Submitted by Martin Horan (United Kingdom), Jun 7, 2012 at 19:00
Hi, Deborah. I agree with you wholeheartedly. The whole thing, like anti-Semitism, is spiritual. Of course, it gets worse as time goes on. Those of us who know the Bible, whether we be Jews or Christians, can only expect that. It is prophesied in God's Word to happen and it is happening as prophesied.
Perhaps you know the prophecies as well as I.
The thing with the Ishamelites and their kin, is that they claim to believe in prophecy and a god, though not God. (Even their Isa is a false Christ if you compare him to the Christ of the Bible.) However, they do believe in absolutes and many Moslems are actually turning to Christ. Ironically, Jews for Jesus and other similar messianic groups are winning more Moslems to Christ than the mainstream "churches".
I am sure it's because Moslems are absolutists that they can understand the Bible--when they actually read it properly--and that is why they are not attracted to episcopalian or Anglican groups which are actually pseudo-Catholic. (I say so as a former Roman Catholic which, like Alexandrian Orthodox, has a long history of anti-Semitism.) They would consider such groups as highly idolatrous. And I would sympathise with them on that point.
So, though you rightly say that we would not use a mousetrap to catch an anaconda, I do think that cut- and-dry answers, if anything, can win Moslems over. I am sure they would hold the same disdain for ecumenism as they would for liberalism in politics. (When liberals are religious they are ecumenical and when ecumenists are political they are liberal. Understandably, as both groups believe a mixture of everything--even conflicting ideas--and nothing!)
I am not sure what Dr Pipe's views are on the UN and the Middle East. I haven't read much of his views from that point. The UN give the appearance that they themselves don't know. My personal belief is that they do have an agenda and the impression that they give of being headless chickens is one of subterfuge.
I have lost count of the number of times they have condemned minute Israel for defending herself against not only overwhelming odds but against an implacable and extrememly vicious opponent. I am fairly certain the the UN themselves have lost count. But if they can have that attitude against the only democracy in the Middle East, how do we know that they won't have that attitude towards other democracies? In fact, we don't know!
Fortunately for Israel, and for all other democratic countries, the Moslem Arabs hate each other as much as the rest of us, causing that animosity to take much of the flack from our democracies.
As a Bible believer, I am fairly certain that we shall soon see an implosion of Islam: The UN's agenda is to create a global power with a global army, government and even a single religion. (I not only get that from Bible prophecy but from what my senses and the daily news tells me. See Bill Salus' book Isralestine on Amazon.) Islam is the most absolutist when it comes to relgion--and politics and culture--and that stands very much in the way of the UN's globalist dream.
Bear in mind that as the leaders of the US, Europe and even Japan, India, and the South Seas nations, go along with the UN's dream, it would make sense for them to gang up on the Islamic nations before they have the ultimate in nuclear power.
Devious as the UN may be, they are not stupid. In my opinion, they couldn't afford to have the Moslem nations with too much strength. They know that Iran and others are awaiting a Madhi and that they believe they have to precipitate a global holocaust to bring him about and so the UN will, I would think, have to prevent that. So all their blatant condemnation of Israel may well be to lull them into a false sense of security. And meanwhile they could still relieve the Arabs of much of their oil.
I hold Bill Salus' view that we are about to see Islam take a beating that will change the whole world view of the Arabs. Note how the so-called Arab Spring has now turned into the Arab nightmare. And it gets worse--just as the Good Book prophesied. It's a pity the UN and the globalists have the wrong god and not God! It's a pity for the Arabs too.
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