The Bible Speaks On World Terrorism (posted 6-20-02)
The Palestinian Terrorist suicide bombings continue almost daily, with civilians and children being killed. However, the attacks are not just in Jerusalem. Consider this news quote from Jack Van Impes website.
TOP COPS SAY EUROPE FACES INEVITABLE TERROR ATTACK
June 20, 2002
Jurgen Storbeck, the director of Europol, said he believed the EU was facing a terrorist threat. Most experts, and I agree with them, are not discussing 'if' there is a new attack, but 'when' and 'by whom', he told Reuters in an interview. There is a threat to the European Union, to the institutions of the EU and citizens of the EU. He said he had been shocked that many EU states had been aware of terrorist cells in their own countries before September 11 but had not passed on the information. We were not able to share enough intelligence to see that there was a network there and something prepared, he said.
Top American leaders have also repeatedly warned of more terrorist attacks in the U.S., possibly larger than 911 attacks.
Why is this happening? I believe the Islamic terrorists are trying to convince the world that if we allow them to do what they want to Israel, the terrorist attacks will stop.
This is false. Of course, the Moslems hate Jews and want to destroy them, but they hate Christians as well and have proven they will destroy anyone who stands in their way to have an extremist Islamic world rule.
Are they succeeding? Yes. Anti-Semitism is growing rapidly all over the world. The Bible speaks about this: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day, I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth be gathered together against it (Zechariah 12:2-3). Zechariah 14:2 says again, I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; Then in verses 2-3 he says, Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives which is before Jerusalem on the East,
Last week I heard a pastor say, I think Gabriel is licking his lips, gettin ready to blow that horn!" Are you ready? Are you doing all you can to help others get ready? Amen.
Thank you for reading this Maranathalert Bulletin, one of a series of periodic "alerts" relating Bible prophecy to world events.
In a previous Maranathalert Bulletin on the Left Behind series by LaHaye/Jenkins, I promised more later. Here it is, an article by Dr. David Reagan. It is long ,but very insightful!
A Personal Note: My Luther Rice Seminary mission trip to Bombay, India is back on for September 2-13. I will be teaching national pastors & leading laymen, all day every weekday, the first week: Preaching/Pastoral Ministry; the second week: New Testament Survey. Due to the risks Mary Jo will stay.Praise God that my financial support is complete, but I still need your prayers.
May God bless you 'til He comes and beyond! In Christ, D. B.
© 2002 D. B. Martin
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