A case for the futurist interpretation of the book of revelation introduction while previous generations of dispensational interpreters may have enjoyed the luxury of the widespread assumption that the book of revelation primarily concerns future events, such a golden age has now come to an end. It is therefore unnecessary to dwell on particulars of the plagues, for the significance is god uses. Reviewed by alex soto when a marriage covenant has been breached by harlotry, offended spouses can pursue divorce. Commentary to revelation free online downloadable pdf. Pdf revelation four views a parallel commentary download. Some see three of the four views, according to pate 19 in revelation 1. It completely out classes pates book four views on the book of revelation and the broadman press book revelation. An honest evaluation of the four views of the book of the revelation leads to the conclusion that the futurist view aligns most closely with our overall understanding of scripture and events in history as we have observed them. Assumptions common to many who participate in discussing the i ssue incl ude the authorshi p of t he book by john the ap ostle, the date. It gives balanced commentary in parallel columns from four viewpoints. Revelation four views a parallel commentary pdf epub download. In this lecture, bibleteacher steve gregg discusses in detail four views of revelation. No other book gives such extensive coverage of how the church has. Revelation, four views, a parallel commentary steve gregg.
Revelation depicts the reality of god, thereality of the existence of man, and the reality of the flow of history more precisely in its use of poetic illustrations than human realism could ever achieve. The four parallel columns allow the reader to compare the views and hopefully identify the strengths and weaknesses of each. Read revelation four views a parallel commentary online, read in mobile or kindle. If you are interested in that level of detail, there are a number of fine resource materials available. Four views is a comprehensive, evenhanded resource that offers a clear, fair presentation of four of the most important interpretations of the book, allowing you to evaluate and. Revelation 4 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. A parallel commentary covers the traditional views in an evenhanded fashion. That book allowed the proponents of each of four different views to present an overall summary of their approach to the book of revelation. Download revelation four views a parallel commentary ebook free in pdf and epub format.
Revelation four views a parallel commentary book of revelation. This is a parallel commentary wherein gregg proceeds sectionbysection through revelation, offering interpretations in parallel columns from four different perspectives. Background information, origins, sources, pros and cons are all provided in introductions and sidebyside analysis. Feb 25, 2015 perhaps no book of the bible has generated more controversy than revelation. It is the first book that many new to the bible want to study, while it is often neglected by mature. Four parallel columns present the information you need on these key views, and inform you about outstand. Also, you can read online revelation four views a parallel commentary full book. The four major schools of prophetic interpretation if we are to have any success in being free of the inertia of preconceived ideas, if we hope to be aware of our own hidden biases, we must first try to identify them. Revelation, four views, by steve gregg, provides a parallel commentary on all of these four major views without any apparent bias. This view has is roots in the reformation and all reformers were historicists.
A handy commentary that offers a running comparison of four basic approaches to the interpreation of revelation. Four parallel columns present the information you need on these key views, and inform you about outstanding commentators on the book of revelation. Four views on the book of revelation counterpoints. Thus, those who are familiar with suffering will likely have a better handle on this book than others. Revelation four views a parallel commentary free download as pdf file. Four views of revelation class outline ray wimsett. Revelation, four views, a parallel commentary steve. No other book gives such extensive coverage of how the church has understood revelation over. For each, he presents the basic approach, strengths of the approach and weaknesses of the approach. What is the futurist interpretation of the book of revelation. How can we understand the book of revelation and its many interpretations. No other book gives such extensive coverage of how the church has understood revelation over the centuries. The four major schools of prophetic interpretation.
To jerry and sherry roberts thank you for your faithful friendship and love for our lord and my family. A commentary on the book of the revelation edgar cayce readings 1971, 19932015 by the edgar cayce foundation 8 by the physical attributes of. Download full revelation four views a parallel commentary book in pdf, epub, mobi and all ebook format. You and your family are a blessing beyond description to us and so many others. The idealist view teaches that revelation describes in symbolic language the battle throughout the ages between god and satan and good against evil. The complete idiots guide to the book of revelation. The fourcolumn format makes this an easy read for lay people, pastors, and scholars alike.
A case for the futurist interpretation of the book of revelation introduction while previous generations of dispensational interpreters may have enjoyed the luxury of the widespread assumption that the book of revelation primarily concerns future events, such a. God revealed the entire church age in advance through the symbolic visions of the apocalypse 1. An exegetical commentary on revelation liberating lions. It fittingly has the last place ending the scriptures and gods revelation to man. Revelation by steve gregg 20, paperback, revised for.
But now we have one of the most helpful studies on revelation that i have seen. The book ends with confirmations of authenticity by god, christ and john. Patrick zukeran presents a summary of four of the major approaches to interpreting the book of revelation and its meaning for the end times. Revelation by steve gregg 20, paperback, revised for sale. Historicist churchhistorical, preterist contemporaryhistorical, futurist prophetic. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Each view is related to the coming millennial reign of jesus christ in his earthly kingdom promised to the nation of israel. There are four main views or ways that the book of revelation is interpreted. Four views of revelation class outline ray wimsett interpretive approaches i. The book of revelation is the only book in the new testament that begins by specifically stating its source, the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave to himand signified it by his angel to his servant john rev.
A parallel commentary covers the traditional views in an. Cyril barber in the ministers library volume 3 has some cautions on a popular book edited by steve gregg, steve, ed. A commentary of the book of revelation bible truth. Frw, isbn 1401676219, isbn 9781401676216, brand new, free shipping in the us covers the traditional views of the book of revelation from historicist, preterist, futurist, and idealist perspectives. The book of revelation introduction the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servantsthings which must shortly take place. Essex assistant professor of bible exposition the relevance of the book of revelation to the issue of the timing of the rapture is unquestioned. Throughout church history, there have been four different views regarding the book of revelation. An argument of the book of revelation part 1 david malick. Introduction, analysis and commentary on the book of revelation by oral edmond collins 2. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the, and sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. We hope this commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. This book is a tremendous tool for anyone wishing to understand how different schools of interpretation approach the book of revelation. The four views of interpretation are summarized in the following chart see also bibliography. Perhaps no book of the bible has generated more controversy than revelation.
Now with one open book the student can compare the four major approaches to revelation in a convenient, condensed, accessible format. Thomas neslon publishers, 1997 in the preterists view the great. One modern day interpertation of the events of revelation is a. Your roadmap to four welltraveled routes through the book of revelation. Also available electronically from logos bible software.
Four views is a comprehensive, evenhanded resource that offers a clear, fair presentation of four of the most important interpretations of the book, allowing you to evaluate. Most 4 views books on the book of revelation compare and contrast dispensational premil. This book by gregg, on the other hand, is a detailed, versebyverse commentary, with the text divided into paragraphs, and each paragraph followed by four parallel columns. Revelation sparks considerable disagreement between various expositors as to its significance. This interest grew even stronger when i began to teach the book of revelation in a bible school on java and wrote a commentary on revelation in the indonesian language. Three viewpoints pates book is much more affordable and it is the book that i recommended to my class, but only due to cost. When i was given the opportunity to write this article for acts, john kennedy mentioned the book, revelation four views a parallel commentary by steve. A commentary on the book of the revelation edgar cayce readings 1971, 19932015 by the edgar cayce foundation 8 by the physical attributes of that progenerated from those bringing such an action.
Four views, in a unique and userfriendly format, is a real alternative for serious study of the book of revelation. Revelation thomas nelson pdf four views, a parallel commentary. Gregg the narrow path ministries is an acknowledged authority on this topic, having authored the book, revelation four views. Explore the four traditional interpretations of the book of revelation in this indepth, versebyverse overview. Luminaries of the past who took this view would have to include john wycliffe, john knox, william. Steve gregg, director of the great commission school in oregon, has produced a valuable and enlightening contribution to revelation studies.875 138 1301 425 561 1425 706 853 1519 751 1350 903 678 1363 604 1393 1133 582 1417 470 590 1147 1011 1226 1001 1022 819 977 980 1050 661 1156