Is an apocalyptic war on Iran by the US and Israel coming, driven by American Evangelical “rapture” theology of end times prophecy? Pompeo’s latest suggestion that God “raised Trump for such a time as this” doesn’t bode well for the region, or at least for those who hope to avoid a WWIII scenario. Apparently, Pompeo truly believes that Trump was sent by God to save Israel, and that the Golan is to be the first US bestowed “gift” bringing the world closer to “end times” fulfillment.
While on his multi-country tour of the Middle East on Thursday, the US secretary of state responded to a question from the Christian Broadcast Network’s Chris Mitchell during a press conference in Jerusalem, who asked, “could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?”
Pompeo responded, “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible” in agreement with the bizarre question. Crucially, this came the same day Trump tweeted his intention for the US to formally recognize full Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This after Syria previously warned Israel its continued unlawful occupation of the long disputed territory would lead to war.
Pompeo added that he’s “confident that the Lord is at work here” in viewing firsthand the “remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains.”
Pompeo was referencing in part the Trump administration’s deeply controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the permanent capital of Israel last year, and related decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv.
Remarking on “the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains,” the secretary of state added: “I am confident that the Lord is at work here.” — NBC