This may have been covered before, but I would like input concerning the views and reasons for the date that the book of Revelation was written. It seems to me that the preterist must hold to an early writing, say 50-60 AD or their theories hold no water. Traditionally, the approximately 90 AD date has been put forth. If the date of the writing in the later than at least everything from Chapter 4 would be future, as John is clearly not speaking historically but prophetically. The view that Jesus has already returned is comical to my understanding of the Scripture. If Paul was trying to comfort the church at Thessalonica because they were concerned they had missed the return of Christ, and Christ later returned in AD 70 (as the preterist believe) then where is our comfort? I even had a preterist state that he believed we are already in our spiritual bodies Man I hope not The dating of the Book of Revelation is an important issue in MHO.