Archive for March 14th, 2006

Jewish first Temple period artifact discovered

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I heard about this about a month or so ago, but can’t remember if I posted on it. Keep in mind that the muslims “in charge” of Temple Mount make rash statements like “Jews never lived in Jerusalem prior to modern times” and are doing their best to erase all artifacts from the first and second Temple periods by building large “mosques” (without permission from Israel, who is, in fact, the actual owners of the site). The muslims also say there has been a mosque on Temple Mount since Adam. Of course they also say Adam was 90 feet tall and the sun sets in a pool of muddy water. Kind of shoots down their credibility some.
But anyway, on to the article.

A Jewish first Temple period artifact was discovered in piles of rubble from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

March 14, 2006

A world famous archaeologist from Israel, Dr. Gabriel Barkay recently announced the discovery of a 2,600 year old artifact amidst the piles of rubble discarded by the Islamic trust, rubble from the construction of a large mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The artifact, a small seal or a bulla as it is referred to, predates the destruction of the first Temple and is the first of its kind from the time of Israel’s King David.

Archaeologist Gabriel Barkay and his team have been sifting through tons and tons of rubble discarded and thrown into a Jerusalem city garbage dump where they have found scores of history rich artifacts from the first Temple period.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

The discovery of an artifact that dates back to the time of King David found in the rubble from the Temple Mount is a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. After sifting through tons and tons of rubble containing artifacts from the first and second Temple periods of Jewish history, the famous Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay discovered a seal, a bulla that connects to the time of King David, the second king of Israel.

This major archaeological find is solid evidence of several things: first, that King David was actually a king of Israel; second, it proves a presence of Jewish people on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which has been denied by the Muslim world. In fact, the Mufti of Jerusalem told me that there is no evidence that there was ever a Jew on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This recently discovered first Temple period artifact reminds one of the truth of King David and the covenant God made with him that one of his sons would one day rule and reign from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Second Samuel 7. In fact, Jeremiah, an ancient Jewish prophet promised that as long as there was a day and a night, thus the sun and the moon in operation, God’s promise to David would come to pass, Jeremiah 33:14-21.

The discovery of a small seal or bulla from the rubble off the Temple Mount that refers to King David is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

Re-Post: Nearing Midnight for March 13th (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

UFOs, and the Real War of the Worlds –Part 1

Satan, according to Bible prophecy, plans spectacular displays of fireworks and other supernatural pyrotechnics for the tribulation, the last seven years before Christ’s second advent. Those phenomena will, again, according to God’s Word, take place in the atmosphere above earth and in space. We are given that forewarning in the following Scripture:
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do…” (Rev. 13: 13-14).
Jesus made it clear that the phenomena that will come at the end of days will be fearsome to behold:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Lk. 21: 25- 26).
There is coming a second great war in the heavenlies, and it will make H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds fiction look tame by comparison. The resulting devastation and carnage will literally cause the hearts of earthdwellers of the tribulation era to explode with adrenalin-pumped fear. However, and strangely perhaps, from our mortal perspective, Lucifer, now named Satan and called “the Devil,” continues to be given access to God’s throne, above which he was once a guardian. He is now an accuser of believers in Jesus Christ.
The first war of all creation–not just a war of mortal worlds, or of galaxies– took place when Lucifer and the angels who joined him in rebellion against the Most High were cast out of God’s realm. That is, they were no longer a part of God’s kingdom, but now were forever lost, outside of God’s eternal kingdom. We know that Lucifer, the fallen one, came before God to ask to be allowed to torment and test the great man of God, Job. We know that he asked the Lord to”sift” or put the Apostle Peter to a similar torturous testing. Satan will be allowed to come before the throne of God until a certain point. We learn this in the following:
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Rev. 12:10).
And, this Scripture brings us to the most fierce part of human history for tribulation earth-dwellers. It will be the second great war of the Creation –the war of two worlds, eternally apart in their intents and purposes. Satan and his fallen angelic armies are to be removed from the very presence of God and confined to Planet Earth.
Now that isn’t such good prophetic news for flesh and blood earthdwellers of that future time of apocalypse! The prophecy tells us:
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev. 12:9).
Jesus said, of that time: “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Lk.10:18).
John the prophet and apostle was given the words to encourage believers, and forewarn unbelievers down through the centuries:
“Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:12).
The great Apostle Peter forewarned of this rage Satan has for all of God’s human creation, and for believers in particular: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Pet. 5: 8).
God has placed so much in His Word to warn about this adversary and his legions, the devil and his minions, that the evil that has been in all the cosmos since that first great war in heaven must saturate every aspect of existence. But, we who name the name of Jesus Christ can take comfort. We are on the other side –the other spiritual dimension of this cataclysmic collision of supernatural worlds.
It is true that we who are flesh and blood must exist side by side with that dimension, because we live in a third dimension –one we perceive to be reality, but which is really existence that is no more than a vapor, in terms of God’s eternal economy. But, we are not left without defense against our horrific enemies that comprise Satan’s evil forces. God tells us in Ephesians 6:10-18 that not only CAN we stand against Satan and his evil, but that it is our duty to do so. He promises to provide armor to fight the good fight. But, we are required to put it on. And, it is not a defensive, but an offensive strategy the Lord demands. Our defense, you see, IS our offense: the cross of the Lord Jesus!

–Terry

Re-Post: Nearing Midnight for March 13th (Part 1)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Satan Has No Friends

This weekend, the body of peace activist Tom Fox turned up on the streets Baghdad. He was found near a railroad track with gunshots to his head and chest. There were cuts on his body and bruises on his head, indicating torture.
Last November, the previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping Fox and three other Christian Peacemaker Teams members, who disappeared Nov. 26. The captives still missing are: Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; and Briton Norman Kember, 74.
The Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) are based in Chicago. They have a rather nebulous goal of being an international association set up to support teams of peace workers in areas of conflict around the world.
After doing a little research about this organization, I found that the CPT believes in universal salvation. This view claims that Jesus is not the only way of salvation, and there are several paths that lead to God. Of course, the Bible clearly says otherwise.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
As far as the CPT’s political activities go, it is group that specializes in championing Arabs as victims of western aggression. They’ve been active in reporting on the misdeeds of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Their official reason for being in Iraq was to document the abuses committed by American forces.
When the four CPT members were reported captured, the leadership of the organization refused to blame the terrorists: “We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. government due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people.”
I can only cite demonic delusion to explain why the CPT has been such a loyal lapdog to Arab radicals. They even touted an “Adopt-a-Detainee” program on their website. The program was concerned with “abuses” of terrorist detainees. No where do you find them showing any concern for our military members on the ground or for people on the Western side of the conflict.
As one person said in a weblog, “They went to Iraq not to condemn the Sunni terrorists who bomb innocent men, women and children, but rather the security forces that work to keep this from happening. They went preaching their message of ‘peace at any price.’ If it means letting the bad guys win, turning the country into a brutal terror State, then so be it.”
The liberal media made no mention of the incredible irony at work in the kidnapping and death of Mr. Fox. At least they could run a headline like “Poor, Misunderstood and Oppressed Iraqis Turn on Their Supporter.”
This poor man died probably begging for his life at the hands of the people he had come to defend. What Fox failed to realize is that the devil has no friends. He was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). When he can’t kill the Christians who represent the truth, he’ll settle for a misguided one who serves as a cheap substitute.

— Todd

First Passover–Cleansing the Temple

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making (E)My Father’s house a place of business.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.” The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken. Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing. But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.

John 2:13-25 (New American Standard Bible)

Palestinians honor child murderer

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

More stupidity from the slimy pali terrorist occupying the Israeli territories of Gaza and the West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority granted honorary citizenship to two Arab terrorists who killed Israelis, including 2-year-old and 4-year-old girls.
Samir Quntar of Lebanon and Sultan Al-Ajaluni of Jordan are serving life sentences in Israeli prisons, but the announcement of their honor was met with praise by many Palestinian groups, according to Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch, or PMW.
PMW pointed out the honor was granted by the Fatah-led government of Mahmoud Abbas. The terrorist group Hamas, which gained a majority in parliamentary elections last month, has not appointed a new government yet.
The terrorist Palestinian Liberation Front, through general secretariat member Wasil Abu Yusuf, praised the award as “an act of dedication to their struggle and their heroic suffering in the occupation’s prisons, reported the daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida last Wednesday.
PMW commented: “Societies measure their heroes in different ways. Some societies honor athletes or performers. Others celebrate caregivers and humanitarian workers. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have consistently chosen to honor murderers as their national icons.”
In 1979, Quntar murdered Danny Haran and his 4-year-old daughter, Einat. Haran’s daughter Yael, aged 2, suffocated while hiding from the attack in a crawl space with her mother. Quntar is serving multiple life sentences totaling 542 years in prison.
Smadar Haran, wife and mother of the victims, described the attack in the Washington Post in 2003, calling it a “murder of unimaginable cruelty.”
“It had been a peaceful Sabbath day. My husband Danny and I had picnicked with our little girls, Einat, 4, and Yael, 2, on the beach. Around midnight … the terrorists burst into our building.

Danny helped our neighbor climb into a crawl space above our bedroom; I went in behind her with Yael in my arms. Danny grabbed Einat and was dashing out the front door when the terrorists came crashing into our flat. They held Danny and Einat

… I will never forget the joy and the hatred in the terrorists voices as they swaggered about hunting for us, firing their guns and throwing grenades.

… As I lay there, I remembered my mother telling me how she had hidden from the Nazis during the Holocaust. … The terrorists took Danny and Einat down to the beach. There, according to eyewitnesses, one of them shot Danny in front of Einat so that his death would be the last sight she would ever see.

Then he smashed my little girl’s skull in against a rock with his rifle butt. That terrorist was Samir Quntar.”

Other Palestinian groups responding to the award included “Friends of the Prisoners,” which said it was “an act of Palestinian national obligation and in dedication to this honored history, that the Arab prisoners have provided to the Palestinian issue,” reported the daily Al-Quds March 7.
Palestinian Media Watch pointed out the Palestinian Authority long has seen Quntar as a hero, repeatedly showing his picture on television and proclaiming him a “model warrior,” “brave,” a “leader,” and “head” of the prisoners.
PA Minister of Prisoners, Hisham Abdul Razeq, said the “torch of freedom was lifted by our heroic prisoners and headed by the great warrior Samir Quntar.”
Prominent Palestinian Authority TV broadcaster Muhammad Albaz said in August 2004, “Here before us is the picture of the great Lebanese Palestinian warrior Samir Quntar. A thousand blessings to the warrior Samir Quntar [the audience claps] and to his family in Lebanon and to this hero who was sentenced to 576 year [in prison], and this is the evil, and this is Israeli democracy.
In a broadcast earlier that month, Quntar was hailed as “a model of a brilliant warrior who believes in his goals, knows his way, and perseveres in achieving those goals.”
“We bless the family members of Samir Quntar, we are with you, PA TV said in a Aug. 18, 2004, broadcast. “He is your son but he is also our son, the son of Palestine. We ask of Allah, that there will be 100 more Samir Quntars, 1,000 more Samir Quntars, 1,000,000 more Samir Quntars, that do and act for the Palestinian issue.

Pat Robertson: Radical Muslims ‘satanic’

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Hold the presses!! The Lord must truly be about to return, because I’m about to do something I never thought I would do…agree with Pat Robertson.
Don’t get me wrong here, Pat’s a good person, a decent Christian, but he just doesn’t typically know when to be quiet.
Well, in this case, I’ve got to agree with him.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Televangelist Pat Robertson says radical Muslims are “demonic” and “satanic” and that Islam is not a religion of peace.
Appearing on his broadcast “The 700 Club” today, Robertson made the remarks after watching a CBN news story about protests in Europe over the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
Robertson said the cartoon rage “just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is satanic and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.”
Robertson also said that “the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, is world domination.”
On a previous program, he similarly said Islam “is not a peaceful religion that wants to coexist. They want to coexist until they can control, dominate and then, if need be, destroy.”
A statement released to the Associated Press after the program said Robertson was referring to terrorists seeking to bomb innocent people as being motivated by Satan. In the news story, he noted, radical Muslims were shown screaming: “May Allah bomb you! May Osama Bin Laden bomb you!”
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, told AP Robertson’s new comments are “grossly irresponsible.”
“At a time when inter-religious tensions around the world are at an all-time high, Robertson seems determined to throw gasoline on the fire,” Lynn said in a statement.
As WND reported last September, Robertson suggested the assassination of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
“We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,” he said, though he later backed away from the suggestion of assassination, stating he was taken out of context.
In October, he said the catastrophic earthquake in South Asia in the wake of recent U.S. hurricanes and the December 2004 tsunami indicated we “might be” in the End Times described in the Bible.

Re-Post: “The Four 4 Horsemen, al Mahdi, and the Magnetic Polar Reversal”

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

The Four 4 Horsemen, al Mahdi, and the Magnetic Polar Reversal

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” and I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. (Rev 6:1-2)

The first of the seven seals is broken early in the 70th week of Daniel, just after the church has disappeared. Liberal scholars often identify the rider of the white horse as the Lord Jesus, pointing to his crown and the fact that he’s a conqueror. I think some part of their conclusion comes from watching all those TV westerns as kids, where the good guys always rode white horses. I say that because this rider is most definitely not Jesus. He’s the anti-Christ.

What Makes You Think So?
In the first place he carries a bow. The Lord’s weapon of choice is a sword. The reason he has no arrows is that he won’t use force to make his initial impact on Earth. He comes as a peacemaker (Daniel 8:25). Since the Book of Revelation is filled with symbolism explained elsewhere in the Bible, I looked for the first mention of a man with a bow, hoping to get an additional clue to this rider’s identity. I found it in Genesis 21:20, referring to Ishmael.

As details of Islamic eschatology become more widely known, prophecy students are discovering a striking similarity between descriptions of al Mahdi, the Moslem Messiah, and a figure Christians call the anti-Christ. I’ve made mention of these in previous articles, how both come on the scene during a time of great turmoil on Earth, both come claiming a desire to restore peace, both have a seven year reign, both head a one world religion and one world government, both claim supernatural origins, and both reigns end in a battle between good and evil that brings Earth’s final judgment.

The number of similarities between the two defies coincidence and continues to grow as knowledge of al Mahdi increases. Now with the connection between the Bible’s first archer and the man with a bow in Rev. 6, another piece of the puzzle may have fallen into place. Mohammed was descended from Kedar, second son of Ishmael, and Al Mahdi is the 12th Iman descended from Mohammed. Jack Kinsella, in his commentary entitled, “The Third Pillar of anti-Christ” makes an excellent case for Islam being the religion of anti-Christ.

When you read it, you’ll understand that after the Church is gone, those who also call themselves the church, but have been left behind, won’t have much trouble at all accepting Islam. And like Paul said, the addition of a few “miracles” into the mix will be all it takes to deceive the whole world (2 Thes.2:9).

Got Anything Else?
In the second place this guy’s wearing the wrong kind of crown. The Greek word for a King’s crown is diadem. But this one wears a stephanos, or victor’s crown. It was the award given to winners in the ancient Olympics and other public games. It was typically an ivy wreath, and in fact the word stephanos comes from a root meaning wreath. It identifies the wearer as a conqueror, but not as royalty. And in Revelation 13 where the Great Tribulation begins, we’re told that He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Rev. 13:7) Why would Jesus make war with the tribulation saints to conquer them? Like I said, while he fools people into thinking he’s the Christ, he’s really the anti-Christ.

When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that men should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. (Rev. 6:3-4)

This is the point at which the anti-Christ turns to war to establish his authority over human governments and turn the world toward his religion. The Moslem prophecies say this will be Islam, of course, and the Koran teaches conversion or death as the only alternatives available to non-believers. Current studies speculate that Europe, far into its post Christian era, may already be on the verge of yielding to the growing Moslem influence, but other parts of the world will resist, causing much bloodshed.

If You Think This Is Bad …
Historically, the great sword was a long two-handed weapon wielded by mighty warriors who received double the average soldier’s wage. With overwhelming strength they hacked their way through enemy lines, leaving a gaping hole for the regular troops who followed. In just this way the anti-Christ will use supernatural power to tighten his grip on the world, enforcing his will upon the people of Earth. And remember, the Seal judgments are just the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week. The last half, called the Great Tribulation, is still to come and is significantly more deadly.

When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!” (Rev 6:5-6)

Two things result when the world is plunged into uncertainty and wars erupt. First comes inflation, causing the prices of everything to skyrocket. When John wrote this, a denarius was the average pay for a day’s work, and that’s what it will cost to buy a quart of wheat, about enough food for one day. Think of it. For many, a whole days wages will barely buy enough food for that day. The next day it starts all over again. No money left for anything else.

Of course, the wealthy always benefit from inflation. When they see it coming, they’re able to convert their wealth into things that are either inflation proof, or actually increase in value during periods of inflation. The earliest example of this is comes from the Book of Genesis, when Joseph, who gained control of the world’s wheat supply on Pharaoh’s behalf, eventually acquired the entire wealth of Egypt in exchange for it. That’s what John meant by not harming the oil and wine, commodities that in his day were symbols of wealth. The vision he saw was famine amidst plenty. Both the Book of Daniel and the Moslem prophecies speak of the anti-Christ/al Mahdi showering lavish gifts on his followers while forcing his enemies into submission. (Daniel 11:39)

When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:7-8)

The second result of war is famine and pestilence. Crops and food processing facilities are destroyed. Transportation networks are disrupted. Dead bodies are left where they fall and public health systems break down. Mass starvation and rampant disease often claim more victims than the battles that caused them. Animals become desperate for food and attack humans. Some think the phrase “a fourth of the Earth” relates to geography and some think it describes the number of people involved. Either way, many will suffer and die during this time, while those not in the direct path of war will enjoy a false sense of peace and prosperity.

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. (Rev. 6:9-11)

Just as the church has a fixed number to achieve before its time on Earth is fulfilled (Romans 11:25) so it is for believers who’re martyred for their faith following the Church’s disappearance.

An Eye For An Eye
In Hebrew the word translated “kinsman redeemer” also means “avenger of blood.” The same next of kin who was responsible for buying a relative out of debt related servitude or redeeming his lost property, was also responsible for avenging physical attacks against a relative that resulted in death. The tribulation martyrs are calling for enforcement of this law.

Our Lord Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer, come to pay our debts and buy back that which our father Adam lost. But He’s also our Avenger of Blood, responsible for bringing to justice the one who maliciously murdered our first parents and therefore us. Everyone who sides with Satan, called those who dwell on the Earth in Revelation, will share his punishment, just as we who side with the Lord, called those who dwell in heaven, will share His inheritance.

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. (Rev. 6:12-14)

As you would expect, since the Tsunami of 2004 scientists have been watching the recent spate of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the Far East very closely. They’ve found that during the three year period ending in 2005 when the study was conducted, the incidence of underwater quakes and volcanic eruptions had increased by 88% over the norm while continental earthquakes had gone up by 62%. In a single four month period the earth experienced the largest three earthquakes in the last two hundred years. Most of this increased activity came in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a chain of 160 active volcanoes stretching from the East Asia rim to the West Coast of the Americas.

During the same time the magnetic North pole has begun drifting across Canada and is headed for Siberia. Also, the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field has weakened noticeably, being about 10% weaker now than when scientists began measuring it in 1845. Based on these findings, some scientists are now convinced that a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles is underway. They’re predicting that in 2012 this reversal will be suddenly and dramatically completed with the North pole having the polarity of the South pole and vice versa.

In 2012 the Sun will also experience a polar reversal. Although the Sun’s magnetic poles reverse every eleven years, the Earth has never experienced one in the memory of man. This double shift could produce even greater occurrences of massive quakes and volcanic eruptions of a magnitude that could actually cause a significant continental shift.

The Earth’s magnetic field helps protect us against harmful rays from the sun, and a polar reversal could cause this field to collapse just like the water vapor canopy around the earth collapsed at the time of the Great Flood. That event brought violent weather and drastically shortened life spans.

The effects of a magnetic field collapse would be even more severe. According to some projections, the electromagnetic energy released from the sun during a polar reversal could cause Earth’s upper atmosphere to “erupt in flames” if our magnetic field isn’t there to deflect it. Was John referring to this in saying the sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up? No one knows. We can only imagine what a sudden reversal of magnetic poles would do to life on Earth. Predictions range all the way from a temporary increase in the frequency and severity of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes to a worldwide disaster of “Biblical proportions.” The convergence of other prophetic timelines leads me to believe that the 6th Seal Judgment might very well be John’s description of this coming dual Magnetic Polar Reversal. (See “The Convergence Of Prophecy And Current Events” referenced below.) If so we’re really getting close to the Rapture.

Who Invited Them?
What’s more, in 2005 a branch of Orthodox Judaism announced that their messiah figure (not Jesus) would arrive in 7 years. That’s 2012. And 2012 is one of those “hot button” dates in occult and new age prophecies. The ancient Mayan calendar ends in December of 2012, and pagans view this as a sign that this age is coming to an end, and our utopian future is just over the horizon. The internet is bulging with websites on the subject, so be careful as you research this critical date. And above all, remember that the Rapture of the Church comes in Revelation 4. Revelation 6 happens after we’re gone.

Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Rev. 6:15-17)

It’s no surprise that verse 15 is reminiscent of Joshua 10:16. Of the 404 verses in Revelation, 280 are taken from the Old Testament. As they hide, the kings of the Earth unknowingly utter a prophecy we should all read carefully. “The great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” This passage has always been associated with the beginning of God’s wrath. The view that His wrath begins with the bowl judgments of Revelation 16 is a newcomer to studies of prophecy, and is incorrect. The Wrath of God begins in chapter 6, placing the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church in Chapter 4, right where pre-Trib Rapture believers have seen it all along.

Now What Do We Do?
The number and pace of life affecting events on Earth is unprecedented. It’s becoming more and more difficult to keep track of them all. A Jewish Messiah, a Moslem Messiah, and the anti-Christ are waiting in the wings, ready for the cue to take center stage. The New Age Utopia is eagerly anticipated. There are wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes and pestilence. Our Lord likened these to birth pangs, signs that begin as mild, widely spaced, surges. As the time for the birth draws nearer, they increase in both frequency and intensity, until it’s hard to tell when one stops and the next one begins. And so it is now. But then He said, ” So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.” (Luke 21:31) This is the time for us to be standing tall and looking up.

If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah.

By: Jack Kelley

Re-Post: “Making Sense of the Arab World”

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Making Sense of the Arab World
Cal Thomas
Syndicated Columnist

March 13, 2006

A growing number of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam and a majority now says that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence. Gee, I wonder where they got that idea?

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll found nearly half of Americans have a negative view of Islam and that figure is seven percentage points higher than in the tense months after September 11.

James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute, says he is not surprised by the poll results. He says politicians, authors and media commentators have demonized the Arab world since 2001.

He’s got the demon part right, but the Arab world has demonized itself, not only tolerating, but promoting anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-western views. From sermons in their mosques, to stories, editorials and cartoons in their newspapers and the most horrid hate on their television screens; the Arab world has demonized itself.

Instead of spinning this as a matter of western bigotry, the Muslim world ought to be concerned about cleaning up its act; unless, of course, this is its act.

Homosexual Activists Get Cold Shoulder at Christian Schools

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I’m sorry that the Equality Riders are not getting the response they want, but I admire the Christian colleges for holding true to Biblical Truth and Moral Absolutes.

“As a Christian university,” she (spokesperson, Haven Herrin -ed.) added, “you need to be true to what Jesus taught and the meaning of Christianity, which is love and inclusion and acceptance, not fear and discrimination and a lack of compassion for the reality of suffering.”

Jesus also taught that we (that means everyone) are to stop sinning. Homosexuality is a sin. He did teach acceptance of Repentant sinners. Show me a Bible story where He met with unrepentant sinners. You can’t, because it’s not in there. He had very harsh words for the unrepentant sinner (the pharases and teachers of the law).
I’m so tired of these people perverting the Word of God in order to push their sinful agenda down our throats. Enough already. We (the Bible believing Christian) are not buying it!!

(CNSNews.com) – A busload of homosexual activists is running into some roadblocks on a cross-country trip to protest at Christian and military colleges.
The seven-week Equality Ride takes more than 30 young adults to 20 religious and military college campuses that the group says “ban the enrollment of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) students.”
The activists plan to hold vigils, Bible studies, classroom discussions, community forums and press conferences to oppose “the false notion that homosexuality is a ‘sickness and a sin,'” according to the group’s website.
The tour began on March 10 with a stop at Liberty University in southwest Virginia, where the activists were arrested by campus police for trespassing. Liberty President Jerry Falwell had previously told the group they would not be welcome on campus, according to a report in a local newspaper.
In a letter to members of the Moral Majority Coalition explaining his stance against Equality Ride, Falwell defended Liberty University’s treatment of homosexuals. “Liberty does have a handful of students who struggle with same-sex temptations,” Falwell wrote, “and many of these kids are involved in campus counseling programs that are designed to help them live in the fullness of Christ.”
He added that “because Liberty is a Christian school, we do not allow the use of alcohol or drugs, nor do we allow the practice of sexual sin — heterosexual or homosexual. It is true that students who openly break our biblically based rules of conduct get in trouble.”
Following its trip to Liberty University, the Equality Ride set off for Virginia Beach, Va., and Pat Robertson’s Regent University. According to an Equality Ride release, university administrators had previously agreed to “have a day of dialogue,” but later rescinded their invitation and threatened to file trespassing charges if members of Equality Ride tried to enter the campus.
On Monday the homosexual group protested outside the campus of Regent University and invited students to meet with them. The group’s spokesperson, Haven Herrin, told Cybercast News Service that Equality Ride would return on Tuesday. At that time, Herrin vowed, “we will go on campus, we will not be turned away.”
According to Equality Ride, Regent University rescinded its original invitation because of the group’s accusation that Regent bans the enrollment of homosexuals. Regent officials say the claim is a “misrepresentation.” The school’s student handbook prohibits “homosexual conduct or any other conduct, which violates Biblical standards.”
A spokesman for Regent University did not return calls requesting comment Monday but in a statement released Friday and published by the Associated Press, Regent associate vice president for academic affairs Dr. Randall Pannell said the school “genuinely regret[s] that this opportunity for discussion and understanding has been lost due to Equality Ride’s public misrepresentation of Regent University.”
Herrin said that in spite of early setbacks, her group is optimistic about future campus visits. “Many of the schools are welcoming us on to have really wonderful days of full dialogue and discussion,” she said, “and we really commend those schools that are willing to talk about the discrimination on their campuses.”
She criticized schools like Liberty University and Regent University that are closing their doors to Equality Ride. “These schools need to learn from history and end religion-based oppression,” Herrin said. “The Bible has been used for centuries to make an outcast.”
“As a Christian university,” she added, “you need to be true to what Jesus taught and the meaning of Christianity, which is love and inclusion and acceptance, not fear and discrimination and a lack of compassion for the reality of suffering.”
The ride is scheduled to visit Lee University and Union University, both in Tennessee, later this week. The tour will end April 26 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Judge Invokes New Federal Law in Dismissing Gun Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Guns do not kill people. People kill people. Taking guns away from innocent people will not take them away from the criminals. This has been shown to be true over and over again in countries where gun laws are currently in effect.

(CNSNews.com) – A federal judge in California dismissed a “public nuisance” lawsuit against a gun manufacturer and a gun distributor on Monday, invoking a new federal law intended to protect the gun industry from politically motivated lawsuits.
The National Rifle Association said this is the first time a judge has used the new law (the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act) to stop an attempt to hold the gun industry responsible for the acts of criminals.
The lawsuit blamed Glock and gun distributor RSR for the criminal actions of white supremacist Buford Furrow, who in 1999 shot and killed a postal worker and wounded three children at a Jewish Community Center in Grenada Hills, California. Furrow, a former mental patient with a criminal record, was legally barred from owning guns.
According to the NRA, the Glock pistol, one of several guns Furrow was carrying, originally was sold to a police department, which eventually sold it to a licensed dealer, who in turn sold it to a collector, who finally sold it to Furrow.
Glock was targeted although it did nothing illegal, and RSR never owned, sold, or possessed the firearm, the NRA said.
“It is fitting that this case was the first ever dismissed based on the because the facts made this case the poster child for passage of common sense legal reform,” said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
President Bush signed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act into law in October 2005. At the time, the National Rifle Association called it the most significant piece of pro-gun legislation in 20 years.

Muslim Woman Sparks Debate With ‘Apartheid’ Remarks

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

This is just a taste of what Islamic law (shari’a) is all about. Personal freedoms, especially for women are reduced or eliminated completely.

(CNSNews.com) – Malaysia is considered one of the most moderate nations in the Muslim world, but the daughter of a former prime minister has sparked a row by comparing discrimination against Muslim women in her country with the treatment of black South Africans under apartheid.
“As non-Muslim women catch up with women in the rest of the world, Muslim women here are only going backwards,” Marina Mahathir wrote in a newspaper column.
Mahathir, a women’s rights and HIV/AIDS campaigner, was referring to new family laws that will make it easier for Muslim men in Malaysia to take multiple wives and claim property after divorce.
Under Islamic law (shari’a), Malaysian Muslim men already are allowed up to four wives. But the new legislation will give them more rights to claim assets after divorcing a wife, to seize property belonging to existing wives, and lessen their obligation to pay maintenance.
Organizations that came out against the proposals were attacked for promoting “western”-style gender equality, and parliament passed the legislation at the end of last year.
In multi-ethnic Malaysia, where Muslims comprise about 60 percent of the population, the proposed new laws will only apply to Muslims.
Mahathir wrote that, more than a decade after apartheid had ended in South Africa, an “insidious” form of discrimination was developing in Malaysia, between Muslim and non-Muslim women.
“Non-Muslim Malaysian women have benefited from more progressive laws over the years while the opposite has happened for Muslim women,” she said.
The article was due for publication last Wednesday, International Women’s Day, but The Star newspaper – for which she has long been a regular columnist – held it because of the controversial content.
Mahathir then published it on the Internet, with a note saying: “For the first time in some 17 years, The Star is refusing to publish my column … they said that the powers-that-be there think it’s too tough on the government and it’s not the right platform etc.”
The column eventually was published on Friday.

Read the rest of the article here.

Activist: Gay Straight Clubs About Promotion, Not Protection

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I can believe this. What other club at the Jr. High and Sr. High level could get away with showing these types of sexually explicit movies? None. They would be shut down almost immediately.

(AgapePress) – A pro-family advocate says leaders of Gay Straight Alliance clubs in schools falsely claim their main focus is fighting discrimination. She contends those clubs are more concerned about getting young people involved in homosexuality.
Last week a private high school in Santa Monica, California, held a “Free Queer Movie Night” that was sponsored by its Gay Straight Alliance club. At the event, the GSA screened a sexually explicit film about a lesbian relationship involving a German Jew and a Nazi sympathizer during World War II. According to Linda Harvey of the Ohio-based pro-family group Mission America, such events are standard fare for GSA clubs in both private and public schools.
“Movie nights are real popular — and they are almost always movies about two young people who are homosexual who begin having a homosexual relationship,” Harvey shares. “And they’re almost all rated R or worse.” She adds that the typical homosexual club will network with other homosexual teens in the area, either from other high school clubs or even middle schools.
The pro-family activist contends it is extremely dishonest for GSAs to claim they exist merely to promote tolerance and diversity when, in fact, they are promoting homosexuality immorality to young people. She notes that a brief search of websites like GSANetwork.org or SafeSchoolsCoalition.org supports her contention.
“You can quickly find out that these clubs are about homosexual sex — about getting kids connected with people who are already involved in sexual activity, about promoting the books, the movies, and all of the contacts that are very sexual in nature,” Harvey says. “That is very disingenuous — and there is a problem here, in that people need to do the research and stand up and say what the truth is.”
Harvey says many school board members and administrators do not want to fight the presence of GSA clubs because such efforts have largely been unsuccessful across the country.