Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Iran to Jesus

So what does the Son of Man have to do with this crazy man?
Well according to news reports President Ahmadinijad can not wait for the return of Jesus Christ to the world to usher in an era of peace.

It's more complex than that though, because even though for Islam there is a "Second Coming" of Jesus in the world and he will bring justice and peace, the notions of who Jesus is is completely different than in mainstream Christianity.
"With the appearance of the promised saviour... and his companions such as Jesus Christ, tyranny will be soon be eradicated in the world."
Also it should be noted that the Mahmoud is a Shi'ite and a "12ver" at that, which means his notions and beliefs - even about Jesus are nuanced if not completely different than Sunni Muslims and therefore heretical.
All in all though, Mahmoud's continued prognostications are cooky and vile, especially those towards Israel even though the "battle desired" and "end results" sound incredibly familiar to someone on our side of the world and who is constantly touted as a great American Pastor.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hagee says the anti-christ will be a partly Jewish homosexual I wonder if Mahmoud would agree - by all estimates the answer would be yes.

Dave said...

Jesus will definitely return in the next few years, maybe even this year.

However, do we really understand what Jesus stood for?

Take the Jesus Test at http://www.sentforlife.com/jesus.html and see if you know him.