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Why Must There Be An Armageddon?
The resurrection is the cornerstone, the foundation of Christianity. Billy Graham once said that if he were the devil he would attack the resurrection because if you can disprove the resurrection then you can disprove Christianity because Christianity is the foundation upon which all biblical truth stands. Because if Christ be not risen from the dead, preaching is vain, our faith is vain, and all that we do is for naught. And the apostle Paul makes that quite clear in the book of Corinthians. But we know Christ has risen. He has risen indeed amen? And He was seen by more than 500 witnesses at one time. We know that a person can hallucinate and see something that is not there but it is highly unlikely that 500 people can have the same hallucination at one time, so Jesus has risen from the dead. All the early enemies of Jesus would have had to do to disprove the new faith called Christianity was to produce the body of Jesus. All they would have had to do to cease the teaching and preaching that Jesus died and rose again from the dead was to produce His dead body and say to the world, see here is His body, He is dead, and He is not risen. And that would have discredited the early church and the early apostles. But they were never able to do that, why? Because He rose from the dead and He ascended back to the Father. And so, they were never able to disprove the resurrection because Jesus did rise from the dead and He ascended back to the heavenly Father and one day He is coming again.
And that brings me to our lesson, which is about Armageddon. Based on Dr. Tim LaHaye's book, "Armageddon" as he writes about Armageddon in a fictional account of how Armageddon may take place. We have been looking at the biblical background for that. We have two or three or four more lessons before we begin a new study. And as we kind of wrap up the biblic ...
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