I’ve Got Afghanistan Figured Out


I posted this as a status on Facebook, but thought I’d like to add it to my blog also.  So, here’s my slightly expanded blog version.

We LEAVE!.  And we leave pamphlets that say…..

‎”We’re going home. And when we’re there, all the money we save by not being here will be spent on bombs, and other weaponry. If anyone from here comes to attack us, we’re coming back. And we will destroy EVERYTHING here. Your mosque, your marketplace, your houses, your huts, your gov’t buildings, EVERYTHING!!. So ALL of you had better make sure that NO ONE trains or harbors any terrorists here. Bye. Hope to never see you again.”

A few commented on my FB status and here are my not-so-well-thought-out reactions to them.

1.  We failed Afghanistan in the 80’s read the book Charlie Wilson’s War. Just think the difference our country could of made economical, political and Spiritual if we would of provided the needed infrastructure in the 80’s. Things as simple as education.

  • Maybe so.  Maybe not.  Maybe we should have had the same attitude back then.  Probably not.  But the fact is we can not change the past.  We don’t need to be fretting about what we should have done.
  • My point in this is that everyone there must know that if we have to come back, we’re not going to be looking for combatants.  Everyone there will be held responsible for the actions that their culture incubates.

2.  We should leave pamphlets that say “Jesus is coming back soon. Have a nice day!”

  • Well, they don’t really believe in Jesus over there.  I’m not saying that they don’t need the gospel.  But it is not the job of our government to evangelize them.  The job of our government is to protect us from them.  In my opinion, the best way to do that is to put the fear of annihilation into them.
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  1. My point in saying what I did, is that if we actually helped the Afganies in the 80’s, think of the souls we could have reached. Many would have believed in Jesus.
    I know many people believe the US has no business in world wide affairs and wars. That we should stop policing the world and stop forcing our form of govenment on others.
    My thoughts are we a Christian nation,(even if Obama doesn’t agree) with still some Christian values. If we help those that can’t help themselves, think of the millions that might actually get a chance to here of Christ, doors being opened to missionaries, freedom of religion being tolerated, not persucuted as it is now.
    The muslim people are a hard people, but they are smart and want to learn. I dated a mulism many years ago, and they really do focus alot on education. If we would offer the means of education and other means of infrastructure they will explore and find the Truth. The thing is, now they have to trust as, and now they don’t, because they seen how we just let them rot in the 80’s and left them as sheep to wolves, unattended, vulnerable to the Taliban. And you know what Christians shouldn’t do that. Think of the parable Good Samaritan, the woman at the well, the thief on the Cross, Christ never neglected their needs. These are just examples in the Bible of how we as a Christian nation should respond in those in need. And when we don’t, others will and we will get Sept 11 all over again.

    1. I can hardly argue with your points except to say that I was speaking from an “American governmental” perspective. The problem with our modern Christian nation is that we believe that our form of government is what gives people freedom. But that is not the case. The Word of God and belief in Him is what gives freedom. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” We (Americans) will never see our form of government transplanted to other cultures without the Bible revolutionizing those cultures FIRST.

  2. PV>>>>I can hardly argue with your points except to say that I was speaking from an “American governmental” perspective.

    Cathy>>>> Pastor Voegtlin isn’t it you that quotes Bob Jones Sr “All ground is scared Ground, All Ground is Holy Ground” That God is interested in even the mundane things in our life, wouldn’t an “American Government” perspective fall under that?

    PV>>>>The problem with our modern Christian nation is that we believe that our form of government is what gives people freedom. But that is not the case. The Word of God and belief in Him is what gives freedom. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” We (Americans) will never see our form of government transplanted to other cultures without the Bible revolutionizing those cultures FIRST.

    Cathy >>>The Bible also teaches that the faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word of God. Unless, we get the Word of God in, they will never be able to experience Freedom you speak of?

    1. Point 1 — yes, “All ground is holy ground, every bush is a burning bush” for every individual Christian. And Christians that can should be spreading the Word of God to every corner of the earth. The Word of God gives liberty. Not an American soldier, diplomat, president, or even democracy.

      I guess my point is… It is not the government’s job to preach the gospel or spread the Word.

  3. No it isnt the actually a governments job to get involved, except maybe the goverment claims Christianity and the hertiage there of. So we are either a Christian nation that gets involved like a
    Christian should, or we are just like Obama claims.

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