1 s t.and.2
n d P e t e r:.About
The object of the book of
is to confirm its readers in the doctrines
they had been already taught. Peter has been called "the apostle
of hope", because this epistle
abounds with words of comfort and encouragement fitted to sustain a "lively
hope". It contains about thirty five references to the
Peter as did other of the
disciples, resurrected the dead:.Acts
9:36-43. Peter's shadow passing over the sick heals them:.Acts
The books of Peter were written
on the Euphrates
in 64 A.D.,
6 years before the foretold 70
A.D. destruction of city of Jerusalem, the temple there and the religion
based on the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament
was forever to
be abolished. At this time Jerusalem was one of the chief seats of
Jewish learning and a fitting centre for labour among the Jews.
appears to have been written shortly before the apostle's death.(2Peter
from Rome in 65 A.D.
eleven references to the Old Testament. It also contains.(2Peter
remarkable reference to Paul's epistles.
J o h n ' s E p
i s t l e s.(means
was written by John the evangelist
probably at Ephesus or Judea
when the writer was in advanced age, about 69 A.D.
after he was banished by either Nero
or Domitian to the Isle of Patmos in southeast Greece in the Dodecanese
Islands of the Aegean Sea.(an
arm of the Mediterranean Sea off southeast Europe between Greece and Turkey;
the numerous Aegean Islands dotting the sea include the Cyclades, the Dodecanese
and the Sporades; most belonging to the people of Greece).and
a year before the massive
destruction of Jerusalem.
John was formerly a fisherman:.Mark
About the book of 1John.
Second and Third Epistles.(letters).were
probably written soon after the First and from Ephesus. Of the thirteen
verses composing the second epistle seven are in the First Epistle.
J u d e.(*):.The
author was Judas, the brother of James
1:1), not the Judas that betrayed
The Judas of the Bible
book of Jude is called also Lebbaeus.(Matthew
3:18. It was apparently written in the later period of the apostolic
age, for when it was written there were persons still alive who had heard
the apostles preach:.Jude
1:17. It may thus have been written about 66 or 70 A.D.
and apparently in Palestine.
R e v e l a t i o n.(*):.Revelation
means an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously
wholly hidden or only obscurely seen:.Hebrews
1:1 "God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past
unto the fathers by the prophets."
The Book of Revelation
is the only prophetical
The Greek name for this book is Apocalypse, or Book of the Apocalypse.
The word armageddon and its meaning is here.
The author of this book was
John the apostle.
His name occurs four times in the book itself:.Revelation
date of the writing of this book has generally.(and
fixed at 96 A.D.
in the reign of Domitian in 51-96 A.D., who was Emperor of Rome, 81-96
Domini; latin for 'a specified year of the Christian era')."
If written after 70 A.D.,
so it could not be dealing with the destruction of Jerusalem, which was
in 70 A.D. Revelation is a book of prophecy predicting major events in
the thenvery near future, such as was the Inquisition
which lasted for 356 years, from 1478 till 1834:.Revelation
This book of the Bible.reports.on
the Jews experienced in the
war of their revolt against Rome in 66-70 A.D., yet many of the Jews
were themselves corrupt. Welcome to all peoples in the world. Some allowing
good to predominate
and some allowing bad to predominate.
The battle of Armageddon.(original
means 'surrounding upon').was
fought back in
70 A.D. when God used the Roman armies to stop the Jewish persecution
of Christians and
to completely eradicate
the ancient system called the Mosaic
Law, their religious order was based on.
with information from the historian Eusebius as in.Adam
Clarke's Commentary: When the whole congregation of the Church
in Jerusalem, according to an oracle
given by revelation
to the approved persons among them before the war, were commanded to depart
from the city and inhabit a certain city which they call Pella,
beyond Jordan, to which, when all those who believed in Christ had removed
from Jerusalem and when the saints had totally abandoned this royal city
then the Divine vengeance seized them who had dealt so wickedly
with Emmanuel and his apostles and utterly destroyed that wicked and abominable
Hist. Eccles, l. iii. c. v. vol. i. p. 93.
Destruction and the corruption
that usually goes along with it had its examples then and can be read in
War. One example is, at Caesarea, Titus,
a savage person, murdered 2,500 Jews, in honour of his brother's birthday
and a greater number at Berytus in honour of his father's.
There were two
phases to the tribulation of trouble the men, women and children went
through during the ages.
The 70 A.D. war was a
massive great tribulation that was
to quickly occur, destroying
the established religious order based on the Mosaic
2:15; Hebrews 7:12,18,19,22.
Some believe, in error and
are today still expecting this tribulation, to happen two thousand years
after it occurred.
Numerous Christians also
are making the same mistake the Jews made in the time of
The Jews expected a conquering king to come then, making them the top of
a new society. Today it's the same for some Christians. This was their
own teaching based upon nothing substantial.
Not knowing the momentous
events that occurred in circa
70 A.D., overstanding
or studying the historical events and just listening to what others may
believe in some particular
church, many too,
embrace an error today, that of still expecting a conquering king from
the heavens to land on Earth. Some even believe in a non biblically substantiated.rapture:.Matthew
15:9; Titus 1:14; Colossians
4:1 ".....some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits and doctrines of devils."
works of these researchers should lay to rest any concern over the dating
of the writings of the Book of Revelation:.Before
Jerusalem Fell, Dr. Kenneth Gentry;.Days
of Vengeance, David Chilton;.The
Avenging of the Apostles and Prophets, Arthur Ogden;.The
Book of Revelation, Foy Wallace.
The earlier date of 66 A.D.
is more probable. From.What
Happened In 70 A.D?.by
Edward E. Stevens:."The
book of Revelation describes the horrors that came upon the Jews during
their war with Rome in 66-70 A.D. The battle of Armageddon was fought 70
A.D. when the Infinite One used the Roman armies to stop the Jewish persecution
of Christians. This so destroyed the established religious order of the
day that established legalistic religion was
no longer a threat to the fledgling
Christian communities springing up everywhere back then.
"The book of Revelation.(as
well as all the other books of the New Testament).was
written before the destruction of Jerusalem and the charismata.(speaking
in tongues, writing by inspiration, etc.).seem
to have ceased at A.D. 70. Everything that was essential for us to know
about the Kingdom had been fully revealed by that time.
The immature state of the
church had given way to the complete state:.1Corinthians
13:8-13. The Kingdom.(where
been fully established under Christ's control and Christ's enemies.(who
had rejected Him and persecuted His followers).had
Old Testament prophecies about the Kingdom and Emmanuel's return had been
a Jewish historian, Tacitus,
a Roman historian, both first century eye witnesses and Eusebius,
a 4th century Christian historian, all record the seriousness of these
times; these times which have been mostly glossed
over by many historians.
John wrote the Book of Revelation
to the seven churches in Asia:.Revelation
John was influenced by the
resurrected Christ to record the things he saw in this vision he had.(Revelation
the things extant
at that time and the things.soon.coming:.Revelation
1:19; 22:6. He was to make
sure the seven churches in Asia way back then got this information:.Revelation
John bares record of Creator's
word and Christ's testimony
to him and the things he saw in this vision:.Revelation
These churches in Asia were
prepared by John for a.soon.coming
tribulation. John wrote this to encourage them, to focus their minds on
just how great, how powerful, how ever present Christ is and to note to
them that a reason for the coming tribulation upon them was to tune them
for a greater spiritual reward and also to hearten
them that Christ is always there:.Revelation
1:17,18. The messages to those churches have lessons for each of us
John recorded that these
today feel, in error, that these things are yet to occur.
of great persecution soon to then occur:.Matthew
10:16-23; Matthew 24:9,10,21;
8:1-3; Galatians 1:13; Revelation
John focused on a major problem
in five of the seven churches he wrote to; that of being disloyal to Christ:.Revelation
1:20; Revelation chapters 2
and 3. These can be
representative of churches today.
Most contemporary scholars
hold to the view that the events described in Revelation were limited to
John's day and was not the
notable coming. He describes the failures of these churches in Asia.
He emphasizes the conquest of evil obtained by Emmanuel the Christ by His
death and resurrection. He talks of the end of all evil and of those who
John comments in 278 of Revelation's
404 verses to Old Testament references, specifically those of the books
of Exodus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
There are many 'sevens'
in this book, seven churches.(Revelation
chapters 2 and 3),
seven seals on a scroll (Revelation chapters 6
and 7), seven angels.(Revelation
and seven last things.(Revelation
chapters 19,20; 21,
seven vials or
bowls and seven plagues.(Revelation
seven heads and
10 horns and seven crowns.(Revelation
Also, a woman
and a dragon.(Revelation
Babylon the great whore
or the satanically influenced world system that's
against man's purpose for being here.(Revelation
chapter 9; 11:7;
etc. About all I can say is, read it, knowing God is guiding your understanding
and see what you get.(1,
The opening of the first
6 seals on the scroll.(Revelation
events coming immediately before the beginning of a new chapter
reasons for man being here and of
the end of human life as we have been accustomed to. Do
we know how it all ends, if it actually does at this time?