What if what is happening right now in the Middle East is not the beginning of the end times, but the opening of a door for a witness of the gospel that must be given in the region before the end comes?
Samuel Whitefield and Joel Richardson discuss why is the world’s attention returning to the Middle East and to Israel and how we can avoid “newspaper exegesis” while holding to a biblical perspective of what is happening in the earth.
As we look at the Middle East it is difficult not to despair as we see the carnage created by radical Islam, the suffering of the Christians, and the lack of substantial help from the outside word. However, that is not the end of the story, and it is important for us to recognize that the Bible predicts great success for the gospel in the Middle East.
The word “occupation” is often used in reference to the Middle East. As believers it is critical that we have a biblical view of what occupation is so that we labor with a biblical perspective towards a biblical outcome. Thankfully, the Scripture addresses the real issues of occupation.