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The Middle East: Ancient History Part 2, Spiritual Perspective

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This is the tenth in a series of essays examining the Middle East situationCounter-Cut from a Biblical perspective.

In the previous post we examined the importance of accurately understanding ancient history. We have seen the dual nature of the conflict: Spiritual as well as worldly. Lastly we have concluded that The Bible provides a more reliable account of ancient history.

In this post we will examine in more depth the nature and root cause of the spiritual conflict sweeping the Middle East and the world from a Biblical perspective. Let us then start with an examination of the Biblical root cause of our very existence: The Creator God. Read more…

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The Middle East: Ancient History Part 1, Background

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This is the ninth in a series of essays examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.Counter-Cut

Every fall people flock to corn mazes and hay mazes that spring up throughout the countryside.  Famers create these mazes by cutting labyrinthine paths in corn that stands taller than a man, or by constructing labyrinthine walls of hay bales higher than a man.

Upon entering the maze no one can see where they have been, where they are, or where they’re going.  Navigating one’s way out of such mazes is challenging and time-consuming.  While in these mazes, do we know where we are?  Kind of, but not really.

However, if we had an accurate map of the maze and an accurate record of where we’ve been, we could know exactlywhere we are and where we’re going.  We could even plan and reliably follow a route to get out of the maze.

It is the same with history.  If we want to know what the future might hold – though we cannot see the future clearly – it is necessary to know where we started, where we’ve been, and where we are.  We can then make some reasonable projections of the future based on that knowledge.  However, the more accurately and the farther out into the future we wish to make our projections, the farther back in time we must look to maintain reasonable accuracy of prediction. Read more…

The Middle East: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThis is the eigth in a series of posts examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.

The previous post on this topic, The Middle East: History,  has demonstrated that based on history alone the state of Israel is the rightful owner of all the land contested by the Arabs and Jews.

But there is a significant difference between rightful and legal ownership. One could be the rightful owner of a piece of real estate, yet still not legally own it. Read more…

Cancelled Ticket to Paradise?

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutA great motivator for young  Muslim jihadists is the certain prospect of 70 virgins awaiting them in Paradise if they die in the cause of jihad. Here is a great American idea on how to remove that motivation.  Now, that could be chilling to the Islamic terror movement. Brilliant, simply brilliant! Read, smile, and pray.

http://www.ammoland.com/2013/06/new-ammo-cancels-free-ticket-to-terroist-paradise/#axzz2WCRp0KyJ

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Take an Aspirin…

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

This is a sequel to the previous post “Message to America.”

The senseless mayhem at the Boston Marathon a few days ago was a gruesome tragedy without doubt.  Our hearts break for those who lost a loved one, those who were maimed, and all their families.   May the Lord give them strength and may His peace beyond understanding speed the healing.

But an even greater tragedy is our national reaction to what happened. Read more…

Messages: Message to America

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the third post of this series.  The posts form a single coherent unit intended to be read in its entirety.  The series consists of the following inspirations received under similar circumstances over a period of years:

  • Jihad – June 7, 2001)
  • Shades of Gray (The New American) – August 1, 2001
  • Message to America – Apr. 12, 2013

If “Shades of Gray” represents the indictment, “Jihad” the warning, then this message is the judgment. Read more…

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Messages: Shades of Gray

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the second post of this series.  The posts form a single coherent unit intended to be read in its entirety.  The series consists of the following inspirations received under similar circumstances over a period of years:

Whereas the poem “Jihad” is a declaration of war, “Shades of Gray” below describes the target of the Jihadist:  The confused modern American totally focused on personal success in his personal world.  The stark  and shocking contrast between the two set the stage for 9-11 just a few weeks later. Read more…

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