This article is primarily directed toward those readers who are well versed in or at least familiar with differences between these two programs.
In addition to this article, readers may find it helpful to study the other articles under the "Rightly Dividing the Word" heading of this web site.
In my research for this paper, I have found very little evidence to support the traditional date of 96 AD for the book of Revelation or the late date for the Apostle John's other writings which are supposed by many to have been written after 70 AD.
In fact, there seems to be no conclusive historical support for any particular date.
The seven seals, the seven trumpets, the seven bowls of wrath, and the abomination of desolation are all yet to take place in the future tribulation, which will be the fulfillment of Daniel's 70th week (Daniel -27).
I say this up front because so many of those who believe that the book of Revelation was written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem, also subscribe to the errors of allegorical or figurative interpretation of scripture, such as amillennial or post-millennial beliefs.
Rightly dividing the Word is the goal of this article, and it is an indispensable key to proper understanding of the Bible.
The abundance of scriptural evidence detailed in Section III of this article makes it very clear that the book of Revelation is doctrine for the nation of Israel, the descendants of Jacob.
These Jews were not natives of Asia who had received the mystery doctrines which the Apostle Paul had presented to the predominantly Gentile assemblies for this present dispensation.None-the-less, it is necessary for me to begin by stating that I believe in the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ and the pre-tribulational rapture of all true Christians.The events of the war between the Jews and the Romans and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD were not the fulfillment of the events described in Revelation.References are provided so that the reader may study them further if desired.Most of them can be easily found and freely read on the internet.They may even question the soundness of a dispensational approach to Bible study.