Views concerning Israel and Jews vary from person to person, culture to culture, country to country and most certainly religion to religion. My view is the Biblical one. If it ever comes down to choosing, it will be my choice to stand with Israel and defend along with Jews and Christians, our kindred faiths and shared holy land. This is a centuries old battle driven by forces and a level of pure hatred men cannot begin to comprehend. It is a war, as foretold in scripture, where the world stands aligned against Israel and now most interestingly displayed for us at the United Nations. In the Bible, there is no mention of a United States of America. There exists no accepted Biblical interpretation that I know of that identifies an entity recognized as the USA. Biblically the USA does not exist. Is it remarkable then that in the United Nations vote condemning Israel that the United States of America was silent – non-existent? If you are Christian, you are Biblically bound to Israel. Ultimately it is the people, not countries or tyrants, who will ultimately choose where to make their stand.
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3
In my life, never have I seen a man who has laid bare his soul like Barack Obama. He has peeled back all layers of the facade fully exposing the true man inside. He began his flirtation with gullible Americans by declaring there is only one America, “a red, white and blue” America. Then he proceeded to divide our country so much one would have to search the pre-civil war era to find anything comparable. He declared his “Christian” faith countless times only later to mock scripture. Since there has been no election on the horizon, he has not even tried to fake it. Only God knows a person’s heart for certain, but actions are the language that usually defines what is in a man’s heart. He also, up until after his re-election, declared his support for Israel. However, his actions never supported that declaration either. I do not believe he sets much store in God’s covenant with Abraham. Someday he will have to answer up. In his actions, he has been no more faithful to Christians than he has to the Jews. For him, that leaves but few “faith” options.
It was a cowardly act waiting until the final days of a failed presidency to turn his back on Israel. When your foreign policy sets the Middle East ablaze and increases the breadth and width of Islamic terrorism, what else is left except to set them all against Israel and ultimately the USA? It is disdain magnified by an administration filled by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, bringing willy nilly Middle East “refugees” into the country, and opening our borders to all comers. This president will certainly have a legacy as will both of his Secretaries of State, one a power and money hungry hustler the other a life-long demonstrated anti-American who has now solidified his anti Israel world view by declaring in his speech, “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both.” I do believe Israel is a democracy not a theocracy
Years will pass undoing the damage done by this president and his minions to our country, the entirety of the Middle East and much of the world. As a nation we are weaker than anytime I can recall – in my lifetime. That makes it our most vulnerable and dangerous time. We better be on the side of God.
© 2016 J. D. Pendry