Monday, April 26, 2010

# 297: A Bible-Based, Radical Solution to the Arab, Iranian, and US.Conflict

Fort Collins, Colorado 80526


April 26, 2010

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20500


Dear Mr. President:

A Bible-Based, Radical Solution to the Arab, Iranian, and U.S. Conflict

What if we Americans could become friends with a nation that we hate by showing them a genuine, active love? I mean selling/giving them whatever wares they may need and more.

Matthew 5:44-45. “But I tell you: Love your enemies [plural] and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”

Luke 6:27-28, 31. “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those [plural] who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Romans 12:14. “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” 12:17. “Do not repay anyone evil for evil.” 12:20. “On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.”

Because of these “love your enemy” verses (commands), along with many other commands that stress love for God and neighbor, the true Christian religion is unique and far superior to all other religions.

These above commands are the most neglected of all other New Testament Scriptures. The reason is because it is not natural to love our enemies. Nevertheless, when obeyed, the rewards are beyond measure.

It is hard enough to love our neighbor as ourselves, but these “love your enemy” commandments seem just about impossible to implement; nevertheless, love for our enemies always creates a positive, seemingly impossible result.

Some might ask, “What is the reason for these commands?” Is there a method, as it seems, to God’s madness? Here is the answer to that secret: Although in our minds we may have a legitimate reason to dislike/hate our enemies, when we are inspired by God’s Holy Spirit—and are actually convinced to obey those commands to love our enemies with kind deeds, etc., and not with just words alone—at that time, our enemy theoretically becomes our friend. That person may still hate us, and that is understandable, but if our active love continues toward that person, in time he/she will consider us his/her friend.

The result: By the power of the Holy Spirit, God desires us through obedience to convert human HATE into divine LOVE. Therefore, yes, there is a method to God’s madness.

Our Holy New Testament Scripture gives us an excellent example of how to love our enemies: Matthew 5:41. “If someone [a Roman soldier] forces you to go one mile [to carry his heavy gear—that was the limit as to how far a soldier could force an Israelite to carry his pack], go with him two miles.” The Romans were the Israelites’ enemies; therefore, when an Israelite goes the extra mile for his enemy, he/she, in a small but meaningful way, will be loving his enemy by going beyond what was expected, and possibly start a friendship.

Did you notice the above love verses always speak in the plural form? Plural means more than one, with no limits as to how many. Does that mean the word “plural” could include a complete nation? Absolutely!

Now the obvious question comes up: Why are Iran and the Arab countries our enemies—though not all of them? Answer: In 1947, President Harry S. Truman—of Jewish heritage—voted “yes” in the United Nations General Assembly to giving Israel statehood. I believe that is the main reason the Arabs—along with the Iranians—hate us and want to destroy us; in turn, that is the most likely reason America became intimate friends with the nation of Israel.

For that reason, since 1947, the American government has been supplying Israel with millions and even billions of dollars, which they needed to survive, etc. Along with that, we have been supplying them with all the technical and military support and more to defend themselves from all the Arab countries that surround them. That financial and military support is still in existence to this day.

Israel and the Arabs have been enemies since who knows when, because they both claimed Israel as their homeland. Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, Israel has the upper hand because of all the help we have given them for over 60 years.

Now, if somehow the U.S. were able to stop supplying Israel with money, arms, and other supplies, and thus have a neutral relationship with them, that would help stop the animosity between the Iranians, the Arabs, and us. Of course, they may still hate us because of the damage already done. It is even possible to become friends with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, since they hate us for the same reason.

At this time, Israel has more than enough arms, missiles, and money to defend itself from any and all of the Arab nations. In fact, they have enough F-16 fighter planes and nukes to annihilate all the Arab nations. But for some type of security reason, Israel will not even admit that they possess the know-how to make one nuclear bomb.

There is one gigantic deterrent that may hinder us from becoming true friends with the Arabs and Iranians: The Jewish community in America has enormous clout in not only the commercial, industrial, and entertainment fields, etc., but also has a stranglehold on most segments of our government.

Now here is the $64.00 question: Do you, President Obama, have the power and authority—without the approval of Congress—to make the world’s most potentially deadly enemy (Iran) a love proposition where we will lift all sanctions now imposed on Iran by the U.S.? Those sanctions not only hurt them but also show that we are treating them as our enemies; if lifted, we could supply/sell what is needed to make life secure and pleasant for the people of Iran.

Along with that, we will allow them to continue to progress unhindered on their nuclear capabilities and will sell them our F-16 fighter planes so that Israel will have no advantage over Iran. This will make Iran one of our friends/allies, so they would have no reason to use nukes against us or our allies. Nukes are not harmful between nuclear nations, regardless of how they feel about each other, because they never would be used, and are mainly a deterrent. Once Iran has nuclear armament and high-tech planes, there will be an even and neutral playing field between Israel, Iran, and all other nuclear nations.

Are we putting Israel or the U.S. in jeopardy? NO! We will be creating peace and hopefully love through equal strength; a perfect example of equal strength is the peaceful nuclear relationship between Russia and the U.S. for the last 60 years. If either Israel or Iran used the bomb, it would be the most foolish thing any nation could do, because the other nation/s would retaliate in like manner.

Here is why this “love your enemies” plan may not work: The power the Jewish community has over what direction America has gone/will go may nip this “love for enemies” plan of God and Jesus Christ before it gets off the ground. Just remember: Jews do not accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah (their Christ). Therefore, since Jews have not accepted “love for their enemies,” they—except for only a few who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior—will attempt to stymie the whole effort. By the way, those Christian converts have been banned from the households of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Technically, they are not Jews or Israelites anymore.

The reason the Jews got to where they are today is because they have been, and still are, the smartest/craftiest people on earth, especially when it comes to acquiring power and wealth; but they can’t outsmart Jesus Christ. Come hell or high water, nothing that Jesus Christ taught via the New Testament is going to change how the Jews believe. One of the reasons may be because the New Testament is adamantly against worldly power and personal wealth. Also, Israel expected—and still expects—their Messiah to form a worldly kingdom instead of a spiritual one.

Therefore, if this plan or one similar to it is not implemented, if/when things become explosive in the Middle East, we can blame the American Jews because they don’t—and won’t—love their enemies.

Now let me ask this poignant question: How can we be a Christian nation if we do not obey the commands of Jesus Christ, the founder and boss (Lord) of all who are Christians? We can’t continue to disobey God’s commands to love our enemies and expect things to go well with America. Also, this act of love would display to the world that we may actually be a Christian nation.

Mr. President, please don’t forget the crux of this e-mail: Equal strength creates peace, tranquility, and hopefully the love for our Lord.

And no, this author is not anti-Semitic. For years, I have personally wished I were a converted Jew.

This letter/post (post # 297) has been published on the Internet via

Verses taken from the New International Version of the New Testament.


Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the great article. Honestly, about five months ago I started using the internet and there is so much nonsense out there.


Anonymous said...

what you have left out is that the jews were only promised the land nothing else.jesus has promised us much more.