• Religion & Spirituality

    The Middle East in Bible Prophecy

    The publisher offers this ebook for free at ucg.org/booklet/middle-east-bible-prophecy The Arab Spring, the continuing Israel – Palestine conflict… why does the Middle East dominate the news headlines so often? One obvious answer is oil, the lifeblood of our modern world. The crucial importance of oil alone ensures that the Middle East will remain in the headlines for years. The Middle East is also the birthplace of the world’s three great monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has also been the battlefield for each religion—trying to control the territory they consider holy. Nowhere are these conflicts more obvious than in Israel, and specifically in Jerusalem. Whether you understand it or not, events in the Middle East are destined to affect the lives of every person on earth! Bible prophecy gives us the clues to understand what will happen. This ebook, “The Middle East in Bible Prophecy”, will help you better understand the troubled history of the Middle East—and its tumultuous future. Chapters in this ebook: — Introduction: Worlds in Turmoil— The Middle East: Worlds in Collision— The Sons of Abraham— The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel— The Four Empires of Daniel’s Prophecies— The Coming of Islam— The Jews: From the Dispersion to the Modern Israeli State— The Creation of the Modern Middle East— A Rising Tide of Arab Nationalism— Fundamentalist Islam Resurges— Anger Mounts Following Gulf War— Not Enemies Forever— “Why Do People Hate Us So Much?”— War and Peace in the Middle East— What Is the “Abomination of Desolation”?— Prophecy of an Arab Confederation— What Should You Do? Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook: “It’s impossible to understand the present Middle East without a knowledge of the three great religions that emanate from the area—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These three faiths all trace their spiritual roots back to the same individual, Abraham.” “However, conflict between Christians and Muslims has been a constant theme of history for 14 centuries.” “Many other factors have contributed to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and subsequent terrorism, including the Israeli-Palestinian problem and the domination of American culture.” “After so much death and destruction, and centuries of war and unrest in the Middle East, imagine what a difference the second coming of Jesus Christ will make.”