Day 188

Chaim starts by declaring that the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah is a war over theology. There are many superficial and ancillary issues including a dispute over land, nationality, refugees, etc. but all of that is just background noise.

The truth us, this war is being fought over the question of “who is God”?

When Hamas and other Islamist terror groups talk to Western audiences they use the language of secularism, talking about “freedom” and “self-determination” for the Palestinians and such like. But when they speak in Arabic, they present an entirely different narrative, which involves a “jihad” or “holy war” in order to prove that the deity described in their holy book, the Quran, is the real God, instead of the deity described in the Bible.

The deity described in the Quran declares that the entire earth’s surface must come under the political, social, economic and cultural dominance of Islam. Any land that was ever politically administered by an Islamic government is to be a permanent Moslem territory. For sure, the Land of Israel and especially the city of Jerusalem are to be administered by Moslems, and definitely not the Jews. The Bible says the Land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem belong to the Jews, so if the Jews have control of these areas, then this is tangible evidence that the Bible is true and the Quran is not. That’s what this war is really all about.

Chaim goes on to explain that sometimes Moslems will sign a peace treaty with non-Moslems, but this is just following the example of Mohammed. In the early days of Islam, Mohammed signed such an agreement with the tribes that controlled the cities of Mecca and Medina because he knew that he did not have enough strength to defeat them. As soon as he had gathered enough forces to overcome them, he broke his treaty of peace and attacked them.

This is called, in Arabic, a “hudna” and it is thus allowed to sign such a peace treaty with an enemy if there is insufficient strength to overcome them, but as soon as the strength to overcome them has been mustered, a Moslem is obligated to break the treaty of peace and attack.

Chaim says that for far too long, Western leaders have ignored this theological aspect of the conflict, dismissing the Moslem leaders who openly declare their intention to conquer the whole world as meaningless rhetoric, aspirational perhaps, but not very serious.

Chaim says that this concept of “hudna” or temporary peace, does in fact offer a temporary solution to the problems posed by radical jihadist groups. If they can be sufficiently weakened and kept weak, then they will have a reason to agree to a temporary situation of ceasefire.

But Chaim says the more long-term solution is for these Moslems to come to a knowledge of the truth, which is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is the only way there will ever be a long-term solution to this problem. These jihadists must have a change of heart and mind, otherwise, they will never change their worldview and thus never change their behavior.

Chaim speaks about the “man in white” who has appeared to Moslems in dreams and visions in many places all over the world, telling them that He is the true Messiah. Chaim asks his viewers to pray for there to be more such dreams and visions among Moslems.

The videos concludes with a montage of computer-generated images showing what the Aliyah Return Center’s new headquarters building in Tiberius is slated to look like when it’s finished and other activities of the ARC.

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