Neil Cavuto has once more blessed us with his flawless insight, this time in predicting that the “End Times” are upon us because the Biblical prophesy of the destruction of Damascus is at hand. He sees the current crisis in Syria as a harbinger of the approach of the second coming even though his prediction does not jibe with his own Bible.
Cavuto and guest Joel Rosenberg discussed the implications of the Old Testament prophesy that God will destroy Damascus because its people are inherently evil and must be punished saying that all of the signs are there and that the End may be nearly upon us. Cavuto begins by saying:
This Syria stuff is way old, I mean Old Testament old. That’s how old I’m talking about. Don’t laugh. Some biblical scholars say it’s all there in black and white.
Rosenberg then weighed in with:
These are prophecies more than 2,700 years old, some of them, but they have not actually been fulfilled. But this prophecy, as you just pointed out, talks about the complete and utter destruction of Damascus. That’s an End Times or eschatological prophecy. It’s a very sobering thought to think that a judgment of a city or a country could happen in which an entire city could be wiped out, but that is, in fact, what the Bible is predicting. I think it’s wrong for people who teach Bible prophecies to guess — I mean, in a sense try to say for certain it’s going to happen now.
The last line of his statement comes about as close as either of them do to admitting that their Bible tells them that no man can know when the end is coming.
There is no mention in their discussion of the fact that according to the Bible, the Anti- Christ will already be among us and that he will have united the world under his rule. This is supposed to come before the Battle of Armageddon and that battle is to come before the second coming. It would be difficult to make a case that the world is united in any way today, least of all under the rule of a single man.
Of course there have already been many battles at Har Megiddo, or the Mountain of Megiddo, a location on which many forts were built in ancient times to protect the trade route between Syria, Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Egypt. As far back as the 15th century B.C.,there were huge battles fought on the site, with another major fight there in 609 B.C. Many scholars believe that rather than prophesy these stories are historical accounts of things that have already happened.
Cavuto and Rosenberg, of course being proponents of the literalism of the Bibl,e would never consider such a possibility. They read the Bible as being a history of the world, rather than a guide to living an upright and moral life. Like all literalists, they see nothing contradictory in the worship of a supposedly kind and loving God and stoning a prostitute to death because their “loving” God told them to, or the utter destruction of an entire city because some of the people are not good people. They don’t even tell us who it is that they think is the Anti Christ; perhaps they think that it is apparent who it is and are avoiding being called racist by naming him.
It seems that Cavuto may need an adjustment in his meds, since he seems to come up with crazier ideas every day. It wasn’t that long ago that he was telling us how the road to success begins as a counter person at Long John Silver’s.