The UK’s “spy chief” and head of MI5 recently observed that the threat for terrorism in Britain “is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before… It’s at the highest tempo I have seen in my 34-year career. Today there is more terrorist activity, coming at us more quickly, and it can be harder to detect” (The Guardian, October 17, 2017). He went on to warn that Britain will, in the future, face its most dangerous terror attacks ever.
Students of Bible prophecy should not be surprised by these latest warnings. Long ago, God warned the Israelite-descended nations that if they did not obey Him and His commandments, and despised His statutes, “I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you… I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you” (Leviticus 26:14-17). God is not a hateful or vindictive God. However, His warnings apply to those who reject Him and His commandments. Failure to honor and obey God will result in a loss of His protection from one’s enemies (Isaiah 5:5). Sadly, we will see terrorism continue to increase before Jesus Christ returns and finally brings peace to this troubled world. For more information on this topic, watch our encouraging telecast “Will Terrorism End?”