This thread will be committed to studying the book of Revelation. I am going to give my input, but I am going to keep an open view. I would appreciate if everyone else would do the same. I am going to start with the seven letters written by John to the churches in Asia Minor. What are the significance of these letters? Do they represent seven disctinct periods in church history or were they written to seven churches with no underlying meaning other than to exhort and instruct the churches? My view is that they were letters written to seven churches with no underlying meaning. However, we can expect the same exhortations and intructions to be applicable to churches today who find themselves in similar situations. What do you all think?