Thursday, July 10, 2008

Is the Battle of Armageddon past or future?

Question:- What about the Battle of Armageddon? Is it past or future?

Kenneth Gentry answers:

Given the time-frame of Revelation ("soon"/ "near") and the focus on Israel's judgment in AD 70, the Battle of Armageddon (16:16) is an OT image applied to AD 70. This battle results in the collapse of "the great city" (16:19), which is earlier called "the place where their Lord was crucified" (11:8), i.e., Jerusalem.