Articles of the Day 10/23/14: May God Avenge Her
“Terror returns to Jerusalem: A 3-month-old baby girl was killed and seven other people were wounded Wednesday evening when a Palestinian plowed his car into a crowd of people waiting at the Ammunition Hill station of Jerusalem’s Light Rail.”
These types of attacks are the result of incitement by Mahmoud Abbas and the PA government which annually receives millions of dollars in aide from the world. Congratulation world you are supporting baby killers. May God avenge her.
“Abdelrahman Shaludeh, who murdered a three-month-old girl in last night’s attack, glorified and portrayed as victim in PA official’s post.”
“The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel, a senior diplomatic official said Wednesday in response to reports that the EU is interested in negotiating with Israel over its redlines in the West Bank.”
“UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel’s recent offensive in Gaza.”
Persecution of Israel. Notice there is no investigation into why Hamas arms were stored and fired from UN facilities.
“Only one conclusion can be reached by this clear-headed Arab diplomat: “The Nakba has been transformed from a humanitarian disaster to a political offensive.” Most of those involved, either directly or indirectly, care far less about the actual welfare of the Palestinian Arabs than they do about demonizing and destroying Israel, he reasoned.”
“A day after deadly terror attack, the capital’s light rail also targeted, with no end in sight for violence; police vow ‘zero tolerance’”
“Ever since Abu Hadir’s murder three months ago tension been rising tension in the capital, reaching its climax yesterday with the car attack.”
Palestinians do not desire peace. They desire ALL of the Israeli lands and the end of Jewish existence.
“ARBIL – Syrian Kurdish factions have signed a deal to share power and set their rivalries aside to capitalize on growing international support for their fight against Islamic State militants.The agreement was reached late on Wednesday after nine days of talks and coincided with a decision by Iraqi Kurdistan to send its own peshmerga forces to relieve fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, under attack by Islamic State (IS).”
“The IS militants originally attacked the area around Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, in August. A renewed assault began at dawn on Monday.”
“RIGA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he had been informed that agreement was reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to pass through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants.”
“Q. You say that there is only one rapture, but Rev. 7:9 seems to indicate an additional rapture at approx. pre-wrath. And for a long time I’ve been saying there are multiple biblical raptures which includes OT prophets, Jesus, the Church, newly saved tribbers, two witnesses, the 144000, and finally everybody for the White Throne Judgement. Can you clear this up for me?
A. There is only one rapture mentioned in the Bible and it involves only one generation of the Church. 1 Thes. 4:16-17 and 1 Cor. 15:51-53 describe living believers in Jesus being instantaneously changed from mortal to immortal without experiencing death and being taken directly to “my Father’s house” (John 14:2-3). This cannot be said of any other group you listed. They will all be resurrected, having experienced death first.
Enoch and Elijah are said to be Old Testament models of the rapture, but there’s a question as to whether they went into the presence of God, because before Jesus was crucified for our sins no one went directly to be with the Lord. The spirits of believers who died went to a place of comfort to await His resurrection. Speaking of Enoch, Genesis 5:24 only says Enoch was no more because God took him away. And as for Elijah, the Hebrew word translated heaven in 2 Kings 2:1 is a plural word that actually means “the heavens” and can also mean “sky” and “atmosphere” as it does in Genesis 1:1.”
“Q. My daughter and I were discussing two statements in the Bible, one about “the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” in Luke 21:24 and the other one is Romans 11:25, “when the fullness of the Gentiles be come in”. That that means there is ONE person who will be the final Gentile to be saved, and I believe this means before the rapture. If so, then it would appear that NO Gentile will be saved during the tribulation. If that is the case, are all the tribulation saints that are killed Jewish? Does that mean any Christians in name only who will be left behind at the rapture would not have any possibility of getting saved during the tribulation as possibly indicated by 2 Thess. 2:11-12?
A. I believe that Romans 11:25 indicates that the Church will have a predetermined number of members and when that number is reached we’ll all disappear. That means that there’s a last one saved before the Rapture. But that person won’t be the last one to ever be saved.
2 Thes. 2:11-12 refers to those who have heard and rejected the Gospel before the anti-Christ is revealed. It doesn’t apply to any who are undecided when the Church disappears or who haven’t heard the Gospel.
So there will still be lots, perhaps millions, of gentiles saved during the Tribulation, they just won’t be in the Church and will miss out on many blessings only the Church can receive. Some will be martyred for their faith and others will survive to help re-populate the planet during the Millennium. Getting saved before the rapture is a much better deal.”
“Q. Let’s say a man gets saved after the rapture. For whatever reason, he accepts the mark of the beast. Will that man still be saved?
A. According to Rev. 14:9-12 everyone who worships the beast and his image or receives the mark of his name will be lost. Rev. 14:13 indicates that believers will be expected to die rather than do any of those things. This is one of the passages that tell us Eternal Security will not be given to tribulation believers. Rev. 16:15 is another. David’s prayer in Pslam 51:11 that the Lord not cast him away or take the Holy Spirit from him (like He had with Saul in 1 Sam. 16:14) tells us no one from the Old Testament received eternal security either. It’s a blessing given only to the Church.”
“Q. In Romans 12:3, it speaks of “the measure of Faith” God has given us. My question is: do we all get the same “measure” of Faith, or are some of us given a bigger or smaller measure? Some of us are called to serve in areas where I would think they would need a very large measure of Faith.
A. We are all gifted with the faith to believe (Ephes 2:8-9) when we ask the Lord to save us. Then we’re instructed to make that faith grow, through the study of God’s word (Romans 10:17) and through living by faith not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). Doing these things will increase our faith.
Paul used the phrase “measure of faith” within the context of introducing different gifts the Lord has given us through which our faith can manifest itself (Romans 12:3-5). Therefore, I think the phrase “measure of faith” refers to these special gifts that God has “measured out” to each of us, rather than implying that we may have been given a different amount of faith than someone else.
Paul described these gifts in Romans 12:6-8;
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”