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  • Passing the Torch: Ministry Transfer from the Church to the Two Witnesses

    03/27/2017 7:16:20 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/26/17 | Jeff E.
    To my brother or sister in Christ who is gearing up to go into the Tribulation, guns blazing, ready to light up the night with your biblical insight and off-the-grid survival skills...let's reason together, please. While I appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to spreading the gospel as the wrath of the Lamb rains down on the earth through the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments, you need to get all your work in for Christ now, before the start of Daniel's 70th week. Is that all right with you? Am I now just one of those escapist Pre-tribbers who doesn't have...
  • Things I’ve Heard Pastors Say about Eschatology

    03/26/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 26, 2017 | Charles Meek
    I have heard smart pastors say some pretty dumb things about Bible prophecy. It is amazing to me how blinded otherwise intelligent men can be about this subject. Here are just three examples. 1. I remember being in a Bible class with a very bright young pastor as he began a study of Hebrews. The writer of Hebrews clearly declared that HE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES were living in the “last days” (Hebrews 1:2). But this pastor just could not accept it. I shook my head listening to the violence he did to this text and the hoops he went through...
  • Report: Pa. woman charged with beating daughter while testing her on Bible verses

    03/24/2017 2:19:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    philly.com ^ | march 23, 2017 | Mari A. Schaefer
    A Dauphin County woman reportedly has been arrested after she allegedly slammed her daughter's head into the wall and then kicked her out of her house after drunkenly testing the girl on Bible verses. Rhonda Kemp Shoffner, 41, of the first block of Middletown, was charged March 14 with aggravated assault, endangering a child under 13, strangulation and terroristic threats. She was being held at the Dauphin County prison after failing to post $100,000 bail, according to public records.
  • Who Will Be Raptured?

    03/24/2017 6:17:19 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 75 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/24/17 | Gary
    It's a hotly debated topic that scares Christians more than non-Christians and causes great fear and confusion all around: who will be counted worthy to escape before the Tribulation (Rev. 3:10, Luke 21:36)?  Who will be raptured?  I've been scared myself by this question because I know that I'm not perfect.  I strive to be perfect, but I, like Paul, still battle against this body of sin and death (Romans 7:21-25). If the level of worthiness that God requires for us to be raptured is our own perfection and sinlessness then neither you nor I have any hope of...
  • Putting The Pieces Together

    03/23/2017 9:37:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 4 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 2/20/17 | Gary
    As we get nearer and nearer to the day of our redemption it seems that the big picture is coming into focus (Romans 13:11, 1 Cor. 13:12, Daniel 12:3-4, 10).  What was once blurry and far off on the horizon, is now right in front of our faces.  This post puts many of the puzzle pieces together using research from Craig Chester, Rick Larson, Scott Clarke, Michael Svigel, Scott Darby, Daniel Matson, Steven Sewell, and our own team, among others.  This is of course speculative, but I believe these are the most persuasive theories at present: The Biblical Timeline Creation:...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • ISIS Inadvertently Proves Bible Historically Accurate

    03/12/2017 1:04:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    NCR ^ | Mar. 8, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    One archeologist was quoted as saying that ISIS's act of “destruction has actually led us to a fantastic find.” A find that shows the Bible to be correct once again. ...snip So here's how it happened. In 2014, ISIS destroyed a site believed by many to be the burial site of Jonah in Mosul because...that's what ISIS does. They destroy. For some reason they went to town on the place, even using dynamite to destroy it. But a few weeks ago, the area was liberated by Iraqi forces from ISIS. But because the site was blown to smithereens, what was...
  • Student Satanists Announce Lamb Sacrifice and Bible Burning at Clemson U

    03/11/2017 12:47:41 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 85 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 10 Mar 17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    <p>As most people know, demonic cults were a myth propagated in the 1990s with the hysteria of ritual abuse spreading throughout the US and Europe. They never existed, but it has become trendy for some people to emulate the imagined practices of Satanists. And now students at Clemson University have announced plans (via a poster) to perform a “live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice” and a burning of Bibles to commemorate the building of a new campus chapel.</p>
  • Europe’s Most Godless Country May Surprise You

    03/05/2017 12:22:16 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 3/4/17 | Gunnar Gunnarsson
    Beware! This place is a preacher’s graveyard. Those were the words a former minister shared with me as I set out to plant the only doctrinally Reformed church in Iceland and the only Baptist church in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. At the time his words seemed dramatic, almost comical. After all, I was a 24-year-old fountain of wisdom who had become a Christian by listening to podcasts, and who was thoroughly equipped with the Reformed Theological Seminary app and plenty of other podcasts on his phone. What could possibly go wrong? Vikings, Volcanos, Chihuahuas Iceland is an odd place—a rock in the...
  • Divine intervention! EU leaders will turn to the POPE over plans to revive struggling bloc

    03/03/2017 4:24:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Express ^ | March 1, 2017 | Nick Gutteridge
    EUROPEAN leaders are set to hold an historic meeting with the Pope later this month when they head to Rome to unveil their make-or-break plans to revive the struggling EU. Brussels chiefs are hoping the Pontiff can provide them with the “leadership” they are lacking to help solve the debilitating crises tearing the bloc apart. The 28 heads of government will meet with Pope Francis on March 24, the day before they all gather in the Italian capital to celebrate the 60th birthday of the EU and launch its “rebirth”.
  • Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class

    03/02/2017 5:08:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 2 March 2017 16:57 CET+01:00
    A teacher in central France has been suspended after he read passages of the Bible to his primary school pupils. Education authorities in the staunchly secular country have been accused of overreacting. The teacher was suspended from his school in Malicornay, in the department of Indre, after reading Bible passages to pupils aged between nine and eleven. Parents of pupils in the class objected to the teacher’s lessons, writing an anonymous letter to the headmaster in complaint, reported France Bleu radio. The headmaster then decided to suspend the teacher for his apparent disregard of France’s strict secularism laws that separate...
  • The Three Final Gatherings (Part 2)

    03/02/2017 2:29:05 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeff E
    Part one of this series addressed the first of three final gatherings at the end of this age (see here). After an examination of the history of the Feast of Trumpets and the apostle Paul's comments in 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4, we can anticipate the Lord's return and our gathering to Him (2 Thess. 2:1) as we approach the first of the seventh month on Yahweh's calendar. The post concluded with imagery from Revelation 12, where the ripe and fully-mature body of Christ [the male child] escapes and finds refuge in God's temple, which is cause for...
  • Town Hall Agitators Explode at the Name of Jesus

    03/01/2017 8:52:49 AM PST · by pgkdan · 55 replies
    the Patriot Post ^ | 03/01/17 | Todd Starnes
    A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. The verbally abusive crowd also heckled a Vietnam War veteran who attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance. It was one of the most heinous acts of un-American, anti-Christian behavior I’ve ever seen, folks. Louisiana State chaplain Michael Sprague and the unidentified Vietnam War veteran should be commended for maintaining their composure in the face of such verbal barbarism. The Feb. 22 town hall meeting in Metairie...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally

    02/19/2017 10:08:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 161 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2017
    Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however. “Melania starts the dictatorship rally with the Lord’s Prayer? NOT EVERY AMERICAN...
  • The Gospel In The Stars

    02/17/2017 11:29:06 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 31 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 2/17/17 | Gary
    While researching the astronomical alignment next September that may be the sign John saw in Revelation 12, it occurred to me to revisit the possible dates surrounding Christ's first advent and see if there were any other "signs in the sky" around that time.  I've already written extensively on possible dates for Jesus' birth (primarily based on Craig Chester and Rick Larson's research and The Bethlehem Star documentary), so I won't touch on that here, suffice to say that the argument goes Jesus was conceived on the Feast of Trumpets in 3 BC, was born in June of 2 BC,...
  • The Book of Revelation was Written Before AD 70

    02/11/2017 6:41:06 AM PST · by searchinsany · 113 replies
    HubPages.com ^ | 11 February 2017 | searchinsany
    John received the Revelation prior to AD 70, to encourage and prepare the Church for the events leading to the vision's imminent fulfillment. I believe therefore, Christ's second coming described in the Revelation took place during the ‘great and the dreadful day of the Lord’ in AD 70. On that 'day' of judgement, Old Covenant Israel ended with the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem; the remaining survivors of the Jewish nation were enslaved and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. Futurists, Dispensationalism in particular, adamantly oppose this view by insisting on a post-AD 70 date, in an attempt to refute...
  • 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered in Israel

    02/08/2017 3:03:44 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published February 08, 2017 | Foxnews.com
    Researchers have discovered a new cave in Israel that they say once held Dead Sea Scrolls, making it just the 12th such cave of its kind found. The find is thus a milestone, according to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The cave was looted long before the archeologists excavated it, but inside they found telltale signs that scrolls had been there: broken storage jars and lids on its edges and in a tunnel in the back.
  • The Three Final Gatherings: One if by Land, Two if by Sea and Air (Part 1)

    02/08/2017 7:51:09 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 2/7/16 | Jeff E.
    You have heard it said that there was a big bang in the beginning, but I tell you it is the end that begins with a bang. Specifically speaking, the end of this age will commence at the sound of a trumpet blast and a great shout, a command from one who gathers his troops for battle. At this time there will be war under the banner of "peace." The kingdom of God will be at hand, and there will be the merging of realms, the unveiling of a false king and, ultimately, the return of Israel's true King and rightful Heir...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • Is Today's State of Israel the Same as Biblical Israel? Scholars Weigh In

    02/04/2017 5:15:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2017 | BY BRANDON SHOWALTER
    Do Old Testament verses regarding Israel apply today to the State of Israel, Jews around the world, or the Church? Many Christians believe that God's words to Abraham in Genesis 12:3, where after He instructs him to leave his homeland He says "I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you," as well as other verses regarding Israel, are still in effect today. Favorable foreign policy toward modern Israel, then, is seen as a doorway to blessings from God. But for others a theological quandary exists as to just who and what constitutes "Israel" and what...
  • What does the Bible really say about taking in Syrian refugees?

    01/30/2017 9:53:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not what the left, the media and quite a few Christians would have you think. It’s always problematic when you look to the mainstream media and other left-wingers for an understanding of what Scripture says. To listen to them, you’d think Jesus was concerned with little more than sending checks to the poor, installing solar panels on roofs and surrendering to any and all foreign enemies.
  • Trump's New CIA Director: "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World"

    01/23/2017 6:21:27 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 175 replies
    HELLO CHRISTIAN ^ | 12/19/2016 ? | n/a
    President Trump has nominated his new CIA chief, Mike Pompeo. An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community. He is also an army veteran, and a staunch pro-life advocate. Two years ago, Pompeo gave a Church speech where he said Muslims who think Islam is “the only way” needed to be dealt with. “This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer,” Pompeo told the church-goers, according to Press TV. “These folks believe that it is religiously driven for them to wipe...
  • Davos Elites Call For a Ban on Physical Cash... in the US.

    Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, thinks so. Phasing out currency and moving towards a digital economy would, over the long term, have “benefits that outweigh the cost,” the Columbia University professor said on day one of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos… “I believe very strongly that countries like the United States could and should move to a digital currency,” he said, “so that you would have the ability to trace this kind of corruption. There are important issues of privacy, cyber-security, but it would certainly have big advantages.” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/the-us-should-get-rid-of-cash-and-become-a-digital-economy-says-this-nobel-laureate-economist
  • Donald Trump to Swear on Two Bibles, Including Abraham Lincoln's, at Inauguration Ceremony

    01/18/2017 11:47:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2017 | Samuel Smith
    President-elect Donald Trump will swear on two different Bibles during his inauguration ceremony at the United States Capitol on Friday, one of which will be the same Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration. The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced on Tuesday that Trump, who will be sworn in as the 45th president, will use his own Bible and a Bible used by Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took his first oath of office on March 4, 1861. In addition, it was also announced that Chief Justice John Roberts will conduct Trump's swearing-in ceremony....
  • Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office

    01/17/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president. The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear in as president after the 2008 and 2012 elections. Only Obama and Lincoln have used that copy of the Bible to swear the oath of office.
  • Mike Pence Will Take the Oath With His Hand on 2 Chronicles in Reagan's Bible

    01/17/2017 10:59:57 AM PST · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 21 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/17/17 | Bob Eschliman
    When he is sworn in, his hand will be on a Bible that hasn't been used in 32 years—the Reagan family Bible used by President Ronald Reagan for all of his swearing-in ceremonies as president and governor. Not only that, but the Bible will be turned to an important piece of scripture, 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
  • Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy

    01/14/2017 2:24:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 2:03 PM EST | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The developments came as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis and inaugurated the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See. Abbas said he had only heard through news reports of the proposal by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the embassy to Jerusalem. […] The Vatican has long sought an internationally guaranteed status for Jerusalem that safeguards...
  • The Hot ‘New’ Church Growth Method

    01/12/2017 4:21:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Owen Strachan
    A new study just unearthed a remarkable finding: conservative doctrine grows churches. This isn’t necessarily what we’ve heard in recent years. Whether it’s the music, the attractive facility, or the feeling of community, we need something to keep the church growing—something besides biblical teaching. How surprising, then, that David Millard Haskell, Kevin N. Flatt, and Stephanie Burgoyne have found that doctrine grows churches. In their peer-reviewed scholarly article for the Review of Religious Research, a prestigious journal, the trio present findings among mainstream Canadian churches showing that—contra the stereotypes—doctrinally conservative churches that reach out aggressively often grow. Churches that...
  • Revelation 12 Sign Compendium

    01/11/2017 2:28:56 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 25 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 1/11/17 | Gary
    By now you've probably heard about what a number of Christians are calling the Revelation 12 Sign that will supposedly occur on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.  There is a lot of rampant speculation on the internet both for and against the legitimacy of this sign and much information to weed through.  What's true?  What's false?  Is this all hype?  The goal of this article is to provide readers with a comprehensive and straightforward analysis of the purported sign, addressing many questions and concerns.  The three sections below cover the sign itself, it's possible significance, and claims and critiques about...
  • The Tightrope Of Faith

    01/09/2017 12:21:34 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 1/9/17 | Gary
    I came to faith at the age of eight and to this day I still remember the sacred feeling I had, the incredible conviction with which I felt full of, and the sense of acceptance and forgiveness I felt from God and other Christians.  The following Sunday night, partaking of communion, I held the tiny plastic cup of grape juice as a woman might hold her newly received engagement ring with all awe and wonderment.  I still pointedly remember looking at the object in my young hand and believing with absolute certainty that all my sins had been washed away....
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    01/04/2017 10:56:54 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • 2017: The Year Of Completion

    01/04/2017 7:30:32 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Gary
    We are currently in Jewish year 5777, which will end on Rosh Hashanah in the Fall of 2017 - and we are now only days away from 2017, the year in which the heavenly sign of Revelation 12:1-5 may be seen in the sky on September 23rd. More and more things are lining up in some particularly striking ways that should cause even the stalwart skeptic to pause and take notice - especially in regards to the number seven, which is the biblical number for spiritual completion and perfection.  I've written about this several times (see here, here, and...
  • A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

    01/02/2017 7:10:24 PM PST · by oblomov · 62 replies
    Money and More ^ | 01 Jan 2017 | Norbert Häring
    In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington's role has been disguised only very superficially. weiterlesen US-President Barack Obama has declared the strategic partnership with India a priority of his foreign policy. China needs to be reined in. In the context of this partnership, the US government’s development agency USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the...
  • Revelation 12: Escape To A Place Prepared

    01/01/2017 9:34:15 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 42 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/31/16 | Jeff E.
    Phil Clandillon (original artwork, Fire Escape Sign with Fire-breathing Dragon, 2008) We are a blessed generation. Blessed by the One who has already given us every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Blessed because we are watching unfold great and awe-inspiring signs as seen and foretold by the apostle John (Rev. 12; c.f. Lk. 21:11), and we are only beginning to scratch the surface. Dig deeper, and you will discover further blessings. When you mine the depths of this wonderfully mysterious passage at the center of the last book of the Bible, you will discover that our Lord was...
  • Why is Israel So Hated?

    12/31/2016 2:42:49 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 75 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Before getting to the question in the title of this piece, another question must be considered: Why is there a nation called Israel? This question begets other questions: How did Israel come into existence? And another: What purpose, if any (beyond the typical purposes of a nation), does the nation of Israel serve? Each of these questions is important when it comes to understanding the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the centuries of hate and suffering endured by the children of Israel. Most everyone with at least a spotty Sunday school background (fewer and fewer of us) knows...
  • Bennett tells Kerry: Pick up your Bible and read it

    12/28/2016 8:04:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
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  • Bible Reading Plans for 2017

    12/28/2016 4:27:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Nathan Bingham
    Bible Reading Plans for 2017 from Nathan W. Bingham Dec 28, 2016 Category: Articles Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105) For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2017 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for...
  • TEN TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY

    12/27/2016 4:26:00 PM PST · by grumpa · 10 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 27, 2016 | Charles Meek
    TEN TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY by Charles Meek 1. Determine to believe what Jesus and the writers of the New Testament taught, even if it conflicts with your denominational teaching, your presuppositions, or popular perceptions. 2. Step out of your sectarian echo chamber and immerse yourself in the Word. Especially in eschatology, there are several diverse and contradictory views. Don’t assume that your sect has it right. 3. Don’t just give lip service to Sola Scriptura—embrace it. 4. When reading the Bible, take yourself out of our modern setting, and stand in the shoes of the original audience. How...
  • Kerry Calls for Israel, Palestinians to Advance Two-State Solution

    12/23/2016 7:18:44 PM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 23, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israel and the Palestinians to advance prospects for a two-state solution after the United States abstained in a U.N. Security Council vote on Friday condemning Israeli settlements.
  • Animated Music Video from Gaza Glorifies Palestinian Terrorist Attacks...

    12/22/2016 5:17:47 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-26-16
    A music video recently posted on social media accounts glorifies attacks on Israelis, with lines such as "My rockets long for you, and they will rain down on you," "From the tunnels below, I'm coming to grab your legs," and "I'm coming for you with a gun, or with an axe and a knife." The soundtrack is accompanied by animation depicting Israelis trembling in fear and fleeing the country. The video, titled "Gather Your Things," was produced by the Gaza-based Wa'ed Band for Islamic Art and posted on the band's YouTube channel and other social media outlets.
  • Preterism 101

    12/21/2016 5:27:08 PM PST · by grumpa · 11 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 219, 2016 | Charles Meek
    Below is a list of 101 preterist passages in the New Testament. This compilation puts an exclamation point to the radical nearness in time of the culmination of the last-days’ events. Note that some of these passages are clear and unmistakable, including such phrases as “must shortly take place,” “soon,” “near,” “at hand,” “this generation,” and “before some standing here taste death.” Others are not quite so obvious, such as “the axe is already laid at the root of the trees,” but also impart a sense of imminent fulfillment. Still others are addressed to a specific audience in the first...
  • Donald Trump Officially Wins Presidency With 304 Electoral Votes

    12/20/2016 7:35:45 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 22 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/20/16 | Gary
    For the last several weeks major media organizations had been loudly vocalizing their belief that this year might see the Electoral College swinging the election against November 8th's winner because of an unusual number of defectors.  In fact, there were an unusual number of defectors yesterday, but not from Donald Trump: Trump managed to win 304 of his 306 possible Electoral Votes.  However, in what was quite the media shocker, Hillary Clinton actually lost five of her electors, winning only 227 of 232 possible Electoral Votes.  Three of her defectors voted for Colin Powell, one for a Native American protester,...
  • No One Knows the Day or the Hour and a Day as a Thousand Years

    12/19/2016 4:57:40 PM PST · by grumpa · 21 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 19, 2016 | Charles Meek
    No One Knows the Day or the Hour and a Day as a Thousand Years by Charles Meek The two most often quoted Bible verses to counter the fulfilled view of eschatology are “no one knows the day or the hour” (Matthew 24:36) and “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years” (2 Peter 3:8). The person reciting these passages may know little else about eschatology, but they think that’s enough to shut off all discussion. If you are one who has attempted to use these verses in this way, I hope you will study this a bit...
  • O Antiphons for the Week before Christmas

    12/16/2016 5:02:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CatholicResources.org ^ | Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D
    The Roman Catholic Lectionary Website compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. "O Antiphons" for the Week before ChristmasIntroduction: Most familiar today from the Advent hymn, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the seven traditional "O Antiphons" are actually more than a thousand years old. They have long been used at the very end of Advent (Dec. 17-23) in the liturgical prayer of the Church, as Antiphons for the "Magnificat" sung or recited during Vespers (the Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours). Since the Second Vatican Council, they have also been adapted (slightly reworded and rearranged) for the "Alleluia...
  • 2,000 Year Old Seed Sprouts Into Full-Grown Palm Tree In Israel

    12/16/2016 7:37:46 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/16/16 | Gary
    Another incredible sign of the times: Methuselah Tree in 2016 with Dr. Elaine Solowey In the 1960s archaeologists in Israel unearthed ancient pottery from Masada containing 2,000 year old seeds from a date palm - in other words seeds from around the time Christ first walked the earth.  The seeds remained in containment until 2005 when an expert desert agriculturalist successfully germinated one of the seeds, naming the growing palm tree "Methuselah". Here is Methuselah in 2008 at three years of age: Fast-forward to today and Methuselah is now well over ten feet tall, standing proud in southern Israel, and...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY INTRO("Cliff Notes" Version)

    12/15/2016 5:37:56 PM PST · by grumpa · 28 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 3, 2014 | Charles Meek Prophecy Questions Blog
    BIBLE PROPHECY INTRO (“Cliff Notes” Version) by Charles Meek SUMMARY: A common view of Bible prophecy is that Jesus will return bodily at the end of time to punish the reprobate and save the faithful (again). This is usually accepted without question. However, because false predictions about the Second Coming and end of the world are so prevalent, many Christians are increasingly willing to seriously re-examine whether this tradition is truly biblical. Old Testament prophecy of Jesus’ First Advent (Isaiah 53, etc.), was, of course, fulfilled by a bodily appearance. But, “Second Coming/End Times” prophecy may actually be ALL (or...
  • The GREAT Sign

    12/05/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/5/2016 | Gary
    In 2007 a man by the name of Frederick Larson released a documentary called The Star of Bethlehem that would quickly become an international phenomenon.  With the help of The Passion of the Christ and Braveheart co-producer Stephen McEveety the message spread far and wide and soon Larson was doing speaking tours on the subject in Europe and elsewhere.  Building on prior scholarship from Craig Chester and Ernest Martin, Larson discovered that anyone with access to astronomy software like Starry Night, Stellarium, or Celestia could actually find and witness the biblical Star of Bethlehem and even the possible dates...
  • In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

    12/04/2016 8:58:59 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 5, 2016 | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side.
  • Kerry, in stinging rebuke of settlements, doesn’t rule out UN action

    12/04/2016 2:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/4/16 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry excoriated the Israeli right, claiming that support for settlement construction stems from a desire to subvert Israeli-Palestinian peace, during a speech before the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on Sunday afternoon. A subdued Kerry, wearing reading glasses and referring to extensive notes, notably refrained from committing to veto any UN resolution intended to establish a Palestinian state, only promising a veto “if it is a biased, unfair resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel.” US officials last week indicated that US President Barack Obama had nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on...