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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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When is Zechariah 14:16 happening?

Everyone who is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to bow down to the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the feast of Booths. 17 Should any of the ...
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According to Roman Catholicism, how many times is Elijah going to come back?

This question (and its answers) indicate that, according to Roman Catholicism, the two witnesses prophesied to come in Revelation 11:3 will almost certainly be Enoch and Elijah (Elias). And I will ...
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Are any denominations seeing AI as the 'beast which rises up out of the sea'?

By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning paired with the right data from satellites and beyond, our models are giving us a picture of the world we’ve never seen before. And it’s allowing us ...
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Is there a name for the idea that the seven churches of Revelation represent periods in church history? How common is this belief in Protestantism?

Abeka's textbook Book of the Revelation teaches that the seven churches of Revelation prophetically represent different periods of church history, and that we are in the Laodicean church today. ...
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Does the Book of Revelation indicate whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon?

I am a Catholic and I would like to know if the Book of Revelation in the Catholic Bible (or in other Christian Bibles) has anything to say about whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon....
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

Maybe this question is better suited for Biblical Hermeneutics, but it is on-topic here too. We know that King Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem for God, then the Assyrians or Babylonians (I forget ...
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Absence of Denarius implies the third scroll has already been opened in Revelation 6?

The Revelation that Jesus Christ gave to his servant John describes a series of seven scrolls and seven trumpets that precede the end of the age. The scrolls are opened and in the first four, John is ...
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Book of Revelation overview in Catholic Church

What does the Catholic Church believe about prophesy in the Book of Revelation? Does that mention the Second Coming of Christ? Can you give me a brief overview of the subject in Roman Catholic belief?
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Did any of the Early Church Fathers believe that Revelation 12:1-5 is about the Virgin Mary?

The doctrine of the queenship of Mary, is the belief that once Mary had passed away and ascended to heaven, that she was crowned as the queen of heaven and given a special and exalted role as the ...
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How can God (Jesus) have a secret identity? (Protestant view, including Messianic Jewish, if possible)

I love this passage, but especially the part that I have emphasized: The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called ...
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The Holy Spirit and Revelation 14:1

Revelation 14:1 states (ESV translation): Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. Now, the ...
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Are there any denominations that have commented upon the significance of climate change in regard to these prophecies which point to Christ's return?

This question takes as an example the following news report of recent global events, linked to the Bible verses quoted below about the end of the end-times (not an exhaustive list, but all taken from ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses and Latter Day Saints view the seven churches in Revelation and interpret the ten days of tribulation in Revelation 2:10?

Recently the church I attend has been studying the Apostle Peter’s first letter to various churches in Asia (what is now Turkey). Peter warns the elect of God that they will face trials and ...
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Rev 3:14. Jesus seems to be claiming to be a creature?

I am reading Rev 3:14 in the Byzantine text, Alexandrian text, and Vulgate. All three seem to be in agreement showing Jesus claiming to be something roughly equating to "the beginning of the ...
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Which interpretation(s) of the book of Revelation did the church fathers who accepted it into the canon hold?

The well-researched answer to BH.SE Question What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons? referenced a few early church fathers that "voted yes" (...
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Does the false prophet cause the spirit of Satan to move into the image to give it life?

The Bible mentions in a passage that the flesh cannot have life without the spirit. Both the spirit and the flesh need to be present for that person to be considered a living soul and for this I am ...
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No one has ever seen God or can see God, what were the colors John used to describe Him in Revelation 4:1-5?

The throne room of God is described in Revelation Chapter 4:1-5 in detail. After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a ...
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Nobody knows when God will come again, but do we technically know when He will not come?

Since in Revelations there are signs and things that must happen before God comes, do we technically know that God will not come before those things happen? So unless we are living in the end end ...
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How do Catholics explain the apparent inconsistency between Mary's not experiencing labor pain and Rev 12:1-6?

According to Catholicism: When Mary delivered Jesus from her womb, she labored without pain; see Catholic Answers articles Was Mary Free from Labor Pain? and Evidence for Mary's Painless Childbirth. ...
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Why did Michael the Archangel defeat Satan instead of God himself?

In Revelation 12:7-9 a war breaks out in heaven. Michael and his angels fight against the dragon, who fights back with his angels, but the dragon, named the Devil or Satan, is defeated. The dragon is ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to passages in the Bible that seem to clearly distinguish between God and Jesus after his ascension?

Dr. Steven Nemes writes in the article The revelation which God gave Jesus, after quoting the opening line of Revelation The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what ...
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Is Isaiah telling about the antichrist?

It is clear that Isaiah told about the Jesus, the Messiah, in verses Like Isaiah 9:6. But it seems to me that Isaiah made statements about a false prophet in 9:15: ...the prophets who teach lies are ...
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How did literature contemporaneous to the New Testament understand the "Second Death"?

The term "second death" appears four times in Scripture, all in Revelation (all NKJV, emphasis added): He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes ...
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Could the Revelation have happened right when Jesus died?

Forgive my ignorance but is there any possibility that all the prophecies in the Book of Revelation occurred right when Jesus died? This may be a foolish question but I think there are some good ...
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According to Trinitarians, who is seated on the Throne and who takes His scroll from His right hand, in Rev 4 and 5?

In Revelation 4 we see the Lord God Almighty sitting on the throne of heaven, who is described as the Creator of all things: Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; ...
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Why does the Book of Revelation allocate such a subordinate role to the Holy Spirit?

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: Receiving the Book of Revelation “God” gave the visions of Revelation to “Jesus Christ” ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

There are some strange numbers in Revelation. For example: The seven Spirits of God (Rev 4:5); Exactly 12,000 are sealed from each of the 12 tribes of Jerusalem (Rev 7:4). The blood flows out of the ...
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Is the Book of Revelation the only place in Scripture teaching eternal torment? [duplicate]

Revelation 20:10 depicts hell in the following manner (NKJV, emphasis mine): The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And ...
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Is the seal of the living God in Revelation 7:1-3 the same as the seal Paul wrote about (Eph 1:13; Eph 4:30; 2 Cor 1:22; cf. 1 John 4:13)?

In Revelation 7:1-3, four angels are holding back the four winds of destruction, Then a fifth angel "ascends" with the "seal of the living God." He then commands the other four ...
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Does Revelation 3:10 really confirm the rapture before beast mark?

Revelation 3:10 states: 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the ...
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How do those who believe that salvation cannot be lost interpret Revelation 3:14-22?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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A time, times and half a time

This period of time is mentioned in Daniel and in Revelation, do they refer to the same period in history or are there dissonant interpretations? Further, is John explicitly referring to Daniel or he ...
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Which church denomination has a very strong emphasis on the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation?

I was wondering which church denominations have a very strong emphasis in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation since it seems they are linked to one another?
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Could the intentional killing of civilians in primarily Christian Ukraine be included in symbolism within the book of Revelation?

On the English Wikipedia page for Ukraine, the following demographics are presented: Since the country is 87.3% Christian, the intentional targeting of civilians constitutes the intentional targeting ...
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According to Christians who believe that we cannot pray to Jesus, are we allowed to communicate to Jesus via song?

I know there are some Christians who believe that praying to Jesus is not allowed, and only praying to God(the Father) is allowed, such as certain Biblical Unitarian groups who teach that Jesus was ...
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Does Aquinas's version of the beatific vision contradict the resurrection of the body and the new creation?

If I have understood the Supplement to the Third Part of Aquinas's monumental Summa Theologica correctly, Aquinas argues that, following the Last Judgement, the redeemed bask in the light of God's ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse? [closed]

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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Is the Antichrist supposed to be a human or a demon?

In futurist interpretations of Revelation, is the Antichrist (or the "Beast from the Sea") considered an evil human, or a demon in human form? I've seen unsourced claims that he's supposed ...
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Book on "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"

I'm looking for a reference book on the 7 churches of Revelation. I thought that the title of the book was "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"; but I cannot find anything ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Revelation 21?

This question is an extension of my previous question How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Ephesians 2:20?. I encourage the reader to read ...
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Do/which Christians believe they hear from God?

Note: I truly do not mean to reopen debate about cessationism or ask about the basis of it or contrary views. I'm just asking about terms and how this one would be classified. The Question Is hearing ...
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What does Trinitarian Protestantism understand by the 'filling up of the wrath of God'?

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. [Revelation 15:1 KJV] Some (see 'Revelation' by John ...
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Did identifying various things as the Mark of the Beast only start in late 1900s?

The earliest example that I could easily find of something being identified as the Mark of the Beast is the barcode in the 1970s, and since then numerous other candidates have appeared. Is this ...
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What is the view of Reformed Protestantism on those who were 'numbered with' the apostles but did not, as did Paul, receive Peter's approbation?

Paul, alone, receives the strong approbation of Peter and obtains Peter's clear emphasis that Paul's writings are 'scripture : ... even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given ...
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What answer do continuationists have to the seven mentions of 'miracles/signs/wonders' in Revelation?

The Greek word semeion is the word most commonly translated 'sign' or 'miracle' in the English bible. It is the word which is very prominent in John's gospel account, in which it occurs a significant ...
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Why do some people speak in 'tongues' , which have to be interpreted, when angels do not?

Prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, angels spoke to Zechariah, to Joseph and to Mary. After his birth, angels spoke to shepherds, then to Joseph and Mary together, and then to Joseph again (four times)...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist interpret the father's seal in Revelation 7:3?

According to Ellen G White 's commentary on Revelation 7(Manuscript 27.1899)(7BC 970.2) she says that those who would receive the father's seal are Sabbath keepers. Revelation 7:3 NIV 3 “Do not harm ...
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Are there any instances in the Old Testament of a person receiving genuine visions, and then later turning to lies and fabricating visions?

There's an instance in the history of one church in particular where it's held that one man had genuine visions from God, but that at a later point in his life after having been excommunicated he ...
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What precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation' of fundamental truths about Deity?

In an answer to a Question regarding Deity the answer relies on the BoM (see LDS) to explain what is seen in Genesis : And God said, Let us make man in our image [Genesis 1:26 KJV] And God saith, `...
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In premillennialism, who returns to the earth with Jesus before his 1000 year reign?

According to premillennialism, who exactly is coming with Jesus when He comes back to earth for the 1,000 years? Is it the saved saints that didn't get the mark of the beast on their hands or ...
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