The book of revelation is one of the plainest books god ever caused to be written. This very powerful and dynamic teachingtool on the book of revelation shines a light on the symbolism and the mysteries of god revealed to mankind in this great book. This commentary presents a comprehensive analysis of johns book through the lens of the lds doctrine and mormon experience. Seeing the book of revelation as a book of revelation. Elder mcconkie once said, if you have already fallen in love with johns presentation of the plan of salvation as it is set out in the apocalypse, you are one of the favored few in the church. The book of mormon affirms that john was foreordained. Applying the best available sources of commentary from a variety of scholars, donald and jay parry show that the book of revelation is meant for us to.
Additional scholarly commentaries about revelation have stated. Volumes of commentary have been written around it in order to increase our understanding. The bible dictionary of the lds edition of the king james bible places the fall near 4000 b. Such is the view of the latterday saints relative to this most misunderstood of all scriptural accounts. The book of revelation encourages followers of jesus christ to remain faithful in the midst of persecution and. The book of revelation, part 1 the book of revelation is rich in symbolism, so much so, that most christians find it difficult to understand. In spite of the fearful events described in these chapters, there are great reasons to hope and rejoice. He describes himself as their brother in the family of god. A message to the latterday saints from the book of revelation. So, the book of mormon, brought forth through the prophet joseph smith, teaches us that we were meant to have johns description of the events leading up to the. The book of revelation, also called revelation to john or apocalypse of john is the last canonical book of the new testament in the bible. This commentary has been through advanced checking. Seeing the book of revelation as a book of revelation, ensign, dec.
Hence its title in english, the book of revelation or the uncovering or unveiling. Revelation the dragon, two beasts, and the mark lds. In revelation 1216, john described in some detail the war that satan wages against god and his faithful saints, which began in the premortal world and continues in mortality. Mcconkie, understanding the book of revelation, ensign september 1975. As already noted, the prophet preached rather extensively about this book, giving inspired commentary and interpretation as led by the spirit. Book of revelation mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. You can find the best commentary on revelation for. God delivered his messages in the form of images housed within discrete visions, with each symbol explaining, exposing, or emphasizing various aspects of the message conveyed. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them.
A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. For further explanation of jesus christs worthiness, see the commentaries for john. Williams, p 115 and the number of the beast, tyndale bulletin 58, no. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints 114,508 views. The apostle john, the beloved disciple of jesus christ, is the author of this book. We suppose that many of these things are preserved on the brass plates, and we know that when the sealed portion of the book of mormon comes forth, all things. It is the only biblical book that is wholly composed of apocalyptic literature. John the revelator assured his readers that although satan makes. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. The revelation of john the apostle byu new testament. Revelation 12 to 22 he that overcometh shall inherit. Additional passages of scripture located in the book of mormon and the.807 1652 593 683 387 102 23 885 1337 1007 486 756 939 69 1589 999 966 1375 857 1127 1387 720 990 1470 40 1217 277 334 682 1491 240 285 989 584 566 114 1122 263 935 329 24 432