[quote=freesoulhope]I dare say that many different Christians have many many different variations of what they think the end of days revelation actually reveals.
What i want to know is, Is thier any Catholics hear that is well educated in its meaning, and if so please teach me. I dont fully trust my own understanding of the last book in the bible revelation.
From what I understand from what I have read (I am not a theologian, I’ve just read a lot of books), the book of revelation is an instruction book to the early Church on the Mass- it is also an historical account of Christianity, and a prediction of the last judgement. It was written at a time when Christians were being rounded up and killed by the Romans, so they couldn’t just let a book circulate that said things plainly and simply- they had to use symbolism to make it as secretive as possible. Also, since it was a prophesy about the end of the world and Judgement Day by St. John the Evangelist based on a vision he had, and he had to illustrate what he saw in a way the people reading it would be able to understand.
I reccommend you read Scott Hahn’s book, The Lamb’s Supper. It’s a very interesting read. It made me look at the book of Revelation very differently.