Do I need to study the symbolic book of Revelation? Aren’t the gospels and the apostles’ letters enough for salvation?

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Although some denominations don’t put enough emphasis on studying the book of Revelation, others even discourage Bible students to study it, God has placed a very important message for the believers in it. Please note that:

A.The book of Revelation has never been sealed (ch. 22:10). The age long controversy between Christ and Satan, plus the devil’s strategies and last-day devious plans, are exposed in this book. Satan cannot easily trap people who are aware of his lying deceptions in advance, so he hopes people will believe that it is sealed.

B. The very name “Revelation” means “unveiling,” “opening,” or “revealing” the complete opposite of being sealed. It always has been wide open.

C. This book is Jesus‘ book in a obvious way. It begins with the following, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” It even gives a word picture of Him in chapter 1:13-16. No other book of the Bible reveals Jesus and His last-day instructions and plans for His work and His people as does this book.

D. This book is mainly written for and geared to the people of today, just before Jesus’ return (ch. 1:1-3; 3:11; 22:6, 7, 12, 20).

E. A special blessing is pronounced upon those who read this book and heed its counsel (ch. 1:3 22:7).

F. It describes God’s end-time people and church with great detail. It makes the Bible come to life when you see the last-day events given in the book happening before your eyes. It also gives the message that God’s church should be preaching in the end days (ch. 14:6-14).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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