In early 2000, I released a video called The Beast of Revelation: Identified. This was produced with Eric Holmberg and Reel to Real Ministries.
The presentation is two and half hours long and is based on Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry’s teaching on Revelation 13 at the 1999 Ligonier conference. Gentry takes the partial -preterist view which states that most of Revelation is history. The textual and historical context of Revelation is the first century, not the far distant future. At the Beast of Revelation: Identified website, there are several articles that explain this viewpoint in more detail.
I also published a brief commentary on Daniel from a partial preterist perspective, which is important in helping to interpret Matthew 25,25 and the book of Revelation.
In 2000, millennial madness was rampant and the sales were brisk. The DVD is anything but a bestseller, but I’ve been able to sell a few copies a month consistently on my own without much advertising except through the website. Over six years, it’s made the production time and expense worth it. I believe that it is a needed teaching in this age of chiliastic error.
A strange phenomenon that I’ve noticed is that whenver a “Left Behind” type book is published or a new “end-times” movie is released, I get a flurry of orders. Recently, this occurred again with the testing of a nuclear bomb by North Korea. I suspect that people then go searching the web for The Beast of Revelation and come to my site, which is well indexed by Google. Check the surrounding links and you’ll see The Beast of Revelation: Identified ranked at number 2.
Are people thinking that Kim Jong-Il is the Beast? If so they are about 2000 years too late! Check out the DVD and related articles to see what I mean.