Millions of ordinary citizens in an "axis of evil" nation want the U.S. to bring about a regime change in their land, according to a Middle East expert.
While that sentiment may exist in Iraq and North Korea, only in Iran, dubbed the birthplace of the modern jihad movement, has the voice of the people been so carefully calculated.
More than 74 percent of Iranians in Tehran support the re-establishment of relations with the "Great Satan," the U.S., according to a recent survey by Iran's state-controlled National Institute of Opinion Polls, notes Fereydoun Hoveyda, who served as Iranian ambassador to the United Nations for eight years prior to the Islamic revolution of 1979.
Nearly half of the Iranians polled indicated at least partial acceptance of the U.S. stance toward Iran, meaning they agree with the inclusion of the theocratic regime in the "axis of evil," maintained Hoveyda in an...
Mr. Mehrshahi makes a very thought provoking point on the doctrine of attainments. We must, however, make a distinction between covenanted nations, and their duties under covenant, and non-covenanted nations. Iran has not reached the highest attainments of the first and second Christian reformations.
Both the UK and America are covenanted nations, and thus, our highest attainments bring more responsibility than those imposed upon Iran, etal muslim nations. Until we reach a global reformation during the millennium, where the doctrine of gospel truth shall be preached with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, let's rejoice in the Iranian reformation to whatever attainment shall be reached under divine providence.
3. That Presbyterial Church Government and manner of worship are alone of divine right and unalterable; and that the most perfect model of these as yet attained, is exhibited in the Form of Government and Directory for Worship, adopted by the Church of Scotland in the Second Reformation.
4. That public, social covenanting is an ordinance of God, obligatory on churches and nations under the New Testament; that the National Covenant and the Solemn League are an exemplification of this divine institution; and that these Deeds are of continued obligation upon the moral person; and in consistency with this, that the Renovation of these Covenants at Auchensaugh, Scotland, 1712 was agreeable to the word of God.
In American and UK, let us bow our heads in disappointment that we have violated our terms of communion once subscribed by our faithful Christian forefathers.
Re-establishing relations with the US will not make any difference for the ordinary people of Iran. They need to establish their relation with God through Jesus Christ. Unless the heart of the people of Iran be changed by the Spirit of God, that nation cannot be saved. True Christianity is hardly visible in the lives of the professing Christians in Iran. And while they wait for the judgment to come, the western Churches in Iran are bringing people out of Islam into the Christianity under the cloak of Rome, the Ecumenists or the Charismatics. And the same thing is happening with the asylum seekers who are coming to Europe, being led to the apostate churches. May the Lord have mercy on that nation.