In the aftermath of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, we now have warmongering GOP senators threatening a declaration of war against Iran, even though Iran has not threatened a country in over 250 years.
Shortly after Netanyahu's speech, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gave his country’s side of the story to the American press. According to this report, “The Iranian FM urged Netanyahu to refresh his knowledge of history as his comments have not only ‘distort[ed] realities of today,’ but also go against the Bible and Jewish sacred texts.
“‘He even distorts his own scripture. If you read the book of Esther, you will see that it was the Iranian king who saved the Jews…’ Zarif said.
“The Iranian Minister called Netanyahu’s accusations ‘truly regrettable’ stressing that they refer to ‘an entire nation which has saved Jews three times.’
“‘It is truly, truly regrettable that bigotry gets to the point of making allegations against an entire nation which has saved Jews three times in its history: Once during that time of a prime minister who was trying to kill the Jews, and the king saved the Jews; again during the time of Cyrus the Great, where he saved the Jews from Babylon, and during the Second World War, where Iran saved the Jews,’ he said.
“‘We’re not about the annihilation of Jews,’ Zarif stressed, reminding the channel that 20,000 Jews reside in Iran ‘in peace’ and even have their own representative in parliament.
“‘We have a history of tolerance and cooperation and living together in coexistence with our own Jewish people, and with Jews everywhere in the world. If people want to espouse fear mongering to fan such hysteria in the world, that’s to their detriment,’ Zafir said.”
The report goes on saying, “On the contrary, he stressed, the current Israeli regime ‘is a threat’ to Iran as it’s a regime ‘that engages in the killing of innocent children, a regime that engages in acts of aggression.’
“‘Israel threatens to use force against Iran almost on a daily basis… Of course, if they did use force against Iran, we would defend ourselves, as we have done with great sacrifice in the past. But we are not invading, we are not threatening anybody. We have not threatened anybody for 250 years,’ the Iranian FM said.”
The report went on saying, “Zarif has once again turned down accusations by the West that the Iranian authorities are trying to develop nuclear-weapons capabilities, but Tehran insists that its program is for peaceful purposes.
“‘We never had the bomb. We will never have a bomb. We’re not looking to have a bomb. We do not believe a bomb is in our interest. Whereas [Netanyahu] does have a bomb. He has 200 nuclear weapons,’ he said.”
My friends, the misinterpretations of Genesis 12 and Romans 13 form the catalyst for a whole host of problems that are currently plaguing both the Church and U.S. government foreign and domestic policies. And if these misguided Christians, and Republican politicians whom they elect, aren’t real careful, they are going to be responsible for starting the first global nuclear war in world history. And when the fallout has cleared and millions of people lay dead and dying, Christians might find out that they were not “raptured” out at all and that the Lord God actually needs no help from us mere mortals in order for Him to fulfill His ultimate intentions for the human race. If Jesus didn’t need our help when He came the first time, He certainly doesn’t need our help when He comes the second time--all the “know-it-all prophecy experts,” notwithstanding.
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