SPIRITUAL WARFARE Hopelessness! Hopelessness! Sheer hopelessness! The world lies in utter hopelessness, and our pulpits are silent. Hopelessness? Spiritual hopelessness! Three words can explain our situation of today: cesspool of immorality. Truth! Today, we are so far form the truth that we could be likened to blind bats seeking for light. And our pulpits are ever so silent. Do not those who stand in our pulpits know who the Truth is and where the truth can be found? Don't blame it on the cemeteries, ah, the seminaries. The would-be preachers have eyes to see; they have Bibles! One of our recent presidents said, Islam is a good religion. He probably would have been more correct if he would have said most of the Muslim people are basically good. In the expository statements above regarding the Islamic religion, there are really only two kinds of good: good for nothing and good for _______. You can supply your own expletive. I'm in deep enough trouble already! So what? What can the Muslims do to a 88 year old man? As I get up each morning, it takes me about two hours to determine whether I am half dead or half alive. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me that a good undertaker couldn't take care of . I've already fulfilled my legacy in this life: to be Christ's bond slave. It also would be nice to be one of His martyrs. This discussion leads us to another precept--today the free nations are in a war--a religious war, the Islamic nations against the rest of the world. How is this war being fought? Conventional warfare? Never! The terrorist elements have as much chance of winning a conventional war against the great non-Muslim nations of the world as a snowball has of survival in hell fire. They use a system which involves minimal investments: human bombs, time bombs, explosives placed in strategic locations and then exploded from a position of relative safety, and not to mention their future use of weapons of mass destruction. I know there are liberal minds out there that will declare that I belong in a "nut house." Nevertheless, it doesn't take much of a mind to figure out that we are currently in a religious war. In the September eleventh event, who were the 19 in the four commercial airliners that wrecked havoc upon our nation? They were all Muslims, and 16 of them were from Saudi Arabia. Who are those in Iraq today that are committing all of the terrorist attacks? Radical Islamic elements! And who are they in Israel who are committing all of the unprovoked attacks against the Jews? You know the answer!