so i'm currently reading the book of revelations & am kinda shocked about the stories of beast & dragons & the stars falling out of the sky & beast w/7 heads ect. it seems like a fairytale or script for a horror movie (no offense) and i was just wondering are these actual events that are suppose to happen at the "end of days" or are this just metaphors? im so confused!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Oct. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by maiahlynn at 10:44 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
The Book of Revelation is full of liturgical and heavenly images. Much of the symbolism references the persecution of the early Church at the time the book was written. Catholic writers have pointed out that the Book of Revelation as a model for the Catholic Mass (here's a brief article about it).
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Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:09 PM on Oct. 15, 2009
The book of Revelation is not just symbols and metaphor. It is easily interpreted when you look at it in context of the Bible as a whole (inductive study). It details the things that were, the things that are and the things that are to come. It is best known for describing the Great Tribulation, the rise and fall of the Anti-Christ and Satan, and of course Heaven : )
Here is a page that might help you understand the people and things mentioned in Revelation, The ABC's of Prophesy. Don't give up and don't blow it off. It is mind blowing but if you are not familiar with the Bible yet it will be more difficult. Ask God to help you gain understanding.
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 11:10 PM on Oct. 15, 2009