Not Easy the book of Revelation (Apocalypse)!
The book of Revelation is unique in its literary style. We are no longer used to them and the images, symbols, descriptions can leave us perplexed, frighten us, and even discourage us in our reading.
An Essential Reading
However, these revelations are encouragements given by God to the first recipients who know or will experience persecution. This book is not only for them but also for us:
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of prophecy and keep what is written therein, for the time is near!” Revelation chapter 1, verse 3.
Contrary to popular belief, the central point of the book is not in the register of predictions (although there are many that demonstrate the inevitable victory of Christ), but in what Christ has already accomplished. Deliverance is not yet to come, it has already taken place:
“To him who loves us, who has washed us from our sins with his blood and made us a kingdom, priests for God his Father, to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever! Amen! » Revelation chapter 1, verse 5b-6
Respect the particular literary style of the Apocalypse!
It is by respecting the unique literary style of Apocalypse and by seeking to understand the meaning for the first listeners (yes, this letter was read in the assemblies: Revelation 1. 3) that Pierre Constant leads this series of studies scriptures followed by the book of Revelation so that we can all be strengthened as the first recipients.
Who is teacher ?
Pierre Constant has been Associate Professor of the New Testament at Toronto Baptist Seminary (https://tbs.edu) since 2003.
Married with four adult children, Pierre and his wife, along with his family, serve at the Plateau Christian Church in Gatineau, Quebec (https://eglise-plateau.ca).
In addition to his responsibilities as a full-time professor, Pierre is involved in the training of young adults as a mentor and facilitator, teacher and trainer with university students.
Also committed to developing teaching materials, he also serves as a preacher and teacher at conferences in Canada and Europe.
Pierre Constant is the author of “Survol des évangiles”, a training manual published by the Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique du Québec.
Videos (Apocalypse playlist on YouTube in French ) and notes in pdf format on the subject of the book of revelation are made available and form an integral and detailed commentary on the book of Revelation. The bible studies made available here are a direct translation of the original French version available on our website under Etude bibliques=> Apocalypse.
Introduction to the book of Revelation. It is a book to warn, to console. A book addressed to the Christians of Asia Minor of the first century to warn them, to console them because of the persecution of Christians. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ, that is to say from Jesus Christ or about Him.