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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Bibi the Prophet

By: Rev. James M. Hutchens, Ph.D. Chaplain (Brigadier General) US Army (Ret) President, The Jerusalem Connection International USA.

Jim Hutchens Chaplain (Brigadier General) US Army (Ret.) President, The Jerusalem Connection, InternationalLike many today, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu has made the obvious connection between Nazi Germany of the 30’s and Jihadist Iran of today. Speaking to the delegates of the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, Natanyahu declared repeatedly, “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany.” Incredibly, the reported response of the crowd was tepid. At best he was largely damned with faint praise. Is it possible that many in the modern secular/liberal Jewish community in America are in the same state of denial as many of the Jews were in Germany in the 30’s?

“It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs,” Natanyahu declared to his audience that we must “believe him and stop him — this we must do. Everything else pales before this.” With Israel’s preemptive strike against Iraq’s nuclear reactor in June of 1981 as a precedent, Natanyahu predicted that stopping Iran required “preemptive leadership. Preemption requires will and vision.” “No one,” he proclaimed, “will defend the Jews if the Jews don’t defend themselves — Iran’s nuclear ambitions must be stopped.” Only the delusional leadership in the U.S. and Israel will deny the reality of Natanyahu’s assessment

Now comes former Secretary of State James Baker, a proven Arabist with an anti- Zionist record. His Iraq Study Group, along with the tainted counsel of former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, (see the Lekarev Report on page 5) would have us believe that the key to the solution in Iraq is to solve the Israel-Palestinian problem. Say what? Contriving this connection serves only the purposes of the anti-Israel forces in Iraq, Iran, the Palestinians and much to our shame, too much of American leadership and policy makers.

Furthermore, they tell us we should embrace Iran because they have the capacity to control the sectarian violence on Iraq. The trade off, as Dick Morris notes well in his article, Baker’s Sellout Plan on page 19, will be to allow Iran to fulfill its nuclear ambitions. In a word we are going to supercharge Iran’s race for the atomic bomb. Unbelievably, we are facing the same “peace in our time” crowd that was wooed and won by Prime Minister Chamberlain in 1939. (see Suzanne Fields’ article on page 12). And unless we awaken from this insanity — from this flight from common sense, we can expect the same, beginning with an attempt to annihilate the Jews, unprecedented war and devastation, only this with Islamic Jihadism. First the Saturday people, the Jews. Then the Sunday people, the Christians.

It is imperative, especially for Christian Zionists, to consider all this in light of the Scriptures. We do believe that God is sovereign and remains in ultimate control in spite of the dark clouds looming. “The Lord has established His throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm 103:19). Not only is God in control, but he has placed in authority those whom He has chosen for His purposes. “The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone He wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.” (Daniel 4:17).

Further, there is the sobering reality of God’s words. “I will bless those who bless you and him who curses you, I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3). Only God knows, but there are those alive today in our beloved America as well as elsewhere who put themselves under this curse because of their treatment of the Jews. There are also those who break God’s commandments and covenants, of whom it is written, they shall be called “least in the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 5:19).

On a more positive note, we are pleased to announce that Walid Shoebat will be serving as a Contributing Editor for our magazine with an article in each forthcoming issue. (see his article on page 8). Walid’s story (Why I Left Jihad) is one of God’s triumphants of grace. Born in Bethlehem and raised as a committed Muslim, he joined Yasser Arafat’s PLO terrorists. When later confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ, he believed and was transformed. He is convinced that it is the transforming power of Jesus alone as revealed in the Gospel that can change radical, jihadist Muslims. Welcome Walid, we are honored to partner with you.

The Jerusalem Connection International



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