Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Jerusalem - The burden of proof that Iran is not building a nuclear bomb lies with Tehran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday. "The world must not prove to Iran that Iran is building an atom bomb. Iran must convince the world that it does not want an atom bomb," Merkel said in an historic address to the Israeli parliament in which she expressed unequivocal support for Israel's security.
Condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "repeated verbal abuse" of Israel, Merkel warned that if Iran obtained an atom bomb this would have "far-reaching consequences, first and foremost for the security and existence of Israel," but also for the region, Europe and the entire world.
"Every German government and every German chancellor before me were committed to Germany's special historic responsibility for Israel's security," she told the Knesset.
Merkel spoke in German, prompting some five Israeli legislators to boycott her address in protest. Her decision to speak in her own language was "insensitive" to Israel's Holocaust survivors and their relatives, they complained.
But, opening her speech in Hebrew, Merkel - the first German chancellor or foreign head of government ever to address the Knesset - said to applause that it was a "great honour" for her to be invited to speak before the 120-member House.
She then thanked its delegates in German "for allowing me to speak to you in my mother tongue."
Germany and Israel, she said, would forever be connected to each other through the memory of the Holocaust.
The "mass murder" of six million Jews "in the name of Germany" was "without example," and had caused "indescribable" suffering to the Jewish people, she said, adding:
"The Shoah (Hebrew for Holocaust) fills us Germans with shame. I bow before the victims. I bow before the survivors and before all those who helped them survive."
"I am deeply convinced of it: Only if Germany recognizes its everlasting responsibility for the moral catastrophe in German history, can we shape the future humanely."
This meant, she said, that Germany should act to nip in the bud any attempt to "downplay the atrocities" committed by the Nazis. "Anti-Semitism, Racism and Xenophobia should never be allowed to set foot again in Germany and in Europe."
Blogger's note: Expect the unexpected in these end-times.