If Iran Drops a Nuclear Bomb on Israel It Will Mean the End of Israel and Evangelicals

More than three-quarters (77%) of Evangelical Christians believe that if the Iranian regime were able to build a nuclear weapon, its leaders would use it to carry out their repeated threats to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ and ‘bring about a second Holocaust,’ according to a new survey published by the Joshua Fund.”

Jerusalem Post

The State of Israel is central to the faith of evangelicals, they believe Jews are God’s chosen people, and that He will preserve Israel as a Jewish nation until Jesus returns.

Adolph Hitler tried to wipe out Jews from the face of the Earth, killing six million in the Holocaust.

Evangelicals rejoiced on May 14, 1948, when David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

Evangelicals saw the birth of the modern nation of Israel as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, and they rejoiced as much as the Israelis.

Evangelicals mention Israel more than they do America in their sermons, editorials and written material.

Most evangelicals believe that if the Islamic Iranian regime acquires nuclear weapons, its leaders would use them to carry out their repeated threats to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.

I also believe that Iran wouldn’t hesitate to use nuclear weapons to destroy Israel out of unbridled hatred of the Jewish people. They also believe that their End Times prophet, the Mahdi, won’t establish a new Islamic civilization until Israel is destroyed.

If Iran drops a nuclear bomb on Israel, the Holy Land will be a nuclear wasteland for a thousand years. The destruction of Israel would mean that the Bible is not true, because from Genesis to Revelation there are hundreds of promises that God will preserve the nation of Israel.

How would the evangelical cult react to such a tragedy? I predict that untold numbers would commit suicide, multitudes would become nihilists, and others would become lawless, for the only thing that keeps a lot of them in line is fear of hell. If the Bible is not true, then they reason that there is no God, no Satan, and nothing matters.

In America Cats and Dogs Are Our Gods

“Anthropologists estimate that at least 18,000 different gods, goddesses, and various animals or objects have been worshipped by humans since our species first appeared. Today, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of the global population considers themselves religious or spiritual in some form.”

Psychology Today

America is a religiously diverse country, but we don’t worship anywhere near 18,000 deities. The United States is still predominantly Christian, and there are more than 200 Christian denominations in the U.S. and 45,000 globally, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion.

We are living in a post-Christian society and the percentage of practicing Christians is far less than 65 percent. The vast majority of self-professing Christians are nominal Christians and adopting the label is just a way of distinguishing themselves from Muslims, Hindus, or Jews.

Being a member of a political party, a fan of a sporting team, or a stan of a pop idol means more to Americans than their religion.  

18,000 Gods? Not in America! We’re down to a dozen or so: Allah, Jehovah, Jesus, the Orange Messiah, and the Cat. The Cat has been worshipped as a deity since ancient Egypt, and there are millions of Americans who love their cats more than their religion, political party or significant other.

I haven’t found a church that meets my spiritual needs, but the dogs and cats that I’ve adopted over the years remind me that the divine spark hasn’t been fully extinguished.