Crushed 10 commandments reflects American values?

Ramming The Ten Commandments: A Prophetic Picture Of America

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By Michael Brown/Ask Dr Brown
June 30, 2017

 

RED FONT IS WHAT STOOD OUT TO ME AS I READ THE ARTICLE. — PY

 

It was the act of only one man who drove his vehicle into a Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas, but it reflected the sentiments of a growing number of Americans: “We do not want the Ten Commandments in our midst, nor do we want the God of the Ten Commandments in our midst.”

 

In that sense, the destructive act of this individual reflected the attitude of tens of millions of Americans. This is not simply a decreased interest in the Bible and the God of the Bible. This is outright rebellion.

 

Enough with God’s laws and standards. Enough with His moral principles. Enough with His prohibitions of idolatry and adultery and murder.

 

We will do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and no law – or God – will tell us otherwise.

 

The America we want must have no connection to its Judeo-Christian roots, no connection to the moral values of many of its Founders, no connection to the Scriptures which so influenced their thinking.

 

We will worship created things more than the Creator, and we will be full of covetousness and greed. We want our idolatry.

 

We will have sex with whomever we want to, whenever we want to, in any combination and sequence. And if we so desire, we will call these relationships “marriage,” and neither God nor man will tell us anything different. We want our adultery.

 

We will kill our babies in the womb if we so choose, and anyone who defies our wishes will be trampled underfoot with derision and scorn. We want our murder.

 

Yes, we will do what we want to do when we want to do it. We declare ourselves free.

 

Ironically, the man in question, Michael Tate Reed, who livestreamed on Facebook as he drove his vehicle onto the Arkansas statehouse lawn, allegedly yelled “Freedom!” as he crashed into the Ten Commandments monument less than 24 hours after it was erected. (He was previously charged with a similar attack on a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma in 2014.)

 

The reality is, the more we depart from God’s laws, the more we find ourselves in bondage, far less free than we were before. Rather than shouting “Freedom!”, Reed should have shouted, “Bondage! Self-destruction! Captivity! Decline!”

 

Reed claimed that such monuments are a violation of the separation of church and state, a phrase not found in the Constitution (something that seems to have escaped Justice Sotamayor this week) and, more importantly, a phrase that meant the opposite of what Reed envisions.

 

In truth, the so-called wall of separation was there to keep the State out of the Church, not the Church out of the State. And the idea that having a public Ten Commandments display would be a violation of American principles would be totally foreign to our Founders….

 

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Remember Jonathan Cahn and The Harbinger? If you aren’t familiar with that, I’ve dedicated an entire category on my blog to some of the details. Look on the right-hand side of this post and click on #6 and 7 to learn more.

 

I believe that the amazing election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency is a sign that God is extending America’s warning period. He is demonstrating His grace on behalf of all those who prayed fervently for more time to reach souls for His kingdom BEFORE the end times events described by Jesus in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6-7 come upon the world.

 

More to come on that, my friends!

 

Continue praying, stay alert, and KEEP WATCHING …

Trump / Pence Victory a “God Thing”?

Franklin Graham: The media didn’t understand the ‘God-factor’ in Trump’s win

November 10

Prepare for disaster …

If you don’t watch the news, you may not realize what a desperate state our world is in. And if you don’t follow my blog, you may not recognize that Jesus and the ancient prophets of the Lord God — that does not include the false gods and false prophets followed by many — foretold these troubled times.

When tragedy and trauma strike, we can respond in one of two ways. 

Number One: We can blame God and react with anger or choose to languish in self-pity and fear.

Number Two: We can humble ourselves and seek God’s spiritual presence in the midst of adversity.

Below are links to a select few articles that, I believe, demonstrate THE point of Jonathan Cahn’s teachings about “harbingers” (http://superstore.wnd.com/products_by_author/Jonathan-Cahn) that have been manifesting in the United States, in Israel, and in various locations around the world….


This article was published on August 2nd and will give you an overview of Jonathan’s ministry regarding the prophecy that was revealed to him concerning harbingers:

‘Harbinger’ ancient curse uttered, again, in Israel

With forest fires raging, some seek to replace sycamores with cedars

August 2, 2016

Yosemite National Park has been decimated by fire in the summer of 2013.“The sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.”
– Isaiah 9:10

More than 2,700 years ago, these prophetically significant words were uttered in ancient Israel – bringing upon the Northern Kingdom a curse of destruction.

And they are once again being uttered today in Israel by some who, apparently oblivious to the context of that verse, made famous in America by messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn in his bestselling book, “The Harbinger” and No. 1 bestselling faith movie, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” cite it as an opportunity to raise money for the replacement of the Jewish state’s burned out forests.

Fires have been raging from north to south in Israel because of a heat wave, with several precious forested areas burned in Israel since April. The northern biblical cities of Megiddo, Mount Carmel and Tiberias, Haifa and Acre are among the victimized areas – including some of the very scenes of the destruction of 722 BC. The hot and dry conditions fueling these fires are not unusual, but the duration of this environment is surprising the Israeli Meteorological Service. The severity of the heat is also shocking experts – temperatures in April reached the highest levels recorded in 130 years.

The all but continuous infernos are causing chaos throughout the Jewish state – even the purity of the water in some communities has been jeopardized.

There is also a deep spiritual significance to the events, as many of the trees now aflame were planted by the Jewish people when they returned to their ancestral homeland. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, founder of the pro-Israel website Israel365.com, argued trees in the Holy Land represent nothing less than God’s prophecies being fulfilled. For that reason, the site is currently sponsoring a tree-planting campaign to replace the fallen trees, urging donors to fulfill “Ezekiel’s prophecy” as laid out in Ezekiel 36:35 – “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden.”

However, prophecy is a double-edged sword. The organization is also using another biblical verse to encourage donations – Isaiah 9:10. The latter half of this verse is quoted by the organiation as reading, “The sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.” The implication is forests which were destroyed will be replaced, albeit with a different kind of tree.
Yet this misunderstood verse is not meant to be an optimistic statement of encouragement, nor a prophecy to be fulfilled by God. Rather, it was a demonstration of defiance of God by the leaders of ancient Israel.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn finds it remarkable – and ominous.

“Amazing that this verse should come now – and in Israel,” said Cahn. “Isaiah 9:10 is one of the most obscure verses in the Bible. Most Bible students had little idea it existed – or at least before ‘The Harbinger’ came out.”

Cahn said the significance of this relatively obscure verse being used in Israel cannot be overemphasized.

It’s a verse concerning God’s judgment upon a nation,” he said. “It was the verse that Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle proclaimed from Capitol Hill, the day after 9/11. It was the verse that Sen. John Edwards, running for vice president, proclaimed on the anniversary of September 11 in 2004. And it’s the same verse that Barack Obama has proclaimed in one form or another throughout his presidency.”

In Cahn’s book and movie about America facing judgment in the aftermath of 9/11, U.S. leaders – from Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to Sen. John Edwards – were shown to have cited the verse from Isaiah, obviously not comprehending the context.

Likewise, that error was inexplicably repeated by American leaders in many forms after the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, Cahn revealed.

“What’s particularly striking is that the verse in its original context has to do with the trees of Israel being struck down and then replanted,” said Cahn. “Now we have a report concerning the same land, the land of Isaiah 9:10 and concerning the same native trees of Isaiah 9:10 – and a proclamation to do the exact same thing in the same place where Isaiah 9:10 was first fulfilled. Of course those making the proclamation have no more idea as to the meaning of their proclamation than did Tom Daschle, John Edwards or Barack Obama. That makes it all the more striking.”

Joseph Farah, producer of “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” had this to add: “The words of Isaiah 9:10 are not words man should be attempting to fulfill. Isaiah 9:10 was a message of warning from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to repent of sin and turn back to Him. It was a mistake when those words were uttered by the leadership of ancient Israel – words that led to its judgment and destruction.”

Rabbi Cahn warned the resurfacing of this verse is an important development to both Americans and Israelis. Indeed, the messianic rabbi argued it could be a sign.

“Since ‘The Harbinger’ came out, America has followed in the same biblical template of judgment as did ancient Israel in its last days before destruction,” Cahn intoned. “If anything we have only accelerated our departure from God and our defiance in the midst of that departure.

“So the fact that now a proclamation comes out of the land of Isaiah 9:10 saying, ‘Now is the time to fulfill the word of Isaiah 9:10. …’ is, in, itself most striking and potentially ominous. Could that in and of itself now be a sign to us?”

Interestingly, Cahn points out, a few verses later in Isaiah 9:18-19, there is an allusion to forest fires in Israel: “For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.”

LINK: http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/harbinger-ancient-curse-uttered-again-in-israel/


Harbingers have been manifesting for many years — particularly since 9/11/2001. On August 19, 2013, CBS News reported that wild fires were burning in eleven Western U.S. states. In Idaho alone, over 100,000 acres burned. (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wildfires-burning-in-11-western-states/)

In July of 2014, The Huffington Post reported that fires in Northwest Canada were burning at levels “unprecedented in 10,000 years.”  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/northwest-territories-canada_n_5596932.html)

As I write this, fires are burning out of control in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and South Dakota. (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=current+wildfires+in+u.s.&view=detailv2&&id=8625CA608C92A6E539778DF7CCCB3BF70E0C751F&selectedIndex=0&ccid=8JC76Gor&simid=608051629463307479&thid=OIP.Mf090bbe86a2b5bc56e872e0ce297df69o0&ajaxhist=0)

But that’s not all …

In Louisiana and neighboring states, within the past few days have experienced historic flooding. And in Texas, millions are under a flood watch. Funny how after years of drought and prayers for rain, residents of Texas have been witnessing the answer to their prayers!

Just today …

Powerful earthquakes have been reported in Myanmar. And in an area known for quaint, small town Italian tourism, the devastation is unimaginable. Death tolls are rising:

AP/ANSA

‘LIKE DANTE’S INFERNO’
At least 73 reported dead as quake rocks Italy, devastates three towns

LINK: http://www.foxnews.com/


In Afghanistan …

BREAKING: American University of Afghanistan Under Attack

Posted: Aug 24, 2016 8:15 AM PDT

(CBSNews) KABUL, Afghanistan – The American University of Afghanistan is under attack, according to multiple accounts.

CBS News’ Ahmad Muktar reports from Afghanistan that several American professors are inside, along with possibly hundreds of students. Many appear to have escaped through emergency doors.

Witnesses say they heard gunshots, then a blast, and many believe it was the gate blown open, letting the attackers inside.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Massoud Hossaini has been tweeting that he is trapped inside along with others….

LINK: http://www.cbs58.com/story/32831204/breaking-american-university-of-afghanistan-under-attack

 

In Europe …

Jeff Berwick, of The Dollar Vigilant, reports:

Europe is convulsed by Islamic immigration, Brexit and a brutal economic state-of-affairs that are making it difficult for the average European citizen to live anything like a normal life or plan for the future.

Germany is one place where this sort of fear is being aimed at the population on a daily basis. Angela Merkel’s government has just urged Germans to stockpile enough food and water for ten and five days, respectively “in case of an attack or catastrophe.” Germany is also mulling a return to a military draft.

On the surface, Merkel is simply trying to prepare Germans for every eventuality. She is, you see, a caring leader who wants the best for her people.

In fact, Merkel is simply a handmaiden for a much larger group of elites who are continually plotting “chaos” in order to lay the groundwork for a continued evolution of global governance….

LINK: https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2016/08/23/merkel-prepares-deliberate-crisis-white-house-plans-disastrous-succession.html

Back in May, Barak Obama made this statement: One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster.” This is one of the few things that the president and I agree on. However, as many “preppers” have found, if your preparations are observed by the government, you could be receiving a visit from the CIA or the FBI.

On July 15th, the House Homeland Security Committee unanimously approved highly controversial legislation that gives FEMA and DHS far more power to roundup Americans they deem as potentially violent extremists. It creates a new Office for Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, within DHS under the pretense of preventing Americans from becoming radicalized by extremist groups…. We all know that the governement is quick to assert that Christians, Constitutionalists, patriots, conservatives, gun owners, etc. are extremists. The most benign activities can be considered warning signs that someone is becoming radicalized according to the feds. As Infowars points out in the video below, paying with cash, eating vegan or just drinking raw milk is considered ‘extreme.’” (Source: http://endingthefed.com/h-r-2899-the-fema-camp-roundup-legislation.html)

I could go on, but for the sake of those who don’t have time or inclination to read long posts: Yes, it is time to prepare for whatever is to come. But when I think about it, everything I’ve stored intending to support my family and to help others,  in the event of an emergency situation, can easily be destroyed by some form of natural disaster. Anything that I own may be stolen by a thief or confiscated by local and federal authorities.

So I AM preparing.

Jesus said, You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains…. See, I have told you ahead of time.” (Matthew 24:6-8, 25, NIV)

Jesus also said:  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)

Yes I am storing food, medical and survival items. But as harbingers continue to appear globally, I know my treasures are  stored in heaven.

Keep watching, my friends …

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Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer.

I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you …

Be faithful, even to the point of death,

and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.”

— Jesus, to the church in Smyrna

(Revelation 2:10)

 

Slaughter in San Bernardino

Most are aware by now of what happened in San Bernardino, California yesterday (12-2-15). As we have learned from Jonathan Cahn’s teaching on the harbingers, when a nation’s leaders turn their back on and disrespect the Sovereign Lord God, He removes the hedge of protection that He supernaturally places around those who honor Him and elevate His commands in their decision making.

If we glean and learn anything from history past, let it be that there will inevitably be more to come upon the collective peoples who are represented by such law makers, including those who elected (corporately) Barak Hussein Obama as the “king” of their “kingdom.”

Get on your knees, America.

Another harbinger (in Paris)?

‘TERRORISTS CHOSE PARIS AS ICONIC TARGET LIKE TWIN TOWERS’ – EX-CIA OFFICER

The series of apparent Islamic State attacks in Paris can be compared to the 2001 destruction of the WTC towers in the US, says Jack Rice

Slaughter in Paris (God has removed His hedge of protection!)

Most are aware by now of what happened in Paris yesterday (11-13-15, notice the number sequence). As we have learned from Jonathan Cahn’s teaching on the harbingers, when a nation’s leaders turn their back on and disrespect the Sovereign Lord God, He removes the hedge of protection that He supernaturally places around those who honor Him and elevate His commands in their decision making.

If we glean and learn anything from history past, let it be that there will inevitably be more to come upon the collective peoples who are represented by such law makers, including those who elected (corporately) Barak Hussein Obama as the “king” of their “kingdom.”

Get on your knees, America.

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From Joel C. Rosenberg’s blog …

SLAUGHTER IN PARIS: ISIS claims responsibility for deadliest terror attacks in Europe since 2004. French President vows “pitiless” revenge against Islamic State. Yet Obama says ISIS has been “contained.”

November 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

France-ISISattacks-Nov2015On Friday morning, President Obama told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the apocalyptic terror movement known as the Islamic State finally had been “contained.”

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” the President told George Stephanopolous. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

By Friday night, however, ISIS had launched a savage and deadly series of coordinated attacks throughout Paris. One day earlier, ISIS launched two suicide bombing attacks in Beirut. Just days before that, ISIS claimed to have blown a Russian civilian jetliner over Egypt. In each case, Islamic State leaders said they were attacking nations engaged in fighting against them in Syria and Iraq.

This raises the question of whether ISIS is planning to strike U.S. cities, and when. FBI officials say they currently have more than 1,000 active ISIS investigations underway in the United States.

How in the world can President Obama say ISIS has been “contained”? Clearly, he is unwilling or unable to define the threat we face as either “Radical Islam” or “Apocalyptic Islam”? Thus, he and other Western leaders continue to be blindsided by enemies they don’t understand and refuse to effectively counter and neutralize.

This was the very subject of my recent speech at the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. It also goes to the heart of my latest novel, The Third Target, and my forthcoming sequel, The First Hostage — the tremendous destruction that can and will be wrought by the forces of the Islamic State if U.S. and other world leaders remain foolishly and dangerously un-engaged or merely semi-engaged in truly defeating this wicked foe.

At this hour, at least 127 people are dead in the French capital and more than 200 wounded in the deadliest terror attacks in Europe since the March 2004 train bombings in Madrid.

On Saturday morning, a statement was released that appeared to be from Islamic State leaders. ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks and said they were “targeting the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe — Paris.”

ISIS leaders also stated:

  • they had sent  “eight brothers wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles [and] targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France, including the Stade de France during the match between the Crusader German and French teams, where the retard of France, Francois Hollande, was present.”
  • “[L]et France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the IS, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign.”
  • The French “are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes” but this “did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys.”
  • “[T]his attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.”

As I write this, intelligence officials have not confirmed that ISIS is truly responsible for the French attacks, or that this statement is authentically from ISIS leaders. But analysts say that mounting evidence is pointing to the Islamic State.

French President Hollande publicly stated on Saturday morning that ISIS is to blame. He said the attacks were “an act of war.” He vowed “pitiless” revenge on the Islamic State, and declared a “state of emergency” throughout France.

“To all those who have seen these awful things, I want to say we are going to lead a war which will be pitiless,” Hollande told his nation. “Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow.” [Remember what Jonathan Cahn said about “vows of defiance”?]

A video reportedly released by ISIS on Saturday called for Muslims to launch more attacks against Western infidels.

“Indeed you have been ordered to fight the infidel wherever you find him — what are you waiting for?” said an ISIS terrorist in the video. “There are weapons and cars available and targets ready to be hit. Even poison is available, so poison the water and food of at least one of the enemies of Allah.”

The terror attacks in Paris came one day after a pair of suicide bombings in Beirut, for which ISIS also claimed responsibility.

“A fiery double suicide bombing terrorized a mostly Shiite residential area of southern Beirut on Thursday, ripping through a busy shopping district at rush hour,” reported the New York Times. “The Lebanese Health Ministry said at least 43 people had been killed and more than 200 wounded in the worst attack to strike the city in years. The Islamic State extremist group, which controls parts of neighboring Syria claimed responsibility for the attack. The group portrayed its motives as baldly sectarian, saying it had targeted Shiite Muslims, whom it views as apostates. It mentioned almost as an afterthought that it had targeted Hezbollah, the Shiite militant organization that backs the Syrian government in the civil war raging next door.”

Darkness is falling across the Middle East, and across Europe. So many leaders in Washington and in Europe have lost their moral compass and do not understand the threats we face.

Let us pray:

  • For our leaders to wake up, truly understand the evil before us, and have the wisdom and discernment and moral courage and resolve to confront and defeat this evil before even more lives are lost.
  • For those physically wounded by the terror attacks in Paris — and by the many more emotionally traumatized by all that happened on Friday the 13th in the French capital — that the Lord would comfort and heal them by His grace and mercy.
  • For the families and friends of those killed in the attacks in France for comfort and healing.
  • For all those traumatized by other recent attacks in Beirut, in Egypt, throughout Israel, and of course all over Syria and Iraq, also for comfort and healing.
  • For open hearts among those who do not yet know the Lord Jesus Christ that they would read the New Testament, discover the good news of the Gospel, and choose to be born again according to John chapter three.
  • For the Church throughout France and the Middle East to be light in the darkness — for the believers to grow spiritually stronger in the Lord in these difficult times, to be more loving and compassionate towards the poor and the suffering, and to be more bold and fearless in preaching the Gospel and teaching the Scriptures and making disciples.

As the Apostle Paul admonishes us, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16)

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Strain to hear HIS voice, and keep watching …

“Peace and safety” … It’s prophetic!

“Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

“But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

— The Apostle Paul (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, NIV)

 

U.S. & world leaders keep saying the Iran deal will bring “peace & safety.” They repeat it like a mantra. Why?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

September 13, 2015 at 4:14 am

President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon believe the Iran deal will bring peace and safety.

Why do President Obama, the U.N. Secretary General, and most leadersof the international community support the Iran agreement so strongly, while only 21% of the American peoplesupport it, and most Americans and Israelis see the deal as deeply flawed and dangerous?

This is the question I keep being asked in interviews, and it’s an important one.

The short answer is that most world leaders say the Iran deal is “historic” and support it because they are convinced it wil put the world on the path to “peace and safety.”

As you can see from the list of quotes I have compiled below, this is the language being used over and over again by American and foreign leaders — peace, safety, security, historic. Pundits and editorial writers are saying the same thing. They all repeat it like a mantra, that the deal will provide the world (and Israel) with unprecedented “peace and safety.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat who opposes the Iran deal, put his finger precisely on the central issue.

“Ultimately, it depends on how one thinks Iran will behave,” Schumer recently explained. “If one thinks Iran will moderate, one should approve the agreement. But if one feels that Iranian leaders won’t moderate and their unstated but very real goal is to get relief from the onerous sanctions, while still retaining their nuclear ambitions and their ability to increase belligerent activities in the Middle East and elsewhere, then one should conclude that it would be better not to approve this agreement.”

Schumer is right. Whether this deal leads to peace or war comes down to a matter of the Iranian leadership’s motives and future behavior. President Obama, most world leaders, and untold number of pundits and editorial writers believe that Iran’s leaders truly want to re-enter the good graces of the family of nations, that really they want “back in” to international commerce and fellowship, and will moderate their behavior once the world receives them with open arms. Thus, they believe that this deal provides a generous, face-saving opportunity for the leaders in Tehran to build a safe and peaceful civilian nuclear power industry while promising to never build nuclear weapons.

In this regard, my friend, Jim Woolsey, a Democrat who served as CIA Director under President Clinton in the 1990s, recently made a very insightful remark. “This would be a perfectly reasonable agreement if it were with, say, Denmark.” That is, when you read the 159-page agreement, it is a reasonably serious document on the face of it, prepared by professional arms control negotiators and nuclear experts and other experienced diplomats. As such, it would be fine if it were a deal made with a moderate, calm, peaceful, non-belligerent nation like Denmark.

But as Woolsey adds, the Iranians are not the Danes. Tehran cannot be trusted. They have never dealt straight with the international community. They have repeatedly lied and cheated, especially with regards to their nuclear program. They are the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And, as I pointed out in my National Review column on September 11th — and in this fact sheet — Iran’s leaders are driven by an apocalyptic, genocidal eschatology or End Times theology that calls for the annihilation of the U.S. and Israel. This is why so many of us see the exact same deal not as reasonable but insane.

The bottom line is this: the world is making a very large bet on a very bad group of actors. God help us all if they are wrong.

U.S. & WORLD LEADERS SAY IRAN DEAL WILL PROVIDE PEACE & SAFETY

  • SEVEN WORLD GOVERNMENTS: “The E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran welcome this historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which will ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful….[T]his JCPOA will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security.” (Opening paragraph of the Iran nuclear deal, Vienna, July 14, 2015.)
  • U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON: “I warmly welcome the historic agreement in Vienna today and congratulate the P5+1 and Iran for reaching this agreement. This is testament to the value of dialogue…. As such it could serve as a vital contribution to peace and stability both in the region and beyond.” (July 14, 2015)
  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world.” (September 10, 2015)
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon….This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction….a different path, one of tolerance and peaceful resolution of conflict.” (July 14, 2015)
  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “Now we have a historic opportunity to forge an enduring peaceful solution…. a final deal must provide verifiable assurances the international community is demanding to ensure Iran’s program is exclusively peaceful going forward.” (April 30, 2015)
  • HOUSE MINORITY LEADER REP. NANCY PELOSI: “This is historic. This is grand. This is visionary. This is about peace….Some of our members are saying this is the first time since I have been here that I have been able to vote for peacerather than just against war. So, I have confidence in it. The president has authority to do this. The opportunity for Congress to reject it will be met with rejection. And we go forward.” (September 10, 2015)
  • SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: “Two months ago, in Vienna, the United States and five other nations – including permanent members of the UN Security Council – reached agreement with Iran on ensuring the peaceful nature of that country’s nuclear program….[H]istory may judge it a turning point….” (September 2, 2015)
  • REP. PATRICK MURPHY: “This debate has proven to me that America and Israel are fortunate to have so many passionate, diverse voices who all want the same things: a nuclear-free Iran, a secure Israel, and peace in our time. In the interest of all three, I will be supporting this deal…”
  • REP. HANK JOHNSON: “I will be voting in support of this monumental diplomatic achievement and in support of peace…. We have an opportunity to choose peace. It is time for Congress to be on the right side of history.”
  • REP. KEITH ELLISON: “The historic agreement reached today proves the power of engagement over isolation — we can choose peace over war. The world is safer thanks to the patient diplomacy and determination of President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and our P5+1 negotiating partners.”
  • REP. DEREK KILMER: “The proposed agreement with Iran is historic, with the power to shape not only the Middle East but the entire world….[I]t puts us on a path toward a safer and more peaceful world.”
  • REP. LLOYD DOGGETT: “Negotiations have already made our families safer.   While demanding thorough scrutiny, this agreement appears to mark genuine progress for all who believe that peace will make us more secure than war with Iran.”

    IT’S TIME TO BE VIGILANT AND PRAY WITH PASSION!

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