War in the Middle East
The drums of war are beating in the Middle East. This may appear to be nothing new since conflict seems to rage there continually. However, this time may be different.
The present situation began with the outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2010. Demonstrations broke out in Tunisia; spread to Egypt; and eventually touched Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Syria. For a while, it appeared that the wave of uprisings was merely a desire for freedom from the long-established dictatorships. But now the truth is coming out.
We find ourselves facing a very dangerous battle between Sunnis and Shias. The flashpoint was when the Saudis beheaded an influential Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Iran retaliated by burning the Saudi Arabian embassy in Iran. Then, over the weekend, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti broke off diplomatic relations with Iran. It appears that the Middle East could be facing a full war between Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
The sobering thing is that the Bible prophesies that a massive unprecedented war will soon begin out of this part of the world. We could be witnessing the beginning of that war at this present time.