The Book of Revelation is the last book of the New Testament, a record of the apocalyptic vision given to the Apostle John.

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The extent of different approaches to Revelation

There are of course a number of different approaches to, and interpretations of the book of Revelation. When I read theological works on end times I stumble upon some of those. But I never really ...
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Was the Synagogue of Satan the same as the Synagogue of Libertines?

If the Synagogue of Libertines (Acts 6: 9) was Hellenist it would not have been regarded as properly Jewish by conservative Jews. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the ...
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Was the Tabernacle and its furnishings a copy of things in Heaven?

Revelation tells us that there is a Temple of God in Heaven, and that in that Temple is the Ark of his testament. Revelation 11:19 KJV And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was ...
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Why is the Trinity a Trinity?

It's well established and accepted by most Christians that God is triune, consisting of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, while talking with a friend earlier about Wisdom (from Proverbs), I ...
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Why is “fornication” used to describe the actions of “Babylon the Great” in Revelation 18?

For because of the wine of the anger of her fornication all the nations have fallen [victim], and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the traveling merchants of the earth ...
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The Two Witnesses and the Two Horns of the Beast [closed]

In Revelation Chapter 11 v 7 we read: Revelation 11 (NIV) 7  Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill ...
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Who are the 144,000? [closed]

Who are the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation 7:4-8 (NIV) Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from ...
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Is the Body of Christ the same as the Bride of Christ?

Are there any Catholic teaching that differentiates between the “Body of Christ” (Church) and the “Bride of Christ”? Eve was taken from the Body of the First Adam, will the Bride of Christ be taken ...
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What is the basis for the position that the woman of Revelation 17 refers to Rome?

Revelation 17 speaks about a woman, but it seems likely that it is figurative rather than literal. She is attributed with the name "Babylon the Great". However, Matthew Henry and other commentators ...
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How would the four major eschatological views differ in their interpretation of Revelation 21:4?

Under "Christian eschatology," Wikipedia lists four contrasting beliefs pertaining to apocalyptic literature (and prophecy?) in the Bible: Preterism Idealism Historicism Futurism How would each of ...
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What is the Lake of Fire?

Revelation 20:14 is what I'm talking about. It is only confusing because nearly every translation says something like this: 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the ...
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What is a historicist’s view of the seven seals in Revelation?

Historicism is a method of interpretation in Christian eschatology that associates biblical prophecies with actual historical events (which may also be symbolic of repeated occurrences). This means ...
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The beast with seven heads and ten horns - Is it possibly the G-7 nations plus three more? [closed]

In Revelation, there are several references to the beast with seven heads and ten horns rising to world power. Rev. 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red ...
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How is Hal Lindsey regarded in the Christian faith?

In "The Late Great Planet Earth," Hal Lindsey presents a view of "Armageddon" referred to in Revelation. Is this view considered "valid, and if so, by which Christian groups?" Is Lindsey considered a ...
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Have we seen some of the horseman of the apocalypse? [closed]

In Revelations, there was supposed to be a conquering white horse, a red horse that takes peace from the world, a black horse, somehow connected with oil, and a pale horse that brings death to one ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe the 144 000 are from Israel?

I understand that Jehovah's Witnesses believe that "exactly 144,000 faithful Christians go to heaven to rule with Christ in the kingdom of God." However, in Revelation the 144 000 are from Israel ...
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We're only in heaven for a short time?

Will we really go to heaven but it's only until the new Earth comes as described in Revelation (when we're to return to Earth)? Revelation 21:1-2 NIV Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] ...
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The seven churches that were condemned; did any of them repent?

In Revelation, there were seven churches that were told of their actions and were told to repent of their sins or there will be consequenes. Are there any written words that told whether the seven ...
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How did Christians of WW1/WW2 view the book of Revelation?

I do not know of a single time period where Christians did not believe that "the end time was near." For many people in the centuries immediately after Christ's death, it's not unthinkable that they ...
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What is dispensationalism?

Several years ago, I took a class on the book of Revelation and learned about dispensationalism. It made sense to me then, but I can't seem to wrap my head around it now. Also, I hear the term from ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, who are the 144,000 mentioned in the book of Revelations?

The book of Revelation refers to 144,000 servants of God who will be sealed in two different places. I have heard that the Jehovah's Witnesses often refer to this number. Who, exactly, do the ...
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How does one assess “something” against what is described in Revelation?

According to Wikipedia the "Mark of the beast" is something that may be translated "to vote" or "to decide". On the other hand, I've come to think of the mark of the beast as something that is ...
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According to the scripture, when and how is the world destroyed?

There is a lot of talk about the end times. But where and when in the scripture does it recount the world actually being destroyed? In the end of John's Revelation we have the new heaven and earth, ...
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The book of revelation as comfort to persecuted early Christians

I have heard* that the book of revelation was written to provide comfort to persecuted Christians in the early days during persecution from Rome. And that the contents are best understood as metaphors ...
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What is the earliest name ascribed to the book of Revelation?

I was teaching Catechism last night, going over 'Revelation'. I asked, "what's revelation?" and one girl answered, "It's the last book in the Bible". and I was like, "um yeah..." Well I wanted to ...
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What does Revelation 21:5 mean by “everything”?

Revelation 21:5 (NIV):: He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” My pastor included this ...