OUTLINE REVELATION STUDY

INTRODUCTION

  1. Definition of 'apocalyptic literature'
  2. Authorship and authenticity
  3. Dating of book
    1. Majority view
    2. Minority view
  4. Different 'Schools' of thought on interpreting Revelation
    1. Preterist
    2. Futurist
    3. Historicist
    4. Spiritual/Idealist
  5. Progressive Parallels - repetition
  6. Problems with the "Secret Rapture" & the Dispensationalism theory as presented in Left Behind book series
  7. The Millennium theories
    1. Premillennial View
    2. Postmillennial View
    3. Amillennial View
  8. CCC # 677 & St. Augustine's City of God
  9. Historical background
    1. Growth of the 1st century Church
    2. Jewish and Roman persecution
    3. The 1st Jewish Revolt of 66AD Josephus The Jewish War
    4. The Neronian and Domitian persecutions
  10. Biblical references to John the Apostle
  11. Apocalyptic passages from the Gospels
  12. prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem
  13. the Covenant Curses of Deut. 28:15-69
  14. the 'rib' or Covenant Lawsuit
  1. "THE THINGS WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN"
    1. Preamble: St John's Vision of the Son of Man (1:1-20)
      1. John's Introduction 1:1-8
        1. CCC ref. 1:4 (1403 & 2854); 1:6 (1546,2855); 1:8 (2854)
      2. Revelation of Christ 1:9-20
        1. CCC ref. 1:7 (612), 1:18 (625, 633, 635)


  2. "THE THINGS WHICH ARE"
    1. Historical Prologue: Letters to the Seven Churches (2:1-3:22)
      1. Message to Ephesus 2:1-7
        1. CCC ref: 2:5 (1429)
      2. Message to Smyrna 2:8-11
      3. Message to Pergamos 2:12-17
        1. CCC ref: 2:16 (1429) 2:17 (1012, 2159)
      4. Message to Thyatira 2:18-29
      5. Message to Sardis 3:1-6
      6. Message to Philadelphia 3:7-13
        1. CCC ref: 3:7 (303)
      7. Message to Laodicea 3:14-22
        1. CCC ref: 3:14 (1065)


  3. "THE THINGS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THIS"
    1. Stipulations: The Seven Seals (4:1-7:17)
      1. Vision of "The One" and Heavenly Liturgy
        1. The Throne of God 4:1-11
          1. CCC ref: 4:2 (1137); 4:6-11 (662); 4:8-11 (2642); 4:11 (295, 2855) (1107, 1130 = liturgy focused on Christ's return)
        2. The Sealed Book 5:1-5
        3. The Lamb Standing as Slain 5:6-14>
          1. CCC ref: 5:6 (1137); 5:9-14 (2642); 5:9-10 (1546) 5:9-14 (2642); 5:13 (449, 2855)
      2. Six Seals of Judgement 6:1-17
        1. CCC ref: 6:9-11 (1138); 6:10 (2642, 2817)
      3. The 144,000 Sealed 7:1-8
        1. CCC 7:1-8 (1138); 7:2-3 (1296)
      4. The Innumerable Multitude 7:9-17
        1. CCC 7:9 (775, 1138); 7:10-12 (2642)

    2. Sanctions: The Seven Trumpets 8:1-14:20
      1. The Seventh Seal: The Incense Altar 8:11-5
      2. The First Four Trumpets 8:6-13
      3. The Fifth Trumpet: Locusts from the Abyss 9:1-12
        1. CCC ref: 9:4 (1296);
      4. The Sixth Trumpet: The Army of Myriads 9:13-21
      5. The Angel of the Oath 10:1-7
      6. The Little Book 10:8-11
      7. The Two Witnesses 11:1-14
      8. The Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom comes 11:15-19
        1. CCC 11:15 (450)
      9. The Woman, the Seed, and the Dragon 12:1-6
        1. CCC ref: ch 12 (410, 70, 489, 1138)
      10. Michael and the Dragon 12:7-12
        1. CCC 12:9 (391, 2852); 12:11 ( 2853)
      11. The flight of the Woman 12L13-17
        1. CCC 12:13-16 (2853); 12:17 ( 501, 757, 2853)
      12. The Beast from the Sea 13L1-10
        1. CCC ref: ch 13-14 (2113); 13:8 ( 677)
      13. The Beast From the Land 13:11-18
      14. The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mt. Zion 14:1-5
        1. 14:1 (1138, 2159); 14:4 ( 778, 1618)
      15. The Gospel and the Poisoned Cups 14:6-13
      16. The Harvest and the Vintage of the Land 14:14-20

    3. Succession Arrangements: The Seven Chalices 15:1-22:21
      1. The Song of Victory 15:11-14
      2. The Sanctuary is Opened 15:5-8
      3. The First Four Chalices: God's Creation Takes Vengeance 16:1-9
      4. The Last Three Chalices: It is Finished! 16:10-21
        1. CCC ref: 16:15 (2849)
      5. Babylon the Great Harlot 17:1-5
      6. Babylon: The Mystery Explained 17:6-18
      7. Babylon is Fallen 18:1-24
        1. CCC 18:24 (2642)
      8. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb 19:1-10
        1. CCC ref: 19:1-8(2642) 19:1-9 ( 677); 19:6 ( 865) 19:7 ( 1329, 1602, 1612); 19:9 ( 1329, 1602, 1612)
      9. The Rider on the white Horse 19:11-16
        1. CCC ref: (673, 830, 675, 440)
      10. The Feast of the Scavengers and Destruction of the Beasts 19:19-21
      11. The Binding of Satan 20:1-3
        1. CCC ref: 20:1 (671)
      12. The first Resurrection and the Last Battle 20:4-11
      13. Prophecy of the Last Judgement 20:12-15
        1. CCC ref: 20:12 (677)
      14. Prophesies of the Eternal State
      15. The New Heaven and New Earth 21:1-8
        1. CCC ref: 21:1-4 ( 1043, 765, 117, 677, 757, 1045, 2016, 2676) 21:5 ( 1044); 21:6 ( 694, 1137,); 21:7 ( 2788)
      16. The New Jerusalem and the River of Life 21:9-22:1-5
        1. CCC ref 21:9( 757, 865, 1045, 1138); 21:10-11 ( 865); 21:12-14 ( 765); 21:14 ( 857, 865, 869); 21:22 ( 586); 21:27 ( 1044, 1045)
      17. Come, Lord Jesus 22:6-21