Wow, the irony of that title is amazing, as Dalton Thomas gives false teachings about the book of Revelation, which is hurting the end-times saints!
Exposing false teachers who are misleading people is not about ‘nitpicking‘ or ‘being cranky.’ He seems to think that it’s okay to denounce bad teachings, so that’s what this page will do.
Dalton Thomas says that the Bible interprets the Bible.
Revelation 1:1 says that these things that Messiah describes will “shortly come to pass.” Revelation 1:3 says that “the time is at hand.”
Not much to interpret there, but somehow Dalton isn’t seeing how the prophecies in Messiah’s apocalyptic vision started to be fulfilled shortly after it was written.
Dalton Thomas points to church history and what people believed about Revelation for the last 2,000 years?
So why does he ignore their witness? The great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries proclaimed the historicist narrative of the prophecies in Revelation being fulfilled. They pointed to the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfilling prophecy as the ‘little horn‘ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast‘ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot‘ church of Rome.
There are many thousands of witnesses against the antichrist beast Popes, many who were killed by their persecutors, yet Dalton is pointing to a futuristic one-man antichrist.
Dalton Thomas points to Protestant Reformers who thought that the book of Revelation should not be included in the canon of Scripture, and that it’s not worthy of their interpretation.
But he doesn’t say who proclaimed that! No doubt the Reformers found Revelation appalling as it points to the enemy of Messiah, who perverts the Gospel, proclaims to be God and kills the saints. So they didn’t want it in the canon.
But with one voice, they pointed to the Popes of Rome as the enemy of Messiah and His saints, so they clearly understood the interpretation and their role in witnessing against the antichrist beast Popes and their harlot church. So Dalton’s association is unfounded!
Dalton Thomas said “I don’t care about having good eschatology.“
Wow! His bad eschatology hides the glory of Messiah, so he should care! Most of Messiah’s apocalyptic vision has been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years, which validates the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah. But people like Dalton Thomas are effectively hiding all of that by pointing to a futuristic fulfillment!
Dalton Thomas says that Revelation is quite low in symbols.
That’s because he’s taking many things literally. The book of Revelation is high in symbols, which point to a literal fulfillment.
In pointing to the sixth seal, Dalton says that the sky is not literally going to be rolled up like a scroll, but that the sky is going to be contorted by the end time judgment events.
That’s a perfect example of symbolism pointing to a literal fulfillment. The symbolism of the sixth seal is one of political upheaval in the pagan Roman Empire. The sun is the Emperor. The sky is the vast Roman Empire, which was losing power, so it was getting smaller, like a scroll being rolled up. Read Revelation 6 – 6th Seal Earthquake
Dalton says that we shouldn’t ask if a passage is literal or symbolic. The irony is that his explanation took a symbolic passage, literally, so he missed the fulfillment! Read Revelation Is Symbolic And Literal
Dalton Thomas says that the seven lampstands are minor symbols.
Wow! In Revelation 11, we are told about the two witnesses, who are two candlesticks, two lampstands. This is telling us that they are two of the seven church eras which were declared in Revelation 1:20.
But since Dalton doesn’t understand that Messiah is writing to seven church eras, he doesn’t see that the church eras of Thyatira and Sardis witnessed against the antichrist beast Popes during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798 AD. That’s not exactly minor symbolism. Read Revelation 11 – The Two Witnesses
Dalton Thomas says John being told to eat the scroll in Revelation 10 is a minor symbol.
No it’s not! The little book of Revelation 10 is the printed Bible of the Protestant Reformation which was vitally important after the antichrist beast Popes banned and burned the Scriptures during the Dark Ages, and only taught in Latin.
When the saints were given the Scriptures, they saw that what the Popes taught is contrary to Scripture, and they believed in Messiah by faith, came out of the harlot church of Rome, and millions were saved by their preaching the true Gospel of the little book of Revelation 10! Read Revelation 10 – The Little Book
Dalton Thomas says that children have no problem interpreting the book of Revelation, adults do.
He says that but based on his explanations, he doesn’t understand the book of Revelation. The great theologians of the 16th-19th century wrote whole Bible commentaries which explain it.
The major problem is that Dalton takes Revelation very literally, like a child would, and because of that he missed the fulfillment.
Dalton Thomas says that when we get bogged down in this very rigged, clunky, is it literal or is it symbolic debate, we lose the plot very quickly.
The irony of that statement is that Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. Messiah uses symbolism to point to a literal fulfillment. If one says that Revelation is all symbolic, like Preterists do, then they miss the fulfillment. If one says that most of Revelation is literal, like Dalton does, then they miss the fulfillment.
For example, when Messiah pointed to locusts in the fifth trumpet, He’s not pointing to literal locust, but to people who were called locust in the Old Testament… the people from Arabia. The fifth trumpet points to the rise of Islam and the Muslim armies, who were sent to attack the Roman Empire. Read Revelation 9 – 5th Trumpet
Dalton Thomas says that the concept of a singular, future antichrist figure is predominant in Scripture.
That’s his false interpretation, because Daniel, Paul and John all pointed to the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, who are the enemy of Messiah and His saints. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
Dalton points to a one-man antichrist setting up the abomination of desolation, but that’s a false explanation of the fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse. Luke records what the AOD is, an army surrounding Jerusalem, which took place in 66 AD, and the saints saw the sign and fled to the mountains of Pella of safety. Then in 70 AD, the Roman army desolated Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation. That’s the context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, which Messiah clearly proclaimed would take place in that generation of Jewish leaders who delivered Him up to be killed.
I wrote a book that explains it in detail. If you’re seeking for truth, and not to defend a belief, this book will prove out the fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse. It will help you see that it’s not about the end times so that you’re not misled about the fulfillment of Revelation, as we await Messiah’s promised return.
Dalton Thomas says that Mystery Babylon is a global, demonized, religious and financial network.
How is it that he ignores that the Roman Cardinals and Bishops wear purple and scarlet, and their priests use the golden cup during their blasphemous Eucharist ceremony? How does Dalton miss that the Catholic Church has been used to persecute the saints, killing tens of millions during the Dark Ages and Inquisition? How does he miss that she is rampant in sexual immorality, as her priests are gay and they rape children?
Dalton Thomas says Revelation 17-18 is the most complicated.
I supposed that it is, when you don’t understand that John is being told that an apostate church would be led by the antichrist Popes who rose to power over the Roman beast kingdom, that they would carry out the Babylonian Mystery Religion under the guise of Christianity, and that they will be used to persecute the saints.
Dalton says maybe it’s the seven hills of Rome, maybe it’s the 7/11 gas station chain, maybe it’s the 7 this and 7 that… all these kooky things that people come up with.
It’s none of those things, as Revelation 17-18 is describing the harlot Roman Catholic Church of the antichrist beast Popes.
It’s pointing to seven forms of government of the Roman Empire. Five had fallen before John wrote Revelation. The sixth was the Emperors who were in power until 476 AD, then they were removed from power as part of the fourth trumpet judgment. A seventh form existed for a short time until 538 AD, when the Pope of Rome was given civil and ecclesiastic authority over the Satan-empowered Roman beast kingdom. Read Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
Dalton Thomas points to three false teachings with mislead people.
He is right that the concept of a pretribulation rapture is false, but his explanation is based on a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, and a one-man antichrist, which is false.
He is right that the concept of Preterism is false. What he misses is that Preterism is pushed by the Roman Catholic Church, to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Pope.
Dalton says that Preterism is based on the temple being destroyed in 70 AD, but then he points to a physical temple in Revelation 11. But the temple of Revelation is the Ekklesia of Messiah, His church, which is the temple in which the Father dwells. Measuring the temple means that we compare what the Pope teach against Scripture, so that we see that the Roman Catholic Church is not part of the temple of God, and that it’s delegated to the court of the gentiles.
Dalton says that the book of Revelation is speaking about the generation of the return of the Lord. Everything in it, from the opening of the first seal, until the end, in the last generation. That is false, as most of it’s been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years.
He is right that the concept of Amillenialism is false, but doesn’t even mention historicism. Does he not know what the saints before us have proclaimed? Or is he a deceiver who is hiding it?
The more I watch the explanations of Dalton Thomas, the more frustrated I get. He comes across as a sincere person, but his explanations are deceiving people! His teachings are hiding the glory of Messiah!
This series of reviews of Dalton’s videos is an open rebuke of his teachings. It’s not nitpicking‘ or ‘being cranky.’ It defending the glory of our Messiah which is revealed in the exacting fulfillment of Revelation, which Dalton is effectively hiding with his explanations. I will review all of his Revelation teachings to expose them. I pray that he sees the truth and repents for his false teachings, before He stands before Messiah to account for them.
I provided links to many studies in this post, but my Revelation Timeline Decoded contains them all, and it gives a much more detailed explanation than the website studies.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
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