Articles of the Day 6/8/16: The Great Apostasy
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– ⇔
Northern border tension– Hezbollah fighters manning guard towers in Lebanon. Israelis shoring up defensive fortifications. Reports IAF bombed a Syrian Military facility. ⇑⇑
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“PA head exposed claiming ‘Palestinians invented an alphabet here 6,000 years ago’ – as his adviser claims 5,000 years of ‘history.'”
“The name “Palestine” comes from the artificial appellation associated with the Philistines, not from a chimerical Palestinian-Arab people that did not exist. Arab conquests that expanded the borders of Islam would not begin until the seventh century.”
“Israeli Air Force planes on Tuesday night bombed a Syrian military base where ammunition intended for Hizballah was being stored, Arab sources said. According to the reports, a huge explosion shook the area of Qutayfah north of Damascus where the Syrian 19th Brigade is based, and a large mushroom cloud covered the sky as a result of a series of secondary explosions.”
“Hizballah fighters were seen manning guard towers across from Israel’s northern border when Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, IDF Chief of Staff Gady Eisenkot, Northern Command head Aviv Kochavi and other senior officers visited the area on Tuesday. At least two Hizballah fighters were seen photographing the delegation’s visit from just several meters from the border fence. Lebanon claims that the nine towers, located across from an area between Moshav Zerit to Rosh Hanikra, were built by the Lebanese army.”
“Combat engineers put up walls, fences and create cliffs to protect Israeli communities from Hezbollah attacks.”
“Ashkelon desalination facility has been distrupted for years as masses of Gazan sewage has piled up; Israeli Electric Corporation is planning on supplying Gaza’s sewage treatment plant with power to reduce the level of pollution washing up on Israel’s shores.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force, serves as an official advisor to the Iraqi government, the foreign minister confirmed yesterday. Soleimani and Qods Force have provided advice and support for the Popular Mobilization Forces and its component militias.”
“Q. You are contradicting 25 centuries of Jewish thought on the issue of the lost tribes. The Jews have claimed throughout the centuries that they only represent two tribes. Christians claim that the Jews represent all 12 tribes. Jews on the other hand have never claimed this.
A. It’s not me contradicting Jewish thought, but the Bible.
2 Chronicles 11:16-17 says the faithful from every tribe followed the Levites from the Northern Kingdom to the South after the death of Solomon.
Rev. 7:1-8 says there will be Jews from all 12 tribes in Israel before the Great Tribulation begins.
And Ezekiel 48 shows new land grants to all the 12 tribes at the beginning of the Kingdom Age.”
A new section, describing the rampant and accelerating rate of Apostasy in the world. Apostasy is the “abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief“. While Christianity might be growing in parts of the world where persecution of Christians is heavy like the Middle East and Asia there is a weakness of Christianity in the West where Liberalism and political correctness rule the day. The Bible describes A Great Apostasy of Christianity in the latter times:
The Great Apostasy
4 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4
“We are overwhelmed by the variety and number of the tares that we see in our field—crime and cruelty, transgenderism and “gay marriage,” atheism and assorted false religions, abortion, political corruption, Big Government, the whole idea that the state and its pampered “experts” can control the natural processes of the earth, the constant overthrow and redefinition of the basic institutions of human life—oh, so many tares!—but they are all the offspring of the one original lie: the perfectibility of man by man himself.”