Archive for February 8th, 2011

Coptic Christian: Muslims Not to be Trusted

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

As the Muslims have shown their true colors by repeatedly attacking Christians, I must agree; they are not to be trusted.

A Coptic Christian in the U.S. is speaking out about the uprising in Egypt, sounding an ominous warning for those who might trust the Muslims in that area of the world.

Nabil says while the extremist Muslim Brotherhood may replace the current regime in Egypt, other nations in the region could fall to its power as well. The Coptic believer had this strong warning:

“We have nothing [to do except] just to pray,” he laments. “But you can’t trust any Muslim. You can’t trust them, because their Quran, their prophet Mohammad, he is not a prophet from God. No one should trust any Muslim.”

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Digging on Temple Mount ‘to Erase Traces of Jewish Altar’

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Muslims squatters, on Temple Mount, are once again engaging in vandalism and destruction of Jewish artifacts in an attempt to convince the world that the Jews never had a temple.
The world is more than willing to believe this, since they hate the Jews anyway.
God will one day set everyone straight on this matter. It won’t be pleasant to those who have snubbed their noses at God, that’s for sure.

Muslim religious authorities are concluding a clandestine eight-month dig on the Temple Mount that is intended to erase traces of the Jewish Temple’s Altar, Temple activists charge.
The digs have been taking place under the Dome of the Chain, believed to have been built over 1300 years ago. For eight months, the dome – which has a diameter of 14 meters – has been surrounded by a metal fence and black cloth, which hide whatever activity has been going on there from outside inspection. The Muslim Waqf religious authority has claimed the activity is simply a refurbishing of the structure, but refuses adamantly to let Jews or tourists near.

Jewish activists made various attempts to enter the Dome, but met with no success. In the end, the Our Temple Mount news outlet found an Arab who was willing to take photos inside the compound in return for a handsome fee (see below). The man said that it appears the Waqf has already completed its digs and is now covering the dig with dirt.

Our Temple Mount notes that according to Jewish tradition, the place where the Dome of the Chain is located is the spot upon which the sacrificial Altar stood in Temple times. Temple activists said that the Muslim digs are intended to erase the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.

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“The Moral Indicator” by Todd Strandberg

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Every single day, Rapture Ready is visited by tens of thousands of people who find the site by doing web searches. Our server keeps track of the search inquiries, and I’ve used this data to discover that people’s desire to know what is about to happen is the most common reason the public comes to our domain.

The Bible doesn’t give us set dates for end-time events, but it does provide us with a general idea of where we are on God’s prophetic clock. Because Scripture predicts a number of happenings, we can judge our nearness to the Tribulation hour by how current events match up with prophecy.

The pretribulation Rapture is likely to be the next major event on God’s calendar, so it is all-important to be cognizant of the Rapture’s nearness. Because the Rapture is a signless event, it may seem like we are in a holding pattern until the Lord Jesus comes for His Bride.

I doubt that we are going to see the destruction of Damascus or the rise of the Antichrist this side of the Rapture. However, prophecy is still moving forward in one key area. The Bible says that mankind is in a continuous state of moral decline, and this tendency for wickedness will lead right up to the Tribulation hour. In fact, total depravity will be God’s justification for pouring out judgment.

The Great Flood is proof that God has a maximum tolerance for sin. “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was evil continually” (Gen. 6:5).

If you want to know how much time we have left, keep track of the moral decay in society. One example is the use of sex-related products in prime-time TV ads. This brief timeline gives a good indication of how rapidly debauchery is taking over.

2002
Viagra – The drug used to treat erectile dysfunction was introduced in 1999 and was first promoted on television at the beginning of 2002.

2005
Condoms – For years, the National Association of Broadcasters’ code of conduct prohibited condom advertising outright. The code was eventually disbanded. The first prime-time, network television condom commercial aired on June 1, 2005.

2010
Sex toy ads – In recent months, the Trojan company has been running commercials for its vibrating Triphoria. The commercial features a group of women sitting at a wedding shower opening gifts. One woman is curious about the new product and asks if this is the vibrator that will blow your hair back.

Another indication of the advanced state of moral decline is a total lack of accountability for leaders in the church today. This past week, Terry and I were contacted by Trey Smith, who has written a tell-all book about Mike Murdock, the head of Wisdom Center ministry and a frequent fundraiser for most prosperity-gospel-oriented TV networks. In the book, Smith paints a damning picture of the true nature of Murdock.

Smith claims to have been best friends with Mike’s son, Jason, and says he discovered a secret closet that contained a stash of drugs, porn, and an extensive photo record of Murdock’s affairs with various women. Smith also described the callous response Murdock has for people who come to him for help.

The book is so profane that I can’t give it a recommendation. It has been on the market for nearly two months and has had zero impact on Murdock’s operation. The lack of accountability in Christian ministry has allowed corruption to run rampant.

The problem with moral indicators is that society has lost sight of them. We live in a world where morality is set by whatever pleases the majority. If we use the Bible as a guide, we will quickly realize that we are living in the days of Noah. The nearness of the Rapture comes down to the question of how wicked man can get from here. From what I see, the answer is “not much.”

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matt. 24:37-39).

— Todd

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