You are right and wrong. We are all sinners. The wages of sin is death. We will all die, so we are all equal.
If you have accepted Jesus as your saviour, you are not equal to others, you are special.
1 Timothy 4:10
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially
of those that
You need the Holy Spirit to be spiritual, otherwise, you are dead in tresspasses and sin.
And none of Israel's recent actions are to blame for all this????
If the Jews had followed their God, their country would be:
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river,
the river Euphrates:
That's quite a bit of property and they will have it one day.
As for Gaza, it has a long history.
It is first mentioned in Genesis 10. It was the home of the Anakims in Joshua 11 and given to the tribe of Judah in Joshua 15. It was where Samson
lost his eyes to the Philistines. It was destroyed by the Egyptians in Jeremiah 47. It was punished by God in Amos 1 and given to the Edom. It's
complete destruction is fortold in Zephaniah 2:4. In Acts 8 it is a desert.
Many want the land or Israel, the antichrist will be among them. Read this passage from Daniel 11, many believe it is a prophecy of the antichrist
and what he will do, or try to do to Israel:
38But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious
stones, and pleasant things.
39Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule
over many, and shall divide the land for gain
40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
The trouble is not over, but at the end, Gaza will belong to Israel!
[edit on 7/12/2010 by zachi]