Revelation, Not Revelations.
As a Bible college graduate, I really shouldn’t be saying this. But I need to be honest.
The more times I read the book of Revelation, the more confused I become. I understand that this is a book about things to come and I do not doubt that these things will come to pass. Nevertheless, I, like many before me, find myself trying to fit current happenings into the pages of this book.
As a Christian, I fully realize that I must be ready at all times. Furthermore, I understand that no one will know the day or the hour that Christ will return. But I want to be careful not to add to Scripture by dreaming up what the words may or may not be saying.
I think of the various denominations and fellowships out there, and the many pastors who I have heard speak from this book. Each one seemingly to have the truth, but each having a slightly varying account. I understand that they are all more studied than I.
And yet, how do they get so many pieces of the account misinterpreted in comparison to their colleagues?
Which opinion is correct? Who has the right interpretation?
I am certain that one would need to be an expert at ALL Scripture in order to even scrape the surface of Revelation. Even then, it would seem that one would still have to wait and see some of its words come to life, before anything really made sense?
Maybe I’ll have it figured out once I’m finished my Master’s degree?
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