Evil Deal 2 — What Herb Thinks

Like I said in my last commentary, it couldn’t be clearer what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants. He wants the destruction of Israel. And, if you recall, I speculated that, in his ongoing negotiations with the EU’s Javier Solana, Ahmadinejad may be attempting to get the Western powers to start seeing things regarding Israel his way. Well, according to today’s news, it appears Ahmadinejad’s evil deal may have been left — at least for the moment — on the table. Read about it here I See video here.

Why would I say something like “at least for the moment”? Am I insinuating I believe the Western powers may, at some time in the future, actually consider betraying Israel? And if I am, what right do I have to suggest such of our world leaders? Well, I’m not the one who is suggesting such an event. A widely held understanding of Bible prophecy suggests it.

This brings us to something that’s been on my heart. A poster on FP’s discussion board commented about how anything connected to Herb Peters is quickly deleted from some of the other end-time discussion boards. How is this related to the subject of this commentary? The way I see it, the issue can be the same — what right does Herb Peters have making some of the suggestions he’s making.

As you probably know by now, I like to quote Jesus. Once when Jesus was asked by what authority He was doing the things that He was doing, He asked His inquirers His own question. He asked:

I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him? (Matthew 21: 24-25 New American Standard Bible).

You see, by pointing to John the Baptist Jesus was implying His authority to be doing the things that He was doing came from the God’s Word — from Bible prophecy. If you recall, regarding John Jesus had this to say:

What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ palaces! But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, “BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU” (Matthew 11: 7-10).

My point is that it’s not by our own authority that we who know Bible prophecy make our observations known. When world events occur that appear to be those foretold in Scripture, it’s our job as believers in God’s Word to get the news out.

The prophecies tell us that, in the end time, Jerusalem will become an international problem. They also tell us that a new European leader will rise among a 10-nation alliance and pursue a seven-year program to bring Israel a false time of peace. And anyway you spin it, it’ll be an evil deal.

Like Ahmadinejad’s.

— Herb Peters
7/11/06