Is Revelations the blueprint for the end of the world?

Update:

Does it outline all that is to happen?

Update 2:

They put this in Rap and Hip Hop... LMAO BTW< I don't rate answers for my questions other than picking the best...

Update 3:

As I was admonished, it's Revelation, not Revelations. My apology, I do know better. Fat fingers are a curse...

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  • 6 years ago
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    NO!

    Revelation is the least Christian book in the Bible. It’s not to be used in a sermon in some churches. It was thrown into canon at the last moment.

    The writing style is a form of Jewish poetry popular during Jewish exile and oppression. John wrote it while in exile on Patmos after being persecuted by the Roman Empire. It’s full of codes and symbols to by pass the oppressors. The big problem is that people who don’t have a PHds in ancient near east languages, can make any kind of interpretation out of the text. The book is largely a message of hope for the Christian being persecuted.

    There are approximately 230 Greek manuscripts available for the reconstructing of the original reading of Revelation.

    The rapture is a misunderstood concept as well. It talks about Jesus and Satan in a battle at the end. That’s not a Christian theme creating a dualistic approach to Christianity. The faith is not dualistic. Nobody knows when and if the world will be destroyed. It’s a great way to end the Bible. Take a boo at this website:

    The Most Embarrassing Book In The Bible

    http://www.andrewcorbett.net/meb-ad.html

    Source(s): NT Wright; Melvynn Bragg and various authors.
  • 6 years ago

    Hopefully you realize that there is no book in the Bible called "Revelations". The name of the books is "Revelation" (singular). That is because the book contains only one "revelation" and that - as stated in the opening of the book - is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Who he is and what he is doing in the world.

    Probably the most common understanding of the book of Revelation is that it deals with events that will happen at the very close of this era in human history, in the last generation before the return of Jesus to the earth. (Though that is a concept that only become popular in the last couple hundred years.)

    The book of Revelation, along with the parallel teachings of Jesus in the Olivet Discourse, does appear the contain a mixture of prophecies. Some of them (as stated by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse) were to happen during the lifetime of the original disciples. Those included things like the destruction of Temple and the scattering of the Jewish people in 70 to 74 AD. While other events appear to refer to the future return of Christ.

    That is not unusual in the scriptures. Whenever a prophet gave a prophecy about the distance future, he was also to give a prophecy that would be fulfilled in his lifetime. If the "lifetime" prophecy failed, they would reject the future prophecy as false also. So Jesus gave BOTH a "lifetime" and a future prophecy in his Olivet Discourse.

    As such, we should expect that the book of Revelation should reflect both events from the time of its authorship and the immediate future, and then events of the future. There are many scholars who see the immediate events in the parts of Revelation before chapter 12, and believe it is speaking of the persecution that would arise under the Roman Emperors, who was the anti-christ of the book. While the later chapters jump ahead to the return of Jesus.

    So not all scholars agree that the entire book of Revelation is an outline of events just before the return of Jesus.

    And if it is an outline of that time, it does not outline "all" that is to happen. It only outlines the events that will be important to the return of Jesus. There will certain be major events during that time not mentions in Revelation because they will nor have anything to do with the return of Jesus.

  • Moi
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    No. Scripture states dozens of times that the world will never end.

    Ecc 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    Isa 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

    Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    In the KJV the Greek word "aion" (a-HEE-on) refers to a lengthy or extended period of time. Compare English "eon".

    It does NOT translate into world

    This text....

    Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just

    ...should say "the end of the age" - not world - and it refers to the end of the age of the law and the beginning of the New Covenant in Jesus Christ

    YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND SCRIPTURE UNTIL YOU REALIZE THIS

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    a) it's "Revelation" genius.

    b) It was a coded rant against the then-current Roman empire for their then-current "persecution" of christians. Sort of a, "some day you're gonna get yours!" kind of rant. The Roman Empire disappeared a very long time ago. None of that stuff was "prophecy," and none of it is ever going to happen. Deal with it.

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  • PPP777
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    Revelation is certainly end time prophesy and is very closely linked with the book of Daniel .

  • 6 years ago

    If someone posted that Revelation rubbish here, it would receive a violation for ranting

  • 6 years ago

    Scriptures don't know what they a talking about.

  • 6 years ago

    A Bible prophecy site with tons of information - http://www.arewelivinginthelastdays.com/

  • 6 years ago

    Interesting answers...

  • 6 years ago

    no it is the rantings of a mentally ill person suffering from religious mania

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