Revelation is a book in the Bible written by the author John.
Some pious independent fundamental baptists may argue that this book is not about the Revelation of St.John the divine, but the revelation of Christ Jesus.
Revelation 1:1 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:
However, the problem with this teaching is that, even though we recognize Jesus Christ’s revelation to John, however, we can clearly tell John, the author is an object in the book of Revelation; whereas Jesus Christ is the subject in the book of Revelation.
For instance, the Revelation of John does not mean that the Revelation belongs to him, rather he is the object of it. Instead, it belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ.
John wrote the book sometime before A.D 91-96, the date is important because some scholars want to put this in an earlier date, before A.D 91, so that the prophecies in the book of Revelation do not have to come out true.
We believe that the date was some time after Nero and at the reign of the Domitian’s. Some authors want to put John at the timeline of Nero so that they can apply the fall of Jerusalem, and make the book of Revelation apply to the first century, not in the timeline of the future. This is part of Satan’s plan so that he can get rid of the prophecy in the book of Revelation.
Another highlight of the Book of Revelation is that it has a distinctive Pre-Millennial stance, which we Bible Believers believe in.
- Premillennial – the world that we are living in right now, is not ruled by Christians or by God, it is under the Devil’s system.
- Amillennial – denies the existence of the millennium and that people are currently living in God’s kingdom/millennium.
- Post-Millennial – most Churches and Charismatic pastors believe in building God’s Kingdom here on earth, and that Jesus will only come after the Millennium.
Our Pre-Millennial belief also leads to a Pre-Tribulation point of view, that Jesus Christ will rapture his Church before the tribulation.
All the interpretations of the book of Revelation are literal, not metaphorical. Catholicism has been widely mentioned in the book of Revelation, and everything about Catholic churches is heavily associated with Satan throughout Revelation 17 and 18.
Revelation has 22 chapters, 404 verses, and 11,995 words. Scholars call this book, the apocalypse.
There are also different notions such as Preterism which subscribes to the fall of Jerusalem, which is against dispensationalism.