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In early 2012, bestselling novelist Joel Rosenberg came to Capitol Hill for a meeting with an unidentified member of Congress to discuss the end of the world. "I thought the topic was going to be the possible coming war between Israel and Iran," Rosenberg explained on his website. "Instead, the official asked, 'What are your thoughts on Isaiah 17?'"

For the better part of an hour, Rosenberg says, the writer and the congressman went back forth on something called the "burden of Damascus," an Old Testament prophecy that posits that a war in the Middle East will leave Syria's capital city in ruins

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For the better part of an hour, Rosenberg says, the writer and the congressman went back forth on something called the "burden of Damascus," an Old Testament prophecy that posits that a war in the Middle East will leave Syria's capital city in ruins

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I wish Revelations wasn't in the Bible so idiots like Joel Rosenberg, Tim Lahaye, Jerry Jenkins, and anyone that wants to write fiction on the end times wouldn't constantly obsess over it. It was written for the Christians living in Rome, and included in the canon as encouragement for Christians going through persecution.  These apocalypse obsessed idiots are just one of many groups that make Christians seem insane.   Just shut up.  Not everything's a sign, not everything is a portent of the end. 

 

Jesus said it best:

"You will hear of wars, and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."

 

TL:DR: Joel Rosenberg, read the ENTIRE Bible. 

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^ You'd better pack up plenty of ice water for Hell. :devil:

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It's one thing to use the Bible as a philosophical guide; it's another entirely to take it literally. It's scary that there are politicians in the US who are looking at the conflict in Syria from a biblical perspective, though unfortunately it's not even slightly surprising.

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It's one thing to use the Bible as a philosophical guide; it's another entirely to take it literally. It's scary that there are politicians in the US who are looking at the conflict in Syria from a biblical perspective, though unfortunately it's not even slightly surprising.

 

 

Or hearing politicians say things like:

 

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