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Recently I saw a video clip with pieces of an Christian lecturer telling about a Biblical end time prophecy about Damascus. And it may have some connection with the recent chemical attack happened there. Is there any such prophecy in Bible?

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Can you provide a link to the clip? –  James T Sep 28 '13 at 23:27
It was taken from some youtube video by "Pastor Paul Begley". –  Gulshan Sep 29 '13 at 4:01

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If you partake in in-depth study of the Bible's use of city names, you will realize that each city that comes under judgement symbolically refers to a specific idea or relational context. For example, Damascus, the city you cite, is used in scripture to represent man-made civilization (usually in the context of God judging the errancy of our attempts to define our own sense of civility). Damascus, Syria, is historically the oldest civilization and city on Earth, representing the core of social justice, and how it stems from us making our own rules about how society should operate. God had already set his rules through the 10 commandments, however, man in his sin, has suggested other, more injust means of living.

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Isaiah 17 English Standard Version (ESV) An Oracle Concerning Damascus

17 An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.

Is this the actual prophecy? I don't know. But many of the prophecies in the Bible have all not yet been fulfilled.

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