Thursday, November 22, 2007

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


The American tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving Day once a year to give God in Heaven the credit of making our country strong and prosperous is the thing that keeps it the world's “Promised Land flowing with milk and honey.” With prosperity comes charity as the hallmarks of the American nation. Without the Spirit of God moving around our hills and valleys, America would surely become a a wasteland where death reigns.

Israel, the land of the Bible, is the greatest beneficiary of American power and wealth with its regular supply of economic and military aid. According to the Congressional Research Service 2007 report, from the 1976 to 2004, America has provided Israel with the greatest financial assistance since World War 11 with nearly 3 billion dollars in annual grants since 1985. As the greatest Christian nation in the world, our country cherishes this commitment to help and protect the land where Christianity was born not only with material things but through prayers that the Jewish people, younger son of Abraham, would turn to Christ and Christ alone. As the Christian apostle Paul said in his letter to the Romans in the New Testament, “ Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God that Israel may be saved.”

Now, Iraq is the biggest recipient of American aid, according to the same congressional report. I believe that the current American leadership under President George W. Bush sees the need to equally treat the descendants of Ishmael, older son of Abraham, with the same love and compassion and the same degree of passion that the Arab people turn to Christ and Christ alone. Remember that President Bush revealed to the whole world during a presidential debate that Jesus Christ is his greatest hero.

Who among the current presidential candidates would fit into the shoes of an American leader who could preserve the power and wealth of the United States as the greatest nation in the world and hold fast to the faith that God in Heaven is the ultimate source and provider? Who is that candidate who can really comprehend that the root of the Middle East conflict between Israel and the Arab world is traceable to the biblical account of the family problems of the two sons of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac? It is the candidate who believes that Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Sod of God, can provide the solution.

You may get the right answer by listening intently from the presidential candidates as they speak from their heart and soul. Fellow Americans, your vote for the right American president next year can keep or break the greatest nation in the world.



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