Palestinian conflict and the Bible's prophecies
I'd like to find a biblical perspective on the role of both Israel and the Holy Land at the last days' happenings. Is it really important to consider such thing as Israel in the prophetic perspective? That's a really big issue. Many theologians say that all the promises given by God to Israel were fulfilled in Jesus, and the blessings that were about to come to them, were mostly lost due to their transgressions and turning against the Messiah. READ MORE >>
Restoration of Judah – What Does It Mean?
Lately there has been a noticeable interest toward a Christian-Jewish dialog among the Evangelicals, as well as others, both more conservative and more liberal Christian alliances. The interest has been fueled by escalating political and military crisis in the Middle East with Jerusalem being once again at the center of a growing confrontation. Certainly, the Jewish government is heavily relying now on the support of so-called Christian nations in their strenuous efforts to withhold a Muslim pressure. The religious community also responded – in a rather predictable way. Predictable, because as the theologians are watching what’s happening in the Middle East, they are still limited and bound to their biases and presuppositions. Let me mention just two of them that greatly distorts the clear picture of what is really happening in the Middle East. READ MORE >>
The Last Pope? A Look at the St. Malachy Prophecy
St Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, to whom were attributed several miracles and a vision of the identity of the last 112 Popes. He was canonized by Pope Clement III as a Roman Catholic "saint", on July 6, 1199, the first Irish saint to be canonized. READ MORE >>
FALSE PROPHETS HAVE OVERTAKEN THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH.
The 2nd false premise that pre tribulationists think they need to defend is the idea that Christ could return "any moment now" when Matthew 24 is clear on the events prior to the rapture clearly shown in verse 30-31. The false teachers teach that the elect are the unbelieving Jews! Do a word study on the elect and thelection in the New Testament and you will see the elect are BELIEVERS and Paul even distinguishes the unbelieving nation of Israel FROM the the elect in Romans 11:7. Friend, Matthew 24:30-31 IS THE RAPTURE. READ MORE >>
The Problem with Dispensationalism - Part 1
If you’ll notice in Rev. 1:4, it is addressed to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Not synagogues, not temples but churches. The whole book is written to us and for us, the church, the Body of Christ. This brings us to the topic of Dispensationalism. This is the belief that Israel and the church are eternally separate and God will always deal with each group separately. READ MORE >>
The Problem with Dispensationalism - Part 2
I believe that there is a partial separation between national "earthly" Israel and the church. For example, if a Jew converts to christianity, he maintains his nationality as an Italian or a Japanese person would do, but spiritually they become members of the Body of Christ and their nationality has no special significance nor has it ever since Christ was crucified. I do not believe that a Jewish christian has any more or less standing before God than a gentile christian does. READ MORE >>
The Role of the Anti-Christ
Satan is not a creator but he does copy or mimic the things of God to deceive people. Much of his and the a/c’s time on earth will be spent duplicating as closely as possible Jesus Christ in order to convince the world that he is Christ and to convince the jews, he is their messiah. We christians have our Holy Trinity consisting of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Satan has his unholy trinity. In this unholy trinity, Satan wants to replace God, the a/c will be the acting god the son (even mimicking his death and resurrection in Rev. 13:3) and exercising the power of the Holy Spirit will be the false prophet, (compare Acts 1: 8 with Rev. 13:14). Satan will even have an equivalent archangel to Michael, his name is Abaddon or Apollyon as given in Rev. 9:11. They will excel at deceit as Matt. 24:24 points out. Only the elect, those who are born again with a knowledge of what to look for in the latter days, will be able to see through this deception. READ MORE >>