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What is Revelation?

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What is Revelation? What is revelation? There are many different uses of the word revelation. It can be the speech act of making something evident, an enlightening or astonishing disclosure or a communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency. The last book of the New Testament contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world. The author of this book tells us his name is John. However, the John of Revelation does not claim to be a disciple or to have known Jesus. Scholars have said that John of Revelation was a significant figure in the early church in the Roman province of Asia Minor. The Book of Revelation contains some vivid and disturbing imagery, and many scholars describe it as an angry text. ...read more.


The book is Revelation is also known as "The Revelation of John" and "St. Johns Apocalypse." The Book of Revelation is the primary source of inspiration of Christian prophecy believers. The last book and only apocalypse in the New Testament, it was likely written in the last decade of the first century, during a period of great turmoil after the destruction of the second Jewish Temple by the Romans in 70 A.D. Biblical scholars are sceptical of the historical claim that the Apostle John was its author. Millions of Christians have taken the events so vividly described in Revelation as a blueprint for what will happen in the last days as God brings an end to this world. But beyond that, many ideas and symbols from Revelation have found a place in the wider culture, including: the Mark of the Beast, represented by ...read more.


Revelation can also be the communication of a truth, from god to man, that is not discernable by the unaided human intellect, the differentiation of pneumatic consciousness, or some revealed knowledge from God to your spirit. The Latin word revelation is a translation of the Greek word, apokalypsis, which means "taking away the veil." The Book of Revelation is an example of the apocalyptic genre, which explains current happenings by means of a heavenly interpreter so that the reader understands the real importance of what is going on. The idea of revelation in theology is that what is revealed either could not have been discovered by unaided human reason or would have taken the reason too long to discover. A revelation is simply what God tells us about himself or a message from God. It is a revealing of what was previously unknown, disclosure of God's nature and will. ?? ?? ?? ?? Samantha Turner ...read more.

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