Will there be a World War III?

BibleAsk Team

Some wonder: Will there be a World War III according to Bible prophecy before the second coming of the Lord? Christ taught that there will be “wars and rumors of wars…For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes” (Matthew 24:6-7).

To be more specific, the future does hold at least one more world war. John the Apostle was shown what the end times would be like. Beginning in Revelation 6, he recorded what he saw concerning the future. War is found in this chapter, and continues to be a part of the unfolding events until Christ returns in chapter 19 (Revelation 6:2; 4; 11:7; 12:7; 13:4, 7; 16:14; 17:14; 19:11; 19:19).

Revelation 19:11 says, “. . . in righteousness He [Christ] judges and wages war.” John adds, “And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him (Christ) who sat upon the horse, and against His army” (Revelation 19:19). This clearly describes a world war. And Christ will be the victor in this war, who seizes the beast/Antichrist and the false prophet then casts them into the lake of fire, and the armies that followed them are destroyed (Revelation 19:20-21). The outcome of that war is obvious. Righteousness will prevail as Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will defeat all who oppose Him.

Following the 1,000-year reign of Christ, Satan will be released after he was bound. Upon his release, he will lead the nations to war against Christ and the New Jerusalem. But Christ will end up this rebellion with the fire that will come down from heaven and consume all (Revelation 20:7-10). Then, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). And the the Lord will recreate the earth a new and the redeemed will live there forever.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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