Vol: 164 Issue: 27 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
One of the most controversial (and least understood) points of doctrine apart from eternal security or a pre-trib Rapture is the doctrine of predestination.
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May 26, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
The details of Jesus’ return to rescue His chosen people (unlike those of His return for the church) are given in detail. When? After the tribulation. How? The angels told us; in the same way he went up to heaven (Acts 1:11). Where? According to most Christians, the Mount of Olives. But most Christians are wrong.
Sleeping With Fishes
May 25, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
I woke up this morning and started reading through the book of Romans and surprisingly, some things popped out at me that I hadn’t considered before. The first of which, is that Paul, a former Pharisee (and a well learned one at that), was writing WAY over the heads of his readers. Keep in mind who his physical audience was, first century Gentiles. Now, was that Paul or was that the Holy Spirit speaking? It was the Holy Spirit speaking through Paul to convey the heart of God to man.
Peaceful Meddling With Israel
May 22, 2015 - Israel - Middle East
Did he or didn't he say it? There's been a media kerfuffle about what Pope Francis did or didn't say about Mahmoud Abbas. Did the pope really call him an angel of peace or did he admonish him to be the angel of peace? Or was it both?
May 21, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
I was raised a Presbyterian, Christened in 1957 as a 5th grader in High Point, North Carolina. Maybe it was because I was little, but the High Point First Presbyterian Church seemed huge and beautiful. I loved Sunday school but hated going to church and listen to the preacher talk about a lot of stuff that I didn’t understand and had no interest in understanding.
May 19, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
Today’s scratch-your-head scripture: Revelation 13:15, which declares that the second beast will have, “power to give life unto the image of the beast” to both speak AND cause to be killed all who refuse to worship said beast. Make an image come alive? What the heck does that mean? Maybe something a little like Juliano Pinto.
Where is the Promise of His Coming?
May 18, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe." John 14:29
Appeasing the Religion of Peace
May 15, 2015 - Terror - Islam
Whatever you do, do not insult the religion of peace or you will suffer the consequences. If its radical defenders don't try to kill you for the offense, the hand-wringing, Islamophobia watch people will track you down and chastise you back into your intolerant hating shell.
The Fear of Dying
May 14, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
In 1973 a book was authored and then published by Erica Jong, Fear of Flying and the attempts of a woman to handle her fears. It was a best seller, and apparently many suffer the same phobia.
May 13, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
“And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.” Genesis 19:24-15
The Jerusalem Post
President Rivlin: I do not object to Israeli negotiations with Hamas
Israel and world must cooperate in effort to rehabilitate Gaza, president says.
JPost News: May 27, 2015
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Court sentences man to 6 months community service for stealing from the dead
Yehuda Peretz admitted to stealing items from dead persons.
Gaza deters Israel, not the other way around, Haniyeh says
"If there won't be quiet in Israel, Gaza will pay a very heavy price," Ya'alon warns.
Israel demolishes illegally built Arab home in east Jerusalem neighborhood
Despite the emotionally-charged atmosphere in Silwan, police said no violence took place.
'Gazans are not psychologically prepared for a new war with Israel'
Palestinians in Gaza told the Ma’an news agency on Wednesday that they were gripped by “a state of tension and anxiety” as “the specter of war hangs in the air.”
Blair steps down after 8 years as Quartet envoyUpdated: 5/27/2015 12:24:02 PM
Former British PM will now, in an informal capacity, try to strengthen relations between Israel and Arab world as way to underpin peace process.