Jerry Falwell writes:

The problems in the Middle East are of ancient origin. We must look back into the Old Testament to the birth of Ishmael, son of Abraham through Hagar, his maidservant (Genesis 16:15) to understand the deep-seated roots of this crisis. Later, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, in her old age, bore Abraham another son, Isaac, according to God’s prophetic Word.

History has shown that Ishmael became the father of the Arabic people, while Isaac became the father of the Jewish people. Thus, the enmity that began between these two boys continues today.

As such, Jerusalem has been a frequent target throughout history. It was completely destroyed by the Roman general Titus in A.D. 70. Since that time, the fig tree of Israel stood alone, without fruit and almost without hope, until a miracle happened. Quite likely, the most important date of the past 20 centuries, since the resurrection of Christ, is May 14, 1948, when Israel officially became a nation again.

It is apparent, in light of the rebirth of the state of Israel, that the present-day events in the Holy Land may very well serve as a prelude or forerunner to the future Battle of Armageddon and the glorious return of Jesus Christ.

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Whereas Jerry Falwell sees World War III, Pat Robertson apparently does not. Not yet, anyway. For the time being, he just wants to pump you up.