From January through November of 1987, I had the distinct privilege and honor of conducting a Bible Study on the basis of Revelation. As a pastor emeritus, living in retirement, I had ample time to read a number of commentaries and other books on Revelation. Copious notes were made, which were used in the Sunday morning presentations to the Adult Bible Class. (This class had an average attendace of 80-105 men and women each Sunday morning.) The lectures and discussions were well received; and many members of the class requested that, on the basis of these presentations, I should write a book on Revelation. That, briefly stated, is the history behind the publication of this book.
Of the various commentaries that I read, I enjoyed particularly the scholarly work of the late Dr. S. W. Becker, entitled “Revelation - The Distant Triumph Song.” True, there are some portions of Revelation on which he and I have differing views. Generally speaking, however, I find myself in full agreement with his commentary; and in all honesty I must say that many sentences in my book are either a condensation or a synopsis or a paraphrase of thoughts expressed in his commentary.
It should be emphasized that I never intended my book to be a commentary or a scholarly treatise. Far from it! This book is intended primarily for lay people, to be read and used as a devotional book. Hence, in addition to the main title, “A Journey Through Revelation,” I am suggesting the sub-title, “An Aid on Our Journey Through Life.”
If this book will assist its readers in receiving instruction, comfort and hope from Revelation and if it will motivate them to glorify their God and Savior for the great things that He has prepared for them, then it will have served its purpose, and our prayers will have been answered. To that end may God grant His blessing. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Armin C. Gottberg
- - The Letter to Philiadelphia
- The Seventh Seal and The Golden Censer
- The Angel and The Little Scroll
- The Beast Out of The Earth
- The Song of Moses and The Seven Angels With The Seven Plagues
- The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
- Praise For Babylon’s Fall
- Praise For The Wedding of The Lamb
- The Battle; The End of The Two Beasts
- The Great White Throne - The Final Judgment,.
- New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem