Articles of the Day 7/15/16: Respect For Others
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– EU tries to help Arabs steal Jewish land. ⇑
Palestinian terror– ⇔
Palestinian incitement– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East– ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement– ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The Knesset passed a bill this week designed to protect Arab Christians who enlist in the Israeli army. The law, which includes an extended prison sentence for anyone who tries to dissuade a Christian Arab from serving in the IDF, became necessary in the face of stiff opposition and violent attacks against the Christian soldiers.”
The difference between Israel and Islamic countries is respect for others.
“Watch: Dr. Mordechai Kedar discusses Iran’s terror proxies and how to protect Israel’s northern border from hostile forces in Lebanon.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“More than five years into Syria’s civil war, Turkey, the country that has most helped the rebellion against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, has hinted it may move to normalise relations with Damascus.”
This is actually quite a big deal if it is true. Has Turkey finally thrown in the towel? Ironic since they created much of the mess.
“Q. I have been thinking a lot about Matthew 24:24 ” For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Who are the “elect” and if it is us as followers of Christ does he mean that we will not be here for the deception by saying “if possible”.
A. In Matt. 24:24 Jesus was describing events of the Great Tribulation. We know this because He spoke of it’s beginning a few verses earlier in Matt. 24:15-21. Since Matt. 24-25 was written primarily to Israel, it’s likely the elect He referred to are Jewish believers who come to faith after the rapture of the Church.
In 2 Thes. 2:9 Paul said the anti-Christ will perform miracles, signs and wonders that will deceive those who are perishing, meaning unbelievers. Jesus was saying these miracles will be so convincing that if it was possible, even believers would be deceived. But they’ll will be given the discernment to realize his miracles are counterfeit, so they won’t be deceived.”
“The man who killed 84 people — including at least two Americans — in Nice, France, last night was a 31-year old French resident of North African origin named Lahouaiej Bouhlel. Born in Tunisia, Bouhel used a large commercial truck to drive over crowds of pedestrians and tourists, often accelerating along his two kilometers killing spree, before being stopped, shot and killed by French police. Inside the truck, authorities found “a pistol, a larger gun, and a number of fake weapons and grenades.”
Vehicular attacks have featured heavily in wave of violence against Israelis since October; similar attacks recently in UK, Canada
“A French official on Friday said 10 children were among the 84 people killed when a gunman rammed a truck through a crowd of thousands celebrating Bastille Day on the French Riviera on Thursday evening.”
Another Islamic terror attack? Seems to bare all the markings of a typical attack. These attacks will continue unless Western leaders finally acknowledge the enemy. Too all the gun control advocates out there….should we ban trucks? The problem is not the weapons. The problem is the heart of the people who use them. The problem is Islam.