Dec 202014
 

America_Jesuit_magazineFront Page Mag: “Among critics of Israel today, there emerges a handful whose opposition to the existence of the Jewish State is so pernicious that their criticism can accurately be described as Jew-hatred. Max Blumenthal, a marginal character who is desperately trying to make inroads into the mainstream, stands at the lead of this fringe group of miscreants. Even those on the far left, who are often critical of Israel, find Blumenthal to be a repugnant malcontent. So outrageous is his conduct that his mischief earned him a lifetime ban from the German parliament.

Blumenthal, the author of “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,” a book widely viewed as an anti-Semitic screed that one prominent leftist critic noted could easily make it to the top of the “Hamas book of the month club.”

In December, America magazine, a national weekly magazine with Roman Catholic affiliation and published by the Jesuits of the United States, featured an extremely positive review of Blumenthal’s version of Mein Kampf that lacked any form of critical analysis. The reviewer swallows Blumenthal’s racist calumny lock, stock and barrel and accepts its vitriolic premise without reservation or equivocation.”

Opinion: This post is not meant to bash Catholics, it is meant to shed Biblical light.

My wife and I grew up Catholic. We both attended Catholic schools through high school. Each year we were required to take Religion (Catechism) as part of our education and all those years I cannot remember even one reference to the Bible. I graduated high school not knowing that Genesis was the first book of the Bible.

Catholicism teaches that it is the one true church and that salvation is a matter of being a member and dying in a state of grace (forgiven by a priest of mortal sin). As I grew older I could not imagine how anyone could die in a ‘state of grace’, and thanks to my wife’s persistence in Bible study, which I was against, God began to show us that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone Ephesians 2:8-9.

You see, the idea that only Catholics can gain heaven is not only dangerous from a salvific standpoint but can easily lead to anti-Semitism as well.

Augustine, in his work, City of God (354-430 AD) theorized that the church had replaced Israel in God’s plan, and that the prophecy of the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth and the redemption of the Jews as the chosen people was “inferior” and “carnal.” Augustine adopted the position that the reign of Christ should be much more “spiritual” and it would occur during this present Church Age.

Having come to this conclusion, therefore, Augustine wrote that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70 was brought about divinely, that God had ordained the end of unbelieving Jewish Israel and that the prophecies of condemnation and judgment still remain for national Israel and the Jewish people.

Many mainline Protestant denominations, having sprung from Catholicism, adhere to replacement theology today.

While thousands of Bible verses can easily prove Augustine wrong, an astounding number of people who call themselves Christian view Israel and the Jew in an evil light.

The challenge to those Christians is that God’s word is not a collection of stories meant to teach people how to behave, the Bible is the literal word of God as spoken in Paul’s second letter to Timothy 3:16-17:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Equally powerful are the words of Peter, the disciple that Catholics theorize as the first Pope!

2 Peter 1:29-20 “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8) that the Jews would be given a land with specific boundaries as an everlasting and forever gift and that through the line of Abraham (Genesis 12:3; 22:18) and in that land (Micah 5:2) Messiah Jesus would come.

Nowhere in Scripture was the covenant rescinded – it was reinforced Romans 9:3-5.

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Dec 162014
 

Front Page Mag: “A shockingly, disturbing video has recently surfaced exposing the true and pernicious face of Palestinian extremism and xenophobia. The video, made available by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows a bearded sheikh giving what appears to be an impromptu sermon on the Jews. (After all, what else is there to talk about?) The venue is the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered by those who practice the “religion of peace” to be their third holiest site after Mecca and Medina.

The speech itself is filled with gut-wrenching anti-Semitism, the kind that would even make the editors of the New York Times blush.”

Opinion: To Bible students, the Muslim preachers’ hate-filled rant followed by the indifference of the nations, is evidence of the lateness of the hour.

Jimmy De Young (Prophecy today) said this:

The prophet Malachi records that God says the borders of the people of Amalek, the Palestinians of today, would be the borders of wickedness; that’s Malachi 1:4. Ezekiel says that the Amalekites will kill the Jews in the Last Days and try to take their land from them; that’s Ezekiel 35. Jeremiah says that the Amalekites will be destroyed and be as if they had never been; Jeremiah 49:18. . . . Though the rabbi’s call to annihilate Palestinian murderers is indeed shocking, the prophet Obadiah says that’s exactly what will happen at the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. 

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Nov 242014
 

YNet News: “The European Parliament plans to hold a vote on Thursday on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following Sweden’s official decision to do so and symbolic votes in Spain, the UK and Ireland.

The moves reflect mounting frustration in the EU at Israel’s expanding settlement program on land the Palestinians want for a state following the collapse of US-sponsored peace talks.

Israel is working to foil the decision, with officials warning that if the motion passes, the country will view Europe’s decision as anti-Israeli.

The parties behind the initiative are the Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D) and the Unified European Left Party (GUE).”

Opinion: How many times can I quote Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:1-2, Isaiah 11:11, and Amos 9:15? The more atrocities that Mahmoud Abbas can dream up – the more support he gets from Biblically ignorant nations.

Where else in the world would you find people celebrating the hacking deaths of people praying in a house of worship?

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And where else could you find a billboard promoting murder with a vehicle?

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With all that, the European Union is on the side of Jihad.

 

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Nov 202014
 
Spanish Lawmakers Call for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Arutz Sheva: “Spanish lawmakers adopted a motion Tuesday calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state, AFP reported. The motion submitted by the opposition Socialists asks the conservative government to recognize “Palestine” in coordination with any similar move by the European Union. It was adopted nearly unanimously in the lower house of parliament, with

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Nov 132014
 
Abbas vows To End Jewish Contamination On The Temple Mount

Breaking Israel News: “In a speech given to thousands at a gathering commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, Abbas warned that the Israeli government was attempting to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. “Keep the settlers and the extremists away from Al-Aqsa and our holy

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Nov 102014
 
Arabic Billboard in Nazareth Calls For Running Down Israelis

The Algemeiner: “A large billboard in Israel’s largest Arab city, Nazareth, is using a play on words in Arabic between ISIS – “Daesh,” and running down with a vehicle – “daes,” to promote vehicular terror attacks against Israelis, Israel’s Walla News reported Sunday. The billboard – not some private poster hanging on a porch, but

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Nov 082014
 
Prediction: Economic Collapse, Civil Unrest in America by 2016

The New American: “Violence. Rioting. Looting. Economic collapse and civil unrest. This isn’t a dystopian movie plot, but something else according to an economist with a good track record for prognostication: America’s dark future. The economist is Martin Armstrong, whose correct predictions include the 1987 Black Monday crash and the 1998 Russian financial implosion. And

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