Articles of the Day 6/1/16: Teaching Falsely and Deliberately
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– Demoting Jesus Christ, promoting Mary. ⇑
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Buried deep in Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s opening speech to the army’s top brass on Tuesday, one sentence may shed some light on what Israel’s security strategy may be like during his tenure.
“We don’t have the luxury of conducting drawn-out wars of attrition,” Liberman told the Israel Defense Forces’ General Staff on Tuesday.
One of the criticisms levied against the newly installed defense minister is his unpredictability, his propensity for jumping from position to position, with apparently little concern for consistency. That statement — benign as it may seem — may offer a glimpse into the Liberman defense doctrine.”
“Hamas officials promised Egypt two months ago they’d end cooperation with IS fighters in Sinai. But Gaza’s rulers have done nothing of the kind, and the repercussions could impact Israel.”
“A 19-year-old IDF soldier was stabbed in Tel Aviv’s Nahalat Yitzhak neighborhood. Magen David Adom staff quickly evacuated the soldier to Ichilov Hospital and he is in fair condition. Police forces that arrived at the scene successfully located the terror suspect, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident of the West Bank, and arrested him. He was then handed over to the Yiftach Area Police for questioning. The attack was motivated by nationalist ideologies.”
“Netanyahu offers to negotiate revisions to 2002 bid; new Defense Minister Liberman also sees ‘very positive elements’ to it.”
“78% of Israeli Jews favor extending Israeli sovereignty over Maale Adumim. Land of Israel Lobby to propose annexation bill this summer.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“The long-term goal is to carve out a greater Kurdistan from the crumbling caliphate and a disintegrating Iraq. The villages at Khazir are part of the disputed territories, areas claimed by both the KRG and the central government in Baghdad. The Kurds feel that these territories, which form a broad swathe of land straddling the Kurdish region from the Iranian to the Syrian border, are rightfully theirs, and were taken from them through resettlement and the redrawing of administrative borders under the Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein. Until this offensive, the villages at Khazir had formed part of the protective belt shielding ISIS from Peshmerga encroachment on Mosul.”
“Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians.”
“Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces aim to cut off key jihadist lifeline into Turkey – threatening response from Ankara.”
Irbil- Exposing regional plans of Iran, a Kurdish official revealed that the Iranian regime has launched its construction of the largest missile and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) base. The center is being established near Sayed Sadiq which belongs to the Sulaymaniyah Governorate located in the Iraqi Kurdistan.
The IRGC are considered Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard which is intended to protect the country’s Supreme Leader’s agenda, and answer to no one else but Iranian current spiritual Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The IRGC have reportedly announced their mission bent on protecting the religious borders of Iran even on foreign grounds.
The official further revealed that the number of IRGC commanders and officers frequently visiting the location and supervising the construction are being present on a daily basis. Quds Force division had deployed a large number of unit400 members who are assigned with monitoring and dealing with Iran-backed Kurdish forces to the area.
Not sure about this report. I have not seen it anywhere else and it seems a bit far fetched to me. Such a base would pose a greater threat to Israel given the proximity so there would be reduced warning time. Only 1,092km between Said Sadiq and Tel Aviv. Iran has missiles capable of 2,000km range. Base would certainly be a target for Israel and it does explain why during the Psalm 83 campaign the IDF takes over parts of Iraq. I am going to keep digging on this one. Update: Just a US denial so far.
“Q. How can I prove the sheep & goat judgment occurs at the 2nd coming and is not the same as the great white throne judgment?
A. You can prove the Sheep and Goat judgment happens just after the 2nd Coming by looking at the reference to its timing in Matt. 25:31, “When the Son of Man comes in all his glory …” Also, in Matt 25:34 He welcomes the “sheep” (surviving Tribulation believers) into the Millennial Kingdom. The Great White Throne judgment takes place at the end of the Millennium (Rev. 20:7) and is for unbelievers only (Rev. 20:11-12).”
“Q. Thank you for taking time to answer my question. I am gentile searching my Jewish roots. Recently I have attended a Messianic congregation with mainly gentiles.
At one of the Shabbats the subject of life after death came up. I was shocked to find that the majority believed the spirit stays in the grave. Any scripture I quoted they had an answer for it. The answer that shocked me most was that of Yeshua’s reply to the thief on the cross. Here are some of their replies as follows:” 1. There is no punctuation in Greek of the NT. The comma was placed by translators according to a source book and changed the meaning of “today you will be with me in paradise”. 2. Yeshua went to the grave and stayed three days and nights and that paradise didn’t mean heaven, but garden.3. The word for paradise was in the future.
Needless to say I was left reeling for it seems there was a response for all of the theology I was taught about life after death as related to the spirit. I honestly don’t know if this is a Messianic belief. I still believe the spirit goes somewhere to heaven or hell. Please help me get some understanding. I will greatly appreciate your response.
A. Having led a Messianic congregation for a time, I’ve come to the sad realization that there’s a fair amount of error being taught in the movement. Most of it involves some form of legalism. But this one is fairly common through out the Church.
The Greek word for paradise does mean garden and was meant to recall the Garden of Eden to mind. Before the cross, no one could enter Heaven because the perfect sacrifice had not yet been made. Both believers and unbelievers who died went to a place called “Sheol” in Hebrew and “Hades” in Greek. Both words mean “abode of the dead.” Sometimes these words are translated “grave” but that’s only accurate as far as the body is concerned. For the spirit, Sheol was a place of waiting divided into two sections with a wide gulf between them. One section was for the faithful and was called Paradise, or Abraham’s Bosom. It was a place of rest and comfort. It’s where both Jesus and one of the thieves went upon dying.”
“Q. I just read your fabulous article (The Best Reason To Study Prophecy) and you were talking about studying one hour a day to become an expert. My question to you is if you would please give an example as to how you began your study in prophecy, for example did you read a verse and then read bible commentaries on the verse or did you read a book other than the Bible? And how did you know that people you learned from were not false teachers? If you’re just a baby Christian how can you discern?
A. First of all every believer is given a certain amount of discernment if they just apply it. In John 16:13 Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would lead us to the truth. Also, I didn’t just trust my own interpretation. Nor did I only listen to one or two teachers. Here’s what I said in the article;
“Over the next several years I spent hours every day learning all I could about Bible Prophecy. In addition to studying the Bible, I read every view by nearly every respected scholar before forming my own opinion that the pre-trib, pre-millennial, dispensational view is the one most consistent with a strict literal, historical, grammatical interpretation of Scripture.”
So I read my Bible, I read every major view of end times prophecy as expressed by respected scholars, and I followed the guidance of the Holy Spirit. By the time I felt confident in my position I had consumed hundreds of books and recorded studies over a period of several years.”
“In the latest Pew Research Center survey, 41% of the Americans polled believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth in the next 40 years and 46% of those polled said that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will probably or definitely not happen. The poll suggests that 58% of evangelicals believe that Jesus will return by 2050 and respondents with no college education were 3 times as likely as those with a college degree to expect the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in the next 40 years.”
Strange, all these Americans allegedly believe Jesus Christ will return yet sinful lifestyles seem to rule the day. If they really believed why so much sinful corruption? Seems like it should say only 41% of Evangelicals believe in his return, that would seem to make more sense. I am not sure 41% of Americans even believe in God.
“Pope Francis, the Jesuit, now claims that mother mary is the source of our hope, and not Jesus Christ. The absolute blasphemy sustained in this statement should make every catholic repent and turn to the truth; The Bible, rather than the doctrine of lies, the catholic church. According to the catholic doctrine, Jesus Christ is third on the list of whom grants us hope. Mary, the mother church, and then Jesus Christ.
“Thus, this is “our hope: we are not orphans, we have mothers”: first of all Mary. And then the Church, who is Mother “when she follows the same path of Jesus and Mary: the path of obedience, the path of suffering, and when her approach is to constantly learn the way of the Lord”.
The blasphemy protruding out of the pope’s mouth should shake the catholic church and turn it towards that of life, which is obtained only through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and not through a church; but rather a personal relationship with The Messiah.
Scripture clearly references Jesus Christ as the hope of our lives, not the church. This statement means that the pope is either; lacking knowledge regarding scripture, or it’s a deliberate plan to build the synagog of satan.”
It seems like every time the Pope speaks he says something more disturbing then the last. The slow demotion of Jesus Christ and the slow promotion of false gods. Mary is not a god, the Church is not a god. The Pope is teaching falsely and deliberately. The Pope says these kinds of things then meets with Muslim leaders. Then says more terrible things, then meets with them again. Then says more and more. The end goal, I believe, is to demote Jesus Christ so much that Catholicism finally becomes Islam.
“One-third of Americans think the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement presents a legitimate strategy against Israel, while nearly two-thirds see it as anti-Semitic, a new poll found.”
33% is also the same percentage of Liberal Democrats in the US. Coincidence?
“I want to add to Jonathan Tobin’s excellent post about the Democratic Party’s move away from support for Israel, which is, in turn, a result of the party’s lurch to the Left.
As the New York Times puts it in its story, “A bitter divide over the Middle East could threaten Democratic Party unity as representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed to upend what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel.”
“There has been a seven-fold rise in the persecution of Christians in China since 2008, according to a report by a partner of UK-based Release International.
The report claims China is seeking ‘complete control over the nation’s churches’ with the aim of replacing ‘Christ as the head of the church with submission to the Communist Party’. To that end, China has increased its crackdown on Christians and churches, especially house churches.”