<br><h3> Chapter One </h3> <b>WORSTCASE SCENARIO</b> <p> <p> <i>"The bottom line: time is running out." Inside the Revolution</i>, page 16 <p> 1. Discuss how the failure to rescue the American Embassy hostages in Tehran, the Russian retreat from Afghanistan, and the Black Hawk Down incident constituted "propaganda windfalls" for Radical Muslim terrorists. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 2. What's going on in the minds of the Radicals? What are their motivations for robbing, killing, and destroying? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 3. The vast majority of the world's Muslims have no desire to wage jihad (holy war) against the West or Israel or to annihilate Judeo-Christian civilization. That said, how serious is the threat against the West from Radical Muslims? How seriously do Western governments appear to be taking that threat? Why? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 4. What are General Boykin's top five worst-case scenarios? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 5. Which scenario seems the most dangerous to you? Which appears to be the most imminent? Explain your responses. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 6. Do you think that war is an effective means of deterring Radical terrorists? Do you think that diplomatic efforts would be more effective? Why or why not? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 7. How can you be praying for our military leaders and for our armed forces during this global war against Radical Islamic terrorism? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 8. Take some time now to pray for our military. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 9. As you read this section on the Radicals, you may find your spirit sapped from time to time. I know that as I pored over hate-filled speeches and reviewed dismal and tragic histories, I found myself getting discouraged. That is why it is so important to spend time each day in the Scriptures, getting to know the God of the Bible, who loves us and has a wonderful plan and purpose for our lives. Our hope as followers of Jesus Christ comes from knowing God personally, knowing that He is in charge, knowing that His character and plans are both loving and trustworthy. Read Romans 5:1-8. What do you learn about God's love for you? What do you learn about the hope that He offers you? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ <p> 10. What is the connection between trials and hope? Spend some time thanking the Lord for the trials you are facing and the assurance that in Him we have unshakable hope. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ <p> 11. Read Hebrews 6:9-20. What does God promise in this passage? What is your part in taking hold of this promise? _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ <p> 12. Spend some time now praying for those who are caught in the cross fire, living in places of oppression and darkness. Fight on your knees for those who need hope. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ <p> <p> <i>(Continues...)</i> <p> <p> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>INSIDE THE REVOLUTION STUDY GUIDE</b> by <b>JOEL C. ROSENBERG</b> Copyright © 2009 by Joel C. Rosenberg. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.