Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Introduction Part 2

So God wants us to understand the Book of Revelation. The name of the book tells us this.

As well, the purpose of Scripture supports this truth. God inspired individuals to write His Word because He wanted to communicate with us. God has spoken to us through the Scriptures. The New Testament was written in the language of the common people. The Bible commends the believers in Berea. In Acts it says, "These (the Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11, King James Version)

As individuals, we should read the Bible for ourselves. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to reveal to us spiritual truth. We can learn from others. I hope you learn some truths from this blog. But we should not just accept whatever people tell us. We need to check that what they say agrees with what the Bible teaches. The Bible warns us that there are those who use religion as a means to spread falsehood. We should be on guard.

Also, no man has perfect understanding of Scripture. We all hold to ideas that we think are based upon Scripture that are incorrect. There are many truths that are clearly taught in many passages in the Bible about which we can be certain. There are other truths that are less clear. In these areas, we need to be open minded. We should consider what others say about these things and check what we believe against what is written in the Bible.

God has given us His Word, including the Book of Revelation, because He wants us to understand eternal truths.


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