A Study of the End Times - Revelation PM
# 14 - The Seven Trumpets of Judgment 06/03/2018
Many Baptists are surprised when they discuss the book of Revelation with a Christian friend or relative and discover that while their friend or relative may believe the Bible, they do not hold to a literal interpretation of the book of Revelation. Being aware of other viewpoints may enable us to intelligently talk to those around us and perhaps even influence others to more actively study God's Word.
There are basically four views held concerning the book of Revelation: No time, Past, Now, Future One view is Allegorical (No time): This approach, views Revelation as a story showing that Christianity will ultimately prevail over evil. It is held by Post- Millennialists and gained followers during the Puritan age as it was preached by Anglicans like Daniel Whitby and Jonathan Edwards. Edwards saw America as being used of God to bring about millennial conditions on the earth. It is also held by many Presbyterians like the late Dr. James Kennedy. Many who hold this are trying to bring about the settings for the Lord to return. Another view is Preterist (Past time): This view looks at Revelation as an account of conflicts in the early church and shows that Christianity was guided through its trials by God who wanted to preserve the true faith. This camp looks at Matthew 24-25 as past tense and would put Revelation in the same category as Judges, Ruth and the book of Acts, inspired and applicable but not prophetic.