On May 8, 1945 (Russia: May 9) the surrender of Nazi-Germany to the Allied Forces was officially ratified. World War II in Europe came to an end. And most importantly, from a Jewish point of view, the Holocaust was over. Nearly half of the 13 Million Jews living in Europe in 1938 had perished. The rest of them barely escaped with their lives, often under the most traumatic of circumstances.
Today, Israel is again isolated, terrorized and demonized by antisemitic forces. How are the nations of the world responding? Often in ignorance, with indifference, knowingly turning a blind eye and sometimes even sympathizing with the sworn enemies of Israel. Could the parallels with the situation of the Jews of Germany and Austria in 1938 be any more striking?
The bible talks about a “valley of decision” (Joel, 3:14) and about the judgment of nations as either “sheep” or “goat” nations at the return of Jesus (Matt. 25:31-33) based on Genesis 12:1-3. The nations which bless Israel will be blessed. The nations which curse Israel will be cursed. The GPC-book “Israel, the Nations and the Valley of Decision” deals with this topic in greater detail (see right column). How will your nation fare in this end-time judgment scenario? Are you prepared to stand in the gap?