Thursday, November 30, 2006
In the main body of this work, we wrote that president Ahmadinejad of Iran "sent an open letter to George W. Bush dated May 8, 2006, which challenged Bush to an intellectual debate over Bush's foreign policy and more." We wrote more as follows:
In his letter, Ahmadinejad put forth many points to appeal emotionally; however, he avoided the subject of Jesus as the Son of God. He continually referred to monotheism, which in Islam denies the divinity of Jesus.
He denies his own Persian history that returned the Jews to Jerusalem after the Persian king overthrew the Babylonian kingdom that had wrecked Israel and exiled many of the Jews from the area known as Palestine as named by the Romans after they too wrecked Israel on account of Israel's recidivism.
One must rightly agree with Ahmadinejad's call for peace and justice; however, the particular brand of monotheism he advocates precludes the ultimate state of heaven on earth. One cannot reach the state of the new-commandment unity via Islam's monotheistic view.
Also, noticeably absent from his letter is any mention of Mohammed. This is very crafty. The question to pose back to Ahmadinejad is under the Islamic state, would real Christians be allowed to state that Mohammed is not the messenger of God. The real Christian would never kill the Muslim for the Muslim's beliefs that the Christian knows are misguided. Also, since Ahmadinejad raises the issue of hypocrisy, every point made in this work about the hypocrisy of Islam should be posed to him. He states that it is the duty of each leader to provide security to his people; however, he doesn't understand that without pacifism, fighting will always occur. That's an insecure environment. For obvious reasons though, George W. Bush is not the right person to defend the faith.
President Ahmadinejad has written an open letter to the American people, released November 29, 2006. We obtained the letter from the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations.
This letter again appeals to "monotheism." He uses the word "fraternity." He writes the following as his closing:
We should all heed the Divine Word of the Holy Qur'an:
" But those who repent, have faith and do good may receive Salvation. Your Lord, alone, creates and chooses as He will, and others have no part in His choice; Glorified is God and Exalted above any partners they ascribe to Him. " (28:67-68)
This letter is a religious letter. If it goes unanswered, it helps facilitate the spread of Islam to the direct detriment of the truth of Jesus Christ, the truth of pacifism, etc., that are not a part of Islam.
The choice of that particular verse from the Qur'an was very carefully made. It is a direct challenge to Christianity to enter into debate concerning the nature of God and Jesus's relationship to God.
It must be said that concerning His Father, our Father, in Heaven, Jesus made it abundantly clear that no one usurps God, but rather that the best anyone may or can ever do is to join God by doing God.
The point here then is that in glorifying Jesus, we are glorifying God, because Jesus did God (did righteousness), joined God, was God, therefore. The context bears this out. The point is further that Islam doesn't expect this, or even allow this, of its members. Islam, therefore, has a lower standard (too low) that allows for the evil of mundane warfare, which Jesus did not allow of his followers. This is why the Muslims slaughter one another without anyone rightfully claiming that, that, in and of itself, is ultimately against the teachings of Mohammed. Were they pacifists, followers of Jesus, they would not be ruining each others' lives in Iraq.
Yes, George W. Bush and his people are largely responsible for stirring up the mess; however, it is absolutely ignorant of Arabs and Persians and others to be slaughtering one another. They fall right into the trap, as always.
President Ahmadinejad's letter is hypocritical. It uses all sorts of lofty appeals, but when one looks at Iran, one sees a military. In the absence of a military and in the absence of hidden messages rejecting Jesus Christ as the exemplar (not Mohammed by any stretch) of human spiritual perfection, Ahmadinejad's letter would itself be very close to the kingdom of God.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, come to the real Jesus, not the distortion of Jesus brought about by those who allowed Constantine I, emperor of Rome, to co-opt churches, taking them into grave and a spiritually fatal state of apostasy. Renounce war forever. Stop following those who advocate or engage in war. Speak out for peace, and only peace, always. Then, don't look back.
Therein lies the path to salvation, yours and others'. Therein lies the true definition of peace and love. If you don't believe us, ask God and Jesus directly. If you do it in earnest, you will receive the answer, the sign, that we have told you truthfully.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Israel's Olmert repeats the statement that Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map even though this is taking the statement out of context and using the terms not in the sense-meaning Ahmadinejad intends.
Now, Ahmadinejad has hosted what the Western powers and Israel have blasted as a Holocaust-deniers' conference. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly said he is against false Zionism. He doesn't use the qualifier "false," but he sees the so-called Zionism practiced by the secular Israeli rulers as illegitimate, established under false pretenses, and something that should be reversed and the onus taken on by the Germans who gassed the Jews rather than remaining on the backs of the Palestinians. The neocons, of course, just keep repeating and repeating that Ahmadinejad has said he wants to wipe out Israel, which isn't what he's saying and they know it.
It is true that there are people who believe that the figure of six million exterminated Jews has been exaggerated for effect.
What is the Old Testament Biblical position and does it jibe with the New Testament?
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. (Leviticus 26:40-42).
That's an "if."
They didn't confess first. Biblically, at this point, they have no business being there (Palestine). The Neturei Karta (Guardians of the City), an orthodox Jewish sect, is correct on this point. They see the false Zionist as people attempting to force their way into heaven, as the Neturei Karta see it, the promised land.
The Neturei Karta attended the conference. They have publicized what Ahmadinejad means by reversing the actions of the United Nations that should never have voted as it did just to ease the conscience of the Germanic peoples.
The proper thing for those who dispute these people they term "deniers" is to supply the evidence to the world that supports their contention that six million Jews and five million others died as a direct result of the Nazi program for extermination.
Hypocritically to call for free speech only concerning selective issues doesn't serve anyone.
Those who self-censor on these matters should do so as God moves their consciences and not on account of coercive laws that are unequally applied.
After all, when cartoons of Mohammed caused a fervor in the Islamic world, which it should not have, the West was complaining about Islam's lack of free speech, which is true. But be consistent.
The right thing is for each conscience to do what is not hypocritical, to do what is unselfish, as Jesus alone has apparently done in the history of humanity.
There was a student demonstration against Ahmadinejad. The students were allowed to continue protesting.
It must be remembered that the US government policy is to inflame opposition to those Bush-43 calls his enemies around the world. Of course, there is no doubt that the sharia Muslims coerce obedience. It is also true that many readily accept and desire being ruled over by the sharia clerics.
The only real problem is where free speech is not allowed and the people don't then hear the words of Jesus Christ in their real context.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Ahmadinejad just wrapped up a conference, called "Holocaust: A Global Vision" that ran December 11-12, 2006, of what the mainstream Western media has been solely terming a conference of "Holocaust deniers."
The truth is that few of the attendees are Holocaust deniers. Most don't deny that the Nazis exterminated people in concentration camps. Many of them believe that that extermination was in fact in the multimillions of people. They also believe that the Nazis had it in for the Jews in particular.
What they met to do, according to them, was to discuss the widespread belief amongst Arabs (who doubt the veracity of the false Zionists, because of the history of lies and atrocities perpetrated by those false Zionists) that the numbers were not as high as eleven million with six million of those being Jews, and more importantly to the conferees, that the figures have been intentionally inflated to be used as a psychological weapon to make the West feel both guilty and compassionate to the extent that it would forgive and facilitate false-Zionist excesses in the form of crimes against the Arabs and the land, which Arabs had been living in the areas now called Israel and the Palestinian territories from the beginning of the false Zionist execution of the plan to poison land, grab land, and hold land and to so-called ethnically cleans the voting area of the newly created state of Israel of Arabs until the false Zionists were assured of a huge voting majority forever.
Now, in order to discredit Ahmadinejad, the false Zionists have twisted his words at every turn. They have deliberately translated the Persian language speeches and statements of Ahmadinejad choosing the worse connotations of this choice of words from within the worst context the false Zionists can conjure up.
The point is that Ahmadinejad is bad enough without any Jew exaggerating or twisting his words for effect. Who isn't bad enough? When we say "bad enough" we are not implying that it is inherently evil to look into the numbers issue or any of the other issues raised by Ahmadinejad or any of the other attendees of the conference, no matter how exaggerated and twisted some of the claims put forth by some of the attendees may themselves be.
The claims on all sides should be dealt with, with an eye to establishing the truth and not just from the knee-jerk, conditioned reaction the result of decades and centuries of political, religious, social, etc., manipulation and indoctrination.
When each side is viewed in the light of the new commandment, both are seen as coming up short of the truth.
The truth is that that correctness or incorrectness of the basis upon which the current state of Israel was established does not rise or fall on the number of people exterminated by Hitler's regime. The false Zionists have always wanted to say that the Jews have been so thoroughly despised and misunderstood down through history that in order for them to even exist with any possibility of humane treatment that they had to be granted a sovereign nation-state where they may practice racial and ethnic discrimination.
If this is true for the Jews, then it is true for all people. Each family (nation) ought to have its sovereign land. Well, the divine law is that each person is sovereign even while God is sovereign. The world will be carved up and destroyed or the sovereignty of each person will be the collective sovereignty of God.
The approach of the false Zionists is antichrist. It is against that oneness. The approach of the Muslims is also antichrist, away from that spirit of peace, that necessary spirit of pacifism.
For the Ahmadinejad-view, read the news slanted in his direction. Balance it against the slanted news coming from the false Zionists. Look at both in light of the new commandment, and you will know their fruits and will have rightly divided the true from the false.
Ahmadinejad says that morality demands that the Arabs have the right of return to their homes inside what is called Israel and that once there, they and everyone else regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin, have the right to vote (one person, one vote) for the laws and leaders of the area. He called for "a referendum in order to determine the type of regime the Palestinians prefer, with the participation of all Palestinians — including Jews, Christians and Muslims."
The Arabs would be the majority, and the false Zionists claim that then, once again, the Jews would end up as they ended up everywhere else they were force to go on account of God's forsaking them (really their apostasy that obviously is still quite prevalent).
Is there a right to exist? No. That may come as a shock, but it is true. The real Christian knows that engaging in coercion is not the path to salvation. At the same time, the real Christian knows that the essence of evil has no right to exist. The term "right" here is certainly contextual, as are all words of course except in their real meaning as fully understood by God. This is where divinity reconciles via infinitude what others see as paradox.
The essence of evil will exist until souls choose only righteousness. Choosing here means doing forever. It is understood in the words of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce, who finally said, "I will fight no more, forever." The fact that war is futile is revealed truth.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The propaganda machine is heating up against Ahmadinejad. We don't support Ahmadinejad of course, but that doesn't stop us from seeing the game playing of the Western powers and the media controlled by the elite.
They are squeezing Iran economically while they sow the seeds of discontent within. It is all designed to get he Iranians to submit to primarily US and Israeli domination.
Iran must give up its ambitions for nuclear energy or face the abomination of desolation.
Friday, January 19, 2007
It is important to note that Egypt has nuclear power plants and Jordan has announced it seeks them. Why is Iran different? Iran is different, because Iran is a theocracy while Egypt and Jordan are a secular dictatorship and constitutional monarchy respectively. They aren't seen as, as likely military adversaries to Israel as are Iran and Syria.
It is also important to note that Pakistan has nuclear weapons. Pakistan is a dictatorship and in the event of a popular coup, mundane reasoning would have it that Pakistan's nuclear weapons and facilities would have quickly to be secured or taken out by the US, Israel, or India.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)