humble ... to bring your enemies down to utter destruction, while you yourself rise up to grandeur. .And nowhere does this happen so splendiferously than in Revelation."^ Not only does John not refer back to Jerusalem's destruction in 70 AD, but the temple is even spoken of in Revelation 11:1 as though the destruction had not yet happened.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

[64] .His specific aesthetic objections to Revelation were that its imagery was unnatural and that phrases like "the wrath of the Lamb" were "ridiculous". He saw Revelation as comprising two discordant halves.^ And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land; he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke like a dragon.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The beast out of the earth had two horns like unto a lamb (appearance harmless) and he spoke as a dragon (like the devil himself--his lies appear as the truth).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the first, there was a scheme of cosmic renewal "great Chaldean sky-spaces" which he quite liked.^ The witnessing or the preaching of the gospel had great force at first, but there soon arose a terrible persecution and many of the Christians were killed.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

Then the book hinged around the birth of the baby messiah. After that, "flamboyant hate and simple lust ... for the end of the world." .Lawrence coined the term "Patmossers" to describe those Christians who could only be happy in paradise if they knew their enemies were suffering hell.^ Those who have done this deserve what they get.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ says: "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ This caveat is inserted at this point for several reasons; The first is to reassure those who have been "foreordained" as well as those who have suffered actual death or loss, that what is sown is reaped.
  • The Beast of Revelation and His Empire by Laura Knight-Jadczyk 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cassiopaea.org [Source type: Original source]

.James Morgan Pryse was an esoteric gnostic who saw Revelation as a western version of the Hindu theory of the Chakra.^ Revelation 1:2 - Who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, and to all things that he saw.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The book of Revelation has also been used by many religious fanatics, who have preyed on the weak and ill informed to promote their wild and fanciful speculations and theories.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ But then notice Revelation 10:1: “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven”—this is another angel, apart from the seven trumpet angels, who came down from heaven.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.He began his work, "The purpose of this book is to show that the Apocalypse is a manual of spiritual development and not, as conventionally interpreted, a cryptic history or prophecy".[65] On this theory, Revelation is a 'pilgrim's progress' of individual spiritual development.^ But even common sense tells us this account is in the book of Revelation because it is prophecy for that 2,000 year period.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well the book of Revelation introduces why we have prophecy in the first place.

^ Of these interpretations, see Aleazar, in his long commentary; see the learned Bossnet, bishop of Meaux, in his treatise on this Book; and P. Alleman, in his notes on the same Apocalypse, tom.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

.That individual, starting out as "I, John", goes through the difficult stages of development as "the sacrificed Lamb", and reaches his goal as "Iesous the Christos". It assumes the impulse to begin such a journey comes from a spark inside the individual, not from any book.^ As far as the rapture is concerned it is so important to be saved and be out of here when the world goes through this period.

^ And if you start out just going through the book of Revelation and taking the prophecies that are plain and literal you get a pretty good idea of what it is all about before you ever try to work on the symbols.

^ Now, page through the HL2CTF Book of Revelations and watch as I pour out the seven bowls of God's HL2CTF strategy guide.
  • HL2CTF.org - The Book of Revelations 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.hl2ctf.org [Source type: General]

.Mr Pryse does not merely attempt to explain what John's language is about but seeks to show that such a message could only be conveyed in the language the book used.^ If it wasnt for the plain statements both at the beginning and end of this Book, one would assume that the descriptions were only there to seal the Book so that its message couldnt be ascertained.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Paul used this example; Matthew used it; John used it in the book of Revelation.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Acts 1:15 shows that right after Christ died there were only about 120 converts.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Paradoxically, on this view, Revelation was written to conceal; making the heart of the people fat.^ But we want to get a birds eye view because for many people the book of Revelation is a closed book.

^ The bottom line is this - if we want to know what the Book of Revelation means, we have to be prepared to know what it meant to the people to whom it was written.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Preterist (Completed or Past)- This view maintains that the book was written for the people of John's day, fulfilled then, and now has little or no value to us.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.Such a path of spiritual development is difficult, hence the wealth of negative and destructive imagery employed and the appeal to Jesus to "come quickly" so that a process which would otherwise take many lifetimes can be completed using intuition and enlightenment.^ It is most frequently used as a stern warning, as in Revelation 2:16, " Repent ; or else I will come unto thee quickly , and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth .
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, both Joel 3:2 and Zech 14:2 make it clear that the final battle (I use the label loosely) will be fought against the city of Jerusalem and the idea that such a battle will take place many miles to the north seems impossible.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ This woman probably does not represent the Jewish nation or the virgin Mary, but the spiritual remnant through which the Messiah would come.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

.Those who 'die the death' are simply being put back into the pool of life to try again.^ The leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nations (for the healing of the nations of those who are saved, see 21:24a).
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the world ruler takes over and puts to death people who dont obey him and so on.

^ Some of God's people will be put into prison and some put to death.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

.Whilst such diverse theories have not yet commanded widespread acceptance, they may throw light upon passages of Revelation which present difficulties.^ There are several of the old Book of Commandments yet in the land; bring them to light and see for yourselves that these revelations were changed just as I tell you.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In this chapter we have shown that the Mormon leaders have denied that changes were made in Joseph Smith's revelations, yet, upon careful examination, we have found that thousands of changes have been made.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Chapter six of the Book of Commandments we find a revelation which was a translation from parchment upon which the Apostle John wrote his Gospel.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example, the imagery surrounding the woman clothed with the sun (Rev 12:1) may be easier to understand if one looks a little outside of Christian theology.^ One thing to note is that over long ranges the bolt drops a little due to gravity, so you may have to aim up just a touch to hit long shots.
  • HL2CTF.org - The Book of Revelations 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.hl2ctf.org [Source type: General]

^ Immediately, he beheld a throne set in heaven and the one sitting on the throne looked like jasper (clear as crystal, Rev. His throne; these things emphasize God's magnificence.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If people can see spiritually, there is a woman who is clothed with the sun —led by the Lion of Judah, a type of Jesus Christ—and they have all this light, all this revelation.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.As Christopher Rowland has said, "there are always going to be loose threads which refuse to be woven into the fabric as a whole.^ Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there” (verse 12).
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We don’t go into the outer court where there are 75 splinter groups to measure them, because they refuse to be ruled by God.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The presence of the threads which stubbornly refuse to be incorporated into the neat tapestry of our world-view does not usually totally undermine that view."^ This world—and most of God’s own people— refuse to accept our Father as the Head of His Family.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, Jesus didnt come that we might have a correct view of the Millennium - but that we might have our sins forgiven and be restored into a relationship with the Creator.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ T he world usually views the book of Revelation somewhat like a horror movie.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

[66]

Historical-critical view

.The historical-critical method treats Revelation as a text and attempts to understand Revelation in its first century historical context within the genre of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature.^ I dont doubt that there are references to Jerusalem and the Israelite nation within the text but its only as we understand the reference in the context of the life and times of the first century in Asia Minor that we can possibly interpret it correctly (and that, of course, only through the revelation and illumination of the Holy Spirit!
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Outline: This paper is divided into three main sections: Section I: Historical Evidence for Dating the Book of Revelation - First we will examine the evidence which is external to the scriptures for dating when the book of Revelation was written.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And, again, when the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl first went critical (though, from what I understand of the place, the reactor was never fully stable), it was pointed out by a great many christians that the translation of the name gave us the name of the star which falls to Heaven.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.This approach considers the text as an address to seven historical communities in Asia Minor.^ Perhaps, amongst the Asia Minor church, this list of seven were the ones who were considered to be representative of the whole or that each one had jurisdiction over an area that was specifically defined in which they were to spread the Gospel?
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Consider the possibility that the seven churches of Asia were not even present in Asia during the 53-58 AD time period mentioned above.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Greek does not force the point that, in English, we may read the words as implying that there are just seven churches situated in Asia Minor.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

Under this view, assertions that "the time is near" are to be taken literally by those communities. Consequently the work is viewed as a warning not to conform to contemporary Greco-Roman society which John "unveils" as beastly, demonic and subject to divine judgment. .There is further information on these topics in the entries on higher criticism and apocalyptic literature.^ There are no specific characters here which would give us any further information - and we must assume that Jesus didnt feel it important to do so.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.The acceptance of Revelation into the canon is itself the result of a historical process, essentially no different from the career of other texts.^ As someone has well said " If the plain sense makes good sense seek no other sense lest it result in nonsense ."
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Outline: This paper is divided into three main sections: Section I: Historical Evidence for Dating the Book of Revelation - First we will examine the evidence which is external to the scriptures for dating when the book of Revelation was written.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But, if one is, so must the other be for theres no indication in the text that theyre to be considered as fundamentally different from one another.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.The eventual exclusion of other contemporary apocalyptic literature from the canon may throw light on the unfolding historical processes of what was officially considered orthodox, what was heterodox, what was even heretical.^ Apocalyptic literature was always relevant to the historical situation of the day.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.Interpretation of meanings and imagery are anchored in what the historical author intended and what his contemporary audience inferred; a message to Christians not to assimilate into the Roman imperial culture was John's central message.^ But these messages were intended for a wider audience than the Christians in these small towns.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Historical-Background -- This method of interpretation seeks to find the meaning that the book had in the day of its origin.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Otherwise you may become very confused regarding the true interpretation, God's intended meaning of the book of the Revelation.
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thus, his letter (written in the apocalyptic genre) is pastoral in nature, and the symbolism of Revelation is to be understood entirely within its historical, literary and social context.^ And if you study the letters in detail you find that each letter fits the historical cultural geographical context of the city to which it was written.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We must not forget that the entire book of Revelation is written to the seven churches, not just chapters 2 and 3.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus the entire meaning of this revelation was changed, making it appear that the Lord would grant him more gifts than that of translating the Book of Mormon .
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

.Critics study the conventions of apocalyptic literature and events of the first century to make sense of what the author may have intended.^ Trumpets were used with a great many purposes in the OT but their specific significance to first century Asia Minor may have been slightly different.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ On the one hand, we have the clear statement that the events were to take place imminently and, on the other, that they were not considered to have taken place by the close of the first century.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ To interpret the book so as to embrace the unfolding of events through centuries to follow, is to make the term meaningless.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

During a discussion about Revelation on 23 August 2006, Pope Benedict XVI remarked: "The seer of Patmos, identified with the apostle, is granted a series of visions meant to reassure the Christians of Asia amid the persecutions and trials of the end of the first century."[67]

Criticism

Nineteenth-century agnostic Robert G. Ingersoll branded Revelation "the insanest of all books".[68] Thomas Jefferson omitted it along with most of the Biblical canon, from the Jefferson Bible, and wrote that at one time, he considered it as "merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams." [69] Martin Luther changed his perspective on Revelation over time. .In the preface to the German translation of Revelation that he composed in 1522, he said that he did not consider the book prophetic or apostolic, since "Christ is neither taught nor known in it."^ The book of Revelation is prophetic.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On the first day of the conference Joseph Smith received a revelation which was made the preface for the new volume and is now Section 1 of the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The subject of the seven churches would not be in this book of Revelation if it weren’t prophetic!
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

But in the completely new preface that he composed in 1530, he reversed his position and concluded that Christ was central to the book. .He concluded, as we see here in this book, that through and beyond all plagues, beasts, and evil angels, Christ is nonetheless with the saints and wins the final victory."^ Christ is victorious and His saints can be victorious through Him.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ’s victory over the beast and the kings of the earth.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Verses 8 through 18 are the angels' explanation of the mystery of the woman and the beast.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

[70] John Calvin "had grave doubts about its value."[71]

Old Testament origins of Revelation

.There is much in Revelation which harnesses ancient sources.^ There is much emphasis on "works" in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, where the Greek word "ergon" is used 14 times.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although the Old Testament provides the largest reservoir for such sources, it is not the only one.^ Isaiah 59:20 provides an Old Testament example.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So we see then that Jesus Christ is Jehovah, the Almighty God, the one speaking in the Old Testament.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are only two visions mentioned in the Old Testament wherein something was measured.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

For example, Howard-Brook and Gwyther[72] regard the Book of Enoch (1 Enoch) as an equally significant but contextually different source. ."Enoch's journey has no close parallel in the Hebrew scriptures."^ There is no other such parallelism to John's vision found elsewhere in the Scriptures.
  • Studying the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC oakridgechurch.com [Source type: Original source]

Until recently, academics showed little interest in this topic.[73] But this was not the case with popular writers from non-conforming backgrounds. .They liked to intersperse their text of Revelation with the prophecy they thought was being promised fulfilment.^ Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3).
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides being printed in the Book of Commandments , many of those revelations were also printed in the church paper, The Evening and Morning Star , before they were ever printed in the Doctrine and Covenants .
  • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This prophecy has Israel returning from the nations to which they were scattered, so we know that this prophecy is of the end times and is consistent with Revelation 2:14-16.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example, an anonymous Scottish commentary of 1871[74] prefaces Revelation 4 with the Little Apocalypse of Mark 13, places Malachi 4:5 (Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord) within Revelation 11, and writes Revelation 12:7 side-by-side with the role of 'the satan' in the Book of Job.^ (Revelation 13:11-16) Remember Satan has many rolls.
  • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:4-6).
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 6:9-11 God's Great Day of Wrath .
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The message is that everything in Revelation will happen in its previously appointed time.^ This is the most important crux of the Book of Revelation - though the previous words have been concerned with a Heavenly message spoken to a recipient on earth, it now changes to one spoken to a recipient in Heaven.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

Steve Moyise[75] uses the index of the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament to show that "Revelation contains more Old Testament allusions than any other New Testament book, but it does not record a single quotation." Perhaps significantly, Revelation chooses different sources than other New Testament books. .Revelation concentrates on Isaiah, the Psalms and Ezekiel and neglects, comparatively speaking, the books of the Pentateuch which are the dominant sources for other New Testament writers.^ Revelation is the only New Testament book that takes on this style of literature.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Comments on some of the statements Chapters 22:6-21 - Concluding words References and sources I would love to write a commentary on the Book of Revelation.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Neglected, misunderstood, and grossly perverted, the Book of Revelation stands quite alone in the New Testament.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

Methodological objections have been made to this way of proceeding. Each allusion may not have an equal significance. To counter this, G. K. Beale sought to develop a system that distinguished 'clear', 'probable' and 'possible' allusions. .A clear allusion is one with almost the same wording as its source, the same general meaning and which could not reasonably have been drawn from elsewhere.^ How could this be the same church as the one to which Paul wrote?
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This means that the situation that exists from Rev 12:7 onwards is the very same one in which the churches of Asia Minor were living.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If one understands the fragment to mean that the two men were martyred at the same time, then this would fix the date at 62 AD, when we know James was put to death.
  • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

A probable allusion contains an idea which is uniquely traceable to its source. Possible allusions are described as mere echoes of their putative sources.
.Yet, with Revelation, the problems might be judged more fundamental than this.^ Yet, more than this, Babylon seems to have been sat upon these kings, controlling their reign.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

^ While you're turning to Revelation chapter 1 verse 1, let me just say that no book in Scripture reveals the glory of God and Christ in any more splendor than does this book and yet no book has been more misunderstood and misinterpreted and neglected than this book.
  • A Jet Tour Through the Book of Revelation  --  John MacArthur 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not believe that the book of Revelation is any less important in content than any of the other inspired books of the Bible, yet it is one of two books that most Christians shy away from because of its pre-judged content.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

.John seems to be using his sources in a completely different way to the originals.^ Therefore, however much it might seem plausible to equate the number with Nero, the angel could not have intended John to understand it this way.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

.For example, John borrows the 'new temple' imagery of Ezekiel 40 to 48 but uses it to describe a New Jerusalem which, quite pointedly, no longer needs any temple at all because the new city is now God's own dwelling-place.^ That is because the Laodiceans no longer serve God.
  • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The new Jerusalem described.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, John bear the Record of God, and .
  • David Koresh: Commentary upon the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.serendipity.li [Source type: Original source]

Ian Boxall[76] writes that Revelation "is no montage of biblical quotations (that is not John's way) but a wealth of allusions and evocations rewoven into something new and creative." In trying to identify this something new, he argues that Ezekiel provides the 'backbone' for Revelation. .He sets out a comparative table listing the chapters of Revelation in sequence then identifying against most of them the structurally corresponding chapter in Ezekiel.^ Note that most of the resource links listed below take a futuristic approach to interpret the Revelation .
  • Revelation Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.preceptaustin.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many think that most things set down from the 4th chapter to the end, will not be fulfilled till a little time before the end of the world.
  • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Weve only to compare the prophecies of the judgment of Tyre in Ezekiel chapters 26-28 with this passage to discover the obvious similarities between the two.
  • A brief overview of the Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.arlev.clara.net [Source type: Original source]

The interesting point is that the order is not the same. .John, on this theory, rearranges Ezekiel to suit his own purposes.^ John has used much of the terminology of Ezekiel Daniel, and Zechariah but has adapted them to suit his own message.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

Some commentators argue that it is these purposes - and not the structure - that really matters. It is the view of G. K. Beale that, however much use John makes of Ezekiel, his ultimate purpose is to present Revelation as a fulfilment of Daniel 7.[77]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Other apocalypses popular in the early Christian era did not achieve canonical status, except for 2 Esdras (Apocalypse of Ezra), which is canonical in the Ethiopian Orthodox Churches.
  2. ^ This title was taken directly from William Tyndale's 1526 New Testament where it is rendered as 'The revelacion of sanct Jhon the devine'. The word divine may better be understood as 'theologian'
  3. ^ The former is found in Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus, among other manuscripts, while the latter is found in the Majority Text and others; however, a number of other variations of the title do exist. Nestle-Aland. Novum Testamentum Graece. 27th ed. Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Druck: 1996, p. 632.
  4. ^ a b c d "Apocalypse", Encyclopedia Biblica
  5. ^ Rev. 1:1, 4, 9; 22:8
  6. ^ Rev 1:9; 4:1-2
  7. ^ Rev. 1:4, 11
  8. ^ Revelation By Ben Witherington III, p. 32
  9. ^ Guthrie, D: "New Testament Introduction - Hebrews to Revelation", page 260ff. The Tyndale Press: London, 1966
  10. ^ Griggs, C. Wilfred. "John the Beloved" in Ludlow, Daniel H., ed. Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: Scriptures of the Church (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 1992) p. 379. Griggs favors the "one John" theory but mentions that some modern scholars have hypothesized that there are multiple Johns.
  11. ^ New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Strong's Concordance
  12. ^ Ehrman 2004, p. 467ff
  13. ^ Few, however, give reasons. Austin Farrer considers, and rejects, the idea that the first three chapters were written on a different occasion to the rest: Austin Farrer The Revelation of St John the Divine Oxford: OUP (1964) p. 32. C. C. Torrey considers, and rejects, the idea that it is a Christian recasting of a Jewish original or that it is the edited summary of various lost apocalypses, the latter on the grounds that Revelation incorporates no known apocalypses: C. C. Torrey The Apocalypse of John New Haven: Yale University Press (1958) p. 77 and p. 5. One modern writer who does not accept the unified view is Bruce J. Malina who begins his The New Jerusalem in the Revelation of John, "The author of the book of Revelation was a Jesus-group prophet named John. As is well known from the literary study of the book of Revelation, the first three verses of the work trace back to a compiler or editor who took John's letter to the seven Asian churches and inserted four of John's major visions into that letter"
  14. ^ R. H. Charles A critical and exegetical commentary on the Revelation of St John Edinburgh: T&T Clark 2 vols (1920) p.xxiv
  15. ^ Charles Revelation p. xxviii
  16. ^ Charles Revelation p. liv
  17. ^ Ford, p. 30.
  18. ^ Luther's Treatment of the 'Disputed Books' of the New Testament
  19. ^ Anthony A. Hoekema, The Bible and the future, P.297. ISBN 0802835163 ISBN 9780802835161, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1979.
  20. ^ see N. B. Stonehouse, Apocalypse in the Ancient Church, (c. 1929), pp. 139-142, esp. p. 138
  21. ^ Before Jerusalem Fell, ISBN 0930464206. Powder Springs, Georgia: American Vision, 1989.
  22. ^ Robert Mounce. The Book of Revelation, pg. 15-16. Cambridge: Eerdman's. http://books.google.com/books?id=6FAookts4MUC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false
  23. ^ A.H. 5.30.3
  24. ^ Brown 1997, p. 806-809
  25. ^ Cary, E. (trans.) "Dio Cassius' Roman History, Epitome of Book LXI-LXX." Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge MA: Harvard University, 1995. p.349.
  26. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireneus
  27. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_98
  28. ^ Mounce, pg.19-21
  29. ^ Mounce, pg.315-316
  30. ^ Robert J. Karris (ed.) The Collegeville Bible Commentary Liturgical Press, 1992 p. 1296.
  31. ^ Ken Bowers, Hiding in plain sight, Cedar Fort, 2000 p. 175.
  32. ^ Carl Gustav Jung in his autobiography Memories Dream Reflections said "I will not discuss the transparent prophecies of the Book of Revelation because no one believes in them and the whole subject is felt to be an embarrassing one."
  33. ^ for example, Rami Shapiro Angelic Way New York: BlueBridge (2009) p.133 asks, "what are we to make of the myth in Revelation? If Satan is the misdirected energy of the ego-centered mind, used not to transcend itself but to entrench itself all the more deeply in the dualistic 'I versus them' mind-set, then the book of Revelation is the classic mythic articulation of just how violent that mind-set and worldview can become."
  34. ^ "The Whore of Babylon". Catholic Answers. http://www.catholic.com/library/Whore_of_Babylon.asp. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  35. ^ "Apocalypse". Catholic Encyclopedia. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01594b.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  36. ^ Grout, James. "Nero as the Antichrist". Encyclopaedia Romana. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/gladiators/nero.html. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  37. ^ Hanegraaff, Hank. 2007. The Apocalypse Code (ISBN 0-8499-0184-7) Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
  38. ^ Erickson, Millard J. (1982). Contemporary Options in Eschatology. Baker Book House. ISBN 0801032628.  p. 94-95
  39. ^ Averky (Taushev), Archbishop (1996-Eng. tr. Fr. Seraphim Rose), The Apocalypse: In the Teachings of Ancient Christianity, Platina, California: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, ISBN 978-0938635673 
  40. ^ Scott Hahn, The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth, ISBN 0385496591. New York, New York: Doubleday, 1999.
  41. ^ R. Frances Swiney (Rosa Frances Emily Biggs) The Esoteric Teaching of the Gnostics London: Yellon, Williams & Co (1909) p.3 & 4
  42. ^ Anna P. Johnson Tau: The key of heaven New York: Asa K Butts (1881)
  43. ^ Unlike most modern versions of this theory (for example Gordon Strachan The Bible's Hidden Cosmology Edinburgh: Floris 2005) Anna P. Johnson sees Revelation as the end of the known world, not merely a change of aeon.
  44. ^ Howard-Brook, Wes; Gwyther, Anthony (1999). Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now. Orbis Books. ISBN 9781570752872. 
  45. ^ {{cite book title=Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times last=Rieger first=Joerg publisher=Fortress Press year=2007 isbn=978-0800620387}}<
  46. ^ Charles C. Torrey The Apocalypse of John New Haven: Yale University Press (1958). Christopher R. North in his The Second Isaiah London: OUP (1964) p. 23 says of Torrey's earlier Isaiah theory, "Few scholars of any standing have accepted his theory." This is the general view of Torrey's theories. However, Christopher North goes on to cite Torrey on 20 major occasions and many more minor ones in the course of his book. So, Torrey must have had some influence and poetry is the key.
  47. ^ Apocalypse of John p. 7
  48. ^ Apocalypse of John p. 37
  49. ^ Apocalypse of John p. 8
  50. ^ Apocalypse of John p. 137
  51. ^ Apocalypse of John p. 140
  52. ^ "Flowers preach to us if we will hear", begins her poem 'Consider the lilies of the field' Goblin Market London: Oxford University Press (1913) p. 87
  53. ^ Ms Rossetti remarks that patience is a word which does not occur in the Bible until the New Testament, as if the usage first came from Christ's own lips. Christina Rossetti The Face of the Deep London: SPCK (1892) p. 115
  54. ^ "Christians should resemble fire-flies, not glow-worms; their brightness drawing eyes upward, not downward." The Face of the Deep p. 26
  55. ^ 'vision' lends the wrong emphasis as Ms Rossetti sought to minimise the distinction between John's experience and that of others. She quoted 1 John 3:24 "He abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us" to show that when John says, "I was in the Spirit" it is not exceptional.
  56. ^ The Face of the Deep p. 301
  57. ^ The Face of the Deep p. 292
  58. ^ The Face of the Deep p. 495
  59. ^ Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza Revelation: Vision of a just world Edinburgh: T&T Clark (1993). The book seems to have started life as Invitation to the Book of Revelation Garden City: Doubleday (1981)
  60. ^ Tina Pippin Death & Desire: The rhetoric of gender in the Apocalypse of John Louisville: Westminster-John Knox (1993) p. 105
  61. ^ D. H. Lawrence Apocalypse London: Martin Secker (1932) published posthumously with an introduction (p. v - xli) by Richard Aldington which is an integral part of the text.
  62. ^ Apocalypse p. xxiii
  63. ^ Apocalypse p. 6
  64. ^ Apocalypse p. 11 Lawrence did not consider how these two types of Christianity (good and bad in his view) might be related other than as opposites. He noted the difference meant that the John who wrote a gospel could not be the same John that wrote Revelation.
  65. ^ James M. Pryse Apocalypse unsealed London: Watkins (1910). The theory behind the book is given in Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe) The Serpent Power Madras (Chennai): Ganesh & Co (1913). One version of how these beliefs might have travelled from India to the Middle East, Greece and Rome is given in the opening chapters of Rudolf Otto The Kingdom of God and the Son of Man London: Lutterworth (1938)
  66. ^ Christopher Rowland Revelation London:Epworth (1993) p.5
  67. ^ Pope Benedict: Read Book of Revelation as Christ's victory over evil - Catholic Online
  68. ^ Robert Green Ingersoll. "The Devil". http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/devil.html. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  69. ^ Bergh: Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 16
  70. ^ For the preface of 1522 see Luther's Works volume 35 pp. 398-399. For the quotation of the preface from 1530 see the same volume, p. 411.
  71. ^ Drane, John. An Introduction to The Bible. ISBN 0745919103 p 778
  72. ^ Wes Howard-Brook & Anthony Gwyther Unveiling Empire New York: Orbis (1999) p. 76
  73. ^ S Moyise p.13 reports no work whatsoever done between 1912 and 1984
  74. ^ Anon An exposition of the Apocalypse on a new principle of literal interpretation Aberdeen: Brown (1871)
  75. ^ S. Moyise The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press (1995) p. 31
  76. ^ Ian Boxall The Revelation of St John London: Continuum & Peabody MA: Hendrickson (2006) p. 254
  77. ^ G. K. Beale John's use of the Old Testament in Revelation Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press (1998) p. 109

References

  • Aune D.E., Revelation 6-16, WBC, t. 52B, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville 1998.
  • Bass, Ralph E., Jr. (2004) Back to the Future: A Study in the Book of Revelation Greenville, South Carolina: Living Hope Press, ISBN 0-9759547-0-9.
  • Beale G.K., The Book of Revelation, NIGTC, Grand Rapids – Cambridge 1999. = ISBN 0-8028-2174-X
  • Bousset W., Die Offenbarung Johannis, Göttingen 18965, 19066.
  • Boxall, Ian, (2006) The Revelation of Saint John (Black's New Testament Commentary) London: Continuum, and Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson. .ISBN 0-8264-7135-8 U.S. edition: ISBN 1-5656-3202-8
  • Boxall, Ian (2002)Revelation: Vision and Insight - An Introduction to the Apocalypse London: SPCK ISBN 0-2810-5362-6
  • Brown, Raymond E. (1997-10-03).^ We’re living right in the thick of this vision of Revelation 10 and 11.
    • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Ehrman, Bart D. (2004). The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. New York: Oxford. ISBN 0-19-515462-2. 
  • Ford, J. Massyngberde (1975) Revelation, The Anchor Bible, New York: Doubleday ISBN 0-385-00895-3.
  • Gentry, Kenneth L., Jr. (1998) Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation Powder Springs, Georgia: American Vision, ISBN 0-915815-43-5.
  • Gentry, Kenneth L., Jr. (2002) The Beast of Revelation Powder Springs, Georgia: American Vision, ISBN 0-915815-41-9.
  • Hudson, Gary W. (2006) Revelation: Awakening The Christ Within, Vesica Press, ISBN 0977851729
  • Kiddle M., The Revelation of St. John (The Moffat New Testament Commentary), New York – London 1941.
  • Lohmeyer E., Die Offenbarung des Johannes, Tübingen 1953.
  • Mounce R.H., The Book of Revelation, Michigan 19771, 19982.
  • Lodowicke Muggleton Works on the Book of Revelation London 2010 ISBN 978-1-907466-24-5
  • Prigent P., L’Apocalypse, Paris 1981.
  • Müller U.B., Die Offenbarung des Johannes, Güttersloh 1995.
  • Roloff J., Die Offenbarung des Johannes, Zürich 19872.
  • Samael Aun Weor (2004) [1960]. The Aquarian Message: Gnostic Kabbalah and Tarot in the Apocalypse of St. John. Thelema Press. .ISBN 0-9745916-5-3. 
  • Hahn, Scott (1999) The Lamb's Supper: Mass as Heaven on Earth, Darton, Longman, Todd, ISBN 0-232-52500-5
  • Shepherd, Massey H. (2004) The Paschal Liturgy and the Apocalypse, James Clarke, ISBN 0-227-17005-9
  • Stonehouse, Ned B., (c.^ And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne and to the Lamb, benediction and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever.
    • THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.tldm.org [Source type: Original source]

    1929) The Apocalypse in the Ancient Church. .A Study in the History of the New Testament Canon, n.d., Goes: Oosterbaan & Le Cointre.^ As we study chapter 11, keep in mind that the book of Revelation is the fulfillment of the old and the new testament.
    • The Good News Ministry - Book of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.goodnewsministry.com [Source type: Original source]

    [Major discussion of the controversy surrounding the acceptance/rejection of .Revelation into the New Testament canon.]
  • Sweet, J. P. M., (1979, Updated 1990) Revelation, London: SCM Press, and Philadelphia: Trinity Press International.^ Then in Revelation 22:14, " Blessed are they that do his commandments , that they may have right to the tree of life , and may enter in through the gates into the city (new Jerusalem)."
    • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Classes make their way through the New Testament, but when they get to Revelation they 'turn back' to Matthew.
    • THE BOOK OF REVELATION 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC main.nc.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Philadelphia Church of God, on the other hand, has been given an abundance of new revelation in the minor and major prophets and other books.
    • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

    .ISBN 0-3340-2311-4.
  • Wikenhauser A., Offenbarung des Johannes, Regensburg 1947, 1959.
  • Witherington III, Ben, (2003) Revelation, The New Cambridge Bible Commentary, New York: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-00068-0.
  • Zahn Th., Die Offenbarung des Johannes, t.^ The next change of importance is in a revelation given in Fayette, New York, June, 1830...
    • Changing the Revelations, The Case Against Mormonism Chapter 6 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.utlm.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bible refers to new revelation as thunder and lightning .
    • Unveiled at Last: The Royal Book of Revelation — theTrumpet.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The concept of being repaid according to one's deeds (Revelation 2:23 and 22:12) is not a uniquely New Testament concept either.
    • The Seven Churches of Revelation 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

    1-2, Leipzig 1924-1926.
  • Francesco Vitali, Piccolo Dizionario dell'Apocalisse, TAU Editrice, Todi 2008

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