IS, Palmyra, and Israel

Christianity, History, Politics

The Independent: Palmyra
BBC News: Palmyra and Israel

The reports that continue to come out of Syria are simply overwhelming. IS is knowingly destroying UNESCO world sites, killing the local population at will, and recruiting child soldiers.

The raids follow the release of a video, apparently by IS, showing 25 men being shot dead in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Stills from the video showed the killers appeared to be young teenagers.

I just have no idea what else to say therefore we must pray.
Pray for those under the occupation of IS forced.
Pray for the refugees seeking new homes and shelter.
Pray for those who see IS as the answer instead of seeking Christ.

All the prophets of Israel spoke about occupations of the promise land, annihilation of God’s people and reconciliation of those who were sinning against God. However, what is important to remember is that redemption can only happen through grace. Grace is not a thing but the Living Christ.