Monday 30 April 2007
Religion was the causes of Great Wars in the past. Why should it be different now?
Religion was the causes of Great Wars in the past. Why should it be different now? What is motivating the Muslims around the world and particularly in Iran and Iraq to cause violence, death, and destruction? A simple five-word explanation: The return of the Mahdi. He is the Muslim messiah who is supposed to return to earth. Iran's Ahmadinejad is obsessed with the Mahdi. Iraq's cleric al-Sadr, having fled to Iran to avoid the surge, says, "America's primary purpose for the war is preventing the return of the Mahdi." (Jan Markell, www.olivetreeviews.org) What about Canada? Are Canadians involved in the prevention of the return of the Mahdi? Are Canadians aware of such event? Does Canadians take it seriously? I don’t think so, after all most Canadians don’t take the return of Jesus Christ seriously. So why take Mahdi seriously? Because it is important to know what motivate your enemies. Enemies? Yes, we are at war in Afghanistan, and the Taliban are our enemies sponsored by Iran. We will be defeated unless Canadians understand the real motivation behind the Taliban and the Iranian government. Canadians, do some research on this phenomenon, “the return of the Mahdi”. Religion was the causes of Great Wars in the past, why should it be different now? What is Canadians to do? Stay quiet? There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim only dormant, or ignorant of the seriousness in their belief. Not all Muslin are terrorist, but lately, all terrorist are Muslim. The "last days" are compared to "the days of Noah." Nobody wanted to hear Noah's warnings either. They laughed and scoffed and ignored the thunder in the distance. Thus, such an atmosphere leading up to His return should be expected. In the Bible, the "signs of the times" are usually negative but that does NOT mean that we need to be! (Jan Markell, www.olivetreeviews.org) Canadians need to know what position Canada should take before the ‘last days’ come upon us. Canadians needs to acknowledge God in their constitution and institution. This God is the God of Israel, of Abraham, of Isaac, the One and Only who had send Jesus His Son so that whoever believe in Him may have Eternal Life; Jesus as King of kings, to reign here on earth, Jerusalem as the centre of His Government. In the “Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”, the first statement is recognizing God, “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law”. The great and grave error is that God is not defined. It is left to recognize “God” as all gods of different cultures, according to his/her belief. To win a spiritual war, a war of religion, Canadians must define His God. Unfortunately I do not see this happening in this present government unless the present party gains majority in Parliament. Atheists, homosexual, and all other religious groups will vigorously protest against defining God as The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, recognizing Jesus Christ as King of Kings, since God have giving Him Authority over all things. The Province of Newfoundland motto is “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”. All Canadians should also adapt this motto. If Canadians pledge to define God in the Constitution, The True God of all Creations will not only protect and defend Canada but also give prosperity to this nation. It always has been God who chooses kings and nations (good or bad government) for the purpose to fulfill His will, not people votes. It will take strong leadership with clear mandate. Will Canadians be ready to risk all? If this nation refuses to define The True God in the Constitution, it will be of the citizens of Canada own doing. It is prophesied that all nations will turn against Jesus at His return. Whether changes is made in the Constitution or not, all nations will give account to Jesus. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is to be preached to all nations as a witness. The message has been delivered, now it is up to Canadians to decide. I’m not a prophet nor heard God voice. I’ve learned to discern the signs of time. Please take a moment to read the following article by Joel C. Rosenberg. You do not need proof. Canadians need to act. Otherwise, Canada will lose the war in Afghanistan. Matthew 24:37. As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For a more insightful understanding of the above topic I suggest that you read a book entitled “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done”, by Ron Graft and Lambert Dolphin, available “Free” in Internet version, http://ldolphin.org/kingdom. Not if, But When - by Joel C. Rosenberg - This article appeared in Citizen magazine - Focus on the Family The New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad parses the Iranian president's threatening message for Israel and "born-again Christians." The world is now in its "last days," reports an official Web site of the Iranian government. It claims that the Islamic messiah known as the "Twelfth Imam" or the "Mahdi" may come to earth in 2007 and could be revealed to the world as early as the spring equinox in Mecca, and then Medina. The mahdi will conquer all of Arabia, Syria, Iraq, destroy Israel and then set up a "global government" based in Iraq, says the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Web site. Such Islamic eschatology (end times theology) is driving the Iranian regime and helps explain why Iran has no interest in helping the United States and European Union create peace in Iraq or the region, much less in ending its bid for nuclear weapons, the Iraq Study Group Report notwithstanding. Anticipation of the imminent arrival or "illumination" of the Islamic messiah has been steadily intensifying inside Iran since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged as president of the country in June of 2005. An Iranian television series called "The World Towards Illumination" has been running since last November to help answer the many questions Iranians have about the end of the world, as we know it. The series explains the signs of the last days and what to expect when the Islamic messiah arrives. The program also says that Jesus is coming back to earth soon as a Shiite Muslim leader, and it denounces "born-again Christians" for supporting "the illegal Zionist state of Israel." An Israeli news site was the first to pick up the story and its significance to Israeli national security, noting that the Mahdi will soon "form an army to defeat Islam's enemies in a series of apocalyptic battles" and "will overcome his arch villain in Jerusalem." Some intelligence analysts are growing concerned that a messianic war to annihilate Israel could come this year, perhaps as early as this spring or summer. The Iranian TV series is important in that it offers some intriguing clues as to how Iranian Shiites believe their prophecies will play out. After [the Twelfth Imam's] uprising from Mecca, all of Arabia will submit to him and then other parts of the world as he marches upon Iraq and establishes his seat of global government in the city of Kufa. Then the Imam will send 10,000 of his forces to the east and west to uproot the oppressors. At this time, God will facilitate things for him and lands will come under his control one after the other. ... He will appear as a handsome young man, clad in neat clothes and exuding the fragrance of paradise. His face will glow with love and kindness for the human beings. ... He has a radiant forehead, black piercing eyes and a broad chest. He very much resembles his ancestor Prophet Mohammad. Heavenly light and justice accompany him. He will overcome enemies and oppressors with the help of God, and as per the promise of the Almighty the Mahdi will eradicate all corruption and injustice from the face of the earth and establish the global government of peace, justice and equity. The TV series notes that in our discussion of the world in the last days of the earth we had said in our previous editions of this programme that no source has pointed to the exact date when the Savior will appear and only God knows about the exact timing of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi. ... There are various versions of the exact day of his reappearance. … A saying attributed to the Prophet's 6th infallible heir, Imam Ja'far Sadeq, says the Mahdi will appear on the Spring Equinox and God will make him defeat Dajjal the Impostor or the anti-Christ as the Christians say, who will be hanged near the dump of Kufa. Before the Islamic messiah appears to the world, IRIB reports, "a pious person ... a venerable God-fearing individual from Iran" meets with the mahdi. This individual will pledge allegiance to the mahdi as he "fights oppression and corruption and enters Iraq to lift the siege of Kufa and holy Najaf and to defeat the forces of [Islam's enemies] in Iraq." It is not clear whether the program is referring to President Ahmadinejad or someone to come. Shiite Islamic scholars also say Jesus is coming back to Earth soon. He will not, however, come as the Son of God or even as a leader but will serve as a deputy to the mahdi to destroy the infidels, such scholars say. We read in the book Tazkarat ol-Olia, "the Mahdi will come with Jesus son of Mary accompanying him." This indicates that these two great men are complementing each other. Imam Mahdi will be the leader while Prophet Jesus will act as his lieutenant in the struggle against oppression and establishment of justice in the world. The apocalypse is a deep belief among humans regarding the end of the world. … One of the characteristics of the West in the current era is obsession with the end of time. Experts say discussions about the savior and the "end of time," have not been so prevalent before as they are now in the West. ... They believe the Messiah [is Jesus and that He] will reappear and will establish his global rule with its center in [Jerusalem], with the help of born again Christians. This sect's religious leaders in the 1990's strongly propagated their beliefs in the U.S. and European societies. In the past two years, dozens of books have been published in this field. ... These extremist Christians believe that certain events must be carried out by the Protestants in the world so as to prepare the grounds for the Messiah's reappearance. The followers of this school believe they have a religious duty to accelerate these events, for example planting the illegal Zionist state of Israel for the Jews of the world, in Palestine. Too many Western analysts are missing the central importance of Shiite eschatology in Iranian foreign policy. They mistakenly believe that Iran's current leadership can be somehow cajoled into making peace with the West. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cadre of loyal mullahs are not being driven by the same goals and aspirations as are the diplomats in Washington, Brussels or at the United Nations. The president of Iran and his team fervently believe the Islamic messiah is coming soon. They are convinced that their divine mission is to create the conditions for the mahdi's return. As a result, they are committed to instigating more anti-American violence in Iraq, not less. They are determined to obtain nuclear weapons at all costs, not negotiate away their atomic research and development program. What's more, they are deeply committed to building political and military alliances with anti-Western powers, not finding accommodation with the West. Bottom line: The leaders of Iran are preparing for an apocalyptic war with the United States and Israel. It is not a question of "if" but "when."