Keith's Comments
Righteous War
Bill O'Reilly aired a segment on his Fox News show a few days ago, entitled "Is God on America’s Side in the Iraq Situation?" With so much contention against the war, and President Bush in particular, and considering the underlying correlation of current events and Bible prophecy, this subject was bound to arise.

In Biblical times, society was expected to obey the law's of man, just as is expected now. The king, as leader of the country, would send governors as his representatives to dispense punishment to those who do evil:

"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well." (1 Peter 2:13-14)

The fact that Saddam Hussein is an 'evildoer' is an understatement. It's well known the tragedies he has poured out upon not only his neighbors, but against his own people. Mass murder by gas attack, rape and torture are staples of the current Iraqi regime.

Our Heavenly Father allows the leader of a country, in this case President Bush, to send representatives, namely our military, to dispense punishment upon the leadership of Iraq for the atrocities they have committed, and will continue to commit if left to their own devices. Punishment, in this case, is the overthrow of Saddam's evil dictatorship, and the establishment of a peaceful government within Iraq, to benefit the citizens of Iraq.

In establishing the proviso for governmental/military action, God also decrees that the citizens under that country's leadership support the higher powers, in this case President Bush, in the elimination of evildoers:

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." (Romans 13:1-2)

If any of those protesting against the war consider themselves to be Christian, they should consider the words of the Bible commentator Reverend Matthew Henry, "Christians must endeavour, in all relations, to behave aright, that they do not make their liberty a cloak or covering for any wickedness, or for the neglect of duty; but they must remember that they are servants of God."

Is God on America’s side in the Iraq situation? Absolutely, and there is Biblical support for it, as shown. War is not pretty, but it's sometimes necessary. Just as the Lord led David toward victory in battle, so shall He lead America toward victory against Iraq. This is not just a war...this is a righteous war of good against evil.

God bless the United States of America, President Bush, and our military.

Keith

03-23-2003

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