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Series: Future Shock - What in the World Is Going On?
A pastor was preaching a sermon. He was preaching on the horrors and the reality of hell. He had a member of his church. He was Deacon Smith, and he was right in the middle of the congregation, and he fell asleep during the sermon. And the pastor's going on and on talking about people on the highway to hell and who glorify hell, but he said, ''Hell is not a place to be glorified. As a matter of fact if there's anyone in this room who wants to go to hell,'' and he pounded the pulpit, ''let him stand to his feet right now.'' Well, when he pounded the pulpit, Deacon Smith awoke. And all he heard was the phrase, ''...let him stand to his feet right now.'' And so he got up and stood. The pastor looked at him and said, ''Deacon Smith, do you have any idea why you are standing?'' He said, ''No, pastor, I don't, but whatever we're voting for it looks like you and I are the only ones for it'' (laughter). He was very confused.
Well, we're in a series called ''Future Shock: What in the World is Going on?'' And we're looking at the events of today and the events coming in the near future. And today, we want to look at one of the most wonderful, most glorious, most powerful passages in all of Scripture. It has to do with two main things. They're simultaneous things. They take place together, and they're very, very confusing to so many people.
Although they know about them, they don't understand them. These two events - the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Scripture talks over and over and over and over again about the fact that Jesus Christ is going to come and rule and reign in power and great glory. It is the most talked about doctrine in all of the Bible, except for the doctrine of salvation. The doctrine of salvation is spoken of more than any other doctrine. And on the heels of that is the doctrine of the Seco ...
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