Format: DRM Free ePub Vendor: Rose Publishing Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781596365520 ISBN-13: 9781596365520 Availability: In Stock
Understanding the Book of Revelation The Book of Revelation is a source of hope and encouragement for Christians because the book tells about the triumphant return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In 30 minutes, Understanding the Book of Revelation eBook will help you understand the different ways Christians have interpreted Revelation throughout the centuries.
There are four common views regarding how Revelation applies to us today. The four views are:
Historicist - Revelation is prophecy from the time of John to the end of the world.
Preterist - Revelation is prophecy that was fulfilled primarily in the first century AD.
Futurist - Revelation is prophecy primarily about the end of the world.
Idealist - Revelation is a non-historical and non-prophetic drama about spiritual realities
Christians of all eras have believed that Jesus will return a second time, but not all Christians agree that Revelation is about Jesus second coming. Understanding the Book of Revelation presents the meanings of 21 different symbols and events from Historical, Preterist, Futurist, and Idealist perspectives. For example:
The Scroll (Revelation 5:1-4)
Historical View - The scroll is the coming history of the church
Preterist View - The scroll is God's bill of divorce against unfaithful Israel
Futurist View - The scroll is either the title deed to the earth or God's prophetic message in Revelation
Idealist View - The scroll is God's last will and testament, revealing his salvation plan for the last time
Understanding the Book of Revelation also includes insights on:
The 7 Churches
Mark of the Beast
Fall of Babylon
There will continue to be many debates over the Book of Revelation until our Lord returns. Understanding the Book of Revelation will enable you to discuss the different viewpoints with others on this important topic.