Friday, December 16, 2005

Another Iran Hostage Crisis?

Conventional wisdom says that those who ignore history are bound to repeat it, and in the midst of the virulent debate about the Iraq war, the crusade against Christmas (which is really a crusade against Christ) as well as the other garden variety chaos in our modern world, a very interesting, and not very hidden development is ongoing that may very well eventually dwarf all these other issues of the day.

The script is very familiar: a maniacal nation leader is hell-bent (literally) on mass murder against people who he and a few million others deem unworthy of living (the people of Israel) and publicly states his ethnic cleansing intentions on what seems like a weekly basis. While our new leading character Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes out with a new verbal assault on Israel with alarming frequency, the passive United Nations (UN) wring their hands and continue to attempt to “negotiate” with him so that he may see the error of his ways, and dissuade him from continuing to develop Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities.

Though somewhat religiously biased and irreverent columnist Charles Krathhammer I believe accurately conveys the dangerous stakes at play:

Everyone knows where Iran's nuclear weapons will be aimed. Everyone knows they will be put on Shahab rockets that have been modified so they can now reach Israel. And everyone knows that if the button is ever pushed, it will be the end of Israel.

However, to all true Christians remember the following words of Jesus in Luke 12:4-5: “My friends, don't be afraid of people. They can kill you, but after that, there is nothing else they can do. God is the one you must fear. Not only can he take your life, but he can throw you into hell. God is certainly the one you should fear!” (CEV)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is going to happen in the Middle East?

of Ezekiel 38:1-39:16.

I believe..based on Ezekiel 39:9...that this war will happen before 7 to 3 1/2 years before we are raptured. Based on II Thessalonians 2:1-11...when we are gathered together and fall away from earth to heaven, then the "man of sin will be revealed" who will sign a seven year covenant with Israel that will lead to her desolation (Daniel 9:27).

A God who sends people to Hell?