By john blake, cnn (cnn) -- the anti-christ the battle of armageddon the dreaded four horsemen of the apocalypse you don't have to be a student of religion to recognize references from the book of revelation. The book of revelation is the book in the bible that is considered to be shrouded in mystery many people think that the book of revelation cannot be understood many think that the book is intended to be hard. The book of revelation has much to teach us about the events of the end times, and about our own hearts join us on a journey through the pages of this letter from christ to his people. The book of revelation simplified the book of revelation written by the apostle john - revelation 1:1-3 1 the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave unto him, t.
Dr andrew corbett's, understanding the book of revelation, will not suit those christians who simply want to have a pop version of end times teaching to reinforce existing beliefs about a 7-year tribulation on earth while the people of god rest in heaven, or about an earthly reign of christ for a thousand years following his return. How to understand the book of revelation to understand revelation one must read it one will not understand it if he does not read it what a meaningless, senseless thing it is to try to understand it without reading it. Understanding a simplified verse by verse explanation of prophesy understanding daniel and the revelation plus supplementary material the book of daniel.
While there are keys to understanding revelation, the book itself is the single greatest key to understanding almost all other prophecies in the bible the signs of christ's coming parallel the seven seals. Read the book of revelation online study scripture verses and use highlighting, underlining, and take notes in the bible preterists understand the book. How to understand the book of revelation by geoff youlden. The key to understanding is the mysterious book of revelation is comprehending its story flow the theme of the book is the events leading up to the jesus' second coming the book's second and third chapters contain vital warnings to the seven churches that existed in asia minor in the first century ad. The book of revelation is one of the most misunderstood and, to some, one of the most confusing and bewildering books of the bible but, the book of revelation may be largely understood by those who have 'ears to hear' and 'eyes to see.
The book of the revelation is one of the most mysterious books of the bible every saying there is shrouded in mystery, which needs to be unfolded for the benefit of born-again christians. Keys to understanding the book of revelation its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve god while many associate the word apocalypse with great disaster, the book of revelation begins and ends by saying that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so. This article provides background on the book of revelation symbolism and the context of the book is covered, as well as the meanings of the book of revelation for us today the book of revelation is not so intimidating once you understand what the author was up to are catholics afraid of the book. This study guide is written so that the average person can have a basic understanding of this facinating book this book is the only one in the bible that offers a special blessing for studying it.
By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the united states conference of catholic bishops this link is provided solely for the user's convenience. Before we can understand this book we must have one thing clearly lodged in our minds—it is a book of holy scripture it is the mind and will and voice of the lord it came by revelation. The book of revelation explained so even kids can start to understand the biblical meaning start uncovering revelation\'s mysteries today.
With 22 chapters of symbolism, mysterious characters, and apocalyptic drama—all told in picture language unmatched in the rest of scripture—the book of revelation is difficult enough on its own. The book of revelation is similar to other literature of the time that's called apocalyptic, which typically includes visions, global clashes, end-of-the-world warnings, and many, many symbols. The book of revelation study overall goal is to not get bogged down with details, but to understand the book as it points us towards jesus and his righteousness.
Jay a parry and donald w parry understanding the book of revelation salt lake city: deseret book, 1998 mick smith the book of revelation: plain, pure, and simple. Name - the name of the book comes from the first verse, the revelation of jesus christ which lets us know that this book is all about the unveiling or uncovering of the person, plan and. Understanding the book of revelation has 68 ratings and 12 reviews sirpa said: liked is not really the right word for this book that was so incredibly. In this understanding of the book, the events described therein refer to actual events from the beginning of the church until the time of the interpreter thus the reformers could say that the roman papacy was the antichrist, entrenched in its false doctrine and deception.
Whether we're looking for gospel meaning or struggling with understanding revelations in the bible, ben witherington iii, author of the article asking the right question, says historical bible study can help us find our way. Question: how can i understand the book of revelation answer: the key to bible interpretation, especially for the book of revelation, is to have a consistent hermeneutic hermeneutics is the study of the principles of interpretation in other words, it is the way you interpret scripture a normal. The book of revelation was written sometime around 96 ce in asia minor but recognizing this comes from understanding how to read this kind of apocalyptic literature so let's look briefly. The book of revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening.