There is much apparent iniquity in the world, some of it ordained.
So how does one choose which side of the fence to be on?
Particularly with regard to human suffering this question is a perplexing and awkward one that we must somehow navigate our way through.
And like all good pilots we need guiding posts to direct us away from the countless submerged rocks and reefs and dangerous currents to a more sure and steady stream.
For Christians these ‘posts’ are to be found in God’s word, which itself is found in the Holy Scriptures.
As an example is the long-standing, enigmatic, Israeli-Palestine land dispute. One can but only feel for the Palestinians. Yet the Bible is clear that the Holy Land is not to be partitioned.
On the surface of it then we have a concrete solution, albeit perhaps a controversial one: Palestinians can live freely within an official Israeli state.
The scriptures, in my opinion, leave no room for the construction of a Palestinian state; even if sentiment does. Therefore, the Palestinians can be accommodated within the Holy Land but without official statehood.
This is THE compromise the Palestinian people have to make, according to scripture.
For its part, Israel must ensure the Palestinians are allowed to co-exist without transgressing on Israel’s own covenant with God; which remains (and always will) the overarching manifesto.
Any other solution, according to biblical prophecy, is likely to be the work of the anti-Christ and, apart from it signifying the commencement of the Great Tribulation, is an abomination to our Lord.
As Christians, the Bible maps any unchartered waters for our safe navigation.
By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.
[Deuteronomy 8: 2-3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4]