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Re: Saudi Arabia next?

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Post by Gman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:54 pm

RickD wrote:Ok, Gman, gotcha. Just remember that God is in control, and ultimately what happens to Israel is in His hands.
Obviously... yes.
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Post by Proinsias » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:15 pm

Seraph wrote:I'm not sure how a country recieving democracy could be a bad thing.
If Libya is currently receiving democracy it's looking pretty bad, it may pan out for the best in the long run but the bbc are reporting a fair amount of innocent blood. How much blood is needed and what sort of a democracy will it produce?

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Post by RickD » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:46 am

Perhaps democracy will allow the Gospel to be preached in areas of the world that weren't previously tolerant in the past. What man plans for evil, God uses for His will.
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Re: Saudi Arabia next?

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Post by Seraph » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:37 am

Thats a good point too RickD. If a missionary were to try and spread Christianity to Libya while Gaddafi was in power, they mightve ran into trouble. If those governments are elected by the general people, the heads of state will be much less oppressive and brutish. Thus, missionaries can more easily work over in those areas without losing their heads.
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Post by MarcusOfLycia » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:17 am

I had a 'debate' with a guy who takes himself too seriously about this stuff. He talked about how he was 'part of the revolution' and I was 'left behind' in my 'cynical doubts'. All I said in response to him was that I don't think democracy is as easy a thing to produce as he thinks it is - and that rebellion doesn't always lead to democracy. I suppose his optimism stems from, in part, his trust in humanity (he is, what he calls, a 'spiritualist', which in my estimation based on conversation is an atheist who uses religious jargon to confuse people - so reliance on humanity is his only choice if he is to rely on something at all).

America was a pretty unique case in the world - we had a revolution and after some failed attempts, we established a republic with the backing of a Constitution, and we did so with very little internal rebellion. Our first Constitutional leader even stepped down from his post after two elected sessions! France tried rebellion and decimated its own population, eventually reverting to an Empire-type form of government under Napoleon (basically a monarchy on steroids if my interpretation is accurate). Germany had a rebellion after the first World War and its feeble republic fell to a satanic ideologue. I guess I'm just not optimistic in the people of these nations to form genuine democracies. It just doesn't happen very often via bloody, violent, revolution.

Can God do it? Of course! If this is the method He uses and His purpose is making these nations more free, I have no doubt in Him. I just don't know that He is leading things that way, and I certainly don't trust people in His place.

A little aside... I was reading a news article on these rebellions and the author (who very much favored them) concluded his monologue with "Its time we stop doubting people's ability to form free democracies just because they speak Arabic" (or something to that effect). Funny... I don't think anyone doubts their ability because of language. Maybe past precedent, cultural conflicts, treatment of ethnic groups and women, religious implications, geography, neighboring nations, alliances and enemies, and the goings on in these rebellions is the reason people have doubts. Those are a few of my reasons anyway.
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Re: Saudi Arabia next?

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Post by Gman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:32 pm

All I know is that when man tries to develop a one world government without God, it will produce very bad consequences like the tower of Babel... It's not a good thing.
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Post by Gman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:38 pm

Actually I can't take credit for this prophecy. I got it from a messianic Jewish rabbi last week. Looks like he was right on if it progresses.

"Protests called Friday in Saudi Arabi"

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/ ... tml?hpt=T2
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Post by B. W. » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:53 pm

Gman wrote:Actually I can't take credit for this prophecy. I got it from a messianic Jewish rabbi last week. Looks like he was right on if it progresses.

"Protests called Friday in Saudi Arabi"

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/ ... tml?hpt=T2
Looks like it started and reports or rumors the Saudi's shot protesters and the DOW took a hit today...
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Re: Saudi Arabia next?

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Post by Gman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:42 pm

Yes.. As predicted by the prophets the protest has continued in Saudi Arabia.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42012046/ns ... stn_africa

Peace will come to the area, then sudden destruction.. People will blindly follow it. Unfortunately as predicted in the Bible, yet no one cares....
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Post by Gman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:12 pm

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if Muammar Gaddafi of Libya falls to the UN it will most certainly cause calamity when the people of Saudi Arabia revolt against their King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz... The people could then gain control of the oil fields and then start to drive up the prices for America causing a world crisis. Let's see.. One plus one is two, two plus two is four. :doh:

Saudi Arabia should be one of the last countries to go... Why? Because they don't want to make it that obvious. For Saudi Arabia to fall would be huge... Right now to get the U.N. to destroy the smaller monarchies first, then later the Saudi monarchy will be the last one standing. It will most certainly have to go....

A domino effect...

Next on the list....
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Post by Gman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:23 pm

Interesting.. King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz is actually ill. A changing of the guard with no force...

http://www.zimbio.com/Abdullah+bin+Abdu ... d+Get+Well
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Re: Saudi Arabia next?

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Post by kevdog19 » Sat May 28, 2011 5:34 pm

Democracy in countries where alot of people are Islamic fundamentalists is not a good thing. It's unlikely Saudia Arabia will fall, they cut royalty checks to their people every year to keep them in check.

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