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The Book Of Revelation

 

Those who interpret Revelations usually fall in to one of four groups:

  • Idealistic Approach
    • Idealists strip away the predictive value of the book and believe that the book is the timeless tale of good versus evil with good being triumphant. They do not believe it represents actual events.
  • Historical Approach
    • Historicists believe that Revelations describes and is fulfilled in the history of the church. Please go th "View points of the Seven Churches" page.
      • The messenger is Paul, the Church Age is 53-170, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Ephesus.
      • The messenger is Irenaeus, the Church Age is 170-312, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Smyrna.
      • The messenger is Martin, the Church Age is 312-606, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Pergamos.
      • The messenge is Columba, the Church Age is 606-1520, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Thyatira.
      • The messenger is Martin Luther, the Church Age is 1520-1750, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Sardis.
      • The messenger is John Wesley, the Church Age is 1750-1906, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Philadelphia.
      • The messenger is William Branham, the Church Age is 1908-????, and Revelation describes this age in the Letter to Laodicea.
  • Futuristic Approach
      • Futurists believe the book relates end times. That it describes great tribulation which will be followed by Christís reign, the advent of Godís kingdom, the Last Judgment, and an eternal state. Futurists usually believe in one of the followin
        •  Post-Tribulation in which the church remains on earth during the tribulation
        •  Pre-Tribulation in which Christians are raptured before the tribulation.
        •  Mid-Tribulation in which Christians are raptured in the middle of the tribulation.
  • Preterists believe that the events have already taken place because the time period was the first century. (This interpretation seems to be incorrect because Jesus did not come back when Rome fell).

It is our belief that the events that are discribed in Revelation are future events and the reasons for this interpretation are explained as we progress with the study.

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RCR Ministries was born out of a sincere desire to help all who seek God to find Him. It is our hope that by providing you with sound interpretation of the scriptures along with the historical background that you will gain a foundation of God's word that will lead you to a un-shakable personal relationship with him. A realtionship where by you will experience a steadfast confidence  in His love, compassion, and grace.  Learn More

Our Goal

It is our desire to study the word of God by keeping it in context with all the teachings of the Bible. We strive to not add to or take away from God's Holy Word. Instead, we will ask you to move through the old and new testaments that weave the rich fabric that is the Word of God. We stand on His Holy Word which is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The New International Version is used unless otherwise stated.

Before You Begin

Dear Heavenly Father,

Praise and glory to the one true Living God, the alpha and the omega. Holy, Holy, Holy is   your   name.   Thank   you Father, for your son Jesus Christ who redeemed us from our sins. And thank you for this day and everything you have brought to me. May my prayer rise to you as sweet incense from the alter. I ask that you guide me, Father, through your Word. Please open my heart and mind to recieve your word and please reveal your Holy Truth. Please dwell in me and help me to live each day of my life in keeping with your Word. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ, I pray and ask it. Amen.