The Syrian Conflict

The Syrian Civil War has been raging on since 2011 and it has never been so frightening to the average Christian as it has been on Tuesday, April 4th. This war has been long fought and, honestly, heartbreaking. I sit here, days after the news broke, and am in tears and in shock at the horrors of what is happening to our fellow humans in Syria.

The Bible says that murder is wrong. Actually, if you were to murder someone in the times of Mosaic Law, you would be put to death. But what do we do when we see injustice? What happens when that injustice doesn’t affect us directly, but those on the other side of the globe? I feel like this is a hard question to ask and to answer. The Bible mentions that we are to help those who can’t help themselves. To look out for the innocent. The chemical attacks that were carried out by the Syrian government were wrong, there are no ifs nor buts about it.

The Syrian government crossed a line, they killed 70-80 innocent people and were seemingly in the clear, that is until President Trump heard about it. At the time of this writing, 59 Tomahawk Missiles were launched into the Syrian airbase that was responsible for these chemical attacks. This has deteriorated relations with Russia and, I fear, have escalated the situation in the Middle East.

The Middle East has always been the birthplace of prophecy and wonder. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all formed out of roughly the same geographical region. In Isaiah, he prophecies that the city of Damascus, the longest standing/inhabited city in the world, will be left in ruin. This, I fear, is going to happen in the next decade and, dare I say it, in the next five years. This is what I believe to be the beginning of the “birth pains” of Revelation. What do you think? Should we be worried? Should the USA have gotten involved? Comment!

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