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God made imperfect humans.

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in response to reader comment: Sin made Israel give up the fight

Submitted by Pat (United States), Jan 4, 2007 at 13:34

How will turning to God bring the Israelis security? They may have inner peace, but they won't be one bit safer. Some were killed by terrorists as they were celebrating a Passover seder. Is observing His laws turning away from God?

The English speaking nations are Israel's friends? Since when? Certainly not since 1967. Canada is no friend. Britain isn't either. The US is a supporter, but we are hardly a friend. Israel should have kept Gaza and the West Bank, which were seized by Egypt and Jordan in 1948, but successive American administrations pushed them into granting autonomy and later agreeing to an independent state. Their efforts at peace brought them an intifada. We have been pushing the Israelis to drop all their defenses in the name of multiculturalism, all to make Arabs love us. It won't work, but our leaders do it anyway.

The Israelis first tried to establish Greater Israel on Judea and Samaria, but the international community (including English-speakers) wouldn't stand for it. Then they showed many times that they were (and are) willing to peacefully coexist with the Muslim communities that surround them, but it hasn't been any use. Their willingness to live and let live is seen as a weakness. It would seem you share that view. Israel's only hope is to take up arms again, as they did in 1947 and 1948. God won't help them. Is God giving the Iranians the bomb just because Israelis have fallen into sin? Is "wiping Israel off the map" part of God's plan?

God is going to pull back from this sinful nation and let her enemies have their way? That shows the evil and wrath of God, do you realize it? If He keeps doing as you say, soon He won't have any people to call His own. Jews can't worship God after they become history. He is going to give preeminence to people who abuse women and children and who murder all who don't think as they do, while turning His back on people who try to live by his precepts? Guess what? We're HUMAN. We're not perfect. God made us this way.

If God is set on destroying Israel just to prove a point, there's nothing anyone can do about it. You make it seem that we would have been better off never having known God. He turns on His own with ferocity and lets non-believers reap the rewards of His wrath. It's crazy.

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