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The Beginning of the Discord in the Middle East

Understanding It - NOT Justifying It


PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to assist the Faithful in identifying some of the critical junctions in the history of man and the consequences associated with the choices made.

Because mankind has chosen to disobey God at these critical times, humanity has been brought to the brink of total annihilation.


INTRODUCTION

We received a letter from one of our collaborators from which we quote:
 
One of the founders of a leading Christian publication (who is now retired), participated in an on-line discussion of Israel. A militant pro Israel correspondent asked him: "Do you think the world would be better off if the.... worshippers of Allah succeed in pushing Israel into the sea?"

To which he responded:

No -- I think the world would be better off if the Jews had waited for God to restore them to their originally intended land as the result of their appropriate turning back to Him and their repentance after their eviction, as foretold by Ezekiel.... not through "taking the kingdom of heaven by storm" by grabbing what they think is their due without waiting to receive it -- following their own agenda instead of God's -- as they have a lengthy record of doing. ...

The beginnings of modern Israel -- its spiritual foundations -- are wrong, and no good result can ultimately come from an enterprise based on rebellion against God.

etc.
 
It was obvious that our collaborator wanted a confirmation from us to avoid falling into anti-Semitism. Thus, this document.


BACKGROUND


Let us first highlight the historical junctions where man made very wrong choices, thus, bringing great misery upon himself. This in no way implies the justification of  the instruments of misery which God allowed upon mankind with the intent of helping humanity back to the right path, (1) any more that we would justify Judas' betrayal... as some have!!


DETAILS

Our response to his question and concern led us to determine:

a. How far back in history did the predecessors of today's Israel go wrong; and
b. What were the consequences that we are still enduring.

The individual that we quoted earlier has expressed the truth about the situation as well as anyone could possibly do. He certainly was not being anti Semitic. As we have said many times: constructive and illuminated criticism - which is what he has done, is never "anti-" anything.  Instead, it is "pro truth" and "pro remedy".

With that said, we will now take what he has said to levels that may shake up many - Jews and Christians alike.

He states that: The beginnings of modern Israel -- its spiritual foundations -- are wrong, and no good result can ultimately come from an enterprise based on rebellion against God.

To which we add: They were wrong from the very beginning.  We will confirm it to you, not using our own arguments, but instead by using the Holy Scriptures.

We read in the Old Testament that:

1. Jacob, collaborating in the ruse his mother planned, stole God's Blessing, through Isaac, by pretending to be Esau. [Genesis 27]

2. Then in Chapter 32 of Genesis we read that:

28 ....Thy name shall not be called Jacob, but Israel:.....

So, as you can see "Israel" was started with the wrong foot from the very beginning by resorting to outright and shameless deception. 

But no,  we are not finished yet....

Abraham - The Father of Faith?

Let us understand this clearly: This great faith attributed to of Abraham really came about AFTER God worked a major miracle - the conception and birth of Isaac.  This fulfilled a prophecy at which  Abraham's wife, Sarai, laughed at in the presence of God.

What happened before the conception and birth of Isaac?  Exactly the same thing that man is so good at: Ignoring God's Will and imposing his well flawed will!

God promised Abraham ...

4 .... He (Abraham's servant) shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars, if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be. [Gen. 15]

But Abraham just could not wait because he did not have the faith to believe what God promised to him.  Sarai knew Abraham's weaknesses well and she pushed Abraham into the arms of her Egyptian slave, Agar.  This was to force Abraham to have an offspring, thus forcing the Hand of God. [The "spirit of Eve" lives on
.]

Therefore, because of that lack of faith in God's promise, Ishmael is born and,  just as God promised poor Agar in Genesis 21:

What art thou doing, Agar? fear not: for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein he is. 18 Arise, take up the boy, and hold him by the hand: for I will make him a great nation.

The next logical question is: What is that great nation that God promised Agar that would spring from Ishmael's loins?

Both Jewish and Islamic traditions (2) consider Ishmael as the ancestor of the Arab People. (3)

And the rest, brothers and sisters, is history - a bloody history which will only come to an end through the direct intervention of God.

Humanity has proven to Him that, even after He sent His Son to explain the Law and the Prophets, and then He sent Mary to underscore Her Son's messages, without a doubt, most humans are incapable of obeying Him.  Thus, we are incapable of taking charge of Creation as He intended mankind to do.

That is the end point that we are approaching - the End of These (evil!) Times. Then, and only then, we may start anew, just as God announced through Jeremiah:

31 Behold the days shall come, saith the Lord, and I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda: 32 Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt: the covenant which they made void, and I had dominion over them, saith the Lord. 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my law in their bowels, and I will write it in their heart: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: Know the Lord: for all shall know me from the least of them even to the greatest, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 35 Thus saith the Lord, who giveth the sun for the light of the day, the order of the moon and of the stars, for the light of the night: who stirreth up the sea, and the waves thereof roar, the Lord of hosts is his name.
[Jeremiah 31]

   

CONCLUSION

To the world, we say: Exactly what part of what miguel de Portugal (4) is announcing to the world in the Name of God can't you understand?

If we make it any clearer, it would become transparent!
 


NOTES                                 .

(1) Blatant disobedience to Heaven's requests
(2) Who is Ishmael
(3)  Arab people.
(4) The World has been amply warned.


Published on August 5th, 2007,   Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome
Simplified for ease of understanding on January 28th, 2015

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