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The Revelation to John

with Phil Pratt


Understanding the Book of Revelation is difficult because it conveys so many different levels of meaning. The book must first be read within the historical setting of first-century Israel, when the Judean revolt against Rome led to civil war and, eventually, to the destruction of Jerusalem and the desecration of the Temple. The book must be understood as describing a great but largely unseen battle that takes place, not in the heavenly realm, but on Earth. Revelation’s extensive use of bridal imagery points to Christ as the bridegroom and the Church as His bride.

Key points to consider:

  • the theme of marriage is central to not only Revelation, but also to the whole Bible
  • that marriage bookends the whole of Scripture
  • that marriage is the most intimate of covenants
  • there are four main approaches to reading and dating the Book of Revelation: Historist, Preterist, Futurist, and Idealist
  • the five keys to understanding the Book of Revelation include: 1) knowing the Old Testament; 2) Understanding the symbolism used; 3) Revelation was written about ‘imminent’ events; 4) the mystery unfolds in symbolism; 5) Jesus reigns for Jesus is the King of Kings
  • apocalyptic style of writing

Together, we will journey through:

  • Introduction and the Inaugural Vision
  • Letters to the Seven Churches
  • Visions of the Lord, the Scroll, and the Lamb
  • The Seven Seals
  • The Seven Angels and the Seven Trumpets
  • The Seven Figures
  • The Seven Angels and the Seven Bowls of Wrath
  • The Fall of the Harlot City
  • The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
  • Visions of Judgment
  • The new Heaven, new Earth, new Jerusalem
  • Epilogue and Benediction

Come! Join us for this 8-week guided journey through perhaps the most confusing and misunderstood book in all of Scripture.

The instructor for this program is Mr. Phil Pratt, MA Theology

For more information, please contact Phil directly at

  • Mar 2 - Apr 27th, 2020
    Mon for 8 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Holy Apostles Catholic Church

4925 N Carefree Cir
Colorado Springs, CO 80917 Get directions

Room: TBD

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