This is not the first time we have seen a chemical attack in Syria. Five years ago, former president Barrack Obama had to deal about it, and now it is Trump`s turn to something. Mr Trump said the United States will make «major decisions» about its response over the next 24 to 48 hours.
“It was an atrocious attack”, Mr Trump said. It was horrible five years ago, and it is still horrible. Mr Trump are studying the situation extremely closely and he will meet the military leaders to make any decisions.
re talking about humanity," Trump said. "And it cant be allowed to happen. We
ll be looking at that barbaric act and studying whats going on.” The Pentagon chief said he would not rule out a U.S military strike against Syria in response to a suspected poison gas.
Trump`s new national security adviser, John Bolton, had his first day on job on Monday, and he has previously advocated military action against Syria.
The poison attack on Saturday took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. A day later, Israel conducted an airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base in Syria.
What in the world is going on in Syria?
King David, during his war against the Arameans, captured the city Damascus (Samuel 8:5-6). Later, it was conquered by Rezon, who cast off Israelite sovereignty during Solomon`s reign, and made it the capitol of the Aram-Damascus kingdom (1 Kings 11:23).
It remained the capitol until it was destroyed by the Assyrians in 732 BC. After the Assyrians, Damascus was taken over by the Chaldeans, then the Persians, then the Greeks.
Damascus was conquered by Alexander the Great, and after the death of Alexander in 323 BC, Damascus became the site of a struggle between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires. In 64 BC, the Roman general Pompay annexed the western part of Syria. In the New testament era there was a large Jewish community living in Damascus, as well as a Christian community.
In 1516, the Ottoman Turks came and remained for the next 400 years. Damascus had 10,423 households at that time. Under Ottoman rule, Christians and Jews were considered dhimmis (Non-Muslims) and were allowed to practice their religious precepts.
Islam is the dominant religion in Syria, and the majority of Muslims are Sunni while Alawites and Twelver Shi`a comprise sizeable minorities. Damascus is the capitol of Syria, north of Israel, and today, Damascus is the largest city of Syria with an estimated population of about 1,5 million people.
A closer look at the bible tells us that the great evangelist, Paul, converted to Christianity when traveling on a road to Damascus. Saul (later known as Paul) was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when he was blinded by a light from the presence of Jesus. He spent three days in Damascus, blind, until Jesus sent a disciple named Ananias to Saul.
Through Ananias, Jesus restored Saul`s sight, and baptized him. Damascus was the city in which Paul began his work as a great evangelist, teaching people in Asia, Africa and Europe about Jesus. This is where the conversion of Paul the Apostle comes in.
The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus. It is normally dated to AD 33-36. The phrases Pauline conversion, Damascene conversion and Damascus Christophany, and road to Damascus allude to this event.
The phrase «road to Damascus» is an English idiom that means an important point in a person`s life where a great change of ideas or beliefs takes place. The idiom comes from the Christians Bible (Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 9). It refers to the conversation of Saul of Tarsus (a.k.a St Paul) to Christianity while travelling to Damascus.
Many people around the world claim that jesus will descend in Damascus and not in Jerusalem.
The Second Coming is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.
The idea is based on Messianic prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatological. Views about the nature of Jesus` Second Coming vary among Christian denomination and among individual Christians.
Most English versions of the Nicene Creed include the following statements: «…..he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in his glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end….. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.»
According to historian Charles Freeman, early Christians expected Jesus to return within a generation of his death and the non-occurrence of the second coming surprised the early Christian communities.
“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have appeared, from this w know that it is the last hour.”
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prphecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied.
Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled.
The Second Coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was suffering Servant..
In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King.