Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

Serious About Syria

“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1)

As the unrest/murder in Syria reaches catastrophic proportions, I am reminded of the famous prophecy of Isaiah 17, which says that one day, Damascus will be destroyed.

Since the city is very ancient—and the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city—this must be an event far into the future from the prophet. In fact, I believe it is a prophecy meant for our day.

As I’ve written before, the idea that Bible prophecy is real, and relevant to our lives is considered to be absurd by most.

Note, though, that doesn’t make the prophecy wrong.

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has proven to be as ruthless as his father. Thousands of citizens have been killed in uprisings sparked by the “Arab Spring” of last year. The question for our discussion, however, is, “What could spark the Isaiah 17 scenario?”


Middle East dictators are notorious for diverting attention from their own domestic troubles by targeting Israel, either with propaganda or in outright attacks.

The Israelis will not allow neighbors with lethal intentions to carry those intentions out. It is possible (this is only a speculation) that if Assad tried to divert attention and “unite” his people, by attacking Israel, the Israelis would respond with withering attacks.

Despite the fact that Bible prophecy has been marginalized in our culture, there are good reasons to believe it is true and plausible.

The end of Isaiah 17 offers a compelling look at what might transpire:

“And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.” (Isaiah 17:14).


Damascus will disappear overnight. For some reason.

Syria bears watching.

Syria, 2012

  • sabihah

    Interesting, but you didn’t answer my question properly
    I asked, is the end of the world going to start in Syria???

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Georeg Comney

    Why are the last nazi war criminals, like Alois Bruner, hiding in Syria? Nesselrode sent Porphy Uspensky to de-Hellenize the Antiochians which led to Michel Aflaq founding the Nazi Ba’ath party which is why ras-Putin hid Saddam’s WMD in Syria! Ohlig & Puim show Islamic extremism came from Syriac miaphysates, products of Chrysustolm trying to consummate the Channukah crimes of his Seleucid forefathers. (“Questioning is the subversion of faith” Homily I on I Timothy I- Such was the dark mind that led Justinian to abolish the universities and Olympics and bring on the plagues.) Ochrafuxy is the mother of Islam and bolshevism because they reject Aristotle in favor of Plato. We need a Christian Samaritania buffer state surrounding Israel. Just as we neutralized Greece during the Crimean and Cold wars, we need to give the Balkans back to the aboriginal Albanian Pelasgians to prevent soviet access to the straits. Iran and North Korea both share borders with Russia and are ras-Putin’s ploy to raise oil prices which is why we must fearlessly pursue the therminucular rapture against the magog’s attempt to destabilize the Saudis.

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