With a few tips for understanding the symbolism of Revelation, the book opens up to us as an important and helpful book for Christians.
Every time something big happens in the news, especially if it involves the Middle East, it seems a new set of books, reinterpreting the book of Revelation, is published. It is, therefore, no surprise when the reader begins to get the impression that the book of Revelation is a very dark, mysterious book that is difficult, if not downright impossible, to understand but to many people's surprise the book of Revelation is not about the rapture.
One of the hardest sermons a pastor will ever preach is after someone chooses to end their own life. What hope do they have? What hope can we give?