The world is facing the possibility of a nuclear war. On October 7, 2023, Hamas infiltrated Israel through Gaza, initially killing over 1400 Jews. Over 200 people were kidnapped, women were raped and over 40 babies were beheaded. As I type this pastoral article, the war is escalating, drawing more nations into the conflict. The government of Israel not only formally declared war on Hamas, but is bombing targets in Gaza as well as Hezbollah targets. The United States has also bombed targets in Syria and Israel is preparing for a military invasion of Gaza.
To understand Hamas, Hezbollah and nations such as Iran, one must understand their prophet Mohammed, the Koran and Islam.
Below are some excerpts from the book, “Philistine”, by Ramon Bennett:
“Islam is the antithesis of Biblical Christianity. Christianity advocates love and compassion toward God and one’s neighbor; Islam promotes hatred and cruelty…Mohammed, the founder of Islam, wrote the Koran, the Moslem holy book. It is a mixture of desert folklore and customs, revelations of Mohammed, and elements of teaching from both Judaism and Christianity…Not only have parts of the Koran been lost or ...