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Was 'Armageddon' predicted as the final battle due to the heavy Roman military presence there?

When John wrote Revelation, the Roman army had just thrown the Jews out of Jerusalem, and were consolidating their forces at Armageddon. Was John's writing a call to arms for Christians (who were all Jews at the time) and a wish to recapture Jerusalem?

Asked By: Chairman Meow - 12/16/2008
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Armageddon, or Har–Magedon, is a transliteration of the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew expression Har Meghid·dohn′ meaning “Mountain of Megiddo,” or “Mountain of Assembly of Troops.” It is linked with “the war of the great day of God the Almighty.” So Armageddon is not a political skirmish, an economic disaster, a... More
Answered By: rick L - 12/16/2008
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No. Ragnarok already happened. It is in all the (correct) histories.
Answered By: Rage of Achilles - Sgarrista AM™ - 12/16/2008
 
It was predicted because it is what will happen. John's writing was not a call to arms for Christians. Jesus told the disciples to go into all the world and spread the gospel, not to retake Jerusalem.
Answered By: semper_paratus_1776 - 12/16/2008
 
Armageddon is God's War against ungodly men. In otherwords, he will do the fighting not us.
Answered By: mah - 12/16/2008
 
meggido or the hill of meggido was the centrepiece at the crossroads between egypt and the furthest end of the fertile crescent, it was the scene of many a battle and that everyone who passed through or lived in that area was familiar with, it is to impress upon people the magnitude of battle
Answered By: robert C - 12/16/2008
 
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