While the Vatican and now the mainline Protestant churches have strongly come out in opposition to the Israeli over-reaction, with Benedict XVI issuing statements condemning both the terrorist actions of Hezbollah and the Israeli counter-offensive, many of the Evangelicals – including the “National Association of Evangelicals, which represents thousands of local churches and ministries, the 16.2 million-member Southern Baptist Convention and James Dobson’s Focus on the Family” – maintain a deafening silence.
I wonder why? Do they interpret this as an end-times sign, leading up to the war of Armageddon? Do they want to see Israel giving ’em Islamic terrorists a good spankin’? I just don’t know. What I do know is that there are a lot of innocent and precious human beings getting blown to bits while these hardened souls create an escalating cycle of bitterness, hatred and resentment – and Christ would be weeping about that.