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Millennium madness

'Dead wrong' readings of Revelation miss God's hope-filled message for the world

People shake their heads over the horror of school killings and the devastation of recent earthquakes — and murmur about whether these events are connected to the end of the world and the prophesies in Revelation, the last book in the Bible.

But what exactly does Revelation reveal about the end?

"Revelation doesn't say all the things you've been told," says Barbara Rossing, associate professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. "It's not a script for the end time."


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