For years people would ask author, Jim Knotek, his opinion of The
Mark of the Beastó666, Armageddon, the Millennium and other
topics in the Book of Revelation. He was convinced that Revelation
is a book of historical and prophetical parallels, not a chapter by
chapter chronological or linear account. Chapter Twelve focuses
on the birth of Jesus Christ, which is in the middle of the book!
How could that be if it were a linear account? Furthermore, there
are several events that are described more than once, paralleling one
The rapture, which is a coined word from the 1800s is not a biblical
word. What about the Seven Years of Tribulation? That statement is
nowhere to be found in the Bible. If we are to understand the Apostle
Johnís Revelation, we must allow scripture to interpret scripture. We
cannot use current events, as many authors have done. All of their
books have become outdated as time passes. Truly, there must be a
key to help us understand Revelation more clearly.
This book is an enlargement of Pastor Jim Knotekís previous book,
Unlocking the Mystery of Revelation. It is written in laymenís terms
and is an excellent commentary for teachers and pastors who may
have hesitated to teach a class on Revelation.
About the Author
Pastor Jim Knotek is a graduate of Andrews University, M.A., and
Concordia Theological Seminary, M.Div., majoring in New Testament
and Biblical Languages. He has served several congregations
in southern California, including Capistrano Beach and Huntington
Pastor Knotek is also the author of Angels and Miracles, Grief and Hope,
a book that was written in tribute to first his wife, Ruth, who departed
to be with her Lord in 2010 due to Alzheimerís disease.