World Net Daily: “Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash says radical groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, can never be completely eradicated, and any meaningful degrading of the terrorist army will only come with competent ground forces working in tandem with powerful airstrikes like Americans saw Monday night.
Nonetheless, Nash is impressed by the performance of U.S. forces this week in the first airstrikes conducted in Syria and is pleased to see Arab allies, particularly Sunnis, joining the fight.”
Opinion: Captain Nash is wrong. If the captain would open a Bible, he would come to a very different conclusion.
Although God’s word does not specifically mention ISIS, it does speak of men causing terror in the last days.
In Luke 21:7, the disciples were asking Jesus about His return: “When therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?
Luke 21:9 “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
While the NIV uses uprisings and the American Standard says disturbances, commotions is defined as a tumult, ruckus or furor.
To get to the root of terror we have to go back to Genesis and two of Abraham’s progeny:
“He (Ishmael) will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone’s hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers” Genesis 16:12.
“So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob” Genesis 27:41.
Both men violated the marriage covenant with idol-worshiping wives. Both men had a score to settle with their Jewish heritage. Ishmael was banished as a young boy, while Esau held a grudge against Jacob over the blessing given to Jacob, whom God renamed Israel.
The blood feud is between brothers; all Arabs come from either Ishmael or Esau.
The feud continued to the captivity in 586 BC: “Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, “On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem—You too were as one of them” Obadiah 1:10-11.
And it continues today: “The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement was issued on August 18, 1988. The Islamic Resistance Movement, also known as the HAMAS, is an extremist fundamentalist Islamic organization operating in the territories under Israeli control. Its Covenant is a comprehensive manifesto comprised of 36 separate articles, all of which promote the basic HAMAS goal of destroying the State of Israel through Jihad (Islamic Holy War).”
It makes little difference what name a terror group goes by: ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, or Muslim Brotherhood, the common denominator for both Sunni and Shia is the ancient hatred of the Jew and causing commotions.
When Sunni and Shia finally come together, the wars of the last days will commence and Captain Nash will know that all terror will be destroyed Obadiah 1:18, Isaiah 63:1-3.
(see chapter 6 ‘Latter Day Wars’, Bible Prophecy 101, front page of this website)