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    Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?
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    https://www.quora.com/Why-was-the-bo...r/Lou-Newton-1

    Lou Newton
    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher
    Answered just now


    The Ist few chapters of Genesis are an introduction, and a preview, of the way God works. The plan of salvation is laid out in these chapters and also how God walks and talks with men.

    The Book of The Revelation is about The Revelation of Jesus and that revelation starts in Genesis 1:1. For God reveals Himself in His creation. It is NOT a book about the future, but it is about The Revelation OF Jesus, NOT only FROM Jesus.

    It is a summary of the whole revelation of The Lord Jesus, or a summary of His works in all of time.

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    For many years I had thought that the book of Revelation was a book about prophetic events. It even refers to itself as a prophecy. By definition a prophecy is a foretelling of an event or events that had not yet occurred.

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      Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
      Revelation 1:3

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fisherman View Post
        For many years I had thought that the book of Revelation was a book about prophetic events. It even refers to itself as a prophecy. By definition a prophecy is a foretelling of an event or events that had not yet occurred.
        Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
        Revelation 1:3
        Hi Fisherman, so good to hear from you.

        Prophecy is anything spoken by The Lord. It can be about something that will take place in the future, or the past, or even the present.

        Revelation 1 (NIV)

        Prologue

        1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
        Greetings and Doxology

        4 John,

        To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

        Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
        We can see that the Revelation of The Lord Jesus to the world started in the past when God created the heavens and the earth. Because God tells us that the heavens declare His Glory OR, that the heavens reveal His glory.

        The Ultimate Revelation of the Lord will be when Jesus returns in the future.

        But Jesus reveals Himself to many everyday in the present.

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        • #5
          Original question- "Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?"
          My opinion is it is included in the Bible for the same reason all the other books in the Bible are included.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fisherman View Post
            Original question- "Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?"
            My opinion is it is included in the Bible for the same reason all the other books in the Bible are included.
            That is a pretty good comment Fisherman.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fisherman View Post
              Original question- "Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?"
              My opinion is it is included in the Bible for the same reason all the other books in the Bible are included.
              BTW, every book of The Bible has the purpose to reveal The Lord Jesus as our One and Only Savior and The One and Only God Almighty.

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              • #8
                Received this email from Glen;

                Glen B Smith
                To:Lou Newton

                Oct 19 at 2:08 PM
                Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?
                The Apocalypse was sanctioned by the Church Council
                Very Brief History of the Canon
                The first “canon” was the Muratorian Canon (AD 170).
                The Muratorian Canon included all of the New Testament books except Hebrews, James,
                and 3 John.
                In AD 363, the Council of Laodicea stated that only the Old Testament (along with one book of the Apocrypha) and 26 books of the New Testament (everything but The Revelation) were canonical and to be read in the churches.
                The Council of Hippo (AD 393) and the Council of Carthage (AD 397) also affirmed the current 27 books as authoritative.
                The early Church Councils based the canonicity of a text on apostolic authorship. A text had to be written by an apostle or under the supervision of an apostle as was Mark, Luke, and Acts.
                The Book of Hebrews was attributed to the Apostle Paul or someone under his ministry.
                For the Protestant Church there is not a possibility of additional scripture since there are not apostles to write or to authorize texts as being divinely inspired revelation.

                Martin Luther rejected the canonization of the Book of The Revelation along with those books of the Catholic Apocrypha. The only book of the Protestant Bible for which John Calvin did not write a commentary was The Revelation.

                Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?
                In the course of the history it has been the called-out ones (the Church) who have verified the canonicity of The Revelation. How? With more hymns referencing The Revelation than any other book of the Bible.
                How many? Nearly 2,600 hymns.
                For just chapter 5 of The Revelation there are more than 500 hymns.
                The Revelation preaches peace and assurances amidst chaos through its praises and glory to the Lord.
                Chapters 4 & 5 are spiritual antidepressants.

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                • #9

                  Glen B Smith
                  To:Lou Newton

                  Oct 19 at 2:08 PM
                  Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?
                  The Apocalypse was sanctioned by the Church Council
                  Very Brief History of the Canon
                  The first “canon” was the Muratorian Canon (AD 170).
                  The Muratorian Canon included all of the New Testament books except Hebrews, James,
                  and 3 John.
                  In AD 363, the Council of Laodicea stated that only the Old Testament (along with one book of the Apocrypha) and 26 books of the New Testament (everything but The Revelation) were canonical and to be read in the churches.
                  The Council of Hippo (AD 393) and the Council of Carthage (AD 397) also affirmed the current 27 books as authoritative.
                  The early Church Councils based the canonicity of a text on apostolic authorship. A text had to be written by an apostle or under the supervision of an apostle as was Mark, Luke, and Acts.
                  The Book of Hebrews was attributed to the Apostle Paul or someone under his ministry.
                  For the Protestant Church there is not a possibility of additional scripture since there are not apostles to write or to authorize texts as being divinely inspired revelation.

                  Martin Luther rejected the canonization of the Book of The Revelation along with those books of the Catholic Apocrypha. The only book of the Protestant Bible for which John Calvin did not write a commentary was The Revelation.

                  Why was the book of Revelation included in the Bible?
                  In the course of the history it has been the called-out ones (the Church) who have verified the canonicity of The Revelation. How? With more hymns referencing The Revelation than any other book of the Bible.
                  How many? Nearly 2,600 hymns.
                  For just chapter 5 of The Revelation there are more than 500 hymns.
                  The Revelation preaches peace and assurances amidst chaos through its praises and glory to the Lord.
                  Chapters 4 & 5 are spiritual antidepressants
                  For the Protestant Church there is not a possibility of additional scripture since there are not apostles to write or to authorize texts as being divinely inspired revelation.

                  Ephesians 4

                  11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

                  Above is the promise of Christ Himself. If there are no apostles, then there are no pastors. For all five were promised until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

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