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This lesson will introduce you to the Book of Revelation...the last book in the New Testament. 

It is impossible for a short lesson such as this to cover all the thoughts, ideas and instructions that are contained in this book. 

We encourage you to read the Revelation word for word; over and over.  Many of the things that John hears and sees in this vision are not explained in the text.  However, we believe that you will find the overall message to be very clear.


After completing this lesson, you will be better prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What is the central theme of the Revelation?
  • When would the events of the Revelation begin to take place?
  • What promises are given to those who are faithful to God and to Christ?
  • What will happen to those who are not faithful to God and to Christ?

About this Lesson:

This lesson starts with a preface that gives some examples from Old Testament prophecy.  In addition, there is a brief summary of certain world events occurring prior to and shortly after the writing of the Revelation.  It also gives some background on Jesus' teachings that are referred to in the Revelation.

After the preface, this lesson has several questions on each chapter of the Revelation to assist you in your study and understanding of the text.

Do Not Add To...Or Take Away:

At the end of the Book of Revelation, it contains this message:

"I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book."  Revelation 22:18-20 (New American Standard Version)

Adding to the Revelation or taking away words from the Revelation are very serious matters.  As a result, we have attempted in this lesson to let the Revelation speak to us as it was written.  We have tried to refrain from speculating on things that are not made clear in the text or in the rest of scripture. 

We do try to bring in other scriptures...especially New Testament letters that may have been circulating among the churches at or prior to the time that the Revelation was written.

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If you have not done so already, we suggest that you fully complete Lesson 1- The Gospel prior to beginning this lesson.

Ready to Begin?

Click here to begin the "Preface Section" of this lesson.

 Preface The Revelation