America Copes With Wild Men
The below is a transcript of Westboro’s latest video news, which you can watch, here: https://youtu.be/DxfRW2_3yS0
This country seems to be in rather perpetual tumult dealing with the issue of thousands of people from the Middle East coming here, or wanting to come here. It has been the thorniest issue President Trump has been faced with. Some people – including federal courts – seem hell-bent on letting them all in. Others don’t want any of them here, with rare exception. As usual, the last source looked to by Americans in dealing with a problem is the Bible.
But we say “get a clue, America.” Read the Bible already. In Chapter 16 of the book of beginnings – i.e. Genesis – we read of Abraham and Sara growing impatient with God’s promise of an heir, and then taking things into their own hands. Sara encourages Abraham to father a child with Sara’s maid, Hagar. The result was two-fold: Hagar has a baby boy and Sara now despises Hagar. Out of this mess Ishmael is born and Hagar flees. The angel of the Lord then finds Hagar telling her: I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. * * * Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael: because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. (Genesis 16:11, 12).
Ishmael is the father of these multitudes (seemingly endless) of people from the Middle East trying to get here and who are the primary subject of Trump’s famous Executive Orders on immigration. All of those countries over there – such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen – are populated for the most part with Ishmaelites and, God’s word for it they are wild men (or as one version says, wild asses or wild donkeys). They are dangerous, and our experience in this nation confirms that. Indeed, most so-called terrorist attacks on this country in recent years have been at the hands of these people.
Now, let’s take a quick look at what some of the men of old have said about this Bible passage. One says this:
“A wild-ass man, i.e. a man like a wild ass, fierce and untamed, and unsettled in his habitation; living in deserts and mountains, warlike and violent, exercising himself continually in hunting beasts, and oppressing men.”
Another says this as to the text “his hand will be against every man”:
“Descriptive of the rude, turbulent, and plundering character of the Arabs.”
Still another wise writer makes these observations:
“Signifying, that he would be of a quarrelsome temper and warlike disposition, continually engaged in fighting with his neighbors, and they with him in their own defense; and such the Arabs his posterity always have been, and still are, given to rapine and plunder, harassing their neighbors by continual excursions and robberies, and pillaging passengers of all nations, which they think they have a right to do; * * * The greatest as well as the smallest tribes are perpetually at variance with one another, frequently occasioned upon the most trivial account, as if they were from the very days of their first ancestor naturally prone to discord and contention.
Now, can there be any question that these are accurate and fair descriptions of these people who scheme and plot to get into this country from the Middle East? Is it not reasonable to assume that these people do not have America’s best interests at heart? Does not history confirm these characterizations of this people? Think ISIS. Think 911. Think the lost Iraqi War. Think San Bernardino. And so on.
Mohammed was in Ishmael’s line. Islam is the antithesis of Christianity. So to say there are peaceful Muslims is oxymoronic and flies in the face of Bible truth and reality.
Why, then, are there those in this country that are so insistent upon these wild, violent and dangerous people being freely admitted to this land? And why is there such strident opposition of so many to President Trump’s efforts to control and limit that flow of humanity? On the face of it, it makes no sense.
I started this little discussion with a reference to Chapter 16, verse 12 of the first book of the Bible (Genesis). Perhaps Chapter 16, verse 12 of the last book of the Bible (Revelation) will give some light on this conundrum: “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”
For now, we watch and look forward to the Lord’s will being done on this earth, as it is in heaven. We hope this Bible perspective will help you on this very real and current situation.