Friday, June 21, 2019

God on Israel

"Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah--

 "not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD.

 "But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

  "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

 Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, And its waves roar (The LORD of hosts is His name):

 "If those ordinances depart From before Me, says the LORD, Then the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before Me forever."

  Thus says the LORD: "If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says the LORD.

Jer 31:31-37

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Warning on Steven Anderson

Back in 2012 Alan Kurschner of Eschatos Ministries warned about using Anderson's materials. Not only because he claimed to hold to a prewrath position (which was dubious) but because of other troublesome behavior. Read it HERE

Sadly, I've seen PW proponents still pushing his materials, especially the "After the Tribulation" video. But not only that video, also others with a distinct anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias. I'm surprised that futuristic premillennialists would do this. Recently, I even saw a comment praising Anderson's position on gays, as if he was the only one with the fortitude to speak out. In fact others are doing so without the viral hatred Anderson spews.

Steven Anderson should be avoided. Please read the Eschatos Ministries article linked above. And also watch Mike Winger's video response to Anderson HERE.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Islamic Mahdi Antichrist?

In the video below, Tony Garland respectfully critiques John MacArthur's Mahdi-Antichrist theory. I have a great regard for MacArthur but appreciate the way Tony approached this review. He echoes similar concerns I've had about this position. The Mahdi-AC theory is also held by others.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Day of the Lord in the OT - Dr Reluctant

Dr Paul Henebury briefly discusses features of the Day of the Lord in the Old Testament HERE

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Qur’an’s Turn to Violence

Dr. Mark Durie examines the problem of peace and violence in the Qur'an:

It is widely recognized that, on the topic of violence, the Qur’an speaks with more than one voice. Some verses speak for peace, and others for war. The conventional explanation is that the difference hinges on the migration of the early Muslim community from Mecca to Medina: in Mecca Muslims were persecuted while Muhammad and the Qur’an preached non-violence and tolerance, but in Medina an Islamic state was established, and Muhammad gathered an army, leading it to triumph in battle against non-believers...keep reading

Saturday, June 1, 2019