Thursday, September 17, 2015

Is ISIS the modern day equivalent of the Chaldeans?

Do you ever wonder why Russia is building up its military might and no one terribly alarmed? Does it bother you that North Korea has nuclear capabilities. What about Iran’s promise that Israel will not around 25 years from now spoken one day after Obama secures enough votes to approve the Iran nuclear deal.[1] “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own” (Hab 1:5-6 ESV). This was God’s answer to Habakkuk when he asked the same questions about the apparent evil within Judah. Is ISIS and the other evil nations the modern day equivalent of the Chaldeans? The state of the world is similar to the state of Judah as Isaiah described it in part, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isa 5:20 ESV)! Think about it and what answers do you come up with?


[1] Thomas Erdbrink, “Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Israel Won’t Exist in 25 Years,” The Seattle Times, September 6, 2015, accessed September 17, 2015, http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/irans-supreme-leader-says-israel-wont-exist-in-25-years/.

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