Sunday, February 01, 2009

Mideast Peace Process Delusion

Another US president, another try at the so-called Mideast Peace Process. Every US President in the last 40 years have come into office with a targeted aim of solving the usual middle-east ‘problem’ of creating a livable peace between Israel and its hostile Muslim brothers. I ask myself each time, if the US President is a professing Christian…as they usually claim to be, what is it about Biblical scripture do they not see? Now that assumes that a) their claim of Christianity is actually real and b) they actually know what is in the Bible. The answers to these two questions may explain much of why all of these so-called ‘leaders of the free world’ keep failing at this stated goal of achieving a ‘lasting’ peace in the Middle East.

Now about those two thorny questions posed above. If the Bible says that there will be no lasting peace between Israel and her neighbors (until the Lord God himself steps in), what’s the point of all of these efforts? A few passages of scripture to illustrate:
  • Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt. I will remove the battle chariots from Israel and the warhorses from Jerusalem. I will destroy all the weapons used in battle, and your king will bring peace to the nations. His realm will stretch from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth. (Zechariah 9:9-10 NIV)
  • The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people, and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great stones... On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. How wonderful and beautiful they will be! (Zechariah 9:15-17 truncated NIV)

    The last US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent a good part of the last 4 years trying to bring about a lasting peace. She professes to be a Christian. Does she not believe the above scripture? The only true peace that Israel (Zion) will receive comes only from her King (the one riding on a donkey – Jesus Christ Himself). The problem in our sick unbiblical world is that if Ms. Rice reads her Bible and believe what it says above, she “could” not in her job as US Secretary of State really say that Israel’s only lasting peace would come from God Himself! She would probably would have been fired from her job by Christian George W. Bush and if not, would certainly have been ridiculed from her job by her Democrat opponents and the rest of the godless political chattering class in the US and the rest of the world. So in lieu of this, she soldiered on in the last farce of a mid-east ‘peace process’.

    So now we have self-professing Christian President Barack Obama, and with him come another peace in the Middle East end game. He is so-serious about this goal, that on Day 1 of his presidency, he named former Northern Ireland peace negotiator George Mitchell to lead the Middle-East peace initiative. Wow. I wonder how much credibility Mr. Obama gives the Bible on this issue. Wait…perhaps this video link below may help answer that question.


    Anonymous said...

    I continue to pray for our Government and our Nation.

    We have turned so far from Almighty God that all that is happening and that is to come is brought on by the immorality, disobedience and finger in the face of God mentality of our American culture.

    May we cry out in repentance before it's too late.

    Anonymous said...

    Sorry, you are blinded by your Bible. Jews did not like the man on the donkey. He was probably too poor for their taste plus he asked them to be charitable, have compassion for their neighbours. In your dreams, sir. Jews will never have compassion for the Gentiles. And to say that they are the chosen people makes me sick. Aren't we ALL children of God?
    By the way, who wrote the Bible? It was written over a period of 1,000 years by 6 different persons. Zionists have infiltrated the Evangelicals to better brainwash the followers so that they can embrace their cause = kill as many Palestinians as they can and steal as many land as they can.

    Anonymous said...

    Just to let you know that I knew that you were not to post my comment. Your religion is biased. I love God and Jesus too but I'm completely against your way of loving him. Sorry!

    Michelle said...

    God is not showing favoritism to one group of people (the Jews), but all prophecies concerning them will be fulfilled because He is faithful to His word and promises.

    To anonymous: please read Romans 3:1-4 and especially Romans 11:25 which says "I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part UNTIL the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved." (when they accept Christ)
    This prophecy cannot be fulfilled unless Israel remains a nation.

    This is not bias, it is the word of God.

    A God who sends people to Hell?