The Book of Revelation is recognized as apocalyptic literature, narrating a prophet’s symbolic visions that revealed God’s heavenly perspective on human history and current events so that the present could be viewed in light of history’s final outcome.
It was written as a circular letter to the seven churches in Asia Minor, which were under heavy persecution, to challenge them, and Christians of every generation, to faithfulness until Jesus returns. The letter reveals history’s pattern and that every human kingdom eventually becomes Babylon and must be resisted in the power of the slain Lamb. God’s promise is that Jesus will return one day to remove evil from this world and make all things new.
The classes will survey different interpretive approaches to the book; as well as highlight its relevance for Christian discipleship today.