GreekTim got me on this one and that was a good thing to do and so I have ordered a 4 views book which I get for FREE due to the instant $50 Amazon credit for opening a amazon CC. Anyways the book speaks of the following approaches to Rev. Preterist Symbolic Classical DISP progressive DISP Sure there are others but the book hits on these topics. This would appear to be a hermeneutics book and this thread should be also so topics on the rapture, 2nd coming, millennium, and so forth may not be appropriate. I am a futurist but don't believe I can defend my view over people like GK Beale whom makes good arguments. So what are you and why? Why is your view on Rev right and others wrong? Someone whom says not to read books but the Bible will come away with a futurist interpretation so it's no wonder one former poster whom strongly disliked Calvinists had such a view. His input on this kind of a topic might be valuable. As books can corrupt viewpoints in some ways no question about it. Old Regular feels the same and so he may also be correct. I don't know and why I ordered the book. What say you?