No other book of the New Testament evokes the same fascination, produces wider divergence of interpretation, and is less understood than the book of Revelation. The tremendous exposition of the capstone of Scripture issues from years of teaching, dedicated study, and sound evangelical leadership. The author recognizes the book’s symbolic features, but points out that much of it can be interpreted literally. He defends the premillennial position, but at crucial points examines and considers other points of view – the allegorical and historical, and the millennial and postmillennial approaches. While avoiding technical language, he devotes special attention to textual and doctrinal problems.
The doctrine of last things together with the major themes of Scripture is consummated in the last book of the Bible. For this reason, the interpretation of Revelation is essential to an understanding of current trends and the climax of history. Readers will gain a new appreciation of the tremendous themes of Revelation; the great Tribulation; conflict in heaven and earth, the victory of the Lamb and His followers, the second coming and reign of Christ, and the new heaven and new earth. The Bible was intended to be understood. Revelation is not the exception.