Note: I don’t necessarily agree with this author’s entire theory, for I think most evangelical ‘Christians’ do love Israel. The problem is when evangelicals don’t love others as much as they love themselves and Israel — Jesus’ Second Greatest Commandment. That’s where we’re falling short.
See: Sarah Palin demonstrates why most evangelicals dissed Ron Paul, who wanted to bring the troops home. ‘Christians’ have two sets of books: one for US and one for THEM (“who don’t deserve rights”). THEY’re not our ‘neighbor’ whom Jesus commanded US to love as much as ourselves. Maybe that’s why most evangelicals refuse to investigate 9/11. If THEY didn’t take down the towers…???
But what I bolded in his article is certainly something to consider. For example:
Why are evangelical ‘Christians’ in such a rush to possibly start WWIII based on sketchy evidence. Didn’t we learn anything from Iraq?
Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”
Can warmongering ‘Christians’ really be Christians, based upon what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount? Who would Jesus bomb? WWJB?
And who is being led by the Holy Spirit to bomb more human beings?
Paul said: “Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God.”
So can warmongering ‘Christians’ (who still won’t repent for supporting the Bush/PNAC wars) really be Christians, based upon what Paul said in Romans 8?
Real Christians follow Christ, are led by the HOLY Spirit (Jesus’ Greatest Commandment), and therefore are a good example to others.
Then there is the rapture factor. “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” Christians who are counting on the rapture to get them out of Dodge before the US gets it should consider that if there is a pre-trib rapture (which is suspect, biblically), only those who are right with God and their neighbors (like the Iranians, the Iraqis) would go anyway.
From: Information Clearing House
Repubs Plot Israel-Iran Apocalypse and the Collapse of the US Economy
Jamal Abdi at HuffPo explains that almost a third of Republicans in the House have signed on to a resolution urging Israel to attack Iran.
By Juan Cole
July 24, 2010 “Information Clearing House” –The move is reminiscent of the 1998 letter the Project for a New American Century signatories sent to President Clinton, putting pressure on him to initiate war on Iraq. They did maneuver him into pulling out UN weapons inspectors and bombing Iraq. The US removal of the inspectors made the West blind as to the lack of Iraqi weapons programs, since their absence could no longer be certified. In turn, Iraq’s opaqueness as a result of the Clinton actions allowed the Bill Kristol crowd and the rest of the Israel, war industry and oil lobbies to propagandize America into the fruitless and ruinous Iraq War. Now they are repeating this pattern with regard to Iran.
Think about how weird it is. Nearly half of Republicans in the House are from the South, which has relatively few Jewish Americans. So this resolution is likely emanating from the Christian Zionists like John Hagee (who once said that God sent Hitler to punish the Jews for being outside Israel). It is not impossible that the people behind this resolution are fervently hoping for the Judgment Day to come more quickly and look forward to a Middle East apocalypse as a step toward the Return of Christ and the end of that pesky but temporarily necessary Judaism. In other words, for these right wing Americans to call for Israel to go to war on behalf of America is just one more case of white Christians sacrificing Jews for their own interests and is a form of anti-Semitism.
The likely outcome of an Israeli military strike on Iran is as follows: