By Dudley Ross Spears
A Questionnaire On Revelation 20
Please read Revelation 20:1-6 and answer the following questions about each verse.
Verse 1. What does John say he saw? If you answered, “an angel,” then what did John say the angel had in his hand and where was the angel going?
Verse 2. On what does the angel lay hold? Where does this take place and how much time is involved?
Verse 3. What does the angel do to Satan and why?
Verse 4. John saw thrones and those who occupied them. Where were these thrones – on earth or in heaven or does the Bible say? What condition were the “souls” in when John saw them? Who are these souls who live and reign with Christ for a thousand years?
Verse 5. John saw what he called a “first resurrection.” Does John say bodies are raised (re-read verse 4).
Verse 6. Who are the “priests of God and of Christ” in this verse?
Summary: Can one read this and find an earthly kingdom, the throne of David, the city of Jerusalem, human beings with bodies (non-decapitated), the earth itself, or any other essential item in the premillennial theory?
One may not know precisely what such figurative language means, but it does not take a Solomon to know what it does not mean. It does not mean what it does not say – now does it?
Guardian of Truth XXVII: 3, p. 81
February 3, 1983