Articles of the Day 11/3/14: Fearing Jewish Prayer
“Injured activist said in July that Muslim authorities are fully aware he secretly worships at sensitive site.”
“Arab League’s deputy chief calls for international, Arab pressure to ensure Jews remain unable to pray at their holiest site.”
For whatever reason, Arab threats seem to work on the current Israeli government so they will keep coming. The fact is, if Israel decided to exercise sovereignty over the Temple Mount there is little Arab states could do about it except for supporting terror, which they are already doing.
“Facebook graphic says: ‘Your actions are liable to drag the entire region into war. The Al Aqsa mosque is for Muslims only.'”
Muslims know threats, violence, and intimidation works. Muslims fear Jewish prayer. What is there to be afraid of?
“The sister of senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk is being treated in an Israeli hospital, it was revealed Monday.”
It seems to me that if Hamas didn’t already have all these luxuries they might be more cooperative during negotiations for ceasefires.
“Egypt’s crackdown in Sinai once again exposes the double standards of the international community toward the war on terrorism. While it is fine for Egypt to demolish hundreds of houses and forcibly transfer thousands of people in the name of the war on terrorism, Israel is not allowed to fire back at those who launch rockets and missiles at its civilians.”
“Following the escalation in Jerusalem, Israel’s prime minister discreetly traveled to Amman to meet with the leader of Jordan, reported a newspaper in Kuwait. It was also reported that Netanyahu proposed new arrangements regarding the entry of tourists to the Muslim holy compound.”
“Despite pledges of protection from Israeli brethren, military sends clear message to residents of pro-Assad village of Hader.”
Highly unusual for the IDF to threaten a specific town. Most of the time the state is addressed if there is an issue but because Assad has little influence anymore this type of action will become more common place.
“A leading international expert on the psychological struggles facing children living in conflict and war zones recently visited southern Israel and concluded that Israeli children residing within range of the Gaza Strip face an unhealthy upbringing.”
“Riva Schertzman says she’s lucky to be alive after she was ambushed by an Arab mob near Betar; ‘I just covered my head and drove.'”
“Eshkol Regional head says rocket Friday is sign of coming rockets on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as effects of operation slip away.”
“After five days of insurgent in-fighting, the Islamist faction Jabhat al-Nusra has defeated the Syrian Revolutionary Front, pushing it out of its main positions in Idlib Province in northwest Syria. Jabhat al-Nusra, joined by factions such as Jund al-Aqsa advanced through the Jabal al-Zawiya region, and the SRF and its leader Jamal Maarouf withdrew from its headquarters in the village of Deir Sonbol. Jabhat al-Nusra then announced a new ceasefire with the SRF, calling on it to appear before a Sharia court — led by the Saudi cleric Shaykh Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini and dominated by the Islamist faction — to resolve disputes. It also said prisoners on both sides should be exchanged.”
“Kurdish forces continue to fend off jihadi advance, as US airstrikes continue despite fears they are aiding the regime.”
Syria-Iraq battles turning into a meat grinder for young naive Western Muslims.
“BEIRUT — Hezbollah has won grudging respect, even from some foes, for its tenacious guerrilla campaigns against Israel. But now Lebanon’s most powerful military organization is losing its aura of invincibility. Tactics that the Shiite group has used against Israeli soldiers are being inflicted on its own forces by militants from the Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, which have carved out footholds in Lebanon along the porous Syria border.”
This makes Hezbollah more dangerous not less. A cornered fox will bite.
“As its death toll mounts, the Shi’ite group deploys along the Lebanon-Syrian border to prevent entry of Sunni fighters; has little time to focus on Israel.”
Hezbollah has already provoked Israel on several occasions which would seem to contradict this ‘no focus’ theory.
“Sides are headed to ‘bad agreement’ that allows for more enrichment, unnamed senior source says.”
The US intends to get a deal no matter how awful that deal is. The problem is a bad deal will likely lead to war. Munich anyone?
“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” the pope said. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
This Pope is doing a good job of confusing Christians. What is a Catholic Christian to think when the Pope states ‘God is not a divine being’? What are Christians to think when the Pope embraces world friendly anti-biblical doctrines like homosexuality and evolution? The Pope is a blind guide leading many astray. Beware of his teachings.
“Q. I have listened to all your messages and read your articles on the rapture. The Holy Spirit has led you to do a great job of studying the scriptures and coming up with your reasoning on the rapture coming at pre tribulation. You left no doubt in my mind as to agreeing with you fully, until I was listening to a pastor who was being interviewed about the rapture. His point of view was that he didn’t believe in any rapture of the church, and that even the scriptures don’t come right out and mention the word rapture in them. I even looked up rapture in the bible dictionaries, and the word rapture is not listed. The pastor being interviewed did not convince me to change my mind, but I was just wondering why God left such a grey area when writing about his church being raptured resulting in different interpretations?
A. The exact timing of the Rapture of the Church is part of God’s secret wisdom. It will happen when the Church has reached its full number of members rather than on a specific date (Romans 11:25). No one but God knows what that number is, so it’s impossible for any man to know the exact day of its arrival in advance. However we have been told of the rapture’s existence, and that it will precede the end times judgments (Romans 5:9, 1 Cor. 15:51-53, 1 Thes. 1:10, 1 Thes. 5:9, 1 Thes. 4:16-17, Rev 3:10).
Any one who teaches that the word Rapture doesn’t appear in the Scriptures is counting on our ignorance. He hopes we don’t know that the word “rapture” is of Latin origin, whereas the New Testament was written in Greek. The Greek word that describes the rapture is “harpazo” It’s found in 1 Thes. 4:17 where it’s translated “caught up.” If you were to take the Latin version of 1 Thes. 4:17 and translate it into English, you would see the word “rapture” there. That’s because “caught up” and “rapture” are equivalent terms.”
“Q. I’ve noticed that you believe the people of the world will be in a brief period of peace and safety when suddenly destruction will befall them. I was wondering if the people might actually be crying “peace and safety” because they want peace and safety? It seems to me that the world is willing to sacrifice it’s freedoms for a little peace and safety right now. Could this be a viable way to interpret that verse?
A. 1 Thes. 5:3 says, While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. The Greek word translated “saying” means “pointing out” or “affirming.” It’s not something that they hope will come. It’s something they believe has already come. I think this will be the attitude of people at the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week, just after the covenant with Israel has been confirmed.”
“In doing so they demonstrated four tools for us to apply when facing a faith-testing situation. We’ll call them the Four Factors of Faith.
1.They knew God’s will and understood His ways.
2.Their leap of faith was based on sound reasoning.
3.They asked His help early and often.
4.They trusted Him for a successful conclusion.”