I’ve been talking to my friends on Facebook regarding this latest struggle to destroy Israel from without and within. I posted an article that Demonstrated the duplicity of Hamas. If they were truly interested in helping their own people they would welcome food and aid from everyone who would share it. However it is my belief they would rather starve their own people if it served their political interest much like the african states that keep aid on the docks rotting rather than help their political opponents.
Interesting thought! But you dodged my point in that the most oppression of the Palestinians comes from within. Good morning my precious child, you know how much I love you! Could you run to the store and get your mama some milk and on the way home push this button and blow yourself and everyone around you up!
As far as weapons of mass destruction and ignominious methods of execution the Romans were the leaders in their day as they projected their power and control via the military much as we do today. Their use and control of the mob is similar to our form of government with it’s flaws and pitfalls. Jesus did not lead a revolt against Rome as many desired him to do because He was interested in establishing a heavenly kingdom. Which begs the question should Christian be involved in the public and political debate of our day. Rather than say Jesus wouldn’t do it and presume to have a secret knowledge of the personality of the Christ which I will not do! Let’s look and people before and after Jesus as an example. Lets use David a man after God’s own heart and a very bloody King who depended on God to “fight” his battles both politically and physically. Then we will look at Paul who used his own citizenship to advance the kingdom. Both Men were and are flawed Humans much like ourselves. they were both led by The Spirit.
WE are talking about God’s people being Threatened with Extinction as in the days of Nazi Germany. The anti-Semitic Tone being allowed and encouraged today in the press and on our own political scenes is as if we a reliving history. Today’s Wall street journal reports on turkeys press and demonization of the USA because of our alliance with Israel. Look at the map and you can see Israel surrounded be countries that wish to wipe it off the map and bisect it. if you have read your recent history there is not even a Palestinian people but people who were living in Palestine at the time Israel was created. Technically there were more Israelis in Palestine so if any one deserves to be called the Palestinians it would be Israel itself. The Palestinian cause was created by the terrorist Yasser Arafat an Egyptian who was one of the modern fathers of the terrorist movement who massacred innocent Israeli athletes in Munich and got away with murder even getting the Nobel prize while refusing any settlement which would have resulted in a Palestinian state. His idea of compromise is not unlike the aliens in Independence day when asked what we could do to stop the invasion they replied Die! The Palestinians are merely pawns in an effort to exterminate Israel. Israel has done more humanitarian aid for the “Palestinian’s” than the entire wealthy Arab World. Gaza is on the ocean and the opportunities for development are staggering. With infrastructure development and peace and investment this small Country without any need of expanded border could exert far more influence if they would use the assistance offered by everyone to develop what they have instead of keeping its people in poverty for controlling purposes and continuously demonizing Israel and the USA by Proxy.
Does this mean Israel is perfect. I have never stated so and by example I used two examples of men who were murderous and adulterers who were used by God for a purpose larger than themselves.