Destroying Iran. Follow Up

Q. Re: Destroying Iran? It seems that Israel could very well strike and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities without destroying their capability to wage war with conventional weapons. Wouldn’t an attack by Israel be likely to bring on the attack of Ezekiel 38 rather that thwart it?

A. First, the question to which you’re referring was about Israel destroying Iran, not just their nuclear facilities. But in Ezekiel 38:11, the prophet has Gog of Magog saying, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people–all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.”

This means at the time of the attack, Israel will be enjoying a time of peace, not expecting an enemy attack, and will be taken by surprise. I don’t think that Israel attacking Iran would create that kind of environment for them. Unless they completely destroy Iran’s war making capabilities, I think they would be expecting some form of retaliation.

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