Vol: 22 Issue: 31 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Impossible Book
Imagine, for a second, that a collection of several dozen books about the cultural, religious and historical heritage of a historical people began to be composed around the fifth century AD.
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May 31, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
Grace, freely. The notion of God’s grace supplying salvation through faith is accused by some of being unfair. What about the primitive tribes in Africa and South America? What about the people who haven’t heard? Well… what about the promises of God? Like Jeremiah 29:13, for example; "you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart".
May 30, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
As the beloved, late Jack Kelley was often fond of saying, “I think people should get raptured according to their eschatological view”. Seems only fitting after all…at least the ‘post-toasties’ who think they can weather the storm of the 70th Week with an underground bunker and some survival gear can get their money’s worth. But I fear my prayers for eschatological-justice will most likely proceed no higher than my ceiling. And much to their chagrin, all these vehemently anti-Pre-Trib Christian’s are just going to have to settle for being Raptured prior to the start of the Tribulation, whether they like it or not.
God's Unfinished Business
May 27, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
How do some Christians see Zionism? In fact most don't see any biblical warrant to recognize a Jewish state. Even where some Christians don't have any particular animosity against modern secular Israel, they deny any biblical mandate for its existence.
The Days of Lawlessness
May 26, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV
Living on a Prayer
May 23, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Hello, my name is anonymous. No, not that Anonymous (i.e…anarchist group), but just the ordinary, everyday, average person primarily residing in ‘fly-over’ country. I’m not special according to the world’s standard. I’m mostly invisible to the movers and shakers of the great here and now, except unless if I were to commit some egregious, news-worthy crime. Otherwise, I’m just a number, a statistic, or a percentage point on some survey…according to the world’s standard of worthiness. Feeling marginalized yet? If not, keep reading.
A Social Engineering Experiment
May 20, 2016 - Perspective on the News
Brendan (not his real name) seemed a personable fellow when I met him. He was a quietly spoken man in his sixties, with slightly longer hair than usual for men. We spent twenty minutes together staring at his laptop. He was showcasing state-of the-artanalytical software he thought might be useful to me. This was over ten years ago.
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Revelation
May 19, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
“Earthquakes have been used distinctively by God to highlight some of the most important events of the Bible. The three main purposes for biblical earthquakes are judgment, deliverance, and communication. The lesson is obvious—God does not do anything really big without emphasizing it with an earthquake! In our fast-paced, man-centered, technology-based society of the twenty-first century, God would have us pause and consider His sovereign nature and the program He has been accomplishing in the world.” Steven A. Austin, PhD
Gadding About Town
May 17, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
A dialogue currently posted on “Yahoo answers” could be viewed as is the poster child for ignorant dismissal of Israel’s right to their ancestral territory. The question posted was “why is there no evidence for an ancient kingdom of Israel?” The “Best Answer”? “Because it is as mythological as the Anglo-Saxon legend of King Arthur and his empire."
The Chimera Complex
May 16, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Daniel 7:7
Everybody Loves Iran
May 13, 2016 - Terror - Islam
Either everybody loves Iran, or they're fibbing. Anyway, that's the impression I often come away with after reading various opinion columns and Iranian apologists. I'd like to hasten to add that I'm not talking about Lonely Planet far-away Iranian destinations here. Nor am I talking about the Iranian population.
The Jesus Permit
May 12, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
When I went to college in 1965, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, I was amazed at the freedom. In high school if you cut class, you got in trouble. In college if you didn’t go to class, the professor could not care less. They just gave you an F.
Redemption, Right on Time
May 10, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
Israel celebrates its 68th birthday Saturday, still holding on despite the fact that the vast majority of the world believes they have no right to exist--including a whole lot of people who call themselves Christians. Despite the fact that more than 150 verses promised that God would restore His people to their land. And some of the verses told us exactly when.
Signs of the End: 5 of 5
The Second Coming
May 09, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
The final event in which Gods interjects directly into the affairs of fallen man, is what we know as the Second Coming. The reason we call it the Second Coming is that this will be the second time Christ physically returns to the earth. This is opposed to the Rapture of the Church, where we believers are physically caught up to meet Christ in the air and go back with Him to the Father’s house for a period of time. No, when Christ comes at the Second Coming, there will be no mistaking it for He will return and the whole of creation will serve as a witness. The sky will split open, and the armies of heaven will follow Him, making the grandest procession a king had or will ever make.
The Jerusalem Post
US army may use soon Israeli-designed ‘suicide drones’
Tue, 31 May 2016 23:15:23 GMT
Israeli and American companies offer US military new loitering munitions.
Shared entrance to Western Wall brings haredi, progressive clash
Tue, 31 May 2016 23:46:04 GMT
According to the plan, the pluralist prayer area would be accessible from inside the main Western Wall complex.
Senior party leader to ‘Post’: Clinton will ensure Democratic party platform supports Israel
Tue, 31 May 2016 19:54:14 GMT
Fight might erupt at convention over language regarding Israel and Palestinians.
Clinton says her campaign talking to Sanders camp about unifying Democrats
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:16:24 GMT
"I will certainly do everything I can to unify the Democratic Party," Clinton said.
Trump, Kristol trade barbs in 'Post' interview with 'Weekly Standard' editor
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:42:10 GMT
As Kristol spoke to The Jerusalem Post, Trump held a press conference in which he denigrated the Weekly Standard efforts.
Former Mossad chief: Netanyahu is a fear monger, administration will soon come to an end
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:10:20 GMT
Halevy served as head of Mossad for three different prime ministers, including Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu.
European Parliament lawmaker from Britain calls Israelis ‘a rash’Updated: 5/31/2016 8:24:36 PM
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:08:49 GMT
EJC President Moshe Kantor on Monday called on European Parliament President Martin Schulz to take disciplinary action against her.