A Cogent Unfolding of Revelation
What is the most daunting book in the New Testament? For most people it is the book of Revelation. Once people get beyond chapter three it’s “bits and pieces”: Grab a tidbit here or apiece of a chapter over there, but understand the overall flow of the book? You have to be kidding!
There are also those who pick and choose in order to make Revelation fit their particular fanciful end-time scenario. I’ve watched these scenarios that thrust the “present” geopolitical state of affairs into the various visions come and go over the last forty years. Sometimes several such scenarios are being set forth by different “prophetic experts” at the same time.
Too there are the preterits. They claim that the visions have already been fulfilled in history. Got Questions notes that “the preterist interpretation of Scripture regards the book of Revelation as a symbolic picture of first-century conflicts, not a description of what will occur in the end times.” That view leaves me scratching my head.
My Approach to Unfolding John’s Visions
Now, I do not claim to have all the answers when it comes to interpreting the book of Revelation. However, in my book, Unveiling John’s Visions: An Intelligible Unfolding of the Book of Revelation I have attempted to us sound principles of biblical interpretation. The following is taken from the preface to my book.