Speaking with Jerry Huerta: A writer who has written a stunning exposé on biblical prophecy
HELLO JERRY HUERTA, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FOCUS ON THE REVELATION IN TODAY’S WORLD?
The imagery from Revelation is commonly seen in Western culture, particularly in Christian surroundings. I was drawn to the four horsemen and spent years studying the topic. This curiosity ultimately led my wife and me to write a book about them.
DO YOU WANT TO CONNECT WITH A SPECIFIC DEMOGRAPHIC?
Our goal is to reach a wide audience, but we acknowledge that secularization has limited interest in our genre. Therefore, we crafted this book specifically for Christians of any age who are curious about comprehending biblical prophecy.
HOW HAVE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES INFLUENCED YOUR VIEW OF THE REVELATION?
Our perspective on Revelation is undoubtedly shaped by our experiences. In our experiences, we learned that it is essential to recognize that society often tries to convince us that material possessions and services are the keys to happiness, benefiting only the world’s merchants. The antagonists in Revelation represent this harmful influence, and we must consciously try to avoid their ways if we hope to receive God’s blessing, as outlined in our book.
WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FACED IN COMPLETING YOUR BOOK?
Being laypersons, the biggest challenge in completing our book was finding the time to pursue our interests with the distractions common to us all.
WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO REVISIT DEEPER MEANINGS BEHIND CERTAIN PROPHECIES?
As we strive for greater comprehension, it’s essential to acknowledge that revising prior interpretations of specific prophecies may be necessary. This is because history is constantly evolving, and prophecy is most accurately understood once it has been fulfilled. As we continue gaining insight through divine revelation and expanding knowledge, God enables us to refine our perceptions and rectify misconceptions.
WERE THEN ANY PRECONCEPTIONS IN YOUR OWN MIND YOU HAD TO WORK PAST TO GET TO THE HEART OF THE REVELATION?
Before conducting my own research, I had formed certain beliefs based on the writings of previous experts. However, upon further investigation, I realized that while their basic principles were sound, certain aspects of their renderings needed reevaluation and improvement.
WHY DO YOU THINK FAITH CONTINUES TO BE SUCH A UNIFYING FORCE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
Our book aims to promote the revival of faith by exposing the truth about the current condition of Christianity. We have both anecdotal and documentary evidence that suggests a decline in faith, and we hope to inspire change through our writing.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THIS BOOK TO BE REMEMBERED FOR IN 10 YEARS TIME?
My wife and I hope that our book will be remembered for reinstating the historicist interpretation of Revelation to its former dominant position.
CAN WE EXPECT A SECOND BOOK FROM YOU FOCUSING ON A DIFFERENT ELEMENT OF SCRIPTURE?
My wife and I are currently working on a new book about Revelation but with a different perspective. We are gathering our notes and preparing for publication.
HOW DO YOU SEPARATE CONVENTIONAL THINKING REGARDING THE REVELATION FROM YOUR OWN PERSONAL INSIGHTS?
In restoring the historical interpretation of Revelation to its previous prominence, preserving certain established conventions is essential. However, some traditions require re-evaluation and enhancement beyond these foundational conventions.