As you’ve probably seen, Iran has been making headlines, especially since Trump took office back in 2016.
The Trump regime has been continually provoking Iran, first by withdrawing from the nuclear deal, then by slapping on further sanctions and now very recently by murdering one of their top generals and main fighting forces that eradicated ISIS in the region.
It’s also worth mentioning that there have been many failed plots by Israel to assassinate General Soleimani. The murder of Soleimani was celebrated by both Israelis and ISIS along with their Wahhabi extremist supporters all over the world. But the murder was also hugely celebrated by many Evangelical Christian groups who have been voicing their support for Israel for many years.
So why is the US provoking Iran so much especially lately? Are they intentionally trying to drag the world into a global war with Iran?
Back in 1995, the US congress voted to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the move wasn’t implemented until Trump became President. Previous US presidents resisted the move out of fears of what that may bring in political turmoil and backlash in the region which could have affected US interests. Trump on the other hand implemented the move without a care in the world.
Trump’s advisers and family members celebrated the move to relocate the embassy despite huge international condemnation as a result, witnessing the death toll of Palestinian protesters climbing up heavily including many children.
Previous US presidents were all hugely pressured by very rich campaign donors to move the embassy to Jerusalem but they didn’t do so , Trump however is a different kind of psychopath. He is an Evangelical Christian who appears to believe in the “Rapture.”
What is the Rapture?
The rapture is an eschatological concept within Christianity, particularly within branches of American evangelicalism, consisting of an end-time event when all Christian believers who are alive, along with resurrected believers, will rise;
“in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.”
Like Trump, Evangelical vice president Mike Pence and secretary of state Mike Pompeo hold significant posts in his cabinet. Those two have had a significant role in pushing for the murder of the Iranian General, the murder was heavily advocated by them.
For Rapture believers, giving Jerusalem to the Jews is key to the second coming of Christ.
The kind of men who preach about the rapture and this ideology are the likes of Robert Jeffress, he was the chosen pastor who recited the new embassy’s opening prayer.
Jeffress has previously stated that Mormons are heretics, Muslims are pedophiles and homosexuals are filthy beings who are destined to hell. At the embassy relocation ceremony Jeffress prayed;
“Lord, We thank you everyday that you have given us a president who boldly stands on the right side of history, and more importantly on the right side of you, oh God, when it comes to Israel.”
Prior to the embassy opening 63% of Americans opposed the move.
The belief in the Rapture, also known as millenarianism or eschatology, has a few different outlines, but the main belief is that there will an apocalyptic war, Jesus will return, and true Christians will be “raptured” or will ascend to heaven, with the rest of the earth’s inhabitants being punished. Rapture believers do not agree on the order of events however they are united in the belief that only they will be saved.
Preachers like Graham Billy who recently passed away believe that Trump is implementing “Gods plan” in the world.
Ever since Trump became president, the White House began conducting a weekly bible study of “historical evangelicalism.” Biblical scholars say the group shares the same “end of times” message as “Rapture” theologians in its statement of faith.
The bible study group is run by Capital Ministries, an organisation with the stated mission;
“to teach God’s Word and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with state legislators, judges, and constitutional officers.”
Capitol Ministries supporters include ten members of Trump’s cabinet, in addition to Pompeo and Labour secretary Alex Acosta. Back when Trump was pulling the US out of the Iran deal, Capital Ministries published its latest study “The Bible on When War Is Justifiable,” disputing pacifism and glorifying war.
Why Jerusalem ?
The main part of believing in the Rapture is believing that all of Jerusalem (currently split between Arab and Israeli-held territory) must be given to Zionist Jews, while the rest of the world must go to war. For Evangelicals, Israel is at the center of the end of times.
Many White House officials and supporters have embraced the actions in Israel By the Trump regime. The likes of vice president Pence have stated that By opening the American Embassy in Jerusalem, they will be ending a historic friction, embracing what they believe will be the long awaited reality.
Many religious scholars and politicians have warned that Rapture-believing Evangelicals pose a threat to global peace;
“They want to bring on the end of days, and their version is full of delusion and insanity weaponized with very dangerous arms”
Simply their intention is to bring on a global war that will destroy humanity as we know it.
Evangelicals are simply Zionist Christians, in other words their loyalty lays with Zionist Israel and achieving their objectives of expansion rather than the benefit of real Christians around the world. According to Valarie Ziegler, a professor of religious studies at DePauw.
Evangelicals believe there are only two groups, the righteous and the unrighteous, or the godly and the ungodly,” this dangerous belief ;
“It leads to very binary thinking. Any other religion will be a false religion, By definition.”
Many Christian leaders in the Middle East refused to meet with Pence when he came to the region, calling his push for the relocation of the Embassy part of a sick ideology that perverts Christianity’s message of justice and compassion.
Many Christian religious scholars have described Evangelicals as Fake Christians who are using the name of Christianity to achieve Zionist Israel’s goals which makes them nothing but “servants of Israel”
The idea that the apocalypse is coming through the importance of Israel, is an idea rejected By many mainstream Christians, biblical scholars, and theology experts. But it has been part of US history since the late 1800’s and continues to grow through megachurches funded by the Zionist lobbies in the US.
It’s about war not peace
Rapture believers also tend to be suspicious of international alliances, including the United Nations, global trade pacts, and even the European Union, In particular, they are very suspicious of any international alliance that can accomplish peace, they believe history wasn’t written in peace.
While Trump’s alleged adulterous affairs and irreverent style might make him seem an unlikely vessel for “Christian”prophesy, he has been compared in Evangelical circles to King Cyrus the Great, an ancient Persian king who predicted the Jews’ return to Jerusalem.
According to many Evangelicals they;
“don’t like Trump because they think he is holy,”. “They like him because they think he’s God’s tool.”
So there you have it…the world is under the mercy of a religious cult who’s core belief is to bring on the destruction of humanity to wipe out what they perceive as ungodly.
The odds are you fall in the bracket of those ungodly ones who must be wiped out.