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The Doctrine of Revelation book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. DESCRIPTIONThis book's principal object will be to set /5. The Greek name of the Bible book of Revelation, Apokaʹlypsis (apocalypse), means “Uncovering” or “Disclosure.” This name indicates the meaning of Revelation—it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. Many of its prophecies are yet to be fulfilled. The book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible in our canon for good reason. It is the final expression of and complement to the prophecies of the Jewish prophets. Revelation reveals the events of the Day of the LORD (Revelation ; Zephaniah ; Joel ; Acts ), what Jesus called the “Tribulation” (Matthew , John's Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, has been subjected to countless theological and academic interpretations over the years, usually based on theories and abstract speculations. Rudolf Steiner, however, discussed the Book of Revelation through direct experience and knowledge of the spiritual truths contained in John's mysterious imagery/5(10).
Shirley C. Guthrie clearly explains the doctrine of special revelation in his book “Christian Doctrine”. Guthrie states that “Christians may differ in their answer to the question how and whether we can find God” but all Christians agree that we “know that God exist because he found us” (54). The book of Revelation is addressed to believers, “his servants,” of the churches in seven cities of the Roman province of Asia. Those churches were in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadephia, and Laodicea. The book is also written to all believers everywhere. The book of Revelation takes an approach to the plan of salvation that is found nowhere else in all of our inspired writings. The language and imagery is so chosen as to appeal to the maturing gospel scholar, to those who already love the Lord and have some knowledge of his goodness and grace. Idealism, also known as the allegorical or symbolic approach, is an interpretation of the book of Revelation that sees the imagery of the book as non-literal symbols. The idealist perspective on the number of the beast rejects gematria, envisioning the number not as a code to be broken, but a symbol to be understood. Idealists would contend that because there are so many names that can come to .
Revelation, for Fackre, is narrative-specific that has the context of the Triune God revealing himself which is his gift to human history as the key to knowledge of himself. More specifically, the incarnation is the locus of revelation. The incarnation had a purpose: to demonstrate the main idea of the biblical narrative as reconciliation. Who Wrote the Book of Revelation? Unlike many books of the Bible, the author of Revelation begins by clearly identifying himself in the first verse: “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take made it known by sending his angel to his servant John” (Revelation ).His identity is confirmed in three additional verses (Revelation 1. Nicolaism was an early Christian sect mentioned twice in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament. The adherents were called Nicolaitans, Nicolaitanes, or Nicolaites. They were considered heretical by the mainstream Church. According to Revelation they were known in the cities of Ephesus and Pergamum. In this chapter, the church at Ephesus is commended for " the works of the Nicolaites, . The Book of Revelation closes with the Bright and Morning Star, which is a figure of Christ at His coming to take the church out of the world. The Rapture is the hope of the New Testament, just as the revelation of Christ was the hope of the Old Testament. And the Book of Revelation will complete the revelation of Christ.