Over the years, Christians intent on understanding Revelation have taken three different approaches.
Click on the underlined word to see the definition of that particular approach.
The book is understood with reference to the time and place in which it was written. Its main purpose was to disclose the truth about what was happening in the world at that time.
The book is understood with reference to universal themes and symbols. Its main purpose was to provide spiritual insight that is meaningful for every time and place.
The book is understood with reference to times and places after its composition. Its main purpose was to predict what would come to pass in generations yet to come.