Thursday, September 07, 2006


The President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amazingly is coming to New York city on September 19th to speak at the United Nations. While I could spend a lot of time giving evidence to the UN outlasting its usefulness and needing to leave our county I will refrain from the temptation. The interesting aspect of Ahmadinejads appearance is that he has challenged President Bush to a debate. What he wants to debate is what is better for society, and here is his the telling quote;

"It is possible to prove in a debate which of the two political systems is a better choice for the world nations: the one that is established based on the norms of liberalism and has caused so much dilemmas and plight for the mankind, or the one that is established based on monotheism and justice?"

Translation, we are in a religious war of biblical proportions. What the Iranian President believes is that his mission is to submit the world to Islam, defined by him as monotheism and justice.

In the same news cycle, word comes form Pakistan of a Christian worker at a construction site drinking water from a glass reserved for the poor at a construction site in Pakistan. The reaction of Muslim people there was amazing, from the Voice of the Martyrs;

"Returning to the construction site, a Muslim man asked him, 'Why did you drink water from this glass since you are a Christian?'"
The man then accused Nasir of polluting the glass, yanked the glass off the iron chain, broke it and threw it in a garbage can.

He also summoned other militant Muslims nearby.
"This man polluted our glass," he told them.

The result was an incensed mob that beat Nasir, yelling that a "Christian dog" drank from their glass.
Bystanders encouraged the beating, because it would be a "good" deed that would help them in heaven, the report said.
"The attackers pushed Nasir off a ledge onto the ground, and the fall dislocated his shoulder and broke his collarbone in two places," the VOM report said.

It is good for us to be reminded of the reality that is the Muslim faith, or as the Iranian President would describe it, Monotheism and justice!. Today we must understand that we do not battle flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of wickedness! What is needed today from Gods people is the full armor of God as we move into a time in our nation of unparalleled danger!

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pastor tom