Saturday, January 17, 2009


What has been accomplished from this 'war'/massacre?

- More than 1000 Palestinian civilians dead, one third of which are children.
- More than 5000 people injured.
- The entire infrastructure of Gaza destroyed. Mosques, Christian churches, hospitals, schools, houses were all targets.
- Shameless crimes against humanity.
- Hamas support has grown exponentially
- Hatred for Israel has grown exponentially in the Arab nations.

Nothing can be achieved until Israel and Hamas lay down their guns and talk to each other. Really I can't see any hope without Jesus and the kingdom values of love, peace, justice and equality.

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature, hate destroys and tears down; by its very nature, love creates and builds up. Love transforms with redemptive power."
Martin Luther King


Anonymous said...

As much as I believe each side is as bad as the other, it must be said that Israel have lost this battle in the public eye.

Just heard from a Palestinian Christian Baptist Pastor who had his Church destroyed by Israel's airforce.

We need to remember our Chrisitian brothers and sisters in both Israel and Palestine.
This Pastor said he gets perscuted from both Jew and Arab.
A bit of good news though, one of the top Hamas leader's son got saved, no details yet, our pastor just announced this in church.




J-Mac said...

Thanks for your comments Jason. You obviously have a great interest and knowledge of the situation.

That's great news from your pastor!


Anonymous said...

Godbless John, I wish I knew how to understand these issues.

It seems the more I go on in the faith, the less I know.
The greatest theological question any man can ask is Why?

Pastor Phil said...

Hey big John
Love your heart, wisdom and knowledge in this situation. It really is head wrecking and heart rending stuff. love ya. P

Anonymous said...

fyi John, from Phil B at church;-

Official Press Release from The Ministry of Stormont Christian Initiative

For further information please contact Mrs Donna Taggart SCI:- 07746 985976
E-mail: Official Website:


Date: 04 May 2009


On 30th May 2009 Northern Ireland will host an International event at Stormont Estate. The event is the first of its type to be held at Stormont in Northern Ireland and is being launched by the Stormont Christian Initiative (SCI) who have held three successful events at Parliament Buildings, Stormont to date.

The Global Day of Echad, will be an International Worship Festival aimed at uniting Jewish, Arab and Gentile believers from Israel and around the world, and will not only incorporate an internationally acclaimed Worship Leader but also incorporate speakers from Israel, India and the United States with Davidic Dancers from the United Kingdom. It will be entirely integrated and it is hoped the event will be circulated on the God Channel in the future, which reaches millions of viewers worldwide.

Karin McBride
Event Media Advisor


• The Stormont Christian Initiative was co-founded by local woman Donna Taggart and Alderman Jim Shannon MLA in May 2007. Main aim: To bring awareness of the importance of Israel from a biblical perspective to politicians, pastors and leaders in the island of Ireland.

• Echad – means ‘one’ in Hebrew

• Event 30th May 2009 from 2pm – 6pm


For further information please contact:

Mrs Donna Taggart SCI:- 07746 985976 E-mail:

Official Website: