I am veering off, temporarily from my normal health-related blog posts, to voice out my support for Israel. Read on for the reasons.
Genesis 12: 1-3
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
1.The descendants of Abraham were given a land by God Himself, the borders of which, as outlined in the Bible, are twice what modern-day Israel has.
Due to international pressure, Israel has had to trade their Biblically-mandated borders many times for the sake of peace and sadly were not given the peace her enemies promised.
2. The descendants of Abraham are a blessing, not a bane, to society.
The Jews have excelled in virtually all aspects of learning, producing more Nobel laureates per capita than any other nation. They made the desert bloom, has the cleanest technology in the world, has planted the most number of trees and has maintained an elite medical unit to help relieve disaster-hit areas. Israeli technology is responsible for Google, Intel, Facebook, Pillcam and the Iron Dome. They do not instigate terror.
3. The descendants of Abraham will form a great nation.
Israel has achieved incredible feats despite her tiny size, few numbers, constant persecution and grave threats of annihilation. She has miraculously defeated her surrounding Arab countries just barely a day after its statehood in May of 1948.
4. God curses those who curse the descendants of Abraham.
Countries which curse Israel have likewise been cursed by carnage, oppression and repression.
5. God blesses those who bless the descendants of Abraham.
Israel’s allies have been, like her, vanguards of democracy and freedom. Interestingly, they have vibrant civilizations which honor women and fiercely defend their citizens.
6.The descendants of Abraham lived strictly according to the Old Testament.
All the Jews worldwide — even during the Diaspora — read their Torah (first 5 books of the Old Testament), maintained their Passover, Sabbaths and other Judaistic rites and have miraculously revived their indigenous Hebrew language even after their long exile. What other nation can lay claim to this?
So if some “intellectual” wants to rewrite history and told you that Israel — as it is now — does not represent the descendants of Abraham, kindly ask them what other country fits the glove.