The Revelation of Jesus Christ

This last book of the Bible identifies itself as "the revelation of Jesus Christ", and its author is designated "his servant John" who was exiled to the Greek island of Patmos because of his faith. Traditionally, John is identified with the author of the Fourth Gospel. Addressed to seven historical churches in Asia Minor, the Book of Revelation was written to warn against spiritual indifference and to elicit courage under persecution. In addition to reassuring Christians that Jesus Christ controls the course and climax of history, Revelation unveils the imminent return and ultimate victory of Jesus.