Me ~ What is the Apocalypse exactly as we read in the Bible? And, why is it that many people don't like to discuss this subject .
John ~ They are afraid, they don't like the idea that such change 'uncovering' may mean that people will die.
Me ~ What do you mean 'uncovering'?
John ~ Take a look at the definition = An apocalypse literally means an uncovering, a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts, it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of this earthly reality. The Bible is the uncovering and revealing of Jesus as the Lord and God of the earth.
Me ~ Yes, I fully agree but for our readers who may not yet 'get it', how can uncovering and revealing Jesus make sense of this earthly reality?
John ~ Because He is the Creator of this world and everyone and everything in hit. All our being is upheld by Him and so He will restore God's original plan. Thus, it will make more sense to us - the upgraded earthly reality will make more sense than this corrupted world we have today.
Me ~ Amen to that! But, will people die in that uncovering because of that will others reject Him?
John ~ Yes, there will be a lot of death. And, yes...they will reject Him and continue to do so. In the book of Revelation (the Revelation of Jesus Christ) even after God releases the forces of darkness upon the world that are conjured up by those who want them to come and even after they cause destruction and death people still will not repent for summoning them. Their hearts are hardened and reprobate... beyond redemption.
Me ~ Why would God release forces of darkness if He knows that they will cause destruction and death?
John ~ He does so because the people want it. Even afterwards they will not repent for their sorcery which means conjuring up evil.
Me ~ Is the death and destruction God's wrath upon the earth?
John ~ Yep. He allows the evil forces to sow death and destruction. At the same, He unleashes the forces of nature against mankind. The season disappear, a volcano or asteroid impact and the earth will change its access and create global darkness. Most life will be wiped out.
Me ~ Is this prior to or after the uncovering / revealing of Christ?
John ~ It is after His revealing and the Rapture of the Saints and just before the battle of Armageddon. The Bible calls this the 'bowl judgments'. The church of Jesus will not be on the world when this happens.
Me ~ Who is the church? We have so many churches and each one thinking it is the true church.
John ~ The church are the elect of Christ. Those that have chosen Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior... spiritually born again.