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Archive for August 2009

The Case of Rifqa Bary: An Honor Killing in America?

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

A 17-year-old Ohio girl who secretly converted from Islam to Christianity says she fled to Florida for fear of her life. Fathima Rifqa Bary, the teen runaway who goes by Rifqa, is in protective custody with Florida’s Department of Children and Families.

Rifqa says her father threatened her life when he learned of her conversion to Christianity vowing to kill her in the long standing Islamic tradition of “honor killings.”

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Hiding the truth about Husseini

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

The publicly funded Multicultural Center’s (Werkstatt der Kulturen) decision to remove educational panels of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini, who was an ally of Adolf Hitler, from a planned exhibit, sparked outrage on Thursday among a district mayor, the curator of the exhibit, and the Berlin Jewish community.

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The Region: Iran and Syria: So happy together

Aug 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

Note also that the two countries are very consciously coordinating strategy in a war against Western interests and the relatively more moderate Arab regimes, a conflict that Western governments don’t even perceive as existing: “Iran and Syria are on the same front, and any political event is an opportunity which must be used at the best way possible while helping one another,” said Assad.

Iran and Syria, along with their clients, are at war with America, and the US government doesn’t even know it.

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Isaiah Chapter 17 The Burden (Destruction) of Damascus

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Isaiah, Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Verses 12–14 start a different picture but are related to the previous verses. These verses sound like Joel and other prophecies about the Time of Trouble and the anarchy. Satan capitalizes on conditions of unrest to serve his purpose, but God will take care of the situation. Satan will again try to destroy Israel through the invasion of Gog and Magog. It will look as if Gog will overwhelm and swallow up Israel right up to Jerusalem, but God will rebuke the threatening horde. “The nations [the mixed multitude of Gog and Magog] shall rush like the rushing of many waters [as in a flood]: but God shall rebuke them.” He will disperse and roll them back as if with a blast of His nostrils. He will stop them as the wind blows away a tumbleweed or chaff.

Verse 14 is a prophecy of the future. “This is the portion of them that spoil us, and … that rob us.” The evil intent of Gog will be to take a spoil (the “cattle and much goods”). This portion of verse 14 represents Israel’s recognition that God has stepped in and delivered them lest a full end be made of them.

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Why the First Born Suffered

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

The smiting of the first-born of Egypt contained two lessons: (1) It was the most severe blow because the first-born of the nation would be the more prominent persons in each family. (2) But the special object in confining the plague to the first-born was to show that only the first-born of the Hebrews were spared or passed over. The other members of the Hebrew families were in no more danger of that plague than were the other members of the Egyptian families. Only the first-born were marked, indicated as in danger, while the rest were to be saved. The Scriptures clearly show that the Lord thus intended to indicate the passing over or sparing of the Church in the present time. The type therefore has nothing whatever to do with the world. Only the household of faith, known in the Scriptures as the Church of the First-born, have that degree of light and knowledge that would permit them to be on trial for eternal life, with the danger of losing the same in the Second Death.

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Could the coming Israel-Hezbollah conflict catalyze Psalm 83?

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Special Features (click on Article name)

Many eschatologists, those who study end time events, are warning that three world changing Israeli war prophecies are about to occur. Isaiah 17:1, Psalm 83, and Ezekiel 38-39, usually listed in that order, describe prophetic events that could dramatically shift the balance of Mideast wealth and power into Israel’s favor.

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Stealth Jihad

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

In a 1998, CAIR founder Omar Ahmad told the San Ramon Valley Herald, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

For radical Muslims, that means pushing an aggressive, pro-Islam agenda that’s been increasingly successful in recent years: Muslim cab drivers in Minneapolis refuse to carry passengers who have alcohol in their possession. Public schools schedule prayer breaks to accommodate Muslim students. Pork is banned in the workplace – the list goes on.

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Deuteronomy Chapter 1 Review: Why didn’t enter the Promised Land

Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Deuteronomy, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The Book of Deuteronomy is the fifth (and last) book in the Pentateuch. The name is somewhat an abbreviation of the Latin Deuteronomium, meaning “second law.” It has been suggested that this word indicates a reiteration of the Law to Israel, with which the previous generation was acquainted. However, since that generation died in the wilderness, not all of the current generation were cognizant of the experiences of the earlier generation. Therefore, Moses reviewed the experiences of Israel, who had departed from Egypt to meet God at Mount Sinai, where they were instructed as to the course they would subsequently follow as His people. All of these thoughts seem to be embodied in the expression “Deuteronomy.”

In addition, the latter part of the name, “onomy” (onomos), is like astronomy, which means the law of the stars, and “Deuter” means two, second, or repetition. God’s method in instructing His people is always to have two or three confirmatory witnesses to attest whatever important lesson He wishes to convey to His people (both natural and spiritual Israel). Hence those who profess to honor and serve Him will be without excuse as to the availability of instruction. They will not be able to say in the future, “Why didn’t you tell me?”

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Judgment

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Character Studies, Doctrine, Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name)

To Judge or not to judge, that is the question? You will hear many quote the Word of God, “Judge not!” Then you will hear others quote the Word of God, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”

So do we judge or don’t we? This discourse should clear up any problems understanding what, when, and whom we are to judge. “Just as there is a time for every purpose under heaven,” there is a time to judge, and as Christians it is our duty to understand these things and not be lazy when it comes to the Word of God and our understanding of it.

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Jotham’s Parable

Aug 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name), Prophetic

There are about four different lessons you can extract from this one Parable from the book of Judges (chapter 9). When Jotham, the only surviving legitimate son of Gideon, uttered this parable from Mount Gerizim to the people below who made Abimelech to rule over them, to replace the vacuum that happened when Gideon died. Its possible to deduce by this parable that perhaps some of the sons of Gideon were asked (pictured by the Olive and Fig trees and the vine), but they felt they could best serve their brethren differently according to their talents. Their picking of a despicable overly ambitious person, Abimelech, to take the task was to their ultimate ruin. Jotham pronounces a curse on them as well as Abimelech. So what other lessons can we get from this?

What happened to the early Church after Jesus and the Apostles died? What filled that vacuum and ruled over the Lord’s heritage? Can we fall into the same pitfalls today? Can we elect those to oversee in the office of elder, who are not fit? What will be the outcome?

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