19
Jun
09

Rooftop shouting in Iran: GOD IS GOOD

On Drudge, I saw a report pop up that protesters are shouting from their rooftops “God is good!” in response to the recent election. I found this video on YouTube:

I don’t know if they are Muslim or Christians…they are saying Allah, so I am guessing Muslim? What a demonstration of faith though– and it made me think of just HOW good God really is that He would convict these Iranians to take their roof tops to shout (considering that there have been reports of protesters being killed for speaking out).

Last night, I just started reading Inside the Revolution by Joel Rosenberg. I encourage you to pick it up if you want to understand geopolitical events, especially Iran. The introduction sets up the book as such:

“Iran’s senior leaders have taught in recent years that the Revolution is now reaching its climax. They have stated publicly that the end of the world is “imminent”. They have taught that the way to hasten the arrival or appearance on earth of the Islamic messiah known as the “Twelfth Imam,” or the “Mahdi,” is to destroy Israel, which they call the “Little Satan,” and the United States, which they call the “Great Satan.” They have vowed to annihilate the United States and Israel and have urged Muslims to envision a world without American and Zionism. They have come to believe that Allah has chosen them to create chaos and carnage on the plant.

Put simply, the leaders of Iran believe that Allah is on their side, the wind is at their back, and the end of Judeo-Christian civilization as we know it is near.

I believe just the opposite. As an evangelical Christian with a Jewish father and a Gentile mother, I worship the God of the Bible– the God of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, who is also the God of the New Testament. I do not believe that God is on the side of the zealots that run Iran. Rather, I believe that the end of their reign of terror is increasingly close at hand. Every day I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Every day I pray for peace throughout the Middle East. What’s more, I pray for the salvation of the leaders of Iran and the salvation of their terrorist allies, and I encourage others to do the same. And because I serve a prayer-hearing and prayer-answering God, a wonder-working God of miracles, I firmly believe that God in His grace can change the leadership in Iran.”

Look for more to come– and pray for the people in Iran.

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1 Response to “Rooftop shouting in Iran: GOD IS GOOD”


  1. 1 Michael Griffith
    June 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    1) Allah Ackbar is God is Great. I think what you and this Joel Rosenberg ignoramous fail to recognize is that, especially in the eyes of Muslims, you're worshipping the same God. There's just questions regarding Holy texts and final Prophets.

    2) Allah Ackbar was also the phrase used by the Revolutionaries in 1979. The demonstraters see themselves as not over throwing the Revolution, but protesting hypocritical rulers defying the rule of law. They want reform, not a new revolution.

    3)I doubt, regardless of the outcome, that the position of Supreme Leader will disappear in Iran any time soon. The question is WHO will this person be? Khameni or a reformer? I think secularism (Funny- Conservatives conflate secularism with Athiesm in America, but use it correctly when discussing Muslim countries…) is not a likely outcome at all.


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