Sunday, October 28, 2012
NEW TROUBLES FOR ISRAEL
There are very troubling signs of growing anti-Semitism at the highest levels of Egyptian leadership. A video has recently been aired showing Egypt’s new president Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s choice candidate, attending a sermon in the Mediterranean town of Marsa Matruh during which the preacher called for the "destruction and dispersal of the Jews." In one of the responsive prayers, the cleric beseeched God to "destroy the Jews and their supporters and disperse them, rend them asunder." Morsi is then seen continuing to say Amen. This video was broadcasted to the nation.
We are commanded by the God of the Bible to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The kind of prayers being prayed in Egyptian mosques by its religious and governmental leaders will bring peace to no one.
It is increasingly obvious that the result of removing brutal dictatorships throughout the Middle East now threatens the longest standing democracy in that region, the State of Israel. While millions of lovers of democracy around the world prayerfully, financially and militarily supported the “Arab Spring”, we now face a new choice. Will we sit idly by and accept anti-Semitism simply because a majority population embraces it? Or, will we loudly voice our belief in the moral code that our own democracy was founded upon: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Majority of opinion does not supersede the necessity of Godly morals as we practice true democracy.
U.S. tax dollars by the billions continue to be poured into countries that are calling for the destruction of our best ally in the region. We cannot let our silence give tacit support to the enemies of peace.
Be informed. Speak up. And most importantly, pray for the peace of Jerusalem.