Deut 29:28 and the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
2 Kings 17:6…. The king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Gabor River… “
2021. 31 Aug. 3000 years after the House of David, or 2700 years after exile of the Northern ten tribes of Israel or the Kingdom of Israel (leaving only the southern Kingdom of Judah) by the Assyrian King to modern day Afghanistan and Kashmir. The return of the lost tribes are coming.
In the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, there were claims of hypocrisy against the conservatives by liberal clergy as pictures of the desperate attempts of Afghans fleeing the country. But the real truth is the failure of liberal Christianity to be consistent with their claims of love. The total withdrawal was so uncessary. Hitherto, there were few criticism of the Taliban people of faith from the left woke activist.
In the aftermath of the US hasty and chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, all seems lost. These events reflect a stirring by a faithful God for the return of the Northern tribes hitherto lost in history. We called the modern state of Israel, but her ancient namesake of the kingdom of Israel of the Ten tribes is lost in history. God is faithful and is returning.
It reminds me of the left conducting a quick abortion of an unwanted pregnancy. Sure, Biden was correct that it was a wrong decision to go into Afghanistan in the first place, and US should not have stayed for 2 decades. But in Christian Faith, that is what faith means to accept the reality and ask God for wisdom to do no harm, and make all things beautiful in His time, and not simply abort an issue.
If it was all about disparate tribes with no government able to control them, why was the Taliban able to hold on to power before the US took over two decades ago. It was about militant faith and tribal connections that was the glue. In order to succeed, there would need to be a Gospel revival in the land to change the hearts and minds. But the Christian Right in the US were too busy fighting the rainbow gays rather than fulfilling the Great Commission in Afganistan.
The lack of Christian love and charity so often expoused by the liberals was shown by Biden refusing to extend the dateline of 31 Aug 2021 for the Afghans and citizens of nations trapped to leave Afghanistan despite pleas from Nato allies. The lack of any sympathy, grace and mercy is profound. It reflects that many Christians talked about love, but this is vanity without being about God’s grace and mercy. It is not about our love but being conscious of God’s love, grace and mercy.
America went in to Afghanistan and thought that the solution was freedom and Liberal democracy that would stir the Afghanistan people to fight against the faith militant groups. It failed because it did not tackle the twin evils of systematic corruption and the evil of law based religious faith itself. Religion is not necessarily about love but often about a series of laws to hopefully reach God and atone ourselves. These laws can be harsh and evil to justify violence because we cannot save ourselves, but need a sinless Saviour.
The bible is very clear. We are all sinners fallen short of the glory of God, but the level of judgement is the magnitude of judgement used against us ie if we talk about loving our neighbours all the time or that a kinder America is back on the World scene, the withdrawal from Afghanistan is 100% America first and 0% the people of Afghanistan (even though the Afgan leaders cared little for their own people) , we are judged thus. This is a total contradiction to our claims.
The comparisons by some liberals to the withdrawal from a small military base in Northern Syria, a desolate war zone after the faith based militants Isis was substantially defeated is silly. This is totally different from withdrawing from a nation of 38 million who had for the last 20 years came under US protection. The closest comparison is Obama’s withdrawal from Northern Iraq which had allowed the rise of Isis, again a very calculated decision by the liberals causing deaths of millions.
It is true that under Trump, the US had significantly pulled out of Afghanistan because it was costing usd 43 billion per year with nothing much in return. By the time Biden assumed office, the US forces in Kabul was just a token force, incapable of stopping the surge of the Taliban which required a top up of 70,000 troops to stop. But there was no real need for immediate and hasty withdrawal especially when the US was holding 1500 religious terrorist of faith at the airforce base. But Biden wanted glory to declare at the 911 anniversary, despite the bad timing being the peak season for war rather than the winter months when these faith armed groups would go back home to the mountains. It was the wrong timing.
It was the liberals who had preached ad nauseum about love and loving our neighbours and the poor and minorities, but at the end, maybe it does not matter at all. They don’t even love those who helped them, the more than 300,000 Afghan civilians who had supported the US control for the last 20 years. Overnight, if caught, they are likely to be tortured and executed. Is the notion of liberal Christianity loving others vanity?
The Christian Left was up in arms claiming that the conservatives themselves never supported women’s rights in the likes of Saudi Arabia but it was the Left who had positioned themselves as the champion of rights. They have forgotten that the conservatives never focused on women’s rights until to the extent of allowing abortion which the Christian Left is whole heartedly supporting. Therefore, Afghanistan showed that the Christian Left can care very little. They just left 15 million women loosing their basic rights.
The biggest elephant in the room is that this is not a small militant faith group, but Taliban is an entire government and army whose faith based cruelty goes against the very assumption of the Christian Left where all religions are about love. The liberal Christians are quick to challenge the Christian Right but chooses to turn a blind eye on the massive systematic faith motivated atrocities. It just doesn’t fit their theological construction.
It was all probably fated at the end, the horrible scenes of people jumping out of planes, and trying to stop the take offs at the airport. The people of Afghanistan had 20 years, yet they took their rights for granted and instead used it to elect corrupted politicians rather than those who would help them fight to the very end. They had taken the grace and mercy given for granted.
Did the Afghans deserved it as implied by Biden? They made the poor choice of electing corrupt leadership which in turn took money and resources from the fight. The picture painted by Biden of a formidable army was clearly liberal fake news as the army units lack food, ammunition and owed pay. The resources given by the US was wasted. There was no motivation to fight because the taliban themselves are Afghans. It is amazing that liberal Christians could tell an obvious lie in public when the knew they would be quickly found out as in the case of Biden.
The elephant in the room is that religion is a major problem because the end justifies the means for some. At the end, the withdrawal of the US from Afganistan marks the end of an era. Nothing is left. The support of Biden by the Christian left supposed to bring love, hope and mercy. Nothing is left except for harsh militant religions because at the end the hearts of men are sinful and could not save themselves except through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. All other works are vanity and we will be left with nothing.
We are in for the greatest upheaval in history for the hand of God controls the hand and decision of Kings including Biden. The Taliban themselves came from the Pashtuns Highlands. Ironically, it is linked to ancient Israel. The Assyrian exile in 722 BC of the ten lost tribes of the Northern kingdom to the river Gozan or modern Ghazni. God is shaking Afghanistan to return to her ancient roots.
Modern Taliban hated the Jews. The last modern Jew in Afganistan, Zebulon Simentov was himself jailed multiple times and his synogue raided when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. Ironically, the Pashtuns where the Taliban is resourced from is linked to ancient Israel. There were three waves of deportation.
734 to 732 bce Tiglath Pileser III
724 to 729 bce Shalmanesrt V & Sargon II
716 to 715 bce Sargon I
The name Afghanistan came from a person called Malak Afghana (1000 bce), the grandson of King Saul of Israel. He had a role in the construction of the first temple. His descendents later forced to convert to another faith after the invasion of their lands by the Abbasid Caliphate which ended in the lost by the Tang Chinese in the Battle of Talas in 751 AD.
The state of Israel that we see today is actually the Kingdom of Judah (tribes of Judah and Benjamin) . The Kingdom of Israel of the Northern Ten tribes vanished in history after their exile, so it appears. Incredible wars, tribulation and shaking is coming upon Afghanistan that will lead them back to their roots in ancient Israel. The sins of Assyria of bringing the Northern Kingdom into exile will now be judged. A time is coming when the lost tribes of Israel will return. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will ultimately take them out of darkness back to the God of Israel in the return of the 3rd Temple where all the 12 tribes will be present.
Deut 30:4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.