Friday again, and some things are almost too funny for words. For example…
Recently our representative at the United Nations, apparently under the direction of current President Obama, declined to vote on a resolution that, among other things, condemns Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied territory in violation of international law.
This action, or rather non-action, caught a lot of flak from people who side with Israel in this spat. For the record, no other member nation of the UN sides with Israel in this matter. An item posted by Jewish Voice Ministries International sums up the case for Israel:
The Land was Given to Israel
The Land was given by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Regardless of what the U.N. decides or decided in 1948, the Land was given to the Children of Israel by God as an everlasting inheritance. Beginning with Genesis chapters 12 and 15 there are hundreds of Scriptures that make this truth crystal clear. Regardless of what any government decides, this is the bottom line- the Bible is Jewish People’s Land deed to Israel. God said it and that settles it. As Christians, we must believe, accept and set ourselves in agreement with what the Scriptures teach. God, in His sovereignty, gave this Land to the Jewish People, and who are we to question His decision? While this does not mean that we should condone all that Israel does, we must understand that this is an unconditional promise in God’s word and support this Divine decision.
Putting this into perspective:
- A document, written by ancient Jews,
- Describes the disputed land as a gift to the Hebrews made by an imaginary being,
- Said person having been invented by the Jews.
According to ancient writings, the Hebrews escaped slavery in Egypt and wandered through the wilderness for 40 years before settling in what is now Israel and the occupied Arab lands. Set aside for a moment the apparent fact that the Hebrews were never ever enslaved in Egypt, in fact never were in Egypt but were for all previous accountable time in the exact disputed region. Taking the story as a basis for Israel’s claim to the land settled by their Arab neighbors, then a thinking person has to ask. “How come it is when people wandering in the wilderness hear a voice in their heads, this voice always says, this land is your land, take it.” The voice never says, “Some other people already live here. You’re going to have to move on.” How come the voices in people’s heads, voices only they can hear, always seem to tell them what they would prefer to hear?
There is something very funny about all of this.