Sep 27, 2008

One That Calls For A Response

By Jim Hutchens

Govenor Sarah Palin said: Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. He must be stopped. ... The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us. Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a "Final Solution" — the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a "stinking corpse" that is "on its way to annihilation." Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman — not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world. ... Together, we can stop Iran's nuclear program. ... Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel's enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain's promise and it is my promise.

The LORD God of Israel says: "I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse. ... I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. ... The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you." [Gen. 12:3; Ex. 23:22; Deut. 30:7].

The Jerusalem Connection says: Ahmadinejad is a disgrace to the Persian people and to the heritage of their greatest leader, King Cyrus, who financed the Jews' return to their homeland and is the only non-Jew called a messiah [Isaiah 45:1; Ezra 1:2-4]. More significantly, since Ahmadinejad has cursed the Jews and Israel, he has placed himself under the curse of the God of Israel. Hence, he awaits the judgement and wrath of the God of Israel. Since he has cursed Israel openly, the wrath of God on this man will be open for the world to see. There will be no question as to the Source of Ahmadinejad's demise. Since the Iranian blasphemer claims to be a spokesman for Allah, the god of Islam, his destruction will attest to the greater power of the LORD God of Israel. As the Apostle Paul reminds us, "The kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power." [I Cor.4:20].