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Posturing the Islamic Republic of Iran Against Israel

Reader comment on item: Israel's Arabs, Living a Paradox
in response to reader comment: Dear Mr. Tovi

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 24, 2012 at 19:15

In offering an answer for you to ponder yourself, there will be further thought for you to consider as well. You run a deflective course in trying to defend your world view, yet you do not take the time to realize that it is your world view that you must defend; and do not accept others who try to give a witness about your misunderstanding of what the Holy Bible is trying to say to those like you who do not believe. But let us proceed.

First, you are not able to see that Israel exists for a variety of reasons, all of them Biblical, reasons for which there are explanations at a human level; and reasons that escape the humanistic reasoning of a society of mankind that resists the truth of Almighty God. For a starter, the Talmud is not the Tanach; so its use from a exclusive Biblical perspective is advisory for those of the strict observance of Judaic tradition, but represents man's traditions as to the referencing of the Torah, Neviim and Kethuvim.

Thus, saying that 'homosexuality is not something which is supported by the Almighty' is an understatement of the nth magnitude. Leviticus 18:22) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. Leviticus 20:13) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Both of these are in the Torah. But does that mean that apostate Israelites are in their right mind if they adopt a tolerant approach to this specification of the law? The L**D shall judge that one, do you not think? If there are those who think they can flaunt the law of the Almighty and get away with it, what do you suppose the judgment will be when the time comes to face off against the Almighty in the hereafter? As to the Islamic Republic of Islamic Iran, it is written, if you offend even one portion of the law, you are guilty of it all. So, no, Iran is in no better shape than an Israeli who flaunts the law as Islam does.

Next, interest you say; and how is that read in the Scriptures? We read in the Debarim: verse 23:20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. Later, Yeshua declares in the narrative of the talents Matthew 25:26-27), His lord answered and said unto him, [Thou] wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and [then] at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. That the banks controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran say they do not lend for the sake of gaining interest, whether they do or not, is immaterial to the situation. They have other ways they demonstrate their extortion.

Next, again, I wondered what you might think of the Islamic Republic sponsored takeover of the United States embassy over thirty years ago – now I need not wonder. Here, I would suspect that your world view will paint whatever though or ideology is necessary to enhance your championship of the Iranian theological perspective of their part in their region. We can, I expect, absolve the Persian history of Iranian conquests prior to the revolution of the seventies; yet I wonder if you understood the term you used 'until now;' that one might presuppose Iran has indeed initiated a war time standing and has been prosecuting a war against their perception of the intrusion of the west in Iranian affairs going all the way back to the fall of the Shah.

But we come to your closing 'argument,' to paraphrase that of the Islamic Republic of Iran being [more] closer to following Biblically mandated laws better than Israel. Be quite careful with that one, for Iran is in no place to claim prescience over Israel. In fact, had Iran followed the precepts of the Almighty Sovereign before Islam's prior conquest of Persia, then this discussion would be academic. Yet Iran is in as much jeopardy as any other nation that has thoughts of over ruling the promises to Israel in blatant violation to the laws of the Almighty. Iran will not be held immune; neither will the United States for that matter; so the American Chief Administrative Executive had better take notice as well.

'Christian Zionists' as you make reference to have no more ability to justify any action against the WORD of the L**D than anyone else; and especially do not have commandment to hate. Be assured, there are those who claim to be Christian and have plenty to take Islam to task for the assaults against Christianity, but the commandment of the LORD Yeshua HaMashiach is to love your enemies and to bring witness of His love paid for on the cross. Now if the Islamic Republic of Iran were to broadcast that message of love for the salvation of those who would have faith in Yeshua HaMashiach, do you not think that is a better message to project than the one made by the president of Iran-to wipe Israel off the map?


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