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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: DISRAELI
Why is your interpretations Armageddon not a physical battle??
"The word “Armageddon” occurs only once in the Bible, at Revelation 16:16. Prophetically, Revelation shows that at “the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon,” “the kings of the entire inhabited earth” will be gathered “together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.”—Revelation 16:14.
Who will fight at Armageddon? Jesus Christ will lead a heavenly army to victory over God’s enemies. (Revelation 19:11-16, 19-21) These enemies include those who oppose God’s authority and who treat God with contempt.—Ezekiel 39:7."
The mainstream opinion is that is is a earthly battle..
This battle will rage on every level, it is even now, the real question is, do we like or need any of them to continue pretending we have free will to do decide in a place that has a "plan" ?
originally posted by: DISRAELI
originally posted by: Tinystarlight
I think what you are getting wrong is the fact that people will willingly change their hearts. God will not do that for them. He has given us freewill. Even when Jesus appears in heaven with supernatural signs and portents heralding his return people are NOT going to repent suddenly.
The foretold destruction of wicked mankind is not symbolic. God is NOT going to change their hearts. And he will NOT allow wickedness to continue past Armageddon.
Notice that prophecy in Revelation said that at that time, the unrighteous will continue in unrighteousness, and the filthy will continue in their filth. They WILL NOT repent. And thus they will have to be destroyed.
There is NOT, and nowhere does Holy Scripture and prophecy in it teach that there will be a mass conversion of everyone.
Here you are starting to dispute things which I have not said.
At no point have I denied that there will be judgement.
I am only questioning whether there will be a physical battle first.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: DISRAELI
In a moment , in the twinkling of the eye ...We sometimes try to put a series of events into a time frame that lends to literal understandings such as the need for flesh and bones which corrupt ,bleed and die... I think you are correct about the reversing aspect . God always had a plan A and had no need for a plan B . good post