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(1999), NR [G-NR*] (145min)

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(1999), NR [G-NR*] ... another alternate view of the Book of Revelation

Production (US): Reel 2 Real Ministries
Distribution (US): The Apologetics Group
Director(s): Eric Holmberg
Producer(s): Jay Rodgers, Eric Holmberg, Erik Hollander
Cinematography/Camera: Bruce Donaldson, Jay Rodgers
Viewed on The Apologetics Group DVD

The Beast of Revelation Identified is not a work of entertainment but is rather for your consideration: another alternate view of the Book of Revelation.

Pastor and author Dr. Kenneth Gentry, Jr., under the direction of Eric Holmberg, explores his views of the Book of Revelation. Many have presented interpretations of the Book of Revelation, which has been termed the most difficult Book of the Bible, and each may be as credible as the next since the Book of Revelation is a Book of vision and symbols, which is reported by Dr. Gentry as written for 1st century man. Dr. Gentry proposes many new precepts contrary to popular beliefs such as the seven heads of the beast being the seven hills of Rome, the beast being Rome, indeed Nero himself, and the Harlot being Jerusalem, God's bride, which sinned against God whom He divorced and married a new bride - the Church (Christians).

As advised by Holmberg at the beginning of the film, Dr. Gentry's proposal of the Book of Revelation may change your Christian worldview. Gentry places the Book of Revelation in the context of the 1st century when it was written and uses Scripture rather than similarity with current events to fortify his arguments.

There is much discussion and many fine sounding arguments, most of which make sense but then so do the arguments made by many other Bible scholars. God warns us in Colossians 2:4 of they who would deceive us with fine sounding arguments. Is Dr. Gentry one of them or is he on target? You decide.


Following are brief discussions of the content per individual content investigation area. As always the Findings section of this report, the heart of the CAP Analysis Model, is the best source for discovering the full accounting of the content of this film.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 84 out of 100
To provide theme and background for some of the thoughts and ideas presented the filmmakers use scenes of violence, evil, movie clips, military armament, sword attack and the like. In one case a movie clip portrays a beating of a victim. Discussion about Nero Caesar's suicide by blade to the neck was rather descriptive but no imagery of the act was found.

The content found by this content investigation area is the only reason for the yellow CAPCon Alert light in the upper left corner of this page instead of the green light. The yellow light is an indication that you should give somber attention to the findings discussed here and the listings in the Findings section before deciding on which age stratum this film is fit. With area scores of 100 in each of the other five content investigation areas, if this area score was three points higher it would have earned the rare green CAPCon Alert light.

Impudence/Hate (I) - 100 out of 100
There is no profanity, arrogance, rebellion or hatred demonstrated by performers.

Sexual Immorality (S) - 100 out of 100
There is nothing that even remotely touches sexually immoral content, not even nude painting which as sometimes used in "Bible films."

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
No form of possession or consumption of illegal drugs or tobacco was found. No abuse of prescription drugs was found.

Offense to God (O) - 100 out of 100
Blasphemy, witchcraft, Satanism, occultism and the like were not found in this film.

Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
No murders or suicides were portrayed. Though Nero Caesar's suicide was discussed there is no thespian demonstration of the act.



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  • Col. 2:4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

    Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry

  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend what is vile, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it.]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    The Beast of revelation IDENTIFIED (1999) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 84 out of 100
  • descriptive discussion of suicide by blade to the neck
  • series of scenes of evil and violence such as civil unrest, movie clips and military armament
  • boxing violence
  • painting of sword attack

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Offense to God (O) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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