By Duane S. Crowther
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Interpreting the Book of Revelation is a detailed and documented analysis of the most challenging book of the Bible, prepared by Duane S. Crowther, a Bible scholar with a graduate degree in the Old and New Testaments from Brigham Young University. John’s Revelation extends from before the creation to the end of this earth’s temporal existence. This profound discussion covers the pre-mortal war in heaven, John’s messages to the Churches in his day, explanations of the angelic trumps, and the opening of the seven seals. Drawing numerous interpretive insights from other LDS scriptures, it deals with the terrible plagues of the last days, the “beast” who will oppose the Lord’s work, and implications of the prophetic number 666. It also describes the temple to be built in Jerusalem, the Battle of Armageddon, the fate of the great and abominable church, the fall and destruction of Rome, the second coming of Christ, the first and second resurrections, the millennium, the Battle of Gog and Magog, the great “White Throne” judgment, the eventual dissolution of the temporal earth, the descent of the Old and New Jerusalems, and eternal life in the “new heaven and the new earth.” “The Revelation of St. John the Divine,” (as it is named in the King James version of the Bible), contains many thought-provoking but challenging statements and allusions. Interpreting the Book of Revelation opens the door to many avenues of doctrine and history from those scriptural statements which can be pursued and pondered in depth by your further study. There are numerous conflicting interpretations of John’s Revelation in the world today. This talk avoids discussing those conflicts in depth. Instead, it focuses on the numerous historical and last-days insights that can be drawn with confidence from this profound book of scripture.
(Talk length: 76 minutes)