God made with Abraham in Genesis 12: 2-3 "And I will make of thee a
great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name
great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless
them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
Simply put, it's the descendants of Issac that are
blessed. Israel, Britain and America are the fulfillment
of the blessing.
Others say the Old Medeo-Persian Empire,
(Geographically known as Iran, Iraq, Egypt,
Syria, North Korea, Turkey) dates back to Cain.
From this empire came Babylon, and is biblically
known as the "Seat of Satan." It's from Babylon
all the idol worshiping, false religions and
false gods sprang. It's from this area
Antichrist will come. (It's from this pagan
Babylonian religion Catholicism finds its roots
If one or both of these explanations are true,
surely it's not hard to understand why
President Bush named the region an "Evil Empire"
and the "Axis Of Evil" There is no other place
on earth that is as biblically ascribed as a
demonic hot-bed. It should not be wondered why
Iran's leadership should hate Israel and
America. It should be expected.
As for me, I hold
the truth Jesus Christ died for ALL mankind. He
paid the ransom to set us all free. There are no
geographical lines that fall outside that fact.
I believe it's best to treat every human as
though each is God's child. I'm happy to let God
sort out who He wants to join His family. Peace
Iran's President call for Israel to be wiped off the
map? Why does he call America "The Great White Satan?"
Could the answer be in his very genes?
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Muslim Prophet, the
Islamic Religion and
the very land itself are products of a long ago promise
to Abraham pronounced by God in the Old Testament of the
are descendants of Abraham, but, their ancestry is
connected with Abraham's son Ishmael. Ishmael was not
the product of Abraham's wife Sarah, but mothered by an
Egyptian slave named Hagar. (Sarah's handmaid) Why is
this significant? Because God promised Abraham
that Sarah would bear him a child, and THAT child,
(Genesis 17:19 And God said, "Sarah thy wife shall
bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name
Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an
everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.")
would be heir to the covenant
Within these guidelines the Council vetoes
candidates who are deemed unacceptable. The
approval process is considered to be a check on
the president's power, and usually amounts to a
small number of candidates being approved. In
the 1997 election, for example, only four out of
238 presidential candidates were approved by the
council. Western observers have routinely
criticized the approvals process as a way for
the Council and Supreme Leader to ensure that
only conservative and like-minded Islamic
fundamentalists can win office. However, the
council rejects the criticism, citing approval
of reformists in previous elections. The council
rejects most of the candidates stating that they
are not "a well-known political figure", a
requirement by the current law.
The President must be elected with a simple
majority of the popular vote. A runoff election
may be required to achieve this. The President
serves for a term of four years and is eligible
for a second term.
According to the Iranian constitution, when the
President dies or is impeached, a special
provisional Presidential Council temporarily
rules in his place until an election can be
The President automatically becomes the Head of
Council of Cultural Revolution and the Head of
Council of National Security.
President of Iran is the highest popularly elected
official in the Islamic Republic of Iran, second only to
the Supreme Leader. According to the constitution of the
Islamic Republic of Iran the president is responsible
for the "functions of the executive", such as signing
treaties, agreements etc. with other countries and
international organizations; the national planning and
budget and state employment affairs; appointing
ministers, governors, and ambassadors subject to the
approval of the parliament.
Unlike many other countries, in Iran the president does
not have full control over foreign policy, the armed
forces, or the nuclear policy of the Iranian state,
which are under the control of the Supreme Leader.
The President is elected for a four-year term by the
direct vote of the people and may not serve for more
than two consecutive terms. The election on August 3,
2005 resulted in a victory for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The
election on June 12, 2009 was a victory for Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, the incumbent candidate, although this is
greatly disputed by supporters of rival candidates.
Qualifications and election
The President of Iran is elected for a four year
term in a national election by universal adult
suffrage for everyone of at least 18 years of
age. Candidates for the presidency must be
approved by the 12-member Council of Guardians.
Half of the Council's members are appointed by
the Supreme Leader and are intended to preserve
the values of the Islamic Republic.
According to the constitution of Iran candidates
for the presidency must possess the following
* Iranian origin;
* Iranian nationality;
* administrative capacity and resourcefulness;
* a good past record;
* trustworthiness and piety; and
* convinced belief in the fundamental principles
of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the official
madhhab of the country.
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