|Ahmadinejad sets out vision for world without Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2007 06:01|
Yesterday the Iranian Prime Minister addressed the United States of America, after having been invited to participate in a conference being held by Columbia University. Ahmadinejad's responses to questions from University President Lee Bollinger were generally moderate in tone. Ahmadinejad declared that Iran would attack no other country on earth, and that the Jews were friends of Iran. Of course the Iranian government refuses to recognize Israel as a country, and so would still be justified in attacking it in Ahmadinejad's thinking. When questioned on the holocaust, he proclaimed the need for more research to be undertaken and asked why the Palestinians were suffering in its wake. Thus he justifies himself in his hatred for the Jewish people... On one hand denying the fact of the holocaust, believing it to be a myth created by the Jews in order to garner sympathy from the nations, and to pave the way for the creation of the state of Israel. And on the other hand if the holocaust really did occur, once again the Jews are to blame for stealing "Palestinian land". In response to a question from a Fox News reporter on whether or not Iran was planning to wipe Israel off the map, he said the Jewish state would be dissolved in the same manner as the USSR. In any case Israel would go if this was permitted, as a majority of Arabs are no doubt opposed to the existence of the state of Israel... But addressing the United Nations today, President Ahmadinejad's true intents were not so well cloaked in his liberal language.
Quote: "The world was "nearing the sunset of the time of empires," he said, and urged the dominant world powers to eschew their "obedience to Satan" and "submit to the will of Allah." If they did so, "they will be saved." If not, "calamities will befall them." But whether or not these powers chose to reform themselves, he said, the day was fast approaching when "occupied lands will be freed. Palestine and Iraq will be liberated from the domination of the occupiers." And the people of America and Europe would be liberated from Zionist oppression. "This is the promise of Allah," he said. "Therefore it will be fulfilled."
He warned the nations of the world that the age of empires would soon end (colonialism - in the Islamic mindset, America, Britain and Israel), and that unless the world submits to the will of Allah, great calamities will come upon us. Some would call that a veiled threat. In the mind of Ahmadinejad it is the truth according to the Qur'an. He also stated that Palestine (including Israel) and Iraq will be liberated from Zionist oppression. It's hard to believe that such a man as this is able to address the United Nations with impunity, literally inciting Muslims to rise up against another member of the world body. The promise of Allah will not be fulfilled, praise God. Although Israel is in for a very difficult time ahead. I was reading the book of Jude last night, and happened to come across the character of Balaam, mentioned in Numbers 22. Balaam was a prophet, who was called by Balak King of Moab to curse Israel. The nation had come out of Egypt, and was on its way to the promised land. Balak feared Israel and sought enchantments against the people to help him destroy them. Balak presumed that God would curse such a people because of their wickedness, but he did not consider that Israel could not be cursed so long as they were under the covenant of blood.
Praise God that those who have trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation are also under the blood covenant. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. Whenever God looks upon believers He does not see our sins, but He sees us as sanctified in Christ. Have you trusted in Him for salvation?
Source Jerusalem Post