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TBC Staff

Like most folks, I have been keenly observing the events in the Middle East as the mistrust, animosity and hatred has escalated into another shooting war.  Every news network I've seen has called in "experts" in a desperate attempt to explain to us the "background" and the "root causes" of this latest eruption of bombings and bloodshed.  Our President repeated several times today that "we must understand the root cause " of this conflict.  Unfortunately, yet understandably they have completely ignored to tell the world the real source.  The oldest recorded Book on the subject, the only authoritative Source of truth on this and any issue give us ample information to understand these current events.

The ROOT CAUSE of this present warfare is a manifestation of hatred for Israel that has smoldered in the hearts of the descendants of Ishmael (Arabs, Genesis 16)) and Esau (Edomites, Genesis 36) since the beginning.  Reading Psalm:83:1-12 from David's day 2,500 years ago sounds like the attitude of Hezbollah and their allies today.  "let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. (v.4)  God tells us in Ezekiel 35 that the Arabs have had "a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword..."  

However we must remember that the Arabs are NOT our real enemy.  They are captives of our Enemy and theirs, Satan himself.  I am convinced that the only solution to the Arab/Israeli hatred and warfare is the PRINCE OF PEACE.  The solution is not rockets, missiles, bombs and bullets.  The solution is for the minds and hearts of the Arabs and the Jews is to be changed - a change that can only come thru the power of the Gospel.  

Therefore let us remember two of the specific prayers that our Lord commanded us to pray: 

    Psalm:122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:"

    Luke:10:2 "pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest."

We will never see this world evangelized, the Jews and Muslims receive the liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ until we have enough missionaries to proclaim it to the uttermost part of the earth! 

-Dr. J. Dun Gordy [Southeastern Representative for New Tribes Mission