A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-26-19
What’s Happening: “With the announcement recently (and with the article by Mark Episkopos in The National Interest today) that China is buying a number of SU-57Es it appears that we may be heading for a new era in Sino-Russian relations….of course, the Chinese may just be interested in reverse engineering technology to improve its own 5th-generation fighter, the J-20. The upcoming Dubai Airshow may reveal the difference between the SU-57 and the SU-57E (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-china-could-soon-be-flying-russias-su-57-stealth-fighter-108456). Russian official, Viktor Kladov said, ‘China has recently taken delivery of 24 Su-35 aircraft, and in the next two years [China] will make a decision to either procure additional Su-35s, build the Su-35 within China, or to buy a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. This could be another opportunity for the Su-57E.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “The real question is how our top stealth fighter is compared to this SU-57E.”
Biblical Response: “It might be…of course, it also might be that the Chinese got most of their technology from us in the first place. It’s a good thing that this is for air superiority…we (assuming we are still a Christian nation…which may be an assumption too far) already have spiritual superiority…and it is unduplicatable! (2 Cor. 10:4). Winning a temporal battle may be important, but having the victory assured in an eternal one is even more important.”
“Christians? We believe we are in a war already (though it is a spiritual one…with temporal and eternal consequences!). The ‘strongholds’ we ‘pull down’ (refer to the scripture above) are ideological (Communism) and spiritual (the devil’s evil plan).”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to win on both fronts with superiority in both arenas; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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