“Mister President, I rise as a Member of this United States Senate today in order to explain my vote against this Administration’s fatally-flawed ‘Iran Deal’. As we have heard in this debate, there are many reasons to vote no, but the primary reason for my strong vote in opposition comes from the Holy Bible. Scripture warns us that in the end times the Lord will raise up a nation in the Middle East that He will use to destroy a rich, powerful and influential nation because it betrays Israel. I believe that America is revealed in the Bible as that nation which will one day betray Israel, and will then be destroyed because of its treachery to Israel. I will vote against funding and arming Iran, whose leaders even today cry out ‘Death to America’. Why in the world would we fund and enable a nation which we have reason to believe, from the Bible and from Iran’s own words, will one day annihilate us? May God protect America.”
This is the opening of a speech that you will almost assuredly not hear from a U.S. Senator when the Senate debates the ‘Iran Deal’. That’s in part because it’s not generally considered politically acceptable to refer to God’s Word as source material. That’s unfortunate because students of the Bible know that all of scripture is “God-breathed” and truthfully bears witness to what has happened and will happen in the future (II Timothy 3:10). To be fair, most Members of Congress probably haven’t studied prophecy sufficiently to arrive at a conclusion as to America’s, nor Iran’s, role in the latter days. If they would do so, they would soon learn that the Bible speaks to these deadly serious matters which deserve more than passing debate.
A reader who may not have been looking in depth at the debate over the proposed agreement with Iran could easily ask why there is even a vote in Congress, since only about a third of the U.S. Senate has to date indicated their support for the ‘Iran Deal’. Here’s how we got to this stage. Before September 17th the U.S. Congress is supposed to vote on the much discussed ‘Iran Deal’. But, why should Americans care how Congress votes? What difference does it make if the ‘Iran Deal’ is approved or not? Millions of advertising dollars have been spent by both those who support and those who oppose the agreement which will release Iran’s $150 billion being held as sanctions to deter Iran from building nuclear weapons. The ‘Iran Deal’ will eventually allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz co-hosted a rally in DC this week urging Congress to vote against the agreement. The White House claimed last week that it has lined up 34 Senators in support of the ‘Iran Deal’.
34 votes? The President claimed a great victory after lining up just a third of the United States Senate? What’s happening here? The Constitution of the United States requires that two-thirds, which would be 67 Senators, vote in favor of foreign treaties. Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides that the President “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur”.
So, if the Constitution requires 67 Senators in favor of the treaty, how can the President claim victory with only 34 Senators in favor? Welcome to Washington, 2015 where the Constitution is the most forgotten document in town. The President claims that the written document with Iran isn’t a “treaty”, but an “executive agreement”. Really? Republicans control both the House and the Senate. These Congressional leaders crafted a ‘change in the rules’ allowing this significant change in how it responds to ‘treaties’ in order to allow the ‘Iran Deal’ to go into effect, since there were never going to be 67 Senators who would vote for a deal which directly threatens Israel and will certainly start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
An NPR article on the Congressional maneuvering to circumvent the Constitution described such moves as the Republican leaders finding “ways to accommodate the rowdy radical wing of their party”. In other words, politicians who want to help the White House push through an agreement with Iran were willing to ignore the Constitution, even though it is strongly opposed by two out of three Americans, according to public opinion polls. NPR was referring to the conservatives, Tea Party members and Christians in Congress who make up a sizeable voting bloc, but by no means a majority.
Ignoring the Constitution is a serious matter. However, more serious is ignoring the Holy Bible. You might ask, what does the Bible have to do with the ‘Iran Deal’? Actually, a lot, and what the Bible says has generally been ignored in the national debate over the ‘Iran Deal’. Students of the Bible, and readers of THE END OF AMERICA (available on Amazon Kindle), know that America is undoubtedly the rich, powerful and influential end times nation described in prophecy as the Daughter of Babylon, Babylon the Great and Mystery Babylon. Prophecy confirms that this end times nation will betray Israel and will be destroyed as a result. We are told that the Daughter of Babylon will be destroyed in one day, one hour and one moment.
It is most critical that we know, as our nation debates the ‘Iran Deal’, that the Bible reveals to us the identity of the nations that He will use to avenge Israel’s betrayal. If you are a supporter of the ‘Iran Deal’, would it bother you to learn that the Bible prophesies that Iran will be one of the nations used by the Lord to destroy the Daughter of Babylon/America because America betrays Israel? How do we know this? Jeremiah prophesied that “The LORD has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon.” (Jeremiah 51:11b). Who are the Medes?
Stop and think about this for a moment. The land of the Medes and the Persians is mentioned in scripture (Daniel 5:28 and Esther 1:19). Today we know the area as Iran. God has told us that He will “stir up” the kings of the Medes (the leaders of today’s Iran) in order “to destroy Babylon”. He even tells us: “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon” (Jeremiah 51:49). How, one might ask, has America, as Babylon, caused the slain of all the earth to fall? America’s promotion of abortion has since 1973 led to One Billion dead infants killed in the womb, worldwide. We have been involved in scores of wars and armed conflicts. We remain the only nation in the world which has used nuclear weapons to kill civilians.
Does scripture tell us anything else about how God will use the kings of the Medes/Persia/Iran? Yes. Ezekiel prophesied that there would someday be a massive invasion of Israel from the north which would include Persia (Ezekiel 38 & 39). This is truly a fascinating future reality. The Bible thus tells us that the Medes/Persia/Iran will invade Israel and also be used by God to destroy the Daughter of Babylon. Let’s look at that again: Prophecy confirms that the Daughter of Babylon will betray Israel when it is invaded by the Medes/Persia/Iran, and that it will then be destroyed by the Medes/Persia/Iran. The Muslim leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, on July 18th (just days after the ‘Iran Deal’ was signed) chanted along with the crowd in Tehran “Death to Israel. Death to America”.
Why has no national political figure raised the question of why we are signing an agreement with Iran, a nation which has threatened to destroy us and which the Bible prophesies will destroy us? How blind can a nation become? Why have no American leaders, who are presumed to know the Bible, raised the danger posed to our nation by Iran as prophesied in scripture? Do we not believe the Bible? If we don’t believe it, then why do we carry it to our churches on Sunday, if we’re not going to read and heed its contents?
Before we conclude this admittedly somber analysis, we need to understand one more significant fact. Prophecy tells us that “Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” will join in the Ezekiel invasion of Israel. Magog was a grandson of Noah who settled in the area we know today as Russia. Noah’s grandson Tubal settled in the Siberia area of today’s Russia. The capital of Tobalsk was named after him. Noah’s grandson Meshech settled north of the Black Sea. Moscow was named after Meshech. Thus, Gog of Magog is quite clearly identified as today’s Russia.
Incredibly, Gog of Magog will also be used by the Lord, along with the Medes/Persia/Iran, to destroy the Daughter of Babylon. (Jeremiah 51:27) So, there we have it. Russia and Iran will jointly invade Israel (Ezekiel 38 & 39). Russia and Iran will jointly be used by the Lord to destroy the Daughter of Babylon (which will violate Genesis 12:3 by stabbing Israel in the back). Russia and Iran, once they have accomplished God’s purposes, will be wiped out by the Lord, with their armies slain on the northern plains of Israel and destruction back home. (Ezekiel 38:21-22 and 39:4-5).
If you were a member of the United States Congress, would you vote to approve an agreement to allow Iran to receive back $150 Billion in sanctioned money; which agreement includes a requirement that the U.S. defend Iran if it is attacked; which allows Iran 24 days advance notice for inspections; and which allows Iran to develop nuclear weapons? Would you vote yes, knowing that Iran is one of the two nations which will ultimately be used to destroy your nation? Let us pray that members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate come to realize that the Bible reveals that Iran will use weapons of mass destruction against Israel and our own nation. May they vote to defeat this evil diplomatic dagger aimed at the heart of Israel and of America. God help us.