What is the Apocalypse
This is the fifth of six Credo Clips about Revelation and eschatology.
In this short video, Dr. Mark Hitchcock (of Faith Bible Church) explains to us his definition of apocalypse.
Credo Clips with Mark Hitchcock
- What is the Rapture? A Simple Definition
- The Mark of the Beast – What Does the Bible Say?
- Armageddon – What is it? Mark Hitchcock Gives His Definition
- Eschatology – What Does it Mean? A Simple Definition
Well the word apocalypse is the Greek word, it’s basically just transliterated, it’s apokalupsis (ἀποκάλυψις) in the Greek.
It’s the beginning there in the book of Revelation. It’s the apokalupsis or the unveiling of Jesus Christ. That’s what the word means, apocalypse, it means to take the veil off of something or to take the cover off.
And so, the book of Revelation is described as the apokalupsis of Jesus Christ, it’s the unveiling.
Now people wonder is this mean an unveiling about Christ or an unveiling from Christ in the book of Revelation.
In our study in the book of Revelation we’ll get into that more but I think primarily, in Revelation, it’s a Revelation from Christ; it’s one that He’s giving. It’s the final revelation He’s giving.
But, one of the reasons I think that word is so important is, a lot of people when they read the book of Revelation think God has put the cover on top of it, and you can’t understand it.
But the title of the book is the apokalupsis of Jesus Christ it’s the unveiling or the uncovering.
Which to me means that God wants us to understand it; He wants us to live it out.
The apocalypse is not something we’re to be afraid of it’s something God is revealing to us.
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