Rapture Christian Pompeo Believes US War on Iran Would Be Helping Out God

"It's a never ending battle until... the Rapture" - Mike Pompeo

A main issue with wars, indeed Sun Tzu’s first admonition, is that war should be a last resort, not the first as Washington seems to favor. Because one never knows where wars lead once they start. The fear is that Iran, once the United States attacks it, will be faced with the Hobson’s choice – either fire its missiles, it’s main non-obsolete weapon, or risk the U.S. destroying them. Firing them risks conflagration of much of the Persian Gulf oil shipping infrastructure. New technology in cheap mines and drones might also close the Gulf to shipping. This would devastate the world economy much of which depends upon the oil.

Add to this America’s penchant for starting wars, very often based upon lies or false premises. False flag operations mean having an attack blamed upon another nation which actually was not the culprit. Syria’s questionable fault for gassing of innocent civilians was used by Washington to bomb its Air Force. Now Secretary of State Pompeo has set us up by publicly stating that any attack on any American soldier in Iraq or Syria would cause America to attack Iran. He’s put every soldier at risk of death by some Israeli or Saudi fanatic.

Trump now says he does not want war with Iran. But he is surrounded by advisor who do. Both Secretary of State Pompeo and Vice President Pence are profound end times Evangelicals. In 2017 I wrote, Iraq, Syria, Iran…Are We To Destroy Iran Next? about the original neo-conservative program to re-mold the Middle East. A main new concern is Trump’s Secretary of State’s strong evangelical beliefs in the end times. The NY Times describes his beliefs The Rapture and the Real World: Pompeo Blends Belief and Policy. The belief is that a stronger and greater Israel will bring about Armageddon sooner and their rapture straight to heaven without a judgment day. Not all evangelicals are in this camp, e.g. see below about Jimmy Carter, but rather an important sector who moved from forecasting Armageddon to trying to bring it about. Destroying Iran’s being a threat to Israel is thus seen as helping God’s intentions.

The Financial Times explained in “Pompeo’s Global Rapture Tour” the concerns about Pompeo’s beliefs:

“Yet I can’t help but feel anxious that both of Donald Trump’s main global envoys, Pompeo and Pence, have a conflict between their private beliefs and what they publicly claim to be doing. Both profess to be pro-Israel for example. Each enthusiastically backed the decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last year. Each also subscribes to the Christian Zionist belief that the rapture will only come once the Jews have all regrouped in the Holy Land.”

The FT also links to a Guardian article quoting Pompeo, “Pompeo told a church congregation in Wichita three years ago. “It is a never-ending struggle . . . until the rapture. Be a part of it. Be in the fight.” Pompeo’s actions as a “Christian Zionist” are described in a New Republic article “The Christianization of US Foreign Policy.”

The theory was originated in the mid 1800’s by an Irish priest, John Darby, that Jews’ return to Jerusalem would finally bring about the Second Coming and Armageddon, based on his interpretation of the bible’s chapter on Revelations. The Chapter is so brutal and contrary to the rest of Christ’s teachings that Martin Luther did not include it in his original translation of the bible which brought forth the Protestant reformation. However, evangelicals dwell upon it.

The prophesy is getting a little long in the tooth as it’s now already some 75 years since the founding of Israel. The believers nearly all expected Armageddon to have come about already by now. Younger evangelicals are becoming more skeptical of their elders obsession with Israel, see Harretz report. Longings and fantasies for the End Times are described in a famous series of books called Left Behind. I wrote about them once in an article, The Brutal Christ of the Armageddonites, how they depict the torturing and killing of the whole human race except for their sect of born again Christians.

This may all sound a bit farfetched for many of our readers, however just months ago the evangelical pastor, Robert Jeffress, chosen by Pompeo’s people to officiate and bless the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, had earlier stated (NY Times) that “Jews, Muslims and Mormons are all bound for hell.” Another group, Christians United for Israel, had its leader, John Hagee, also invited to the ceremonies. He is famous for the theory that God created a special second paradise, for Jews who will die in the Second Coming. It’s called the Dual Covenant, meaning that God made a second covenant with Jews.

The embassy move was strongly supported by evangelicals. Indeed, J Street, the large Jewish group which support a dual state with Palestinians, reported on polls showing that most American Jews, opposed the unilateral move without a settlement with Palestinians.

Of course, the above is by no means directed about all evangelicals. Former President Jimmy Carter was evangelical, and he strove mightily to bring peace to the Middle East with the Camp David accords. But the evangelical subset I describe above is very powerful, has done tremendous damage to America’s interests in the world and is a threat to the whole human race. Pompeo is one of them.

Source: Antiwar.com

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ravenise
ravenise
9 months ago

Who would Jesus bomb?

Mary E
9 months ago

As we all pretty much know, religion and all its trappings were invented to conrol and manipulate the people that joined it….This Pompeo guy is a religious kook with nothing to back his actions except evil…which shouldn’t have anything to do with religious rapture….he’s been snookered..

skinner15
skinner15
9 months ago

Pompous Mike is so sure of Rapture and his place in heaven, that he has become obese.

Doesn’t God hate fat bastards, as they are greedy pigs who eat everyone else’s dinner?

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
9 months ago

It is immaterial to me what man-made religion these “people” choose to follow. One thing’s for certain. killing another fellow human is a no-no. These people are all mass murderers on a gigantic scale, the President of America included. The Zionists that they’ve become enmeshed with are satanists….basically evil, nothing else. If they believe that a”rapture” will save them from one of the basic laws of the universe , that you’re accountable for all your own actions and that karma will follow you until atonement is complete, they have a lot to learn and a very dark and troublesome afterlife for eons to come.

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
9 months ago

“It is a never-ending struggle . . . until the rapture rupture.
one can always rely on religion for an excuse for one to remain a barbarian.

Carlwilliam
Carlwilliam
9 months ago

May these monkeys be “raptured” straight to hell! These peoples’ ignorance has no limits and is dangerous to the world.

CHUCKMAN
9 months ago

There’s no explaining human lunacy, the many forms and varieties of lunacy.

Pompeo certainly is afflicted with one of them.

This “rapture” stuff is literally an obsession with death.

In theory, anyone embracing this kind of belief should be disqualified automatically from holding any high government post, just as you would not appoint a paranoid or drunk or drug addict in charge of a missile-launch facility.

The great irony of this bizarre form of American fundamentalism – and it does see to emanate mainly from America – is how it, in many or most cases, excludes all the human virtues we used to think of and regard as “Christian,” in the best sense of that word.

Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, humility, doing-unto-others, and charity. The qualities Jesus himself appeared to value in the stories of the New Testament.

In Mike Pompeo’s case, and in a good number of similar cases, we find instead lying, theft, cheating – he’s actually bragged in public about those – cruelty, and readiness-to-kill.

It says a great deal about America that someone with that set of character traits could serve in very high office, and at a critical and dangerous time.

I’ve always pretty much accepted the principle laid done by Thomas Carlyle that history is biography.

If it is indeed true, then we are in mortal peril with Pompeo and other seriously deficient human beings, such as John Bolton, in high posts, serving a President who has demonstrated himself as rash, impetuous, careless-of-facts, impatient, name-calling, uninformed, and possessing one of the greatest (empty) egos of any narcissist I can recall.

Jedi
Jedi
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

The problem with these people is that they put on the mask of Christianity, while acting like satanic devils. The Bible says that the fruits of a genuine follower of Christ are ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control’.
And Jesus said that ‘you will know them by their fruits’.
Jesus also said: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.’
One more, if you will indulge me a little. One of the ten commandments was ‘Thou shall not lie’ and Jesus said that ‘satan is the father of lies’. And the way these guys just lie with no remorse like it’s second nature to them…
There is nothing more to say really…their actions betray who they are.
(all my quotes can be googled for the actual verses)

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
9 months ago
Reply to  Jedi

You might probably missed Mr. Pompy’s statement on a Uni campus somewhere in USA. I thought it was in Texas. Anyway, this gentleman stated with a smiling face after his CIA “eduction” he followed another course for about three/six months in which he had been trained in how to Lie, Cheat and Steal. Openly stated and smiling. The audience (brainwashed students I presumed) were laughing loud. Great!

I have no words for something like this.

Carlwilliam
Carlwilliam
9 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

These so-called “Christians” are total hypocrites. May God burn their churches to the ground.

Mikhail Garchenko
Mikhail Garchenko
9 months ago

…these cretins just deserve one comment: “-Read the Gospel, asshole..!”

Per
Per
9 months ago

Amen.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
9 months ago

The destruction of Iran probably guarantees the last bulwark against radical Islam throughout the world is removed. The killing of Christians and Shia Muslim will accelerate. Israel and Saudi Arabia will have had their wishes granted. In general terms, we’ve come to perceive Jews as hostile to Christians.

Is Pompeo a Christian?

Per
Per
9 months ago

John 8:44
The Lord repeats the message several times, the pharisees are sworn enemies of humanity.
Revelation 2:9and 3:9 is quite telling to.
So the answer to your question is NO.

Tom Tremaine
Tom Tremaine
9 months ago

The last place without a Rothschild controled

Central Bank ….

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
9 months ago

” In general terms, we’ve come to perceive Jews as hostile to Christians.”

this is not new, of course.
the “christians” had always blamed the jews for the death of christ.
i don’t know what current policy is.
for a long, long time Roman Catholics were banned under the pain of mortal sin not to associate with jews.

Is Pompeo a Christian?
it all depends on what one’s definition of a christian is, i suppose.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
9 months ago

Cults are a very dangerous thing.

Pompeo is a cult member, a “born again”, warvangelical “christian” bible thumper, an Israhell Firster, treasonous to America and Americans.

Pompeo, is a former head of the Khazarian Mafia’s CIA, an Anti-American branch of the Ratschilds Khazarian Mafia.
This CIA, murders Heads of States of Foreign Sovereign Countries, overthrows governments, traffics in weapons of war, little children for sexual slavery, illegal drugs, theft on a grand scale, among other evil and despicable acts.

Being the Head of the CIA, is like urinating in the face of Jesus the Christ.

“By their fruits ye shall know them”.

silver749
silver749
9 months ago

There is really no such thing as a Christain Zionist. There is a christian who misunderstands what zionism is and thinks that one can go with the other. Could you say ‘a christian jew’ No. Your a christian or a jew.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
9 months ago
Reply to  silver749

‘Jesus the Christ Meets a Zionist “Christian”
http://www.johnccarleton.org/BLOGGER/2018/05/15/jesus-the-christ-meets-a-zionist-christian/

My mother was a “christian” zionist.
True believer.
Had that evil beat into her head as a child, could never get it out.
“Christian” does not have the same meaning it had during Jesus the Christ life, or for a few years thereafter.

Jesus the Christ would be beat up, run out of the church, arrested as a “domestic terrorist”, if he went into “christian” churches today, teaching what he taught back then.

He would probably be shipped to Guantanamo Bay, raped by his guards, and maybe executed.

True “christians”, believe in Reincarnation, as Jesus the Christ taught it.

The “bible”, was cobbled together in 325 AD, at the council of Nicaea, by boy child raping “Church of Rome priest”.
They threw out what they did not like, rewrote what they picked a few times, then hunted down and murdered all of the true Jesus the Christ followers they could find, declared themselves the “Christian Religion”.

All “protestant” religions, are just splinter groups, with their roots in the boy child raping Church of Rome.

“Jew” is a slang term for a cult religion.
Khazarians, Non-Semitic Turkmen/slavic outcaste from the Steppes of Russia, and spawn thereof, who converted to the cult in 0740 AD, is what you have, not Hebrews.

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