Originally posted by FMF
Where does its content come from?
The content is mostly a recapitulation of things revealed elsewhere in Scripture. It is a grand finale of the whole Bible. It is like the climax of a long symphony in which earlier themes are revisited.
It hales back to Daniel
, to Zechariah
, to Exodus
, to Isaiah
the Bible has no real conclusion. You would be hard pressed to find much that is absolutely new in Revelation
the writer, God used to write:
1.) The last Gospel.
2.) Virtually the last epistle.
3.) The last book of the New Testament.
4.) The last book of the entire Bible.
God entrusted this beloved disciple with the last word many times.
comes after Third John
. But Jude
is practically a re-speaking of Second Peter
This disciple who was so close to Jesus, God ordained to pen the final word of the whole divine revelation of Scripture.
While I might not encourage a new believer to start her reading with Revelation
, I would strongly encourage it eventually after much of the Bible had been absorbed.