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on September 4, 2005
The last book of the New Testament has long been a subject of controversy. The Jesus of the gospels and even of Paul's letters is a loving and forgiving figure. Indeed, Jesus even preaches that one "should turn the other cheek" when faced with violence or oppression. But in "The Revelation," Jesus is shown wielding a sword and engaging in bloody conflict with the forces of evil. It's not an oversight that you rarely hear quotes from this book during Sunday services.
In fact, the video mentions that there was a movement within the early church that questioned the book and its message. For many, it was too violent, too contradictory, too unlike the image of Jesus they had come to believe. But because the author of the book was, at the time, thought to be the apostle named John, it was included among the 27 books that came to be known as the "New Testament." To this day, though, most people are still trying to understand the real meaning of its contents.
This video attempts to give an honest assessment of many topics. In addition to the early controversy surrounding the book's usefulness, and a discussion about the identity of the author, you will learn of the accepted meaning of "666," the similarities to the OT book of Daniel, and a possible link to the ancient prophet Zoroaster. You are also taken to the site of the ancient city of Megiddo, believed to be "Armageddon."
Four stars. Light on theology, instead concentrating more on the origins of the book, but still worthwhile for those interested in the topic.