Excerpt from The Revelation: A Students' Handbook
We would add just a little to Prof. Milligan's state ment, and say that we believe the Holy Spirit inspired St. John in his entire being, and that under this inspira tion, John has given us the divine amplification of the Old Testament prophecies. To have omitted this book from the Sacred Canon would be to have left the Bible a broken shaft, for this book is the capital of the column, making the Holy Scriptures God's own message to man for all time.
It is important to the student to have some knowledge of the two great schools of interpretation regarding this Book: the pre-millennial and post-millennial schools. Not to go into fine technical distinctions, the Opposing views may be broadly stated as follows: As is generally understood, the millennium refers to the period of a thousand years, the manifested kingdom of Jesus Christ. All branches of the Christian church agree that the Lord will return in His glorified humanity, and that the nations of the earth shall become His King dom. Disagreement arises as to the time of His coming, whether it be before (pre) or after (post) the millennium. In other words, does the King come first or the Kingdom?
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