As a Protestant, in my old Baptist Church, my youth pastor actually told me not to read Revelation. Now, I am not maligning my old youth pastor; he’s a great man and a man of God. And he didn’t tell me this to say that this book was verboten, he was saying this more as someone would warn a friend away from a book on string theory, because it was so confusing. He said the even he was utterly bewildered by it, and he’s gone to start a church plant! But I think I know why it was so confusing to he and I both. As I’ve been watching (sorta) old speeches from Dr. Scott Hahn, Steven Ray and others, they’ve outlined how a lot of Revelation shows Marian typology. Reading through Baptist glasses, of course you can probably see how this would be odd, and unknown to us.
There’s no real question here which I need solved (and perhaps this is the wrong section, then?), but I’m curious: any other ex-Protestants, were you ever steered away from the book of Revelation?