A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-22-19
Agreement is Irrelevant
What’s Happening: “The tweets just keep on coming! Yesterday, the President tweeted the following: ‘After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!’ This recognition during Netanyahu’s election campaign in Israel was seen by his opposition as an underhanded political stunt, but only affirms the reality that has existed since Israel claimed the Golan Heights in its 1967 War victory (https://www.yahoo.com/news/gift-netanyahu-trump-tweets-u-s-support-israel-annexing-golan-221952277.htmlIn). Quoting the article written in Yahoo News by Ben Manson, ‘Israel extended Israeli law over the Golan Heights in 1981, marking the lowest point in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations. Now American recognition of Israeli control over the same territory has become a touchstone of the closest relationship ever between leaders of the two countries.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “I guess that means that Israel now has the power of agreement by the greatest military might in the world!”
Biblical Response: “So? God’s greater might makes our agreement irrelevant. Think that is a bit presumptuous? Perhaps you haven’t read about God giving the Promised Land to Israel. (Ps. 47:4, et al). Or that He has the right to do so (Ps. 95:4). Remember, He is the Creator and Owner, we are only stewards. Does He give other people land? You bet (Deut. 2:2-12). He will defend their right, too. But today, we are talking about usurping Palestinians. Oh, think that Who is God is up for debate? Check out history…it hasn’t worked out well for those who differ with Him.”.
“Christians? We should be supporters of a move that recognizes an obvious truth.. Not so obvious? And whose fault would that be?”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to get and stay on the right side of history; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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