I read somewhere that doing the same things over and over again expecting different results was a true indication of insanity. So it is with the PLO/Gaza/Palestinians/Hezbollah theology. Theirs is a theology built on lies, lies without foundation but lies that people choose to believe because it is an excuse to hate the Jews.
The most recent lie, to my knowledge, is the lie Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas is telling regarding the perpetrator of a recent stabbing in Israel. The victim: a 13 year old Israeli (Jewish) boy who was riding his bicycle on a bright, sunny day in the outskirts of Northern Jerusalem. The attacker: Two, yes two, East Jerusalem brothers aged 13 and 15, stabbed the boy multiple times. It would appear that their intent was to kill the young boy but when bystanders began to respond the two East Jerusalem brothers fled. During their attempted escape, one of the attackers was hit by a car.
The second brother continued to run until he was finally caught up to by Israeli and Border police. They yelled to him to halt. He did not! Instead, he turned and began running toward them with a knife in his hand. Apparently he thought a knife trumped guns. It did not and he was shot and killed.
The young biker was taken to Hadasseh Hospital in critical condition. Ironically, his attacker was taken to the same hospital where he is being treated for the injuries sustained from the vehicle. There is a video of him – the young attacker – alive and well in the Israeli hospital, being spoon fed by someone.
Perhaps that is the problem. These young kids are being spoon-fed lies of hatred, bitterness, resentment, vileness that no one really knows how to erase. When their leaders, Abbas in particular, lie to them telling them the cruel Israelis are responsible for whatever the cause is that they are dissatisfied with, it is easy to turn to hate. Hatred breeds and multiplies and multiplies again. Hatred kills – be it in one-on-one or in a car bombing, a bus bombing, or other type of terrorist attack, it all boils down to two things – hatred and a lack of spiritual clarity.
How do we change this? To my knowledge, there is only one way and that is with TRUTH. The other night I listened to a young Englishman who was raised as a Muslim and taught to hate Jews. He never knew a Jew, had never worked for or with a Jew, had never been to Israel and had no idea of anything positive about Israel; but – he hated Israel and the Jews. Then a miracle happened – God got hold of him and changed his life. He began to read and to investigate for himself. In other words, he began to search for TRUTH.
Our prayers can bring TRUTH. We must pray for God’s hand of protection upon Israel – she IS under attack. Our obligation is to pray and to help in any way we can. Get the facts – the real facts – not something you hear on television. Seek TRUTH in the Word of God. Call our office for a reading list that can help you learn and be prepared to help others to learn. We can repel the lies – YOU can repel the lies. Change always begins with One person – let it begin with YOU.