Explore the Book of Revelation
Julius M. Scott
Infinity Publishing (2009)
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (11/09)
Julius M. Scott’s “Explore the Book of Revelation” is a chapter-by-chapter exposition of the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ as revealed to John the Apostle on the Isle of Patmos. Scott shows how the book of Revelation reveals Christ’s identity and God’s plan for the end of the world as we know it today. His book is an excellent resource for the exegesis of the apostle John’s Apocalypse. It is a good introductory study and guide for all Bible scholars and researchers, a well-rounded handbook for the study of the book of Revelation.
Scott discusses in some detail the main themes of Revelation, for example: The message to the seven churches, God’s throne room, the opening of the seven seals, the seven part judgment, the temple of God and the altar, the great conflict between God and Satan, the birth and life of Jesus, his death and resurrection, the new heaven and the new earth, and the New Jerusalem. He talks about the poetic approach, the symbolic language which the apostle John used, and the imagery through which he revealed a victorious Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Scott does not attempt to fix the date for the time of the Last Judgment and the establishment of God’s Kingdom. He does point out many of the events that we can watch for which are revealed through the study of the book of Revelation.
Scott’s writing will be helpful to scholars. He uses an easy to understand layman’s language which provides a wealth of insight and information, easily adaptable for individual or small group Bible study, for incorporating in church Bible classes, or as curriculum or recommended reading for BibleSchool and Seminary study.
Because the book of Revelation is often misunderstood with conflicting opinions and a divergence of interpretations there will be those who will disagree with some of Scott’s conclusions; however, all will acknowledge that it brings “the message of infinite love, power, and justice of the Lord Jesus Christ.” It is written to bring encouragement, inspiration, and practical teaching on Christian living to all who read and study its’ contents.
It is Scott’s prayer that his readers will get to know God better and learn to trust him more completely through the reading of “Explore the Book of Revelation.”