On Jan. 23, 2013, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was answering questions in the U.S. Senate about the terrorist attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Mrs. Clinton was pushing the lie that the attack was a spontaneous event that was caused by a poorly produced video that blasphemed Mohammad.
Republican Senators suspected that she was being untruthful and some suggested that the attack was a pre-planned event. In a moment of frustration, Mrs. Clinton asked, “What difference does it make?”
This was a question that she will probably regret for the rest of her life.
Riykah Lambert Adler recently wrote an article, “Are Terror Attacks at Ancient Biblical Sites a Divine Message to the World” dated November 1, 2015, posted on breakingisraelnews.com.
Mr. Adler wrote, “Despite the biblical legacy which links them to Jewish history, last week, UNESCO declared that the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel are Muslim holy sites.”
Concerning the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Bible clearly says that Abraham bought the cave and he buried Sarah there (Gen. 23:1-20); Abraham left all that he had to Isaac (Gen. 25:5-6); Abraham was buried there (Gen. 25:8-10); and that Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob (also called Israel; Gen. 32:28) and Leah were buried there (Gen. 49:29-50:13).
Concerning the tomb of Rachel, the Bible clearly says Jacob (Israel) buried her on the road to Bethlehem and erected a monument there (Gen. 35:19-20). She was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve sons of Jacob (Gen. 46:19) and the beginning of the tribes of Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 35:22-26).
The Bible is loaded with stories about the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel), the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the kings and queens that ruled in those nations, the prophets and priests that came from them, the Scriptures they wrote, the two Temples they built, the wars they fought and more.
Secular history and archaeology have verified the accuracy of thousands of facts that come from the Bible. Hundreds of amazing prophecies in the Bible have been literally fulfilled and that adds to the already overwhelming evidence.
There can be little doubt in the minds of people who seek the truth that the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel are Jewish holy sites.
But despite all of this the Palestinian Authority pushed the lie that these places are Muslim holy sites and their willingly ignorant friends at UNESCO voted like they believe every word of it.
So what difference does it make?
Just this: Multitudes of Muslims (and other non-Christians) are going to go to hell if the Bible is the Word of God, and multitudes of people who call themselves Christians are going to go to hell if it isn’t the Word of God. Allah is not God if the Bible is the Word of God, and Jehovah is not God if it isn’t the Word of God.
As far as I am concerned, I believed the Bible is the Word of God and accepted Jesus as my Saviour before I ever heard of Bible prophecy. But the hundreds of fulfilled Scriptures have removed all doubt from my mind.
In the history of mankind, there has never been a book that accurately reveals the future the way the Bible does. It would have been discredited centuries ago if it wasn’t the Word of God.
There is more, but people need to choose who’s holy book they believe and who’s God they are going to serve because UNESCO is not going to have the last word.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck