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Old Testament Tells Why Gingrich is More Right - If One Truly Wants to Understand

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in response to reader comment: Still Denying Old Testament

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 17, 2012 at 13:14

While the coloring of history by the ancient victors is truly camouflaging what we know today, it is rather careless of a non-believer of a true Testament of the Holy One of Israel to try using the Old Testament to prove that which, by any account of the heritage of Abraham, is vindicated by the objects of current events, namely, Israel being in the land, regardless of the mortal human vision and humanistic reasons trying to disregard the evidence at hand.

The reason the argument is made that the Israelites are returnees is because of Jacob taking Joseph's hand in finding a place for the Hebrews in Egypt during a famine in Canaan. After 400 or so years later, Moses led the people Israel out of Egypt to return to the land promised to Abraham.

The Israelites have been in and out of the land so many times in history that even they have a hard time keeping track. Had they honored their word to the LORD through Moses, they might have never left and this discussion would be academic. But as we can see, the Jewish people are as much a problem of history as they always have been, even in spite of the revisiting of accounts of the 'Palestinian' cause trying so hard to create a disingenuous history of their own.

Trying to create a non-Jewish mentality about Jewish ethnicity is as old as the Philistine/Assyrian/Chaldean/Roman/Nationalist Socialist endeavors to delegitimize the children of Israel; meaning that they are the stumbling block of history that will never go away. They cannot: their Almighty God sees to it they will not. That's what the Old Testament is trying to get across and humanity that is intent in not honoring the Almighty God of the Old Testament is not getting the message.

People can misunderstand and misinterpret the Old Testament, but they cannot get away from its inevitability- its issues are always there, just as Israel is always there. The returnees of the sons of Israel are as validated by the Old Testament now as they ever were; for if history had been able to erase the Jewish trace, would this argument even be considered academic. Think about it; Iran is readying itself for a conflict with Israel-if Israel was not real in its place in history, who would Iran's leadership have to hate even more than the former Nationalist Socialist Fuehrer?

A quick observance of the circumstances from the late eighteen hundreds would serve up an imagery of the seed of the returning Diaspora already living in the land prior to the European exiles making their way in aliyah, just as the Old Testament said they would. But one has to have the correct reading of the Old Testament and not the disbelievers' alternative revision to understand how that is. After all, how hard is it to see the Star of David flying over the land when it is in the lenticulars of the targeting devices of Israel's enemies?

Who is in real denial and who is going to see that Israel is there and will be the target of the future and shortly coming reason to all out fighting once again in the Middle East? Peace anyone? Read the Hebrew Scriptures and read the truth, of the Holy One of Israel and His People.

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