My name is Daniel Morais. I am the founder and creator of Revelation Revolution Foundation. I am also the author of all the articles on this website. I grew up in a Christian home in the southeast coast of Massachusetts. Both of my parents took me and my siblings to church every Sunday in addition to religious education classes put on by our church every Tuesday evening or Saturday morning. My parents instilled in all three of their children a strong sense of Christian values. Through dinner table conversations my father taught us the basics of Christian theology. Like many children growing up in a strong Christian home, I cannot pinpoint an exact moment when I embraced the Christian faith as my own. Rather, my faith, love and devotion to Christ appears to have slowly grown over the years beginning as a young child. By my early teenage years, I began to identify myself as a Christian and started reading and studying the Bible fairly regularly. Around this time, I read Jesus: Who is He? by Tim LaHaye. This book which discussed the evidence for the divine inspiration of the Bible and the historical reliability of the Gospel accounts spurred in me an interest in Christian apologetics. After reading this book, I then read The Signature of God by Grant Jeffery. Of course, both of these authors are prolific defenders of futurism; however, I do not recall eschatology being discussed in either of these books. My interest in apologetics continued to grow, and while an undergraduate in college a friend bought me The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, a book that I also quickly devoured.
I then moved to Boston to continue my studies. There while studying for my doctorate, I often visited a popular church. Several years later while doing research for this website, I read a particularly compelling article on the Book of Daniel. Glancing at the top of the article, I was shocked to find that it was written by one of the leaders of the church that I had so often visited while living in Boston. After earning my degree, I moved to Fort Worth, Texas where I soon started volunteering for Probe Ministries, a non-denominational Christian apologetics ministry near Dallas. While there I coauthored radio broadcasts with Michael Gleghorn, a friendly, amiable research associate. While doing research for Probe, I remember reading Matthew 24. I had read Matthew 24 many times before, but this time something clicked. I realized that I had been lying to myself concerning the timing of the second coming. In the past I had tried to explain away Jesus’ seemingly inaccurate predictions concerning the time of his return by placing round pegs in square holes. At that moment I understood that the imminent nature of the second coming was not just a seemingly inaccurate detail, but rather an underlying Biblical theme. I did a quick internet search on Matthew 24 and an interesting preterist website came up. I read the article and then proceeded to print out and read all the other articles on the site. Up until that point, I had never read such deep and compelling Biblical scholarship. I thought that the two or three guys that had written these articles must have been geniuses because I never heard or read anyone expound on the Bible in such a deep and convincing way. Soon after, I read Revelation: Four Views where I found myself particularly taken by Kenneth Gentry’s preterist interpretation and commentary on Revelation. I then read Before Jerusalem Fell, and at that point I think I became fully convinced of the accuracy of the preterist view of eschatology.
I then went on to purchase a copy of Josephus: The Complete Works, The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius and The Histories by Tacitus. I read all three books highlighting like crazy and writing notes to myself all over the margins. Not long after reading the works of these three historians, I was told by Kenneth Gentry to look into Cassius Dio. Taking his advice I did the same with Cassius Dio’s Roman History. While reading the works of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius and Cassius Dio, I was amazed at how accurately and surprisingly literally many of the predictions concerning the end of the age had been fulfilled in and around the time of Israel’s first century war with Rome. Years later, my research still continues to this day with equal vigor. Almost every day I discover for myself new insight or evidence to confirm the preterist view of eschatology, and my faith grows deeper and deeper seemingly every day as a result. My purpose and hope is that you too can have your faith in the Bible deepened and affirmed by reading the articles on this site as much as mine has been in researching and writing them.