Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Is The Apocalypse Near?
As I write this post this morning, I am watching the forcible eviction of one family from their home in the Gaza strip.
The family has been living there for 32 years. It is a tragic sight. They are crying and rending their garments in the traditional demonstration of anguish, and the children are reading aloud from the Torah.
The mother of this family has just stated that this is exactly the way the Jews were forcibly removed from their homes by the Nazis. They have all repeatedly asserted that there is a religious reason for being here. They point to a photo on the wall, a photo of their oldest son, who they say was murdered by the Palestinians in terror attacks upon their village.
And now, the image of an Israeli Soldier sitting on the ground between two walls, crying. Clearly the Israeli Army is sympathetic to their people, but they have a job to do, however unpleasant. That should send a message to anti-war protestors here in the States. Soldiers do what they are commanded to do. It is their job.
The Israeli government seemingly is comfortable with depriving the Jews of their birthright, that is, the God given right to their land. This is the Jews "Promised Land", a land that they have fought for thousands of years to claim. And now, it is being ripped from them.
All this was foretold thousands of years ago in the Old Testament. Israel will be driven out of their land, and will return, and it has been thus for centuries, just as the Prophets said.
"I believed that God would not let this happen, but this is not true," a woman said in the isolated settlement of Morag while clutching her baby.
This eviction, in my opinion, is a travesty, an outrage. I realize that I may be blowing this incident out of proportion, but in any case, I believe this does not bode well for the future of Israel and the world. This may signify the beginning of the end. What the Israeli government and the Palestinian Government have done, in concert, in the name of peace, is a direct violation of God's commandment to His chosen people, according to these people I am watching right now.
I have not been able to find words To express the emotion I am feeling right now. I feel that I am watching the beginning of the apocalypse. But one of the callers on the Laura Ingraham show this morning summarized my feelings very nicely. He said, "I've read my Bible, and I know how it ends."
This will not bring peace.
UPDATE: One of the commentators, Mike, in my comments section has a very good blog of his own. Go visit it here. I already blogrolled it.