How Do Christians Read 'Predictions of End-Times' from 'an Exile's Imaginings'?

@mythociate (14200)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 7, 2012 5:23pm CST
Because that's what "Revelation" (last book of the Bible) is: the 'imaginings' (there's a word I'm trying to think of there ... a 'waking dream', a 'drug-induced hologram' ... no ...) of a man who was 'highly educated' and who rehd-&-wrote some stuff about realities beyond this world. And yet Christians point to it as 'premonitions of political- & war events in the future' ... Huh? I'm not seeing that progression! Can you show me how they got there?
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• United States
8 Oct 12
I think they see Obama as the anti Christ. They see all the wars and the natural disasters as signs.
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@mythociate (14200)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
8 Oct 12
Perverts seek a sign & a wonder, but Jesus only gives the sign of Jonah ... that's what He said! (okay, I changed it a little: changing "a perverse generation" into 'perverts' ... that's what I'm calling anyone who mentions end-times in church from now on.)
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• United States
8 Oct 12
They are not perverts. They are just doomsday believers. A pervert is a child molester!
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@mythociate (14200)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
29 Oct 12
Sure, and 'all racists are Nazi soldiers'
@anklesmash (1417)
7 Oct 12
Christians beleive it is a vision given by God to show what would soon happen.These things were made known to John through an Angel that was sent to him by Jesus Christ.This information comes from the first verse of revelation.The explanation my Bible gives for language used is that the symbolism used was intended to be understandable for Christians whilst being mysterious to non Christians.
@mythociate (14200)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
8 Oct 12
It seems to boil-down to meaningless speculation to me; it shouldn't matter & Christians shouldn't even pay any attention to it, which is why Jesus' command regarding such things was to 'Be not troubled!' (that's not 'don't worry about it,' but more 'don't spend time learning about it when you could be learning about Our Father's word')
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@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
I don't know how those people called Christian, interpret those prediction. In my opinion those verse is very clear and no need to interpret it that there is end of the everything or end of the world.