Revelation, Book of:
Authored by an unknown author who calls himself John, but attributed by
some early churchmen to a known heretic, I , Wiliam VERCH-WELDON, do
hereby formally teach that said title of 'heretic' is too mild in the extreme
of a required condemnation; closer to the mark for this caldron
of error & deceit are 'agent of Satan' and 'embodiment of
anti-Christ'. Most definitively, it must be removed as a
legitimate canonical vessel embodying the truest integrity of Christian
witness or revelation.
One starts with the last page's 'A Warning' wherein those who
read/study these words are assured of eternal death [removal from the
Book of Life] if dispute any part of these pages: a total embodiment of anti-Christianity and
the opposite of Christ's loving efforts to show the true path to God
[Matthew 7: 21 'Not everyone who says to Me 'Lord, Lord' (a blind
follower) shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the Will
of My Father in heaven'].
Then there is the attack upon Christ Himself via one of His symbols
involving the Trinity [Rev 13: 18 '666' -- the symbol of the
trefoil or trinity, with each outer loop overlapping at inside to form
three sixes] whereby the extreme early hatred of Christ's references to
three Persons in God [see my entry "Trinity"], and so apparent violation of these His enemies' murderous obsession against
anything seeming to dilute this single God concept, gives voice to
painting He and all [early Christians] who preach belief in the Trinity as embodiments of the devil.
Generally, all Revelation writing is to activate 'glamour' &
'excitement' rather than the serious business of Christ's message [Mark
8: 34-35 "...deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me"],
and so to distract everyone from the difficult work of salvation.
Some items are clearly attractive apart from mere 'glamour' &
'excitement', such as the reference to saved beings in forms other than
that of humans, but apart from possible input from extra-terrestial beings alluding to their own
form or to the fact that humans themselves likely are not the most
intelligent beings on this planet [such as, but not limited to, orcinus orca, the killer whale,
whereby both principal methods of estimating intelligence --
concentration of folds in cerebrum, and amount of data present in vocalizations -- indicate vast supremacy
over homo sapiens], this portrayal also serves as another diversion
from the responsibilities of salvation, and Christ's many instructions.