My only obligation would be to inform Iraqis, as I may be able, about Christ and salvation so as to help them know the truth that they may be set free. God will judge.
Historically, Calvinists have never believed in the separation of church and state, not even, during the great Puritan era of the Commonwealth.
John Calvin wrote:Iraq should sponsor Calvinism.Sola Calvinism!!!!!Rahhhhhhhhhhh!
Indeed, may love and righteousness and all of God's will be done in Iraq and in every land. Even so, come LORD Jesus Christ.
and some interesting commentary,
In the Holy Scriptures, He is called the Governor of the Nations (Psalms 22:28). He is also called King of Kings (1Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14, 19:16).
We must keep in mind that most of the muslims in Iraq are no more muslim than the "christians" of America. It is basically an ethnicity. It just so happens that those "ethnic muslims" are much much more moral and modest than our "ethnic christians" so they appear to be very religeous.
I do not think the rest of the world would stand for an Iraq without sponsored Islam. However, as a Baptist I am personally opposed to an established religion - the marriage of government and religion but if that established religion had a good degree of tolorance, like Iraq had before, I would not rail against it either. I gues I would not like it but I could tolorate it.
This note is only to the people that believe that the Holy Bible is actually the inspired Word of God and if you do believe, then read Genesis 16. You can see how his name was modified to say Islam.
I have admired the Swiss for preserving their liberties against the Burgundians, Hapsburgs, and Bourbons, and retaining its medieval federalism versus autocracy that so many other European states adopted. But as always, Europe is hankering after imperialism, bureaucratic rather than autocratic, and the Swiss are buying it this time, apparently.
I am surprised to hear Swiss Catholics are so militant today. That's just how Zwingli died, at the hands of the Catholic cantons.
I forgot to add that Calvin was not even awarded Genevan citizenship until before he died, so he hardly had the authority to execute anyone, although he did participate as a witness for the prosecution (excerpts from Servetus's writings, that's all).