12 Oct Syrian Rebels Swap Crosses Atop Churches for Al Qaeda Flags
Amidst the varied opinions among Christians, there are those who believe that the present day State of Israel has nothing to do with the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy or the redemptive purposes of God. These will argue that the prophetic Scriptures nowhere necessitate a last days regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland. According to those of this view, the rebirth of the State of Israel is all simply a coincidence, the product of self-fulfilled prophecy, or mere human effort. God is not behind any of this, they claim. Needless to say, the fact that Israel exists, that it is right in front of them, one would assume that this would be enough to cause those who hold this view to reconsider. But too often, it is simply not the case. Likewise, there is a similar lack of discernment among some concerning the rise of Islam as the religious system of the Beast of Revelation. While there yet remain Christians who feel as though the real apocalyptic threat comes from folks like Pope Francis and his followers, from my perspective, where the signs of the times are all pointing should be quite obvious by now.