Monday, February 11, 2008

Isaiah 45:13

I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty.

Cyrus remains a great hero to modern Iranians as the father of Persia. Yet Cyrus is also a hero to Jews, because he liberated them and was famously tolerant of Judaism. So, you have Iran, a nation led by anti-Semites, sharing a hero with Jews.

Cyrus conquered Babylon or in today's terms, modern day Iraq.

Two and a half thousand years later the same teams are playing.

And we complain that it's always Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool that contest the Premiership.


Anonymous said...

And which side does the Christian support?

Terry Hamblin said...

Liverpool if your Roman Catholic, Man U tends to be more for the protestant.