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Does the Bible predict the destruction of Damascus?

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As the crisis in Syria is accelerating, the future of the country remains a big question. As U.S. lawmakers prepare to vote whether to authorize a military strike on Syria, the country is falling apart. President Obama will try to persuade Congress to launch a strike before the Senate votes as early as Wednesday.

On Saturday, The President in his weekly radio address said, "We cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of Syria. Failing to respond to this outrageous attack would increase the risk that chemical weapons could be used again; that they would fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us, and it would send a horrible signal to other nations that there would be no consequences for their use of these weapons. All of which would pose a serious threat to our national security."

It’s a scary situation in which there are no easy answers. The world has already witnessed more than 110,000 Syrians killed thus far in the civil war. Innocent civilians reportedly, through the use of chemical weapons in Damascus have been slaughtered. More than two million Syrians have fled their country. Another five million more Syrians have been “internally displaced.”

The country is steadily falling apart and people around the world are wondering if Syria will ever be put back together. But a larger question needs to be asked, and that is will the situation in Syria actually go from bad to worse? Can the world stand by and watch and not get involved?

Does the Bible predict the catastrophic destruction of Damascus? If we consider this subject alone, the coming destruction of the Syrian capital could be coming. This scenario could possibly unfold in the not-too-distant future in relation to what Bible prophecies say in Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49.

The Bible contains over 2000 prophesies that have been already been fulfilled, many with very specific details. Most would be skeptical, but it causes one to ask in light of current geopolitical trends in the Middle East, if the Bible is accurate. For someone who is honestly seeking the truth, it would certainly be a worthwhile effort to at least investigate what the Bible says in this matter.

The world we live in is a scary place and getting more volatile every day. Is there any hope for the people of Syria? How will the situation in the Middle East effect us here in the U.S.?

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