Sides Taken Over Oil Crisis Link To Armageddon
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Will the Battle of Armageddon be fought over oil?" President of ChristiaNet, Bill Cooper, stated, "While a slight majority of Christians feel that the battle over oil has nothing to do with the Battle of Armageddon, nearly just as many surmise that the demand for fuel may be the catalyst for global conflict."
Out of 1,000 Christians surveyed, 40% see no link between the conquest for oil and the Battle of Armageddon. One respondent remarked, "Armageddon has nothing to do with a physical substance, but human existence. The Lord is going to come with the saints to battle for the souls of mankind. It's about who is saved, or born again, by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and who is not." Another poller stated, "Read the Book of Revelation carefully and you will see that Armageddon is a spiritual battle between Christ and His enemies, which culminates at His Second Coming."
Thirty-eight percent of respondents were unsure whether Armageddon could be precipitated by a worldwide quest for fuel. One poller remarked, "I don't know. I've read Revelation; and unless I missed it, there was no mention of oil as the cause of Armageddon." Another in this group stated, "Who knows? Only God knows what will be the final straw. As long as God is in control of all this mess, I will leave the end results to Him. After all, we've read the final chapter and we know who wins!"
Twenty-two percent of those polled see a definite correlation between oil and Armageddon. One respondent stated, "The whole world economy is dependent on the supply and demand for oil; and supplier nations use fuel as a strategic weapon. If nations are cut off from oil supplies suffer from economic collapse,...they will join in the fray to fight for oil." Some pollers in this group attribute the cause to oil and Israel. "Armageddon will be fought over oil and Israel! The super powers of the world will not let the resources of that region go uncontested. Oil is the one thing we all depend upon."
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