A local pastor says that the unprovoked attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists is a fulfillment of scripture, ushering in the end time.
He did not want to be named since he says it is a sensitive topic for many denominations, not just in Solomon Islands but the World.
The local pastor leads a sizeable congregation in Honiara, and is calling on Christians to pray for Israel, and to prepare their families spiritually.
“This is a once in a generation war, and if you look at the scriptures this was predicted thousands of years ago. This war will usher in the end times, and very soon the antichrist will show himself, all the signs are there.
“There will be a peace treaty, because that is the only way this war will end, and that is when the antichrist will take center stage, he will lead negotiations and will appear as the peace maker.
“But that is a mask, and it will be over in 7 years when he will show his true colors, so we must be ready.”
Greg Laurie, the head of California megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship, made similar claims in a sermon he delivered on Sunday, shortly after the attack.
"Interesting how it always comes back to Jerusalem. The Bible predicted, thousands of years ago, that the End Time events would revolve around Jerusalem," he said.
"Not San Francisco. Not Los Angeles. Not Moscow. Not Paris."
It is almost 50 years to the day the last time Israel was officially at war in what is known as the Yom Kippur War in 1973. That time, she was attacked by Egypt, Syria, and others. But this is a different kind of war.
To date (and this number tragically will only get larger) there are 1,500 dead and 6,000 wounded. This attack is simply without precedent, causing Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, to say, “We are at war.”