I like to keep my eyes on things happening in the Middle East. After all, that is where all of the Bible took place and also where all future prophecies will be fulfilled. So when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued a warning last Sunday saying that the nation will deliver a harsh blow to "global arrogance" on February 11. I took notice. Is he just blowing off smoke and trying to scare us? or is he serious? I tend to think he's serious. Why? Because he is a religious zealot who believes that he must create world chaos in order to usher in the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah. People may call him crazy, but I think he's perfectly sane. I also believe all the jihadist are sane, intelligent people.
When you toss eternal destination into any equation, it ups the stakes considerably. Just as we Christians believe that Faith in Jesus will lead us to Heaven, these muslims truly believe that in order to guarantee their arrival in heaven, they must kill infidels. Not only that, but I recently learned that they also believe that if they kill Christians and Jews, not only they will go to Heaven, but they can bring 70 of their friends and family. Now, just stop for a minute and think about that. Think of all of your family members and friends who aren't Christians. If you're like me, you've been praying for them for years. Imagine, if by one action of yours, you could guarantee not only your salvation but theirs? Honestly, if I believed that, I would probably do exactly what they are doing. Their faith, although serious misguided, is commendable.
Having said that, no amount of "talking over tea" is going to convince them to lay down their arms. I wish our government understood this and acted accordingly. But they don't. So, just in case this warning is true, please be careful tomorrow.