Bonus Commentary

3 11 2009

Why is it important for anyone in the world today to be aware of the events centered around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in 2005 that Israel should be “wiped off the face of the earth.”   Why the fixation on Jerusalem and the Temple Mount? It is a simple conflict of interests. Islam aims to conquer the world, but first they must deal with this tiny nation that sits in the middle of the face of Islam like a boil. Islam’s world domination ability is contradicted by Israel’s existence. From a Christian Zionist perspective, it is the ancient battle between God and Satan. The Bible in Isaiah 14 states that Satan’s goal is to set up his own throne on the Temple Mount instead of the Messiah of Israel. Whether you believe the Bible or not, the collision is inevitable. The whole world will be rocked with the events about to transpire over the intractable issue of Jerusalem. It could start with Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear reactors, a Palestinian intifada (uprising) on the Mount, a blow up in Gaza or the West Bank by Hamas, or even an attack from Hezbollah in Lebanon. Or it could be all of the above. One thing is certain, in this writer’s opinion, the bell has rung. It has already started and is unstoppable until the inevitable war breaks out. Wake up! Watch and be alert.

Les Lawrence is an author, teacher and Christian Zionist. Since 2003 he has helped lead a Mideast think tank in Raleigh, NC called The Issachar Forum.

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