May 31, 2007

A Russian diplomat says US plan for a missile defense system is reigniting an arms race

Speaking at a meeting of G8 Foreign Ministers (FM) in Germany, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said that the US plans to erect a missile defense system in former Soviet-bloc countries is reigniting a Cold War-style arms race.

The US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has already noted that Moscow's own strategic defense could easily overpower the US missile defense system.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The festering conflict between the US and Russia over a US missile defense system is a stage setting incident that is part of a prophetic scenario that will unfold in the Last Days, according to Bible prophecy.

The US announced several months ago that they planned to erect a missile defense system in the area of the former Soviet-bloc with the stated purpose of defense against any Iranian missile strike. Almost immediately, Russia responded that they rejected the idea of a missile defense system in that area so close to Russia. After a Russian missile test firing recently, President Putin claimed that Russian missiles could penetrate any missile defense system. Now, with the Russian claim that the US missile defense system, if erected in Eastern Europe, would reignite an arms race between the two superpowers, the stage is set for a scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The name Russia is not found in Bible prophecy, but according to the scholarship of biblical geography, the name Magog in Ezekiel 38:2 is Russia. The hermeneutical principle, hermeneutics meaning the science of Bible interpretation, is who was the author writing about when he wrote his book. Ezekiel was referring to a nation called Magog, located North of the Caspian and Black Sea, which is Russia today. Ezekiel prewrote history 2,500 years ago and revealed that Russia would be a major player during the End Times and lead an alignment of nations against the Jewish state of Israel.

The tough rhetoric from the Russian FM is indeed evidence that the stage setting process is underway.