30 July, 2006

Making a Meal of Things

For someone who's taken on the lofty role of God's earthly representative, the Pope should really know better than to offer his voice on matters pertaining to in the Middle East.

Toronto Star - Pope Benedict XVI appealed Sunday for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East, hours after the deadliest attack in nearly three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. "In the name of God, I appeal to all those responsible for this spiral of violence, so that they immediately put down their arms on all sides,"
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The Pope "appeals to all those responsible". Hm. Isn't God the one responsible? In the grand scheme of things, the Israel-Lebanon conflict could very well be the tip of a much larger scenario, setting in motion events vital to the completion of prophecy. There are so many what-ifs. What if God doesn't intend for the conflict to end? What if the UN is supposed to have a military presence in Lebanon? What if Iran and Syria are supposed to get involved?

Instead, our role in matters should come in the form of fervant prayer, not taking sides one way or another, asking God to give us the strength and courage to recognize the signs of Christ's return, in whatever shape or form they may come in and that we may act accordingly should it be required.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more could we expect from a man "who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thess 2:4)

July 30, 2006 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if the Pope getting involved is part of God's plan?

August 09, 2006 4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree although that doesn't make the Pope a robot. There's still free will involved.

August 09, 2006 9:29 AM  

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