Religious Context: The Apocalypse

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The Apocalypse. In a religious context, the apocalypse is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation, usually of something hidden. In the New Testament’s Book of Revelation, John the Apostle, one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, receives the prophecy of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. With this Revelation John learns that Jesus, the son of God, will one day return to Earth from the Heavens, and with his return he will judge the living and the dead and usher in a new kingdom of God, a kingdom on Earth where pain or suffering cease to exist. Therefore, the apocalypse within the Bible marks the revelation of Jesus Christ’s return. In the contemporary setting however, the term ‘apocalypse’ differentiates rather drastically from that of its’ religious’
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