46. For those who are tempted to apologize for the British Empire, as many will be inclined to do, we ask that you answer the challenge put forward in this book to explain the Slave Trade, Colonial Rule in the Empire, the Policy toward dark peoples, the slaughter of the Dutch Farmers their wives and families in the Boar War, the slaughter of forty eight thousand of the Dervish Forces after the siege of Khartoum. They need to explain the betrayal of the Jews, and the return to the land of Palestine.
Then they might like to give a reasonable answer to all the words of Nahum’s prophecy as they apply to whoever they claim the words relate to so we can understand the point of the protest and defense.
You were probable irritated by the way the history did not follow the chronological order of events. This is because we mentioned them as they related to what Nahum was saying at the time. It could have been better organized but we got the drift and that is all we need to accept we are dealing with something we cannot ignore.
What we are compelled to accept is God is alive and involved in what is happening in our world. You can say: God has no right to interfere with our world, especially not to help the Jews make their way in it. There is not a lot of goodwill toward the Jews. It is called Anti-semitism and is alive and well today as it was in World War two. People blame the Jews for the death of Messiah as if they would handle the matter differently. They would not handle it differently, because we all have our own agenda and Jesus upset theirs, but that is the subject of another book at another time.
You may not have noticed but the sub-headings in each chapter follow the verses Nahum wrote, and all you need to do to remind yourself of the issues is read these again and all the proof jumps out of the page. What it means is this is one little book of three chapters in the midst of sixty six books God wrote for your information and consumption. These other books are as interesting and informative as this one and deserve to be read and understood as well. In fact, this book of Nahum was intended for this generation, because prophecy cannot be understood until after the events. The force of the prophecy is in the detail, and this detail does not emerge until the event is history.
Another question worth asking is: if this little book has so much information for this generation how much important information are we missing out on from the larger books. The answer is: you are missing out on a great deal of helpful information, so much valuable information that you ought to be ashamed.
Another group of people who ought to be comforted by Nahum’s message is the Jewish Nation. If God expanded the British Empire to make the return possible, and shrunk the Turkish Empire to allow the British to do it, then reduced the British Empire to an Island home because they failed to do what he wanted, then the Jewish return is an important event and God cares about Israel. We say they ought to be grateful, but there is no sign of that. When they realize what God has done for them they will respond as they should, but that is some time away.
And then there is the generation that has all the advantages of knowing and could not care less because they do not care about anything much, we can only hope some of it gets through.