the word Armageddon only appears in the Bible once......So, have you guys seen this movie?  One of the best big “Blockbuster” movies ever made.  It has FANTASTIC everything. Cast: Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, and an unbelievable supporting cast. (I don’t think Hollywood could afford to put this cast together again) FANTASTIC special effects.  FANTASTIC director.  FANTASTIC story line.  As far as this “type” of movie goes it’s up there with Independence Day and Deep Impact.  Everything about this film is BIG!  It really is an amazing film to watch.  I’ve seen it three times and every now and then, as I’m flipping through the movie channels, i’ll stop and watch a few minutes…..because it’s so BIG!  It’s fun to watch this kind of film every once in a while. 
                      When the movie opens it’s revealed that an asteroid is headed directly toward Earth. The President, while talking to NASA asks why we haven’t sited this sooner.  Billy Bob Thornton answers, ” Well the budget for tracking the sky is about 1 million dollars.  That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and frankly, Mr. President, it’s one “Big Ass Sky!”  (lol)  There are a lot fun moments in this film which makes it very difficult to walk out on.  The script is that good.  The acting is first rate……LIV TYLER is a dream to watch, I don’t care what she’s doing.  And the shots on the Asteroid are stunning.  The story is of a “Global Killer”  (asteroid) that’s roughly the size of Texas, heading directly toward earth and is determined to be arriving in 18 days.  The only way to stop it is, to drill a hole in it, plant a nuclear bomb in the hole, and blow it up from the inside.  When the president asks what the damage will be, the response is, “Damage? Well, it’s what we call a Global Killer.  TOTAL DAMAGE.  The end of mankind.  Nothing survives. Not even bacteria…”

                     The word Armageddon comes from the Greek, “har-Meggido” (or mount Meggido) that sits amid a great valley where, historically, the nations of the world have gathered their armies together, throughout the centuries as a “staging area” before battles.  Armageddon, the “Valley of Decision”.  The site of gathering of the armies, for a battle during the “end times”.  The place where the final battle will be fought between the forces of good and evil.  It is the name of the time when God will destroy wicked people.  After Armageddon everyone that survives will live in “Peace on Earth”.  The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any “End of the World” Scenario.

                        “ARMAGEDDON” is used only once in the bible, in Revelation chapter 16, verse 16 in that verse, we’re told that Armageddon is a place, “The” place where Satan the “Beast”  (whom modern man refers to as “The Anti-Christ)  the “False Prophet” or The Beasts miracle-working, worship-approving, religious connection to the world’s adoring population,…..will influence all the Nations of the world, to gathering their armies together to attempt to fight and repel the returning JESUS CHRIST!

                          This whole story from Revelations has created all kinds of movies, poems, books, cults, and religious fervor for a long, long, time.  I’m not sure, but I am sure you Bible study individuals will know better than I, it seems that it was written for a much earlier time. But I’m no expert on the bible.  So if you know this story please leave some clarification in the “comments” section of this blog. What’s really interesting to me is the fact that this word is only mentioned ONCE in the entire Bible.  Says something pretty magnificent about the Bible.  The idea that the Bible is the single most powerful book ever written is never demonstrated more clearly than it is here.  One word.  And all that inspiration follows.  I don’t know about you, but I think there may be something to this “BIBLE” thing.  Perhaps i’ll give it a look-see. (lol)  In the meantime, if you’ve got a couple of hours on your hand, and some popcorn nearby, ARMAGEDDON will not disappoint!..I am Dartanion2,………and that’s the way I see it !…………….enjoy…………t  xx