It stars Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando. Set in the Vietnam War, *Apocalypse Now* is a 1979 epic war film. The use of the word ‘*apocalypse’* is based on the popular misunderstanding of the word as ‘destruction’. The Greek word *apokalupsis*, translated ‘revelation’ (Revelation 1:1), is made up of two Greek words – *apo* (out of) and *kalupsis* (‘hiding’). The word actually means ‘*disclosure’*.
In the book of Revelation, the veil is taken off. The mystery is unlocked. ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ’ (v.1) has a double meaning. First, it is the revelation that is given *by* Jesus. Second, it is the revealing *of* Jesus, who lies hidden in the Old Testament and is *revealed* in the New Testament.
In the book of Revelation, Jesus is further unveiled. We get a clearer disclosure of his great love for us, and his victory over evil.
And that’s the Memo.
By Nicky Gumbel