Eze 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall make fires of them seven years;
And, this is modern day warfare?? Ezekiel prophesied during Israel's Exile in Babylon. He referred to the Babylonian Captivity. The nation of Biblical Israel will never be restored. Why do the Literalist ignore this plain teaching that the nation of Israel would utterly be dissolved, that it would never again be intact nor inhabit the land of promise? Please refer to Hosea 1:4-6; Isaiah 5:1-6 Jeremiah 19:1-11; 23:39, 40; Ma. 21:33-45; 23:37,38.
Does the Bible teach that God will save one nation by the proclamation of the Gospel and another nation through personal persuasion? This stands in arrogant opposition to the entire teaching of the New Testament regarding the New Covenant and God's Plan of Redemption for all mankind! "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to EVERY ONE that believes" (Ro. 1:16).