Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq has built 50 palaces at a probable cost of two billion dollars. Each one has an underground bunker covered by concrete two feet thick reinforced with steel. They can withstand the blast of a five hundred pound bomb. Some are so far beneath the ground they could withstand a nuclear attack! We look forward to a palace that needs no bomb proof shelter; that needs no protection from war or destruction. An old song says, "They're building a palace for me over there." That palace we call Heaven. The Bible calls it "the New Jerusalem" and Jerusalem means peace!


-Robert Shannon, Preaching July/August 1999