What is Hezbollah?

FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

Both an army and a political party, Hezbollah is an organization associated with Shiite Muslims that emerged from the Lebanese Civil War.

Reza from Global Catalytic Ministries says the organization started in 1985. “Basically, they had a manifesto with three points. One is to expel Americans and French from Lebanon (and any other colonialists in the country), to fight against Israel, and to become an Islamic republic.”

According to this manifesto, members of Hezbollah obey the supreme leader of Iran, and Hezbollah maintains strong ties with that country today.

Reza points out, though, that Hezbollah does not reflect the majority of Shiite Muslim thought. “The ones that want to become more radical, more fundamental would join this kind of organization. We see the same in Sunni Islam, that not everyone is Al Qaeda, or Taliban, or ISIS. They don’t follow that theology.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News,

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  • Pray that many members of Hezbollah would encounter the true God: Jesus Christ, and that He would use their zeal to build His kingdom.