Is this Armageddon? Is this the end of the world?
These days, in light of the current events, conversations among people are increasing: Are these events the beginning of a great war or the end of the world?
Whenever a new round of escalation in the Arab-Israeli conflict began, such theses began to appear and these theories to spread, but of course at a different pace depending on the nature of the round itself, its strength, and its circumstances.
Of course, these theories are based on common prophecies in the three Abrahamic religions about a major war that precedes the end of the world.
This war will begin in what is called Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis or the Levant in the Islamic narrative, and it will be between the Muslims and the Roman Christians. It will take place after a war in which they were allies, then they turn against me and a war breaks out between them.
In the Jewish Christian narrative, this battle is called the Battle of Armageddon, ar-Magedon in Hebrew means Mount Megiddo.
It is a mountain currently located in the north of the so-called Israel and the location that was mentioned in the Book of Revelation to John as the final battle that will take place between all the leaders of the world and the Lord, as they put it, and all the evil leaders of the world will annihilate each other.
References to this prophecy were mentioned in the Book of Revelation by John
When he said:
"The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East."
Here, this prophecy is a symbolic prophecy like the Book of John, which is called the Book of Revelation, which is based on symbolism. The symbolism in this chapter has been interpreted in that sense, to the point that many contemporary interpreters have said that this chapter may be interpreted as a nuclear war that will end the world.
Regardless of these respectable, appreciated, and sacred prophecies as well, are we close to seeing them or not? Although we accept these prophecies, each one of us according to his belief, it seems that we are very far from all of these prophecies, Although these sources differ
Here I must mention that there is a syndrome called the Resurrection Obsession Syndrome, which is that there are people who have an obsession with the end of the world and within them there is a desire to turn any event into a prelude to the end, and the motives for their obsession with that are multiple. Some of them are major events that excite them and they want to be a part of them, and some of them suffer. In her life, he fears death, and his consolation is that everyone will die with him or shortly after him, and other disturbed motives.
This does not prevent me from realizing that what the world has gone through in recent years is a huge global epidemic, many hurricanes, earthquakes, natural phenomena, and even severe changes in human nature, and even the promotion of them. All of these things reinforce such theories.
But I always agree with what the great writer T. S. Eliot said: This world will not end with an explosion, it will end with the Whining.
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