This book examines the role of Jerusalem in World events, both from a secular and Biblical perspective, with a major emphasis on Biblical prophecy. The fundamental Biblical prophecy used behind this work being that of Zechariah 12;verses 2 to 9, where Jerusalem is described as being a "cup of trembling" to the nations and that all who burden themselves with it shall be "cut in pieces". The prophecy also being used to describe the coming of all nations against Jerusalem & Israel in the latter days. Written in 1995 this book needs an update in relation to the World & regional events that have occurred since then. However, the essential truths upon which this book is based still apply and become more and more evident with each passing day. The historical role of Jerusalem is examined together with that of the Jewish people. Sections also being devoted to the subject of anti-Semitism (hatred of the Jews), Islam, terrorism and how the Bible & the Quran present the issue of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The involvement of the Catholic Church and Christianity play no small part in this discussion. Not least of the issues studied is the manner in which elements of the modern day Church view the situation, with Zionism and the doctrine of replacement theology also investigated. The book would not be complete without an in depth study of the present day conflict raging over the Holy Land between the Israelis and the Palestinians and indeed the issue is appropriately addressed. The contents of the book describe that any "peace with Islam" requiring "total submission to Allah". The phased plan of eradicating Israel is examined in the context of how it is being applied to the Palestinian issue where any/all land ceded by Israel is described as being used as a platform from which to obtain more and more land until the eventual objective is obtained. The book clearly showing that there can be no lasting peace until the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Reference also being made to the temporary "pseudo-peace" of the coming anti-Christ and the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. The contents of this work are quite comprehensive and it is difficult to refer to them all in a review. The book concludes with a call to repentance and a personal faith in Jesus Christ. A call to repentance also being made to Israel and the Israeli Government. This is a useful addition to anyone's library on the Middle East.
Even though this book was written around the time of Yaser Arafat, I would still highly recommend it. All Born Again Christians should stand alongside the Jesus and Israel as throughout the Bible Israel and Gods chosen people are mentioned hundreds of times. Prior to growing in may faith I was always against Zionism, the State of Israel, etc due to the media portrayal of the Palestinians, etc. This book is a must to really educate yourself on Israel from a biblical stand point, as well as the impossible situation the state of Israel is in , being surrounded by Muslims who must see the end of Israel if they are to follow the teachings of the Koran.
Hunt, a gifted expositor of Bible prophecy, explains the prophetic relevance of Israel's capital city: Jerusalem. What role will the Antichrist play? Where will the next Jewish temple be rebuilt? Can the Jews rebuild without plunging the entire globe into world war? What did Jesus say about Jerusalem? Hunt provides answers to all these questions and more as he explains what the Bible says is to come for this historic city.
Looking for A Woman Rides the Beast, also by Dave Hunt, I came across A Cup of Trembling and decided to read it. I am glad that I did. It explained, as clearly as I have ever seen, the importance of Jerusalem in world history, both past, present, and future.