William DeArteaga: Putin’s Syria move as an opportunity

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William DeArteaga | PentecostalTheology.com


Israel views Putin’s Syria move as an opportunity to cement its interests in the post-Assad era.


Christian end-time fantasies usually include Russia as “kingdom of the North” that is to attack Israel. I have heard of such variants since I was a teen. But God’s providential hand is often quite contrary to what we try to figure out. It seems that within the whole mess in the Middle East, including our bungling the Iraq wars, God’s hand was in the mix. The real winner of these last years has been Israel, which has seen the destruction of yet another of its enemies, Syria, without having to lift a finger. Lo and behold Putin, the only world leader who has publicly tried to defend Christian minority groups in the Middle East, is now forming an alliance with Israel to fight ISIS.


William DeArteaga

William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major works include, Quenching the Spirit (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), and Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He and his wife Carolyn continue in their healing, teaching and writing ministries. He is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations.


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