What in the World is Going on in Saudi Arabia

Amidst chaos in the world (particularly the Middle East), we see unbelievable things in Saudi Arabia.  But why…and what does it all mean?

First, as you may or may not know, there are two rival groups of Muslims: Sunnis and Shi’ites.  (There are other, smaller sects of Islam, but those two make up well over 90%.)  Throughout history, Sunnis and Shi’ites have opposed one another, and it all started over who would succeed who in the Islamic caliphate.  (Study Week 7 of Looking for the Blessed Hope for more about that.)

Saudi Arabia was the birthplace of Islam and has maintained the more traditional version: Sunni Islam.  The dissenters (Shi’ites), however, gathered in what we know today as Iran.  The two groups detest one another, considering the opposing group to be “infidels.”  Thus, the religious conflict continues to this day.

That brings us to what is happening in Saudi Arabia.  We all know that Iran continually threatens to “wipe Israel off the map.”  But there is no love lost between Iran and Saudi Arabia either.  We simply need to know and understand why rockets are being fired at Saudi Arabia, who is firing them, and who is perpetuating that situation.  Against the backdrop of US efforts to bring cooperating Arab nations together for common causes, we begin to get a feel for why Iranian-controlled Yemen and Hezbollah are suddenly foreign policy targets of Saudi Arabia, and why Saudi royalty is “cleaning house.”

I can’t explain it any better than Amir Tsarfati, so I will defer to his most recent update (from Monday).  It is lengthy (about 43 minutes), but the discussion of what’s happening in Saudi Arabia is contained in about the first 27 minutes.  If you are a student of Bible prophecy and/or you keep your eyes on what is happening in the Middle East, I highly recommend taking the time to hear what Amir says.


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