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President Biden and Armageddon

Armageddon and President Biden

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President Biden’s recent comments about Armageddon were sobering but they reflect a very shallow understanding of its meaning. The President said the U.S. faces the highest chance of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis. He said this after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised that he would use "all the means at his disposal" to protect Russia in his war with the Ukraine and this undoubtably included the use of nuclear weapons.

From this perspective, Armageddon would be started by one nation’s reckless behavior. One nuclear attack would be followed by others, and we can easily imagine a WWIII with the resulting world-wide destruction. This scenario is certainly possible given the current state of world affairs and the number of nations with nuclear capability.

However, from a Biblical perspective, (where the word originates from), the Battle of Armageddon goes far beyond the conflict between nations and involves a great battle waged against Almighty God himself. Synonymous terms for Armageddon include, “The Day of the LORD’s Coming” (Isaiah 13:9) and “The War of the Great Day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14). While nations may have a part in the power struggle for world domination, biblically speaking it is Almighty God who has the main role and after all is said and done, he emerges as “King of kings and Lord of lords,” as Handel’s Messiah so famously celebrates.

Biblical Armageddon points to a Judgement Day when the wrath of God is revealed against the evil in our world and the governments that promote it. Why his wrath you might say? And to that I would say, why not? We have pushed God out of our institutions. We have set his moral commandments aside and created our own list of right and wrongs that are opposite to his. God instituted marriage and look at how we have changed it to satisfy any lustful desire we might have.

The latest rebellion against God that goes even further than the assault on marriage is the Transgender movement. In Genesis, God created them male and female, and it is the epitome of rebellion when adults encourage and enable young people to reject their birth sex and mutilate their healthy bodies. If you know anyone who has gone down that path, you know exactly the pain it eventually causes. Our website has resources to help young people and parents struggling with gender issues to avoid making decisions they will later regret.

The Florida Board of Medicine approved a new rule last Friday banning puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and transgender surgeries for minors. Every state, including RI should do the same. Watch this video by Family Watch International about real people who have been affected by this social experiment

It might seem that a Biblical Armageddon is on the horizon, but I am encouraged by something the Apostle Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:9-13. Here is a portion of it… “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise (of returning), as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come…”

For Faith & Family in Rhode Island.

Dave Aucoin

Rhode Island Family Institute

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