A summary and explanation of the Book of Revelation – end-time events, signs, symbols, and potential theories about the biblical apocalypse.

Prologue to Book of Revelation Greetings and purpose of the Book of Revelation The often difficult-to-understand Book of Revelation presents a rich, apocalyptic message full of symbolism that requires interpretation by the reader. Readers must understand, however, that apocalyptic literature’s primary intent is not to predict the future but to make clear once the events described begin

The fall of Babylon the Great – in the final battle, Satan is defeated and thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:1 – 19:21)

After witnessing the fall of the wicked city (the “great prostitute” who spilled the blood of God’s people), John heard a sound like the roar of many people in heaven shouting, “Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power to our God for true and fair are his judgements. He has condemned the Great Prostitute who corrupted the earth

The Apocalypse of Thomas (ancient apocryphal texts)

Introduction The Apocalypse of Thomas is a work from the New Testament apocrypha, apparently composed originally in Greek. It is the inspiration for the popular medieval millennial list Fifteen Signs before Doomsday. The text was written in Greek between the second and the fourth century. There are two recensions of the text, the second one of which containing an interpolation apparently written in the fifth century.