Revelation And Revelation Essay

767 Words Jan 26th, 2016 4 Pages
While there are certainly many valid reasons for studying the book of Revelation, this paper will focus on what I believe to be the three most significant and important of those reasons. The first reason that Revelation is worthy of our study and efforts is a simple one: it is part of the Bible! As part of God’s word, the book of Revelation is “given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16 [NKJV]), literally meaning that it is “God-breathed”. Since Revelation is among the words given to man by God Himself, what right do we have to refuse to study it? Just as “all Scripture” is inspired, all Scripture is worthy of study. We should follow the wonderful example of the noble Bereans, who “searched the Scriptures daily” (Acts 17:11). As we seek to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), we must give diligent study (2 Timothy 2:15) to all of God’s blessed word. We cannot ignore any part of God’s word simply because it is “too difficult” or any other reason. If God deems it important enough to reveal to man, then it is most certainly important for us to study! Second, we should study the book of Revelation because of the incredible degree to which the book is misused. Members of denominations, and even members of the Lord’s church, have misused and misapplied passages from the book of Revelation to formulate doctrines that are completely contrary to Scripture. Teachings such as Premillennialism, the saving of only 144,000, and even…

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