Armageddon and the Final Battle, by Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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By Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., Integrated Catholic Life, Nov. 13, 2021

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio writes from Texas. For his faith resources or information on his pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land, visit or call 1.800.803.0118.

The Apocalypse — What does the Bible really teach about the End of the World, Armageddon, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the final battle against the Antichrist? The Gospels and the book of Revelation raise many apocalyptic questions for Christians.

Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.Whenever I lead a trip to the Holy Land the question inevitably comes, “Will we visit Armageddon?’

This refers, of course, to the battlefield surrounding the ancient city of Megiddo where some think the final confrontation will take place before the end of the world (Revelation 16:16).  Catholics and Protestants alike have a fascination with the cataclysmic events the Bible associates with the apocalypse and the end of the world.

The church, following the Scriptures, teaches that Jesus indeed will return in glory.   And that this world, as we know it, will come to a screeching halt.   Yet this will not occur before a fierce, cosmic battle in which the Enemy makes his final bid for world domination (CCC 675-677).

But the last battle will not be the only battle. …

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