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Absurd reasons not to read the Book of Revelation

Posted by Mark Atkinson on April 7, 2013 – 10:14 am

Here are ten outrageous reasons spoken by so-called faithful Christians as to why NOT to read the Book of Revelation. It would be interesting to see what others have heard also. Here goes:
1. It’s a bunch of garbage!
2. I don’t want to read about monsters!
3. It’s not written to the Church!
4. We won’t be here when it happens!
5. It can’t be understood!
6. The Jehovah witnesses have put me off!
7. It has already happened!
8. There are so many different interpretations, I don’t know which ones are right!
9. We can’t know what it means until it happens, so I’ll wait until then!
10. It shouldn’t have been included in the Bible anyway!

Yes, I have heard all these phrases from the mouth of those professing loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m sure there have been many other crazy things spoken – let us know what you have heard. This is so absurd!

And here are ten godly reasons why we should all read the Book of Revelation:
1. The Lord says “Blessed is he that readeth” (Rev 1:3a)
2. “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life….” (Rev 22:19a)
3. All Scripture is required to perfect our hearts (2Tim 3:16-17).
4. If you don’t know the truth about the time ahead, then you can be deceived.
5. I want to know the Lord’s will in that day.
6. I don’t want to remain Biblically illiterate about the End Times.
7. It’s God’s Word; and He gave it.
8. Watch! (what should watching out for?)
9. It’s part of the Hope!
10. The real title is “The Unveiling of Jesus Christ”.

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  1. 1. Muriel Said:

    Here’s a verse that helps us to see what’s going to happen and the love God has for his born again ones : LuKe 17:28-36

  2. 2. Mark Atkinson Said:

    Thank you Muriel. We should’t leave out verse 37. This teaching from Jesus is about God’s judgment, although some mistakenly think it is referring to the rapture or gathering together. Verse 37 shows that it has nothing to do with the rapture or gathering together. It is about the wicked being taken out by God’s judgment. Like the flood that swept away the wicked in Noah’s day, so too will the wicked be taken away from this world because of God’s love. In verse 37 we see Jesus answering the question “where?” i.e. where are they taken to? He says they are taken to the place of death where the vultures gather to eat the flesh of dead bodies. That’s where those taken away arrive at because of God’s judgment and His love for His beloved – it’s not referring to the rapture of the Church or gathering together at all. Muriel, the reference in Luke shows God’s love and we look forward to a world where all those who follow antichrist are removed.
    Anyhow, back to the subject of the post. Let’s all be careful that none of us fall into to the error of the wrong dividing of the Word of God that is so prevalent around us today. The Lord Jesus and all the Apostles said that in the latter times great deception would come. Let’s be prepared for the “evil day” to come so having put on the whole armour of God and done all today we can stand and withstand in that evil day to come before our Lord returns. That evil day that the Apostle Paul speaks about in Ephesians 6 when the Adversary and his angels will be cast down to earth and when the bottomless pit is opened to allow those wicked spirits bound there to be released among mankind. The seriousness of that is why Paul told us to put on the whole armour today so that we could stand in that future day. Woe to the pastors and ministers who teach the people of God not to be prepared? Nevertheless, God has given us His Word so that we would be prepared and so that we can carry the Hope in abundance in our hearts, even through the most troublous times. That’s why He addressed the Book of Revelation to those who serve faithfully in the Body of Christ. He is our comfort and His Word is true. He has told us “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and they that keep those things which are written” in the Book of Revelation. (Revelation 1:3) May The Lord strengthen you Muriel with his wisdom and power so that you can hear the words of this prophecy so that you too will watch and be prepared and endure to the end. God bless, Mark.

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