Posted by: 1of10boyz | June 3, 2015

Spiritual lessons from the Six Day War

Some very interesting comparisons. Lessons, yes. Lessons aren’t any good if you don’t learn something from them.


In June 1967 the state of Israel, less than 20 years old and with a population of just over 2 million, found itself surrounded by Arab nations with a population of over 102 million intent on destroying it. For the 19 years of its existence, Israel had been surrounded by militarily superior nations who refused to recognise its right to exist.

On 1 June 1967 the Iraqi President Abdar-Rahman Aref said:

‘The existence of Israel is a mistake that must be rectified. The clear aim is to wipe Israel off the map.’

The situation seemed hopeless but what ensued was probably the most stunning victory in military history as the tiny state of Israel, standing alone in the world, defeated the assembled might of its enemies in only six days.

Like the Israelis, Latter-day Saints may, at times, feel that they are surrounded by enemies. When we consider that a…

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