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Bible Study: The Book of the Revelation – LESSON 1: Introduction and Chapter 1

Calvary Bible Church Bible Study

The Book of the Revelation

 

LESSON 1:  Introduction and Chapter 1

As we begin our study of the Book of the Revelation, you need to know where I am coming from in terms of theological viewpoint.  As you probably know, every Biblical commentator has a certain viewpoint that they operate from, which directly affects and influences how they deal with the Scriptures (and associated information).  The fancy way of describing my view would be to say that I am a “Pre-Millennial Fundamentalist”.  What that really means is that I believe that the majority of the events described in the Revelation occur immediately prior to a literal 1,000 year earthly reign of Christ, followed by the Eternal Kingdom.  I take the Bible literally, knowing that there is symbolism and allegory in God’s Word, but believing that what God specifically says is what He really means.  For example, I believe that there will be a real, literal “mark of the Beast” that people will choose to take at some point during the events of the 70th “week” of Daniel.  Although many modern commentators choose to teach that such material is only symbolic, I believe that God meant what He said, and that we need to be aware of the fact that a time will come when the people of the earth will have to knowingly choose whether or not to accept the mark of God’s enemy. Continue Reading Here