Explaining Islam – a 3,500 year old grudge match

The Bible records important dreams,, including Godly promises.God promised Abram, then childless, that he would be the father of thousands.  Abram got into a royal mess because he took a promise in a dream and tried to make it come true on his own. The temporary and consequently disastrous solution was to have a child through his maid.  That first son was Ishmael now the political religion of Islam.  15 years later the 2nd and  promised son Isaac is born – the real heir.

The Elder Son is Heir

In virtually every society but our own all lands, blessings and rewards go to the eldest son, not the younger Isaac; you see the problem.  Modern day Islam thinks it is entitled to the entire Abrahamic inheritance, especially the land of Israel.  And willing to strap bombs on their children to force the issue.  Islam is avenging itself because of something that happened 3,500 years ago, and the likelihood these people will change their minds is Zero.

Furthermore the land of Canaan goes to Isaac and his descendants, hence the battle over a tiny piece of land no bigger than New Jersey.  And Europe who tried to pretend for decades that it was so magnanimous and egalitarian is now on High Alert. When there are 600,000 million Muslims living large on huge pieces of property in the Middle East why are they fighting over this tiny piece of land?

Not only Islam is caught in this.  We are in no position to congratulate ourselves. Think of all those fabulous Obama-generated dreams we heard years ago, practically free health-care, an end to oil dependence, equality and jobs for all, a veritable utopia of promises, an end to secrecy, earmarks, political paybacks.  Surely anyone over the age of 18 knows there is no free lunch.

Who were we kidding.

 “The heart of man is evil above all things and desperately wicked.”  Jeremiah 17:9  Wherever there is war, confusion, poverty, and self-righteousness there is the delusion about ourselves and our society.

It is incredibly simple.  That is why the problems in Israel dominate the whole world political system – the reason why antisemitism never seems to go away, even in Germany which surely after that disastrous World War II knows better. But that is the international war we are now fighting.

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