WEB Notes: These people should pray to God and ask for direction. God has always had His followers take a stand and fight. This is recorded all throughout the Bible. The Apostle Peter was an expert swordsman who cut off the ear of a solider who came to take Christ away. That simply could not have been accomplished by someone who was inexperienced with the sword. The take away here is that we are to protect our own and make a stand. We do not allow someone to break into our homes and harm our families or we become worse than an infidel. We are to be at peace with our neighbors IF possible. It is not always possible to be at peace.
(Source: National Geographic) – Of all the many ancient peoples who once lived in the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Iraq’s Assyrian Christians pride themselves on having persisted in their traditional homeland for millennia, even as other civilizations thrived then disappeared, as languages and cultures died out, as ethnic groups melted into the ways and genetic pools of their conquerors.