Part One - Seven Major Religions

The Bab
Baha'u'llah
Jesus Christ 7 Churches
Muhammad
Four Good Beasts
Beast/Babylon/Dragon

Chapter One - The Book of Revelation

    Jesus introduces the One who holds the Seven Stars (candlesticks, churches, the seven major religions of the world) in His right hand. From a Baha'i perspective this One is Baha'u'llah - the Christ returned (v.13) Who brings the unity of God's Messengers.

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Chapter Two - The Book of Revelation

    The (Angels, Stars, Spirits, Candlesticks, Churches, Religions) are all interchangeable symbols. John is told to write to each of these religions beginning first with the most ancient of these churches and continuing on with each church as it appeared in history. Jesus approves (commends) each religion for what it has attained - and condemns those things in which they have fallen short.

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The Sabean Religion

    THE GREEK WORD EPHESUS MEANS "PALE"
    4000 to 5000 B.C
    REVEALER ABRAHAM

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Sabeans

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The Jewish Religion

    THE GREEK WORD SMYRNA MEANS "PERSECUTED"
    1250
    REVEALER MOSES

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Jews

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The Hindu Religion

    THE GREEK WORD PERGAMOS MEANS "POPULAR"
    2000-3000 B.C.
    REVEALER KRISHNA

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Hindus

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The Zoroastrian Religion

    TTHE GREEK WORD THYATIRA MEANS "SACRIFICE"
    900-1000 B.C.
    REVEALER ZOROASTER

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Zoroastrians

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Chapter Three - The Book of Revelation

    Each of the religions has good qualities, as do each of its followers, but each needs the revitalization and unity brought by Baha'u'llah.

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The Buddhist Religion

    THE GREEK WORD SARDIS MEANS "LACK OF ZEAL"
    500 B.C.
    REVEALER BUDDHA

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Buddhists

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The Christian Religion

    THE GREEK WORD PHILADELPHIA MEANS "BROTHERLY"
    26 C.E.
    REVEALER JESUS

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Christians

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The Islamic Religion

    THE GREEK WORD LAODICEANS MEANS "LUKE WARM"
    622 C.E.
    REVEALER MUHAMMAD

    Click here for all the verses in Revelation about the Muslims

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Chapter Four - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter deals with the religion that is to come ‘hereafter’: the Fulfullment of the previous religions. This chapter introduces the Bab.

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Chapter Five - The Book of Revelation

    A study of the progressive nature of religion shows that each succeeding religion has brought ‘additional’ concepts about God, and a more inclusive social organization for its followers.

    This chapter is telling us about a new paradigm of unity of all the religions of the world.

Part Two - Spiritual Challenges for The Seven Major Religions

Chapter Six - The Book of Revelation

    When an old system is cast away and a new system takes its place, there are often major upheavals. The time of a major transition for the human race is its passing from adolescence onto adulthood which is the 'Time of Fulfillment' of the prophecies of all the religions. In this chapter there are described the trials and tribulations associated with this transition.

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Chapter Seven - The Book of Revelation

    Provides for a time between the Return of Christ and the Last Great Battle of Armageddon for what some might call "judgment". The purpose of religion is to bring harmony and unity between God and man, and between men and man. In the Baha'i teachings it is said that it is better that there be no religion than a religion that causes disunity. Particularly, at this 'Time of Fulfillment', unity is the prime purpose of the Baha'i Faith to bring all the tribes of the earth together and to unify them into One.

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Part Three - A Preliminary Look at the Events of Armageddon

Chapter Eight - The Book of Revelation

    The awakening of mankind progresses in stages - some of which will be extremely traumatic. The events described here have both outward and inward (material and spiritual) meanings. Many people recognize in these verses a great universal catastrophic event often referred to as Armageddon. While the external events will be very significant in the history of mankind it is the internal spiritual significances that are more important.
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Chapter Nine - The Book of Revelation

    This Chapter (starting in verses 14 and 15) deals with The Four Angels of the Euphrates

    The Four Angels of the Euphrates (Rev.9:14) are the four of the Seven Religions that are centered in the Middle East. They are the:

    • Sabean
    • Judaic
    • Zoroastrian
    • Islamic

    HOWEVER:

    The first half of this chapter deals with the Fifth Angel - which is the Buddhist Religion and the second half (starting in verse 13) with the Sixth Angel - which is the Angel of the Christian Religion. The chapter extensively discusses the relationship of the Buddhist religion to China and Japan and both the interaction that they came to have with Christianity and the future that they hold in the Baha'i world.

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Chapter Ten - The Book of Revelation

    In this chapter we begin to see the transition from the Islamic religion to the Bab (The Forerunner) and the Baha'i Faith.

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Part Four - The Special Spiritual Challenge for Islam

Chapter Eleven - The Book of Revelation

    This is a very favoured chapter in the Baha'i teachings because 'Abdu'l-Baha (Center of the Covenant) Himself wrote the explanation. This chapter describes the relationship of Islam and the former Faiths to the New Dispensation. This chapter is also key to what is called by 'Abdu'l-Baha (in Rev.12:6) the ‘Most Conclusive Proof'.

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Chapter Twelve - The Book of Revelation

    The explanation by 'Abdu'l-Baha in the previous chapter, continues in this chapter, and is also an integral part of what is called by 'Abdu'l-Baha (in Verse 6) the ‘Most Conclusive Proof'. It is also in this chapter that the Great Red Dragon first makes its appearance.

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Chapter Thirteen - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter is the continuing story of what happened to the Islamic Faith. In the West people know little of its history, and have often seen little significance of its destiny in relation to world events. However, the events in the closing decades of the 20th century should have given them a new awareness.

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Chapter Fourteen - The Book of Revelation

    The prophecies for the last days in the Book of Revelation are to the whole world and in this chapter we begin to see both the New Song regarding the Teachings of God and the problems that will befall the world in its struggle to accept the Teachings.

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Part Five - Catastrophes at The Time of The End

Chapter Fifteen - The Book of Revelation

    Although there is a sense of dramatic fear of the last days, there is also a feeling of joy, and a deeper sense of relief, as the Teachings will bring justice, and peace - a new life to the world.

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Chapter Sixteen - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter points to 1914 as the beginning of Armageddon which will culminate in The Great Catastrophic Battle. While some interpretations may correctly emphasize more literal physical events (such as biochemical weapons) associated with the vials discussed throughout this chapter, the emphasis here is more on their spiritual significance and their relationship to each of seven religions.

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Part Six - Promise of the Thousand Year Fulfillment

Chapter Seventeen - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter deals with the relationship between the previous religions and the New Dispensation. Many have seen in this chapter the trials of the last days.

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Chapter Eighteen - The Book of Revelation

    Often considered the most dramatic description of the final battle of Armageddon, with the destruction of the greatest city of our time (which is symbolized as Babylon). It must also be read in its spiritual sense.

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Chapter Nineteen - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter is about the beginning of the fulfillment of God's Promise to establish His Rule upon earth.

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Chapter Twenty - The Book of Revelation

    This chapter continues about the Fulfillment of God's promise - but it also explainns about the destiny that each dispensation has in its termination and that in a thousand years another great (but lesser) catastrophe will take place with the coming of the next Manifestation.

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Chapter Twenty-One - The Book of Revelation

    In this day a festival is taking place in the realm above, for whatsoever was promised in the sacred Scriptures hath been fulfilled. This the Day of great rejoicing.
    Tablets of Baha'u'llah p.78

    This chapter continues about the nature of Fullfilment.

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Chapter Twenty-Two - The Book of Revelation

    The Book of Revelation which for centuries has been a closed book is now open to all mankind.

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Conclusion - One Baha'i's Concept

Contrasting the common concepts about The Book of Revelation and the concept presented here. Discussion of why The Book of Revelation is a 'Book of Proof' rather than a 'Book of Prophecy'.