“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.”
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.