Navigating the Book of Revelation: Special Studies on Important Issues is the first book produced from my Revelation Commentary Project's research. This is not a commentary on Revelation. Rather, in it the student of Revelation will find fifteen special studies on key issues that are helpful for working his way through John's mysterious book. Some of the studies are technical studies; some are more general. All offer important insights into the redemptive-historical preterist interpretation of Revelation.
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In this work you will see how John put on the mantle of the Old Testament prophet to confront Israel in her rebellion. You will understand his anger with Israel, paralleling John the Baptist, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.
You will learn how he denounces Israel for her persecuting Christians and how he "excommunicates" the temple as an idol for Israel. You will learn much about Israel's involvement with Rome against young Christianity. You will also find answers to perplexing questions, such as: "Why did John send such a Hebraic book to Asian Christians?"
In addition, you will find an important Appendix that resoundingly answers the charge of Anti-Semitism, which is often hurled at preterism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO PRETERISM
1. A.D. 70 and Redemptive History
2. The Date of Revelation
3. Interpretive Approaches to Revelation
PART 2: SPECIAL ISSUES IN REVELATION
4. The Sealed Scroll as a Divorce Certificate
5. The Jewish Persecution of Christianity
6. The "Cast Out" Temple
7. The Jewish Temple as Idol
8. Hebrew Riddles, 666, and Asian Christians
9. The Land Beast and the High Priestly Aristocracy
10. The Jewish Temple and the Beast's Throne
11. Jerusalem and the Babylonian Harlot
12. The Harlot's Dress and Jerusalem's Decor
13. Nero and the Beast that "Was"
14. The Martyr's Millennium
15. New Creation and New Covenant
Anti-Semitism and Preterism
Subject and Name Index
Posted by Bob Allen, RE Covenant PCA, Columbia. You were there for a conference many years ago. on 27th Aug 2015
This book is a good review & condensed summary of the Preterist position. It won't convince a diehard dispensationalist but will give a sensitive heart something to ponder. It would be a good resource for a small (2-3) group disillusioned with dispensationalism & wanting to consider an alternative. I have been in a PCA congregation for nearly 40 yrs & the young people don't have the same baggage I did.
Having come out of the mid-Western IFCA churches 45 yrs ago, their main tenet of faith in Revelaion is that it was written A.D. 90-100 so they conclude audiences are mainly Gentile, the destruction of temple had nothing to to do with the apostasy of the Jews, the Romans were the bad guys and Christians & Jews therefore have a common faith. It took me 5 years of study to change & then came the pain of leaving (tossed out?) the old & joining the RPCES.
Posted by Elaine on 2nd Feb 2013
I am really enjoying my Revelation study time aided by this book. Every word I view with importance.
Posted by Gary G. on 22nd Aug 2012
Your position and arguments make a lot of (Biblical) sense.