Kinda sus, WELS...


"Revelation is a book about prophecies in the future" implies that nothing in the Revelation of Jesus Christ has occurred yet - it's all future. Bullshit.

Revelation's fulfillment "was, and is, and is to come" - it has been fulfilled, is being fulfilled and will be fulfilled. The Revelation of Jesus Christ is fractal. The letters to the seven churches in chapters 2-3 have surely been fulfilled, as they were written to the churches of John's day. Assuming an early dating of Revelation, the destruction of the temple in chapter 11 has been fulfilled. Rev. Dr. Bugenhagen casts Martin Luther as the angel in Revelations 14:6-7:

"6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”"

TL;DR: We are living in the time of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It has been fulfilled in part, it continues to be fulfilled and will reach its final fulfillment in the second coming of our Lord and Savior. 

God have mercy on the naive Wauwatosa theologian that wrote this.