Earlier this year, Mill Creek’s Teaching Pastor, Gary Pauley preached on 1 John 2:18-27 — the passage has that ugly word: “antichrist”. He mentioned that an incredible number of people write books and develop seminars on this and the end times without ever really knowing for themselves the full picture of what the Bible actually says on the subject.
I have to admit, too, that I avoided it for years myself, intimidated by how monumental the task seemed to get a handle on it. Well, I’m done with that! The Precepts classes studied Daniel last year — I was delighted to find how understandable so much of the Daniel prophecies are! Therefore, onward: Revelation. Precepts broke Revelation into 4 parts — we completed part 1 this spring on chapters 1,2,3. It was incredible — and totally digestible! We are heading into part 2 in a couple of weeks. Part 2 is titled “Unveiling the Book of Revelation.”
The introduction mentions that many people have attended a class or seminar on Revelation without ever knowing for themselves what it says. The danger is not fully comprehending what is being taught due to a lack of familiarity with the text; that leads to a misunderstanding of the lesson or a failure to recognize errant teaching. The writers of the study noted their goals in the introduction: “a clear, thorough understanding of the content of Revelation. Our purpose is not to persuade you to believe what we believe but to help you gain your own thorough understanding of the content of the book of Revelation…We don’t intend to interpret Revelation for you or deliver it from a particular
theological point of view. Rather, our purpose is to help you become totally familiar with the book’s content so that you can discern for yourself.” Having missed Part 1 is not a problem — Part 2 includes an overview of the first three chapters.
This class will be offered twice a week: Thursday nights at 7:00 PM and Friday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Gleason building, starting August 18 & 19. We only have a few books left. If you are interested, contact Charlie Caines, Jim Nickelson or Lisa Moose. If you are unsure but curious, contact us and we can email you the first week’s lesson to preview.
Revelation is the only book in the Bible that begins and ends with the promise of a blessing to those who read, hear, and heed the words of its prophecy—a prophecy which must take place. Revelation also closes with the assurance that the words of this prophetic book are faithful and true.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the
prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the
time is near (Revelation 1:3).
And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the
Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to
show to His bond-servants the things which must shortly take
place. “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds
the words of the prophecy of this book” (Revelation 22:6-7).
Please prayerfully consider whether now might be the time to ditch the confusion and trade it in for your own understanding of the content of this book.
In Him — and hoping you’ll join us!