Understanding the Middle East
The events taking place in the Middle East today are literally earth-shattering. They will radically change the global political landscape. But we need not be surprised by them because these events were predicted in the Bible thousands of years ago. The U.N. vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s status from “entity to “non-member state” was another indicator of the accuracy of those predictions, as discussed in my post entitled “Foolishness.”
Shortly after the U.N. vote I decided to embark on a series of essays to review current Middle East events through the lens of the Bible. Many long, involved, and sometimes repetitive books have been written on the subject, and I thought it would be useful to condense that information and present it in one or two easily digestible “Executive Summary” style posts.
Well, I just couldn’t do it. It will take more than just two posts to do the subject justice. Therefore you will be seeing a series of posts, each one examining different aspects of Middle East developments through a Biblical lens. Then life got in the way. At last! This is the introduction to that series, because
All is not as it looks – especially in the Middle East!
It is best to read the posts in this sequence:
Middle East History
Claim and Counter-claim