In verse 1 I again notice the distinction between Jesus Christ and God, which leads me to suspect that this is an altogether different writer than the one who wrote the gospel. I see the same thing in Paul’s letters, where he most often refers to God the father and Our Lord Jesus Christ, or something like that.
It strikes me that the Diety of Christ has caused unending turmoil and trouble for the Church, from the days of the wars between the orthodox (Romans) and the more numerical Arians who christianized most of Europe.
Dogmas do that IMHO; they divide the church and hide the true gospel which is addressed to mankind.
“he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John”: isn’t he still doing that? Doesn’t Revelation continue? Doesn’t Creation continue? The worship of the Bible, like the Diety of Christ is an obstacle and hindrance to the kingdom of God, as I understand it.
Well I could go on. Doesn’t Rev provide the most fruitful field from which to preach?