During October of 2016, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), approved a resolution which effectively questions any Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The very sad thing is that Christians don’t seem to appreciate how dangerous and absurd such a resolution is.

Charles Krauthammer observed (10/27/16) that UNESCO’s resolution was simply “an Orwellian absurdity” that “makes a mockery of the Gospels, which chronicle the story of a Galilean Jew whose life and ministry unfolded throughout the Holy Land, most especially in Jerusalem and the Temple.” World history records that Islam did not exist until centuries later, around AD 610.

Christians need to understand the significance of Israel, its history, and the importance of Christian history, from the time of Christ to the present time. We must remember the words of the Apostle Peter from 1 Peter 5:8, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” We are living in times when the enemy has made himself known. Christians must stand united by our common heritage—a heritage we must embrace.