Articles of the Day 7/15/15: Sit Down and Shut Up
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.“—Isaiah 46:9-10
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Veteran activist Yehuda Glick leads hundreds in Jerusalem protest, says Temple Mount campaign a struggle for human rights.”
“In July 2014, while Israel was attacking terror sites in Gaza, news reports encouraged children to play outdoors.
This report from Jafra pretends to be documenting Gaza kids defiantly playing while bombs explode nearby, as if this was their own idea. In fact the message being given was to encourage children to put themselves in danger, and to frame it to parents as somehow heroic.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Just before his visit, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond claimed: “Israel is interested in a perpetual duel. They would not want any agreement.”
Now the world will tell Israel to sit down and shut up.
“Israel has the most to gain if the Iranian nuclear issue is peacefully resolved. But this deal does not resolve the issue. It makes things much worse, increasing the chances of conventional war with Iran and its terror proxies today and dramatically increasing the chances of a nuclear-armed Iran and a nuclearized Middle East tomorrow.”
“Analysis: The Vienna agreement does delay Iran’s construction of a bomb by a year or more, but if Iran chooses to violate the deal, it could get the bomb within a few weeks; Israel must prepare for a potential pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and on Hezbollah.”
After months and months of negotiations that is it? Delay by a year that is it? Wow, we all knew it would be bad but I was hoping not that bad. Part of God’s plan. Expect a regional war involving Israel and Iran sometime in that time frame. Perhaps just before Obama leaves office.
“BAGHDAD — The Obama administration expects the Iran nuclear deal announced Tuesday to usher in an era of enhanced security in the Middle East. But some Arab nations are worried that it may do the opposite: allow Iran to fund proxy wars and extend its regional influence.”
“The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced the general policies of the Sixth Development Plan to the Iranian president on June 30. All the major policies of the country are managed according to these development plans, which are published every five years. In the Sixth Plan, the section about strengthening Iran’s defense and security stands out as noteworthy.”
“Yemeni forces recaptured Aden’s international airport and some city districts from Iran-backed Houthi militia fighters Tuesday, in a sudden advance after months of stalemate, the exiled government said. Yemenis on social media reported celebrations in cities across the country’s south, where refugees from Aden have fled, and in other areas where local fighters are still battling the Houthis and army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.Houthi-run Maseera television reported that the Houthis had chosen to quit the city after “cleansing it of al Qaeda and Islamic State” in an apparent admission of the militia’s retreat.”
“Q. I’ve never observed 1 John 3:2 before in the context of the Rapture. “When He appears, we shall be like Him…” Sounds to me just like the translation of living believers in 1 Thess 4 and 1 Cor 15. Those who see Him at His 2nd Coming will certainly behold Him as He is–but, will not be translated into His likeness. Your thoughts ?
One more question, please ! Do you equate the ISIS buildup as prelude to the imminence of the Psalm 83 battle?
A. In full, 1 John 3:2 reads as follows;
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
I agree that John had to be talking about the resurrection / rapture here because as you say when He returns to Earth the people alive at the time will see Him as He is but they will not be like Him.
When we meet Jesus in the clouds we will have been instantaneously changed from mortal to immortal and conformed to His likeness (Romans 8:29).
More and more, it’s looking to me like the goal of ISIS is to surround Israel and attack from all sides. Very similar to the plan outlined in Psalm 83 where it’s the nations who share a border with Israel who are involved.”
“Q. I believe in the pretrib rapture but I was wondering, would it be possible that if the rapture is not pretrib, and fundamental believers are disappointed by being in the trib, that they will apostasize and that is the great falling away? I hope I am being just a worry wort and too sensitive to the bad things that are happening. Is this even a valid theory? has anyone else raised this question?
A. This is not a valid theory but a lot of people raise the question. The reason it’s not valid has nothing to do with the timing of the rapture. It has to do with the fact that a born again Christian cannot fall away for any reason. There are dozens of verses in the New Testament that establish this fact beyond any doubt. You can browse OSAS on the site(Jack’s site) to confirm this, or download our free ebook, OSAS Anthology.
Based on my studies, I’m convinced that the only rapture position consistent with a literal understanding of the Bible is the pre-trib position. All the others require some degree of reinterpreting either the context or the actual meaning of various verses. Read Defending The Pre-Trib Rapture to see what I mean.”
“Let’s just get down to the bottom line right here at the start. The answer is, “Absolutely not!”
Increasingly, in the name of tolerance, I am hearing people, even Christian pastors, say, “All three of the world’s great religions are monotheistic. And since they all believe there is only one God, then they must all worship the same God.” It sounds so logical, but it is completely untrue.”
“It purportedly shows a Planned Parenthood executive sipping a glass of wine in a Los Angeles restaurant while casually explaining how they sell body parts from aborted babies.
The undercover video was filmed in July 2014 by the Center for Medical Progress, an advocacy group that reports on medical ethics. They dispatched two actors posing as representatives of a human biologics company to a business lunch with Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services.
“Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs,” she told the undercover buyers. “Some people want lower extremities, too, which, that’s simple. That’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess if they want muscle.”
To which one of the fake buyer’s replied, “Yeah – a dime a dozen.”
“I’d say a lot of people want liver,” Nucatola said. “And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”
She went on to describe how they are able to acquire other organs without “crushing” them.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Understand this – she is talking about an unborn baby, folks.”
I am so shocked and disgusted by this I can barley type. It makes me sick to think that at one time in my life I felt I had no right to judge abortion. Clearly, I was mistaken and pathetically wrong. The world has made a business out of killing babies and now we learn they are harvesting organs like they were parts of a car. People, this screams, no begs, God for judgement upon us. This is wrong, disgusting, appalling, and we so deserve the judgement coming. Repent! For that is all we can do now.
“The Constitution’s 1st Amendment protections for free speech apply only to “institutions of faith” and not individual Americans, according to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). Baldwin, the nation’s first openly lesbian member of the U.S. Senate, offered that bit of liberal logic during a recent discussion with MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki about the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage.”
Here we go as unbelievers begin chipping away at religious freedom more and more boldly. How should we respond? By proclaiming the truth of Jesus Christ more boldly!