The world must choose between biblical and non-biblical truth

And other thoughts and considerations regarding the Simchat Torah War, and the impact it will have.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Gaza, Hamas
Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90

The Palestinians have their narrative and their truth. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t seem to matter. The barbaric terrorists of Hamas, now referred as Palestinian Nazis, have slaughtered Jews and Israelis in the name of their god – Allah hu Akhbar – simply because they disagree with Israel’s hereditary right to this land. If they present their truth with such atrocities, then the world should ask what kind of truth the Palestinians represent. I understand that the vast majority of the world has more compassion for the Palestinians. But is any means justified, including the slaughter of Jews, when one supports the Palestinian side in the conflict with Israel? How does this glorify their truth over biblical truth? The world must decide which truth it wants to embrace, the biblical or the non-biblical.

An Israeli flag flies during a pro-Israel rally opposite a pro-Palestine rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 13 November 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

The Eternity of Israel will not lie, and for His promise to be fulfilled, Israel needs security, God’s grace and blessing. Without security at the borders, there is no point in living in this land. And every Israeli understands this better than ever these days. In my opinion there are two scenarios. One is that Israel was really caught off guard and unprepared. The second is that a “power” was behind the October 7 attack to reshuffle the cards in the region and generate anger among the public and a reason to end the terrorist Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip once and for all. What was not taken into account was the high number of deaths and the barbarity of the massacre. Every Israeli today understands that without the destruction of Hamas, the Amalekites or the Nazis, there is no longer any point to living in this country. The same applies to the Galilee. Without the destruction of Hezbollah, there is no point to living further north.

An Israeli soldier hugs his child near the border with Lebanon, northern Israel, October 19, 2023. Photo by Erez Ben Simon/Flash90

The people want revenge, not just the young generation, our generation too, me too. And I won’t apologize for it! This has nothing to do with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which says we should “love our enemies.” We loved our enemies “too much” and that is why we are in an existential war today. These enemies want to destroy Israel and the God of Israel, and therefore, as the Bible says, we must exterminate the enemies of God. Anyone who doesn’t agree with this has to deal with it themselves. Didn’t God Himself call on His people in the Bible to exterminate the seven nations, the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Phizzites, Hivites and Jebusites? If we believe that God doesn’t change, why do people today have a problem with wiping out the Amalekites now known as Hamas? Does the commandment “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” only apply because it fits into our theology of faith? And not only that:

And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.

Even then, Gaza was a place of death and destruction.

Mourners light candles in Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv on October 17, 2023, to commemorate the victims of the October 7 massacre. Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Looking back on the last few weeks, I have to say that those who most quickly took responsibility and came together to fight were the people of Israel. In the hour of need, a tremendous spirit of camaraderie emerged from the depths of hostility that had previously gripped the nation. The people immediately understood the situation. Not our leaders, not the Israeli government, not the 120 members of Knesset. Every one of them today represent a disgrace to the vast majority of Israeli. The Israeli security apparatus has quickly proven that it is second only to the people. The chief of general staff, the head of military intelligence (Aman) and the head of the Shin Bet security service all publicly apologized and accepted responsibility for the failures that led to October 7. Only our government is silent. None of the politicians want to take responsibility, not even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And this is leading to a lot of resentment. I also believe that the war must first be won. In these days we rely first on God, and then on the people and our army.

Israeli reserve soldiers in their artillery unit near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, November 13, 2023. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

In the Middle East, politics and religion are inseparable. Jews and Muslims understand this, but not the West, not the “Christian” nations. Western governments consider theology, religion, the Bible and God to be irrelevant, at least in this context. This is where the problem begins. Israel’s current war is based on theology, religion, the Bible and God. Our barbaric enemies understand this and that is why they want to destroy Israel. Anyone who doesn’t understand this is asleep.


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5 responses to “The world must choose between biblical and non-biblical truth”

  1. Robert's World says:

    Hear! Hear! How interesting when the Americans choose to go to war, it is considered a normal, proper response to a situation (even if the outcome is anything but productive – think Afghanistan).
    Also, many Christians confuse Jesus’ words with the God given role of government.
    Paul in Romans 13:4 can help these people out: “For he [the government] is God’s servant to you for your good. But if you do evil, be afraid—for he does not carry the sword for no reason; for he is God’s servant, an avenger who inflicts punishment on the evildoer.”

    Many forget that when Jesus was speaking, he was speaking to individuals who lived under Roman rule, not the period when Israel existed with its own government, army AND mandate from God.

  2. Susan says:

    Amen! We are not to confuse our enemies with God’s enemies! We are to hate what God hates. The New Testament says we are to ABHOR evil!

    Yeshua said,

    “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.”

  3. LarryFreeman says:

    The “world” has already chosen and now it’s clear to see where all stand. There are few on the fence. The line has been marked in the sand and the Lord God is pushing the line deeper and deeper. Many, many will choose evil and they have done so. Now the ugly will show forth.

  4. Peter Salisbury says:

    Thanks for this article Aviel.

    Would you explain further what you were meaning in the sentence:
    “Does the commandment “You shall love your neighbour as yourself
    only apply because it fits into our theology of faith”.

    Thanks, shalom

    Peter Salisbury

  5. Vernon Ryan says:

    Most nations of the world today have no knowledge of war, defensive or offensive. They don’t know the pain of it nor the terror of it.
    I see the boomer generation as the terminal generation, Jesus said, “this generation shall not pass before all these things come to pass.”
    Israel became a nation in one day, prophecy began coming to pass, slowly at first, now it is coming at the world at the speed of life. Reality, is now up close and personal. Those who can’t grasp the terror of October 7 will soon know that reality, it will come to every corner of the earth. The wrath of God doesn’t fall on the earth until the first trumpet, I believe there won’t be any rapture until sometime during the pause between the sixth and seventh seals. As anyone can see, there are some very unsettling times coming on all of humanity. There is a lot of refining fire burning between now and the and the seventh seal.

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