Synopses & Reviews
The end of the world is coming.
From roadside signs to science fiction films, this slogan underscores our society’s nervous fascination with the future. Whether it’s a giant asteroid, a worldwide plague, or some other global catastrophe, the end of the world is a terrifying prospect—at least for those who have no idea what it will be like.
For Christians, however, the end of the world should be anything but dreadful. In fact, it should be something we actually look forward to. Why? Because God has told us how the world will end. And He has assured us that the end of this age will mark the beginning of a new, glorious one in which we will serve and worship Him in sinless perfection. Our eternal hope, as believers, is intimately tied to the end of this world.
All of this is laid out in the book of Revelation. Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who study and apply its message. As such, it is an essential part of every Christian’s devotional life. Those who ignore Revelation deprive themselves of a rich treasure of divine truth, and the promised blessings that come from understanding that truth. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.
With the possible exception of Dr. Tim LaHaye, no other Bible commentator has informed my own writing as much as that of John MacArthur. I find myself turning to him again and again.
-Jerry B. Jenkins, author of The Left Behind series
God promised “a blessing” to those who read the book of Revelation (1:3). It is not possible to be blessed by just reading unless you understand it. That is where John MacArthur’s gift of simplifying complex truth makes this such a timely and meaningful book. You will be blessed, edified, and inspired as you read this practical and true-to-the-Scripture commentary on the last great prophecy in the Bible.
-Tim LaHaye, author of The Left Behind series
Thorough, accurate and straight-forward. It’s the way my friend, John MacArthur, preaches, teaches, and writes. I’m grateful for the way John’s literal interpretation of Revelation shines bright and buoyant hope onto the dark and dismal age in which we live.
-Joni Eareckson Tada, The JAF International Disability Center
Why study the mysterious writings in Revelation? Does the end of the story really matter? No book in Scripture has been more misunderstood or misinterpreted than John's prophecy. MacArthur removes doubt and the cloud of obscurity to reveal the only New Testament text that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who heed its message.
Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who heed its message. If you read and obey the words of Revelation, God promises that you will be blessed.
About the Author
John MacArthur ((B.A., Universidad Los Angeles Pacific; M.Div., Seminario Teológico Talbot; Litt.D., Grace Graduate School; D.D., Seminario Teológico Talbot) es Pastor y Maestro en la Iglesia Grace Community en Sun Valley, California y Presidente de la Universidad The Master's y Presidente y fundador del Seminario The Master's (en 1986) en Santa Clarita, California. El Dr. MacArthur es un conferencista activo quien ha enseñado en el programa de radio Grace to You.Desde que lanzó su primer y mejor vendido libro El Evangelio Según Jesucristo en 1988, el Dr. MacArthur ha escrito mas de 150 libros incluyendo una serie de comentarios bíblicos, La Segunda Venida, Avergonzados del Evangelio, Doce Hombres Comunes y la Biblia de Estudio MacArthur, recibieron la Medalla de Oro ECPA en 1998. John y su esposa Patricia viven en Canyon Country, California y tienen cuatro hijos y quince nietos.
Table of Contents
Introduction / 7
"e;The Things Which You Have Seen"e; (1:1-20)
1. The Prologue of Christ's Revelation (1:1-8) / 17
2. The Preview of Christ's Return (1:9-20) / 31
"e;The Things Which Are"e; (2:1-3:22)
3. The Letter to the Believers at Ephesus (2:1-7) / 45
4. The Letters to the Believers at Smyrna and Pergamum (2:8-17) / 55
5. The Letters to the Believers at Thyatira and Sardis (2:18-3:6) / 71
6. The Letters to the Believers at Philadelphia and Laodicea (3:7-22)
"e;The Things Which Will Take Place after This"e; (4:1-22:21)
7. The Throne of God (4:1-11) / 107
8. The Worthy One (5:1-14) / 117
9. The Tribulation's Seal Judgments (6:1-17) / 125
10. The Tribulation Saints (7:1-17) / 139
11. The Six Trumpet Judgments (8:1-9:21) / 151
12. The Little Book and the Two Great Witnesses (10:1-11:14) / 171
13. The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19) / 189
14. The War (12: 1-17) / 199
15. The Beast and His Prophet (13:1-18) / 213
16. Tribulation Announcements (14:1-20) / 227
17. The Bowl Judgments (15:1-16: 21) / 243
18. The Religion of Babylon (17: 1-18) / 261
19. The Business of Babylon (18: 1-24) / 271
20. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ (19:1-21) / 281
21. The Millenium (20:1-10) / 295
22. The Great White Throne Judgment (20:11-15) / 305
23. Everything New (21:1-22:5) / 313
24. Words of Comfort and Warning (22:6-21) / 329
Notes / 339
Additional Resources / 343
Subject Index / 345