Israel’s Right To Be Respected

July 20, 2014

Friends,
I receive updates about the legal cases that the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) is involved in, and because they are engaged in Israel’s legal case, I yesterday received their email which included this link:

http://aclj.org/israel/hamas-bears-moral-legal-responsibility-for-every-dead-palestinian-child

Though I began receiving the ACLJ emails solely for the purpose of staying informed about certain persecuted and imprisoned Christians, I decided yesterday to click the above link. The argument there is as I suspected and the situation described as I agree with. –That is, that if Hamas wants to pick a fight with Israel, a nation much stronger than itself, and use violence to do so, then its members and those who voted them in, must bear the consequences, as well as the responsibility, for the casualties inflicted, including those by Israel.

Israel is a nation. Who owned the land before 1948, and how poor the people and the land fared before Jews began buying real estate there (usually for more than required), and many detailed facts that counter other Leftist and Islamic propaganda, can be read here:

http://wordfromjerusalem.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/the-case-for-israel-appendix2.pdf

Also, an informative article showing the prophecies in God’s Word which were fulfilled in 1948 can be read here:

http://watchmanbiblestudy.com/Articles/1948PropheciesFulfilled.htm

I have avoided, until now, reading and writing very much about political issues. The summer of 2006, I watched, day after day as it was shown live on T.V., the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War in Lebanon. It was tragic, and it upset me so much, that it was one of the main reasons I halted, by the end of that year, my interest in politics and almost all other news. For I could not believe my ears to hear such unreasonable arguments from those irate with Israel for defending herself against those who were disregarding rules of war, and who, while instigating fights, were claiming to be victims.

Some people are critical of those who disdain those connected, either politically or religiously, with terrorists groups. Their criticism is unwarranted. For God Himself hates those who practice evil and who create, promote, and/or participate in terrorism, brutality, and forced religion. (Ps. 5:5,6 & 11:5 // Pr. 6:16-19) Truly, we are to love all people as souls we want saved, but in regards to their wicked actions, speeches, views, idolatries, deceit, and bloodshed, we loathe them. We certainly can both love and loathe a person at the same time, for we desire the ultimate good for them –salvation, while we also detest that they have marinated themselves in evil. For example, if a group rampages through a village hacking off children’s arms in the name of their religion (which has been done), then God is, and everyone else should be, repulsed by such vile people.

Jesus did not teach that we are to rise up against governing authorities, but that we are to respect their laws, though always while not violating God’s moral law. (Mt. 22:15-22,34-40 // John 18:36) Paul told us to submit to rulers (Rom. 13:1-7) for they have been instituted by God Himself (v. 2), and Peter taught this submission as well. (1 Peter 2:13-21) God has His reasons for instituting certain governments, sometimes His reason being to punish that nation, or another nation. (Isa. 10:5,6 // Amos 6:14) Therefore, because of what God’s Word teaches, then anyone, or any group, that attacks an instituted authority, especially with the intent to kill its civilians and/or obliterate the nation itself, is, understandably, going to be viewed as wicked, even odious, by those who love peace, compassion, reason, and obedience to God’s Word.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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