Understanding the Book of Revelation

Rose Publishing, 2009
ISBN: 9781596365520
Reg: $2.99

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 book 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
  • 144,000
  • Mark of the Beast
  • 666
  • Great Prostitute
  • 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.