Archive for January, 2013

Understanding the Middle East

January 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThe 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:

Blessings and Curses
Battlefield of the gods
Trust me
The Promised Land – A Parable

Middle East History
Claim and Counter-claim
What next?
He’s alive!


The Cobra

January 5, 2013 Leave a comment

ImageA cobra mesmerizes its prey before the deadly strike.
A boxer feigns a right thrust before the knockout left blow.
A politician pretends peace before declaring war.
A general deceives with a flank action before the victorious frontal assault.

In each case the victim never saw death coming.
He didn’t know his enemy and didn’t recognize the threat.
But catastrophe and death are avoidable. Read more…