There can be no greater example of the primacy of the Second Coming for the believer today than the church the Apostle Paul planted at Thessalonica. He was in that city for only three weeks, yet it is clear from reading First and Second Thessalonians that he immediately grounded and anchored the very young believers there to the basic truths of our Lord's Second Coming. They were made to see the great epochs concerning the Rapture the Tribulation and Christ's Glorious Return to earth.
With so many good books having been written on Revelation it is incumbent to give a reason why another one should be written. It is believed that the outlined format of the present commentary will be an aid to the student, the teacher and preacher in expounding this last Book of the Bible. It is believed that further insights have been given concerning the Seven Churches. And, it is believed that along with a number of other matters, clarification has been given to the chronology of Revelation from Chapters 6 - 18.
Evidence is shown that Chapter 6 with the six Seal Judgements covers the first half of the Tribulation, while Chapters 7-18 with their references to time are devoted entirely to the second half. The Trumpet Judgements cover all but the final weeks of the second half. The Vial Judgements cover these last weeks. The Seals are wrath; the Trumpets are woeful wrath; the Vials are unmitigated wrath. Against the background of these judgements the succeeding Chapters view the last half the the standpoint of the 144,000 (Ch. 7); from the standpoint of the Herald Angel (Ch. 10); from the standpoint of the Two Witnesses (Ch. 11); from the standpoint of Israel 's flight (Ch. 12); from the standpoint of the Antichrist (Ch. 13); and from the standpoint of Babylon (Chpts.17,18).
With the world moving ever closer to the precipice, for such a time (Est 4:14), it is our prayer that this commentary will be a help to many.
About the Author
J.A. Moorman has written the following scholarly books defending the King James Bible and the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words that underlie it:
1. When the KJV Departs from the "Majority Text".
2. Early Manuscripts, Church Fathers, and the Authorized Version.
3. Forever Settled
4. Missing in Modern Bibles-The Old Heresy Revived.
5. Samuel P. Tregelles-The Man Who Made the Critical Text Acceptable to Bible Believers.
6. 8,000 Differences Between the Textus Receptus and the Critical Text.
7. Bible Chronology: The Two Great Divides.
8. The Biblical and Observational Case for Geocentricity.
9. Genesis to the Exodus
10. Daniel, The Times of the Gentiles & The Times of Jerusalem
These well-documented works and are replete with evidence which he has gleaned from his own resources as well as references found in the British Museum, British Library and other libraries in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
He has been the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in London, England since 1993. A great deal of his time, and on a nearly daily basis, is spent in distributing Gospel Literature on the crowded streets of London and beyond. May God bless his unfailing service to the Lord Jesus Christ.