Babylon the Great
Preface The book of Revelation is one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. Not so much because the chapters are so difficult to understand, but because many Theologians are determined to privately interpret them based upon their Church traditions. Much of the Church is caught up in “parroting” the Biblically unsound doctrines that they have been taught. Lost in this dogma is the truth that the interpretation of Revelation will be found in the scriptures themselves, not out among the fanciful theories and politics of men. Interpretations belong to God (Gen. 40:8, 41:16) and therefore the answers to our eschatological questions must come from God’s Word, not conjecture. In this study we will examine Revelation Chapter 20 in the light of scripture to determine what God is signifying by the symbolism. Since He is the one who inspired that these symbols be put here, He is the only one who can rightly tell us what they mean. Everything else beside biblical interpretation is “private” interpretation. While that may make for exciting reading, it is not profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. As we consider these verses in the framework of a reasoned approach in sound biblical hermeneutics, let us resign ourselves to let God be the instructor, and receive the truths put forth “by Him” in His Holy Word.
..and may the Lord who is Gracious above all, give us wisdom to discern the truths in the Study of His Holy Word.