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Motives of Madness (16 of 18)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Series: IRAQ, IRAN, AND THE U.S. IN BIBLE PROPHECY
Why do the terrorists do what they do? Particularly the terrorism that takes place now in the twenty-first century and the terrorism that is taking place in Iraq and Indonesia and other parts of the Middle East and other parts of the world. Of course, as our president has said it is his idea that if we can take the fight to the terrorist and fight them on their own soil then it will keep us from having to fight them on our native soil. What motivates them to take innocent life?
I. A MOTIVE OF HUMAN NATURE
We studied that there is a motive for human nature in war. The book of James tells us that in the human nature itself, in fallen, sinful human nature, there is a spirit of lust. That human nature so desires to have its way that it will go to any ends, even to taking innocent life, to have its way.
II. A MOTIVE OF A HISTORIC NATURE
There is a motive of historical nature. We looked at the history of the children of Abraham and their war with the children of Abraham, which divided the two camps, the camp of Israel and the camp of Ishmael. And how those two camps have been at war since the very beginning.
III. A MOTIVE OF A RELIGIOIUS NATURE
Then we looked at a motive of religious nature and how the children of Israel have been at war with the children of Ishmael over the two great religions, the religion of the Jews and the religion of Islam. For many, many centuries of time, these warring factions have continued because in Islam there is a justification for war. Islam and its very nature and its very scripture justifies the spread of its religion even if it means the taking of life, even if it means the shedding of blood to spread its religion. It is justified in its very scripture to do so.
IV. A MOTIVE OF A DEMONIC NATURE
Is there a demonic force behind terrorism? What is that demonic force? Are demons responsible? Is th ...
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