A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-14-18
Finally, After 23 Years!
What’s Happening: “Trump is the fourth consecutive (since 1995) U.S. President to be faced with the decision: whether or not to ACTUALLY make Jerusalem the location of the US Embassy (it’s been the de facto location since the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital) (https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-opening-embassy-jerusalem-why-furor-082517916.html). Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision, saying, ‘The Jewish people have had a capital for 3,000 years, and that it is called Jerusalem.’ Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, was not so pleased.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Shouldn’t the Palestinians have a say? After all, isn’t East Jerusalem their capital?”
Biblical Response: “Nope. They don’t even have a country (you can’t have a country by fiat [have one just by saying so]). Besides, Jerusalem was part of the territory given by God to the children of Israel in the land of Canaan (Lev. 14:34) Also, once part of Jordan, Jerusalem was won in the six-Day War in 1967, and promptly annexed and named Israel’s capital.”
“Christians? We believe that God owns the whole earth (Ps. 24:1) and He can do what He likes with borders, etc. (Acts 17:26). Moving our embassy to Jerusalem only makes biblical sense.”
”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help our leaders to do only those things that agree with your timing and action; in Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent
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