Throughout the Bible, the people chosen by God lived under terrorism. Israel lived under tyrants, threats of annihilation and genocide. Yet Israel survived and thrives even in this age of terrorism.
We have hope in God’s history of dealing with terrorists as recorded in the Bible. We can aim our faith to believe that He can do today what He did for His people. While a book can be written about this, I’m encouraged by how God has dealt with terrorists.
- He demonstrates His authority and power.
In 2 Kings 19, King Hezekiah faces a tyrant and his army that are on their way to annihilate him and his people. The Assyrian King Sennacherib tells King Hezekiah:
“Thus you shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying: Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying: Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria” (2 Kin. 19:10)
Assyria is the ancient version of Syria. Assyria had a reputation for brutality as they skinned their captors alive, cut their tongues out and decapitated their enemies. The decapitated heads were set on stakes throughout the captured city to intimidate residents. Read the rest of the post here.