God's Grand Finale: Introduction to Revelation Well, I believe that there is a certain amount of truth in this as far as the seven churches are concerned, as we shall see, but beyond that, it is obvious that the Book of Revelation is prophetic. Some relatives will be in attendance for those who like to go visiting on Sundays. And so it has been down through the years. When safe within my Saviour's fold? K. Chesterton, "Thus spiritual death comes immediately through an unbroken line of posterity. After what things? And wander 'round this earth no more, In whispers soft, "This is the way." "Revelation" (Greek Apokalupsis) means "an uncovering", "an unveiling", or "a disclosure". Blankets will be furnished for those who think the church is too cold and fans for those who think it's too hot. 13). The resurrection and the translation of the saints (see John 14; 1 Thess. Although good expositors differ on the details of the Book of Revelation, when it comes to the broad interpretation, there are four major systems. And there is no reason to misunderstand it. The Program of Jesus Christ—as seen in heaven, chapters 4–22. In his book he makes the statement that I was unable to answer his question. 441 0 obj <> endobj The railway traverses its whole length now: in ancient times one of the chief routes of Asia Minor traversed it." Well, about one o’clock in the morning I would get to the place where the heroine has been tied down to the railroad tracks by the villain, and old Number 77 is going to be coming along in about twenty minutes. And it would indicate the possibility of a church on fire for God. A Study of the Book of Revelation by Gary C. Hampton. Daniel was told to seal the book until the time of the end (see Dan. That was their problem. Book of Revelation Study. The work began when your first payer was uttered, You see, the Book of Revelation is the sixty–sixth book of the Bible, and it comes last. Reveling Thru Revelation is Dr. McGee's special overview of the entire book of Revelation. Notice also that there is a tie between Genesis and Revelation, the first and last books of the Bible. –Author unknown, They were looking for a king BOOK OF REVELATION STUDY GUIDE Glenn Taylor I. And the actors can be heard on the media talk programs. Download the booklet. Here in Revelation you see Him in glory. I wasn’t well at the time, and I didn’t want to get involved in an argument with a man who obviously was very fanatical in his position. Let's claim the victory. I know not, O I know not what joys await me there; That warning ought to make these wild and weird interpreters of prophecy stop, look, and listen. 458 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<7E27C6828F5D2044B9074B1444A846AE><07D80DD0831D194C931F3E507A3AE368>]/Index[441 33]/Info 440 0 R/Length 94/Prev 168127/Root 442 0 R/Size 474/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Note the contrasts between the two books: In Genesis the earth was created; in Revelation the earth passes away. 2:31–45; Matt. You may also be interested in reading the short article The Dangerous Writing Date Of The Book Of Revelation. My friend, I have a book in the Bible called the Book of the Revelation, and it tells me how this world scene is going to end. Reflect on the battle that was won. A Testimony of Jesus Christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of Revelation. Through their popularity? 1-5). This is what makes Revelation such a glorious and wonderful book. In the seminary of my denomination, I studied Revelation in both Greek and English from the standpoint of the amillennialist. Genesis 1:1 is accurate, and the church believes it." h��Wmo�6�+���,��dE�$]�`m�-��.�71���� In his book he maintains that the premillennial futurist viewpoint is something that is brand new. Shall perish, and return to dust, 5) The decay of religion, fading into a mere form, losing touch with life, losing power to guide the people. Grey hairs are honorable, they say. Since the educators cannot control even their own campuses, how are they going to supply leadership for the world? Then the church is brought before us, and the whole history of the church is given. Ye call Me Gracious and trust Me not. 4:13–18; 1 Cor. Then, when John writes the Book of Revelation, he reaches farther on into eternity future and the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is no longer in touch with the Head of the church. Title: Unlike most books of the Bible, Revelation contains its own title: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (1:1). God Himself will gain control—in fact, He has never lost control—and He is moving to the time when He is going to place His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, upon the throne of His universe down here. In the first division of the Book of Revelation we will see the person of Christ in His position and glory as the Great High Priest who is in charge of His church. Amid the wildest storm she stands undaunted. 7. Very important we note this and realize we cannot study Revelation in the same way we study the book of Romans. –George McDonald, "If you will tell me why God let him loose in the first place, I'll tell you why God let him loose in the second place." Emerson said that things are in the saddle, and they ride mankind. How did they do it? Armageddon: What? The fallacy of the hour is reaching into this third section and trying to pull those events up to the present. Thou cam'st, a little baby thing Unfortunately, the most popular prophetic teachers in our day are those who have gone out on a limb. My hearing may not be so keen There are seventeen prophetic books in the Old Testament and only this one in the New Testament. It does look that way. We look at the revealing benediction (words of blessing), the salutation (words of greeting) and the doxology (words of praise). At least ten great subjects of prophecy find their fulfillment in Revelation. In particular, the idea of a “rapture” that occurs before the Judgement is a relatively new idea and new interpretation of the book. It’s going to work out all right.” My friend, the thing is going to come out with God on top. This theory states that the two beasts are imperial and provincial Rome and that the point of the book is to encourage Christians. And leave this tenement of clay. He will direct your day as you continue to pray. They are married now and have a little baby who is playing there on the lawn. I still can tread the Narrow Way, Chancellor Robert M. Hutchins, of the University of Chicago, gave many people a shock several years ago when he made the statement that “devoting our educational efforts to infants between six and twenty–one seems futile.” And he added, “The world may not last long enough.” He contended that for this reason we should begin adult education. A. Seiss, "One of the paradoxes of this age is that it is the age of pacifism, but not the age of peace." When the scene moves to heaven, we see Him there, too, controlling everything. Who is Antichrist? For this reason the Church held it necessary to issue special decrees on the subject in the Vatican Council. The church is set before us in the figure of seven churches which were real churches in existence in John’s day. Download the booklet. This item: The End: The Book of Revelations - Study Guide by Scott Hahn Spiral-bound $14.95. In Genesis was the beginning of sorrow and suffering; in Revelation there will be no more sorrow and no more tears. At the risk of being a little tedious, I am going to give you the viewpoints of many men in the past to demonstrate that they were looking for Christ to return. Many young Christians are fascinated by the book of Revelation. Over against this, physical death is received from Adam immediately, as each person dies in body because of his own personal share in Adam's first sin." This contains study questions for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, the only Catholic study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version – 2nd Catholic Edition. Therefore, I want to be with Him. Few books have generated as much execrable exegesis as the last book of the New Testament, and recent decades have seen an explosion in millennialist eisegesis, especially by sects established over the past century or so. For a long time now men in high positions have looked into the future and have said that there is a great crisis coming. h�bbd```b``z"[���d5��l�`qe�"���Bހ���Z���N ɨ���D���kv00120z�D�2T#�30X0 4< This has raised a very serious problem, and later on we will have repercussions from it. 1 Intro 1-6 Jan. 17 Rev. This is the viewpoint of Revelation which is generally accepted. Mass evangelistic meetings attended by tens of thousands, use of other mass media such as radio, literature, increasing constantly." 2:8-11 Smryna 11-15 Jan. 31 Rev. Now before we proceed further with our studies of the book of Revelation, I would like to provide you with an outline of the book as a useful guide to your study. –G. The outward man–do what I can The Rapture is the hope of the New Testament, just as the revelation of Christ was the hope of the Old Testament. Many people get lost in the visions and symbolism of the book of Revelation. Those who adopt this standpoint rely in the main on two fundamental objec… Unanswered yet? –From Things to Come by J. Dwight Pentacost, 1) The undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society. Take a peek at our lessons. This is one book that doesn’t require our labor in making divisions in it. Likewise, I have steered clear of repeating threadbare cliches. The Lord Jesus said that Jerusalem will be trodden down of the Gentiles until the Times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Although many contemporary Protestants believe that the Book of Revelation describes in detail the events that will unfold at the end of the world, this books is not to be interpreted as such. I was not disappointed -- this is indeed a compelling and convincing review of St John's … Don't mope around and feel all blue. I confess that mystery stories have been more or less a hobby of mine over the years. –G. You see Him in charge of everything that takes place. Nero had Paul and Peter destroyed, but he looked upon them as seditious Jews. So I would just turn back to the place where I stopped reading, and I would say to the hero and heroine, “I don’t know how you are going to get out of it, but I tell you this: It’s going to work out all right.”. It is not a sealed book. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. Outline of Revelation —A useful guide for study. As a result of this foreboding, there has been a growing interest in the Book of Revelation. –Dr. –From The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Dr. John Walvoord, "A nominal growth in membership from 20 percent of our population in 1884, with 35 percent of the population in 1959, and that was high, by the way, 61,000,000 church members indicate the possibility of a church on fire for God. This is one book that doesn’t require our labor in making divisions in it. More are in development. Maybe I've struck a better job. You need to have a feel of the Scriptures as well as have the facts of the Scriptures in your mind. Nay, do not say ungranted. We will have steel helmets for those who say the roof would cave in if they ever came to church. Barnabas, who was a co–worker with the apostle Paul, has been quoted as saying, “The true Sabbath is the one thousand years … when Christ comes back to reign.”, Clement (A.D. 96), Bishop of Rome, said, “Let us every hour expect the kingdom of God … we know not the day.”, Polycarp (A.D. 108), Bishop of Smyrna and finally burned at the stake there, said, “He will raise us from the dead … we shall … reign with Him.”, Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, who the historian Eusebius says was the apostle Peter’s successor, commented, “Consider the times and expect Him.”, Papias (A.D. 116), Bishop of Hierapolis, who—according to Irenaeus—saw and heard the apostle John, said, “There will be one thousand years … when the reign of Christ personally will be established on earth.”, Justin Martyr (A.D. 150) said, “I and all others who are orthodox Christians, on all points, know there will be a thousand years in Jerusalem … as Isaiah and Ezekiel declared.”, Irenaeus (A.D. 175), Bishop of Lyons, commenting on Jesus’ promise to drink again of the fruit of the vine in His Father’s Kingdom, argues: “That this … can only be fulfilled upon our Lord’s personal return to earth.”, Tertullian (A.D. 200) said, “We do indeed confess that a kingdom is promised on earth.”, Martin Luther said, “Let us not think that the coming of Christ is far off.”, John Calvin, in his third book of Institutes, wrote: “Scripture uniformly enjoins us to look with expectation for the advent of Christ.”, Canon A. 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