April 23, 2004
Hang onto your hats and we will take a whirlwind ride, double-spaced and turbo jet propelled, through a field of land mines where some good clear humor lies. Here's a bit of geography along with some Bible facts. Thanks to a loyal reader, here we go:
The Garden of Eden reportedly was in present-day Iraq. It sure doesn't look much like Paradise today, thanks to Saddam.
Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization.
Noah built the Ark in Iraq.
The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.
Abraham was from Ur, which was in Southern Iraq. Isaac's wife, Rebekah, was from Nahor, which is in Iraq.
Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.
Jonah preached in Ninevah — which is in Iraq.
Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
Amos cried out in Iraq.
Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq.
The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (that's good news to know that Jesus Christ also has been in Iraq, as the fourth person in the fiery furnace.)
Bell/shazzar, the King of Babylon, saw the "handwriting on the wall" in Iraq, which hopefully Saddam will, too!
Nebuchadnazzar, "the King of Babylon," carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
Ezekial preached in Iraq.
The wise men were from Iraq. (Where are the "wise men" today'?)
Peter preached in Iraq.
The "empire of man" described in the Revelations is called Babylon, which was in Iraq.
Maybe you've heard all of these before. They are offered gratis, with no guarantees of authenticity.