The Syrian Crisis and the Bible

As the west, led by the US and prodded by France, rattles its saber at Bashar al-Assad, some in the Christian community are looking to the Bible to see what it might say about these events. They are turning to Isaiah 17:1-2 which is an oracle against Damascus.

See, Damascus will cease to be a city, and will become a heap of ruins.Her towns will be deserted forever; they will be places for flocks, which will lie down, and no one will make them afraid.

Some Christians, and apparently some Muslims too, see this as sign of the second coming of Jesus Christ.  But there are a couple of problems with this interpretation.

Read on here.

 

One thought on “The Syrian Crisis and the Bible

  1. Thank God biblical prophecy is not about America, England or the British empire, but more so the Middle East, and surely Modern Israel! For me Bruggemann’s theology is always just historically driven, and too moralistic, and presses only the ethical. Which of course historical has its place, but is hardly the biblical prophetic! And whether we like it or not, the final Islamic Empire will simply press us into the Day of the Lord! Indeed the Biblical Prophetic is coming, (Ezekiel 38-39, which has three parts, and Zech. 12-14). There many more chapters and verses, but I just touch on the major aspects.

    Btw, following Rev. 1: 7 ; 19, etc., I take a general futuristic view and position of the Book of Revelation, The Apocalypse (singular). Note Darrell Bock here also, who is a Progressive Dispensationalist, (The PD position). I also favor this, but with a more moderate Dispensational position therein too (Historic Pre-Mill, but Post-trib.)

    If humanity survives the 21st century? It will be a miracle! I really hope I am wrong, but I just don’t think so. But God alone has His control and plan for Creation, Salvation-History (Covenant/covenants) for both Modern Israel and the Gentile Nations. And also therein are God’s people of the Election of Grace.

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