A major difficulty in understanding Revelation is figuring out what time period the book is predicting. The preterist view says that nearly all the book… Read More »Insight #220 — “Soon” and “Near” in Revelation
Interpretation of Revelation
Upon hearing such absurdities as Barak Obama being the Antichrist, we may feel like rejecting all efforts to find fulfillment of Bible prophecy. We may… Read More »Insight #188 — Any Specific Predictions in Revelation?
Does Revelation predict 1,260 days of tribulation after the church is gone? Or, does it predict 1,260 years of persecution while the church is still… Read More »Insight #182 — Futurist vs. Historical View
“Time, times, and half a time.” Last month we saw evidence that this predicts 1,260 years of Roman Papal power in the Middle Ages. Of… Read More »Insight #178 — Which View Fits: Preterist or Historical?
Who can make a prediction centuries ahead of time? Can God do that? Is God limited by our “felt needs”? Can God make a prediction… Read More »Insight #167 — Preterism Built on Fast Gratification
Tim LaHaye, in “Revelation Unveiled,” claims that “For the most part, all who believe the Bible to be literal are premillennialists” (page 331). Such a… Read More »Insight #93 — Who Interprets Revelation Literally?
Some believe that Revelation was written about 68 A.D. Others believe it was written about 96 A.D. Why the big difference? It’s a matter of… Read More »Insight #80 — When Was Revelation Written?
One method of interpreting the book of Revelation is called the “spiritual,” “allegorical” or “idealist” method. This method sees most of the symbols of Revelation… Read More »Insight #67 — Revelation: Parable or Prophecy?