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Jesse Jackson Is An Evil Blasphemer Heretic

Posted by Job on October 26, 2007

Jesse Jackson Blasphemes. Compares Genarlow Wilson’s Release with Resurrection of Christ!

You do realize that Wilson was credibly accused of rape by a second girl at the party, but the jury found that there was not enough evidence due to the circumstances. The crime that Wilson was convicted of was child molestation against a second girl, which was on tape. So Jesse Jackson’s “Jesus Christ allegory” committed two sex crimes against two underaged girls in the same night. Oh yes, Wilson was a big strong strapping 17 year old football player when he went sexually violated those two young girls. Has any church pastor, black, white, Asian, or Hispanic, come forward in this case on the cause of God’s righteousness? Well now we see that evil wins when good men refuse to stand up and serve God. Oh yes, please recall that Christians DID predict that just this sort of thing would start happening when Leah Ward Sears was given headship of the Supreme Court. Vile Cynthia Tucker and the other evil snakes at the Atlanta Journal – Constitution portrayed this woman as a socially conservative church woman despite her ardent support for abortion and homosexuality (or perhaps because of it … true Christians love sin and hate those who thirst after righteous according to them).

This makes the second sex criminal athlete that Ward Sears has released, as she was also primarily behind releasing Marcus Dixon, another 17 year old football player (240 lbs!) who dragged a 14 year old girl into a trailer and raped her while she was working on her afterschool job, This was after his having sexually battered several other girls in that same year. But hey, she was white, so who cares, she probably wanted it, right? That is certainly what New Age witch Oprah Winfrey’s position was when she humiliated the girl on her TV show. These people are all about making our culture as decadently immoral and hedonistic as they can. They WANT our kids to go around violating each other sexually like animals. That is why they act like abstinence education is the worst thing since the Holocaust. Oh wait, was that anti – Semitic? Insensitive to Jews? Well wait until all of these animals start raping Jewish girls. Is that what you want Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson?

Hey Jesse, do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate? That He died for our sins? And that one day He shall return to utterly destroy the wicked? And that there will be a great white throne judgment where those that reject God’s Word will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity? If you do, Jesse, why are you not acting like it? The same goes to you too Al Sharpton, you alleged Pentecostal (that is right, Sharpton is Pentecostal just like Martin Luther King was supposedly a Baptist despite being a complete and total heretic who rejected the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ), put your theological cards on the table! Maybe this is what finally gets black people to start looking at their leaders. By the way. I am black. I was raised in rural Georgia. I have been called racial slurs, have been stopped and questioned by police without reason, and have been denied employment, raises, and promotions because of the color of my skin. And you know what I say? There is NO WAY that I am going to experience racism in this life and then spend the ETERNITY of the next life in the lake of fire. The black or Hispanic or Asian (or white) man that allows racism or poverty or crime be an excuse of turning apostate or the woman that does the same regarding sexism or being abused or raped or the person that is unlawfully imprisoned, has to grow up without a father (or mother) or has to face a life filled with war, poverty, or a painful debilitating disease, how could you go through that nightmare in this life only to spend an eternity in the lake of fire in the next?

Oh by the way, I am not so brilliant that I formulated this philosophy myself. Nope, that one came from my wife, who had a very tough life growing up desperately poor in one of Atlanta’s worst neighborhoods. When she barely a teenager she was nearly raped by one of the deacons at her church and had to physically fight him off. When she told the pastor about it he didn’t do a thing and demanded that she keep it quiet. Yes, I know that it is a sick evil world out there. It is the job of the Christian to not become sick and evil along with it.

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Was I Wrong About The Whole Confederate Flag Thing?

Posted by Job on October 7, 2007

I may have to delete and apologize for my earlier post.

sptimes.com/2007/10/07/State/In_defense_of_his_Con.shtml

Update: IndependentConservative says NO:

yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/csa/geosec.htm

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What Is The Mark Of The Beast?

Posted by Job on September 12, 2007

From Ronald Dart’s Born To Win Ministry, borntowin.net.

If the audio player does not work for you, try this link: the_mark_of_the_beast.mp3

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A Good Exposition On A Theory Of The Beast Of Revelation

Posted by Job on September 9, 2007

To read the document click: healtheland.bravehost.com/Docs/TheBeast/the_beast.html

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The Test Of A Prophet

Posted by Job on September 2, 2007

From Ronald Dart’s Born To Win Ministry, borntowin.net.

If the audio player does not work for you, try this link: the_test_of_a_prophet.mp3

Also see: The Requirements For The Office Of A Prophet

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How To Survive The Last Days!

Posted by Job on September 1, 2007

From Ronald Dart’s Born To Win Ministry, borntowin.net.

If the audio player does not work for you, try these links: surviving_the_last_days_1.mp3 surviving_the_last_days_2.mp3

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Atlanta Radio Talk Show Host Perry Laurentino Compares Dogfighting To African Slavery

Posted by Job on August 29, 2007

Laurentino works for 680 The Fan. Of course, he quickly recanted – to a degree – when he received the predictable response by irate black callers. (The reaction would have been far more were the black audience of 680 The Fan not relatively small and more importantly far more conservative than the black population of Atlanta as a whole.) My point here is not to label Laurentino a racist, but rather to give yet another clear indication of how the anti – Christ mindset is deeply ingrained into our society so much that even very conservative people with Catholic backgrounds like Laurentino would even thing of equating the mistreatment of a human with the mistreatment of a dog. Now the act of slavery and animal cruelty itself is probably similar from a spiritual warfare perspective: the same evil spirits that would cause you to wantonly mistreat an animal through dogfighting would also cause you to mistreat a person through slavery. Thus, animal rights activists do have a point when they mention that people who abuse animals later go on to victimize people. And there are Bible verses that could be construed to oppose animal cruelty, and both are in the portion of the scripture – the Torah or the instructions – that liberals hate so much (who claim that such portions were later added to the scriptures by harsh “Deuteronomists” who blamed Israel’s fall to Babylon on their sins, and falsely claimed that they were written by Moses in order to give their theology legitimacy). They are Deuteronomy 25:4: “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn” and “Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk” (contained in Exodus 23:19, Exodus 34:26, and Deuteronomy 14:21). Now there are a variety of ways to interpret those scriptures (including some Orthodox Jews who interpret the latter to mean that it is a sin to eat a cheeseburger) but correlating both to animal cruelty is reasonable.

But still, the notion that you would compare the suffering of a man to the suffering of a dog is clearly one that is offensive to God. There is a reason why the term “dehumanize” exists. The term presumes the elevated status of man which comes not from man’s ability to reason or create, but from the notion that man was a special creation of God, in His own Image, higher than the angels. I am certainly no ecumenist, but the world’s three monotheistic religions that have so influenced the mindset of the civilized world (both in the west and the near east), Christianity, Muslim, and Islam, all hold this to be factual. By contrast, you have pagan traditions that contrive equality between man and animal. All you have to do is go to India, and see where starving people will not eat cows because they hold them sacred, and then there is the jain Buddhism evil that was co – opted by Martin Luther King, Jr., who denied the deity of Jesus Christ (see Proof From His Own Writings That Martin Luther King Jr. Was NOT A Christian), whose adherents center a great part of their lifestyles around not stepping on insects because they regard them as having the potential to become people in a subsequent lives – and indeed may well have been people in their prior lives. Evolution is just another false religion that denies a true afterlife, that denies a true God, and denies a true eternal punishment in a lake of fire. But we can see that even people who profess Christianity and do not believe in evolution run the risk of adopting the anti – Christ mindset because of their immersion in the culture. Conservatives oppose bi – lingual education for the children of Mexican immigrants and others whose primarily language is not English, and they support instead “full immersion”, knowing that once deprived of their native language in an academic environment, the non – English speaker will quickly and forcibly become fluent in what should be our nation’s common tongue. (Do not believe me to be opposed to people knowing multiple languages, quite the contrary were it up to me all children would learn Spanish and Hebrew. Learn, write, and speak in as many languages as you choose so long as one of them is English.)

And the same is true of Christians. Even if Christianity is your “native mindset”, if you are fully immersed in our anti – Christ culture, you will take on the anti – Christ mindset and equate the brutal dehumanizing subjugation of Africans as a sacrifice to the idol of mammon (money and power) as being little different from what happens to dogs or any other dumb animal. Therefore, according to the idolatrous blasphemous anti – Christ mindset, there is no such thing as “dehumanize” because there is nothing special about a human! Of course this is utterly satanic, because Satan hates God, and he hates man because man is the image of God. Satan knows that if he can get man to defile and murder himself, not only does it grieve God, but it disrespects Him! Everything that Satan does is all about rebelling against God, defying Him, and shaking his rotten fist in God’s Holy Face! Well Satan can have his wretched twisted idea of fun for a time, but his day of judgment and destruction is coming. And so is the day of judgment and destruction of all those who equate dumb common animals with those who were made in the Image of God and special by God, and therefore pervert themselves with all manners of abomination that arise from their blasphemous mindset. Now you see why abortion is so important to Satan and his people, and why so many so – called Christians support the procedure. Just as having people in the pagan ancient Near East sacrifice their children to Molech and Baal as part of pagan fertility rites was to use man to mock God and provoke His wrath we do the same in our “modern Christian west” with our practice of abortion (which we are now trying to export to the so – called third world, as if they do not already have enough problems without introducing yet another level of godless barbarity).

So, how does the Christian prevent himself from taking on the mindset of a wicked world totally ruled by Satan? As is with everything, the answer is in the Bible. Leviticus 20:7
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. We are supposed to be holy for God is holy (I Peter 1:16) and reject the world and all its wickedness. Now we saved by grace and not the works of the law, so we are still to be in the world. Why? Because the world is where the battleground of good versus evil is, and we are a part of that battle whether we like it or not. The stakes of this battle are 1) the souls of men and 2) how long Satan gets to escape judgment (and there are some theologies out there that claim that the two are related). Yet in today’s times Christians, even theologically and politically conservative ones, are not separating themselves. Perhaps the best example is how the former strictness of charismatic Christianity has given way to the vain, profane, worldly, and even utterly carnal and vulgar variety that has now turned the gospel into glamor, profit, and base sexuality (see An Expose Of Just How Bad Juanita Bynum And Thomas Weeks Are and the rest of my “Sex Sells, Especially In The Church” series … the vast majority of these are charismatic, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christian preachers like Rick Warren – Sex Sells, Especially In The Church: Rick Warren’s Lust Driven Evangelism – who actually markets and encourages the use of colognes and perfumes with sexually arousing pheromones in them for use in evangelism! Part of Warren’s “church growth” strategy is to send young men and women with sexually immodest apparel on such as the ones detailed in Sex Sells Especially In The Church: Exploiting The Christian Market no doubt so that people will want to go to church not because of Jesus Christ but rather to please their own carnal lusts!).

So since contemporary Christians are not only refusing to abstain and refrain from the ways of a world perverted and corrupted by Adam’s sin that will one day be destroyed by fire (ignore the lies of false preacher Jack Van Impe who claims otherwise … there will be a new heaven and a new earth, Jack Van Impe, and NO JACK VAN IMPE OUR PETS WILL NOT BE WITH US IN HEAVEN!), is it any wonder that so many of us are taking on the satanic anti – Christ mindset. So the question is: if we Christians are willing to debase, defile, and dehumanize, and thereby deny our God – image with regards to dogs and other dumb animals, how else are we going to do it? Maybe we should ask the members of the clergy that now exist exclusively to serve canines and other dumb soulless animals – contact information for such professional ministers of the cloth can be found in this post Christians, Now They Have Preachers For Animals! – and find out!

It is all about circumcision, people, not according to the law but by grace. We have to have circumcised hearts, minds, and wills if we are to oppose the anti – Christ worldly mindset; if we are to fulfill II Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ! It all starts with salvation i.e. The Three Step Salvation Plan, but even that there is a process of dying to self and hating and rejecting the world daily!

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Martin Luther King’s MORMON DOCTRINE!

Posted by Job on August 15, 2007

Motivated by this story, I already addressed evidence from King’s own writings that he was a Christian in Proof From His Own Writings That Martin Luther King Jr. Was NOT A Christian, but the weblog post Between Two Worlds: Martin Luther King where I found the online links to his papers this interesting nugget: “MLK accepted the deity of Jesus Christ, and the fact that Jesus Christ was divine, only in the sense that He was one with God in purpose.” That is EXACTLY what Mormons teach! See, Mormons deny Trinity, because they deny that Jesus Christ is deity. Rather than teaching that Jesus Christ is an uncreated pre – existing spirit, they teach that Jesus Christ was a being created by God, no different from angels or people, and that Jesus Christ earned His exceptional position through works (they also teach that Christ’s works surpassed those of God the Father, and when they say Father they mean LITERAL FATHER, because they teach that Jesus Christ, Satan, the angels, and all humans are the result of sexual activity between their god and his MULTIPLE wives in heaven, one of the reasons why murdering pedophile Joseph Smith needed 34 of them himself, despite the fact that a number of them were still married to other men; Mormons also agree with Dan Brown of “The Da Vinci Code” in teaching that Jesus Christ was married; according to their theology he would have had to have been in order to achieve his exalted position). So, since Mormons reject the notion of God in Three Persons, how, then can they claim to believe in Trinity? Simple: BY CLAIMING THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS ONE WITH THE FATHER IN PURPOSE!

And folks say that evil spirits aren’t real? These lying spirits and their false doctrines, well they do get around don’t they? And they all pretty much agree in their lies … getting people to deny God’s Tri – Unity and the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They even use the same parsing, dissembling, dishonest arguments, and justifications for their lies. This heresy of King (who rejected the true Christianity of his father) after that of Ebionitism. You can look up that heresy plus some others here: http://www.spirithome.com/heresies.html. When you realize the number of ancient heresies and false religions that went into Mormonism, it is staggering, evidence that a multitude of evil spirits went into Joseph Smith and all who follow after him. But what is even more staggering is why so few people are willing to publicly discuss that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a heretic and an apostate, yet he managed to found the Southern CHRISTIAN Leadership Conference and pastor a church. The people who knew about this fellow’s belief but allowed him to rise through the ranks of the Christian field without opposing him, do not think that they will not be held accountable. It would be interesting to interview the people who spent a great deal of time with King professionally as well as was in his church and heard him preach if THEY knew that King did not believe in the resurrection. If he did not, then what did this fellow preach about at church? What did his Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost sermons consist of? It is astounding that hard questions like these are never asked of our religious leaders, or even of their laypeople.  

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Proof From His Own Writings That Martin Luther King Jr. Was NOT A Christian

Posted by Job on August 15, 2007

Update: Apparently there has not been a total media blackout on this issue. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/01/15/MNGHJNIR631.DTL

Some people are angry that the Martin Luther King Jr. statue that will be placed on our mall in Washington DC is going to be made by a Chinese artist. What should be a bigger concern is the fact that King, Jr. is considered the most prominent Christian figure in American history despite not believing in the virgin birth, deity, or resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that the people responsible for exposing this fact: the media, our schools and churches, etc. are hiding it from you! And you folks on the Christian right: Reagan gave this man a federal holiday why? And more and more Christian preachers are celebrating this man, his beliefs, and his legacy why? It isn’t as if there weren’t PLENTY of black civil rights leaders that were actually Christian to identify and honor. It is no wonder that the media and the international community rejected black Christian leaders and instead embraced both this fellow and the Muslim Malcolm X. To the people wondering why no movie on Dr. King’s life has been made: well anyone who does so would HAVE to deal with the fact that KING WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN. The links below say it all. http://theologica.blogspot.com/2005/02/martin-luther-king.html contains King’s own papers on the subject: stanford.edu/group/King/publications/papers/vol1/491123-What_Experiences_of_Christians.htm and stanford.edu/group/King/publications/papers/vol1/491123-The_Sources_of_Fundamentalism_and_Liberalism.htm and stanford.edu/group/King/publications/papers/vol1/491123-A_Study_of_Mithraism.htm and in an interview with NBC: nbc11.com/mlk/2733969/detail.html

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Covenant Theology Versus Dispensationalism

Posted by Job on August 14, 2007

Covenant and Dispensational Theology

Covenant and Dispensational Theology Part (2)

Covenant and Dispensational Theology Part (3)

Covenant and Dispensational Theology *conclusion

Spurgeon and Eschatology

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Test To See If You Are A Biblical Charismatic With This Quiz!

Posted by Job on August 13, 2007

I only scored 84%!!! christianet.com/bible/gifts.htm

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Thinking About the Last Days

Posted by Job on August 10, 2007

by Ronald L. Dart  of Borntowin.net 

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come (2 Timothy 3:1).

      Predicting what’s going to happen next in the Middle East is a fool’s game. Or, maybe it’s a prophet’s task. Since I’m not a prophet, and I’m trying not to be a fool, all that’s left is to look at what’s going on in the Middle East in the light of the Bible. Christian people pay close attention to what happens in the Middle East for good reason. It’s because of something Jesus said in response to a question by his disciples. Country boys that they were, the disciples were exclaiming over the beauty of the Temple when Jesus shocked them into silence. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down,” and then he walked on to the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24:2 NIV).1

       This actually came to pass a few decades later when the Romans sacked Jerusalem, burned the Temple, and killed Jews in their thousands. They say that in the years following you could actually walk by that site and not realize that anything had ever been there. But there’s one curious thing about all that. It happened in 70 A.D. to be sure, but it had also happened some 650 years before that, when the Babylonians came, sacked Jerusalem, and destroyed Solomon’s Temple. The Temple that the disciples were admiring in Jerusalem on that day was not Solomon’s Temple, but a second Temple built after the return from Babylon.

      You’ve heard the old saying that history repeats itself. It does. History repeats itself, because human nature does not change, and men keep doing the same stupid things over and over. And if that were not enough, the nature of God doesn’t change either. As he said to the prophet Malachi, “For I am Jehovah, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed” (Malachi 3:6).2

      To some degree, this little comparison between human nature and the divine nature accounts for a lot of the repetitive nature of prophecy. If an event happened because of a given condition, and the condition recurs, it will happen again—perhaps with new technology. While I was pondering this one day, I came upon a Scripture that almost spells it out. God was challenging Israel because of their constant chasing around after one god and then another. Through the prophet Isaiah, God said this, “Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.”3   If you’re going to understand the future, said God, look at history Only then may you understand the end of it all. The things that are to come are reflections of things that have already happened. The terminology adopted by Bible students for this sort of thing is “type” and “antitype.”  The word type comes from the Greek and means a model, a shape, or a form. Antitype refers to the later reality of which the first was only a type. So we have types and antitypes all through the Bible. It is, however, a mistake to assume that you have only type and antitype, two occurrences. You may have many more.

      So, the things to come are reflections of things that have already happened. If you are a prophet, your prophecy has to have roots in history or it is meaningless. This is one of the most helpful things to know when you encounter a would-be prophet. He might be a person who comes to your church and says, “I have a word of prophecy from the Lord.” Does the prophecy have roots in history? If not, you can safely brush it aside.

      Now consider Jesus’ disciples oohing and aahing over the grandeur of Herod’s Temple and compare it to something Jeremiah said in one of his prophecies. God customarily sent Jeremiah down to the city gates, where people came to conduct business and try cases. The Lord told Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, “The Temple of the LORD, The Temple of the LORD, The Temple of the LORD, are these” (Jeremiah 7:3-4).

       I can almost see Jeremiah standing there repeating this, sweeping his arm first to the west, then to the east, then to the south, exclaiming at all the magnificent buildings—each with “this is the Temple of the Lord.” I can hear Jesus’ disciples exclaiming the same words in awe of the Temple and all that it stood for as they showed the buildings of the Temple to Jesus.

      Jeremiah said there must be no half baked amends. It is time for the real thing. Standing on the courthouse steps he called for honest judgment between a man and his neighbor, for an end to the oppression of widows, orphans and strangers. He called for an end to guilty verdicts on innocent men. Moreover, he called for them to cease and desist from following the practices of other gods, practices which were destroying the nation, and had even penetrated the Temple environs. Do these things, God said, and I will allow you to dwell in this place for ever.

      But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless. Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD (Jeremiah 7:8-11 NIV).

      His words echo down through time to the day when Jesus ran the money changers out of the Temple. Matthew tells us that Jesus overthrew the tables of the money changers and said: “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:13).

      Jeremiah, having warned the people that there was no safety in proximity to the Temple, offered this admonition from Jehovah: “But go first. Only then may you understand the end of it all. The things that are to come are reflections of things that have already happened. The terminology adopted by Bible students for this sort of thing is “type” and “antitype.”  The word type comes from the Greek and means a model, a shape, or a form. Antitype refers to the later reality of which the first was only a type. So we have types and antitypes all through the Bible. It is, however, a mistake to assume that you have only type and antitype, two occurrences. You may have many more.

      So, the things to come are reflections of things that have already happened. If you are a prophet, your prophecy has to have roots in history or it is meaningless. This is one of the most helpful things to know when you encounter a would-be prophet. He might be a person who comes to your church and says, “I have a word of prophecy from the Lord.” Does the prophecy have roots in history? If not, you can safely brush it aside.

      Now consider Jesus’ disciples oohing and aahing over the grandeur of Herod’s Temple and compare it to something Jeremiah said in one of his prophecies. God customarily sent Jeremiah down to the city gates, where people came to conduct business and try cases. The Lord told Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, “The Temple of the LORD, The Temple of the LORD, The Temple of the LORD, are these” (Jeremiah 7:3-4).

       I can almost see Jeremiah standing there repeating this, sweeping his arm first to the west, then to the east, then to the south, exclaiming at all the magnificent buildings—each with “this is the Temple of the Lord.” I can hear Jesus’ disciples exclaiming the same words in awe of the Temple and all that it stood for as they showed the buildings of the Temple to Jesus.

      Jeremiah said there must be no half baked amends. It is time for the real thing. Standing on the courthouse steps he called for honest judgment between a man and his neighbor, for an end to the oppression of widows, orphans and strangers. He called for an end to guilty verdicts on innocent men. Moreover, he called for them to cease and desist from following the practices of other gods, practices which were destroying the nation, and had even penetrated the Temple environs. Do these things, God said, and I will allow you to dwell in this place for ever.

      But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless. Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD (Jeremiah 7:8-11 NIV).

      His words echo down through time to the day when Jesus ran the money changers out of the Temple. Matthew tells us that Jesus overthrew the tables of the money changers and said: “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:13).

      Jeremiah, having warned the people that there was no safety in proximity to the Temple, offered this admonition from Jehovah: “But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel” (Jeremiah 7:12).

       Go to Shiloh. Okay, but what is to be learned at Shiloh? Years ago, my wife and I were driving north from Jerusalem to find a place called Jacob’s well. As we drove along, I noticed a small sign pointing to the right to a place called Shiloh. I couldn’t recall the context, but the words of Jeremiah, “Go to Shiloh,”  were in my ears. I was familiar with the phrase, because I kept coming across it in a class I taught in college. So, when I saw that sign and remembered the words, “Go to Shiloh,” I said we’d better do it. I slammed on the brakes and took a right turn without thinking. We bounced over a rather poor road for a little while and then came to the end of the road. I stopped. I got out. I looked around and I saw, well, nothing. Absolutely nothing.

      It turns out, that was the point. I recalled the history of the place, but it was only when I got back to where we were staying and read the context of Jeremiah’s prophecy, that I really understood what Jeremiah was driving at: “And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim” (Jeremiah 7:13-15).

      That had happened. Ephraim had long since gone into captivity into Assyria, and because Judah didn’t listen, the same thing would happen to them. So, there I stood on a bald patch of ground that once was Shiloh and there was nothing there. Off in the distance, there was a small very old mosque and sometimes I wonder if even that was symbolic.

      So now we know the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was not the second shrine of God that had been destroyed. It was the third. Now, I’ve not been appointed a prophet of God and I’m not stupid enough to appoint myself, but I have a sinking feeling that what has happened three times, will happen again. Why? Because we’re still here, and we’re still making the same mistakes.

      Returning to the occasion when Jesus warned his disciples that the Temple would once again be destroyed: When the disciples had recovered sufficiently to ask some questions, they had a big one. “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3).

      The disciples plainly understood Jesus to be talking about the end of the age, not merely another sacking of Jerusalem. That happened again in 70 A.D., but it was not the end. They understood all this because they knew what the prophets said. They knew that there would be a destruction that would come in the last days. What they now wanted to know was when it was going to happen. What Jesus said in reply to this question is called the “Olivet Prophecy” because of where it was given—on the Mount of Olives.

      The remainder of chapter 24 and all of chapter 25 answer the disciples’ questions. Part of it may be familiar to you. He said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. I took the time to look through a number of translations because there is sometimes a misunderstanding of this. People think it means, “People will come in my name admitting that I am the Messiah and will deceive many.” I don’t think so. I gather he is saying, “Many will come saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.’ Thus, there will be false messiahs. You will hear of “wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:6-8).

      As a boy growing up during World War II, I recall someone saying that wars and rumors of wars were a sign of the time of the end. I think there were a lot of people during World War II who thought we were nearing the end. What I didn’t hear from any of them was what Jesus actually said: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

      So wars and rumors of wars are not a sign that the end is here. The signs that Jesus spoke of have been coming from that time until this. These things, said Jesus, are only the beginning. That sounds a little creepy in the present world situation, as you look around and think that maybe what we are seeing today is only the beginning, that the worst is yet to come. Jesus went on:  “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another” (Matthew 24:9-10). I suppose it happened, and I suppose it will happen again because Jesus said it would. I also suppose it because I know human nature, but it’s distressing nonetheless.

      Jesus was talking to his disciples at this point, but it has an eerie echo of the days of Jeremiah. In those days, Judah was hated of all nations. But the words may have more than one meaning. Look at where the Jews sit in the world. They are hated of all nations. It is sobering to think about it when you look at Jewish history. What have they done to be hated as they are? How is it that we have anti-Semitism so rabid in the world, yet it seems the Islamists who are murdering men, women, and children, are not hated of all nations? People make excuses for them. People try their dead-level best to keep from condemning them for what they have done. They condemn Israel instead. They don’t condemn the Arabs; they don’t condemn Islamists. You see this double standard everywhere from the United Nations to the Arab press, from Western television to Al Jazeera, and all the way to Reuters. They all blame the Jews, not the people that hate them.

      Why do they hate the Jews? People offer all kinds of reasons for their hatred, but I think the real reason is that they are a people chosen by God. They are, for better or worse, his covenant people. And, pursuant to his promises, they have survived. They have been punished, but they have survived. They have been destroyed, but they have survived. The whole world is guilty of anti-Semitism. It is there for any objective person to see. Efforts to stamp out Jews have gone on throughout history—one of the most recent is called the Holocaust—and the Jews have survived. For now.

      Jesus went on to say: “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (v. 12). He seems to have been talking about people who really did love God, but because they lived in an environment of so much iniquity, even those who loved God grew cold. Jesus continued, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” You can’t stand firm part of the way and be saved, you have to stay with it all the way to the end. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” 

      There seem to be markers along the way, and preaching the Gospel to all nations is one of them. Another is a specific warning to those in Judea to get out of Jerusalem: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes” (vv. 15-18).

       The reference to Daniel here is of more than passing interest. In the second century B.C., there was a man named Antiochus Epiphanies who ruled Palestine from Syria. A major part of his policy was the Hellenization of the area under his rule, which entailed the vigorous suppression of Judaism. He set up an altar of Zeus in the Holy Place of the Temple, which Daniel saw as the “abomination of desolation.” Antiochus had fancied himself to be a god who greatly resembled Zeus Olympus. Zeus was known as Baal-Shanim, that is, lord of heaven. The Hebrews didn’t want to write or pronounce the pagan term, Baal, so they substituted “abomination,” and “shaman,” as a typical play on words. It was written “desolating one.” Thus Zeus, lord of heaven, is loosely referred to as “abominations, one who makes desolate.”4

      Something like this happened again and again in Jerusalem. Even Caligula tried to erect his own statue in the Temple about 40 AD, and then Josephus applied the appellation to the destruction of the Temple by Titus in 70 AD.

      Anyone hearing Jesus use the term, though, would have applied it solely to Antiochus. But for some reason Matthew adds this little phrase “Let the reader understand,” as though the obvious meaning was not necessarily the intended meaning. We’ll have to wait to see what that might mean, but Jesus goes on to say this: “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be”  (vv. 19-21).

      When I read this, the thought came to mind, unbidden, that one of the truly disturbing things about war is the destruction of innocent life. Normally you would like to think that women and children would be spared, but because they are weak, and because they could quickly become a burden, pregnant women, infants, and sucklings, are dealt with very harshly. The Germans killed them outright when they were exporting the Jews in boxcars to Buchenwald, to Dachau, to Auschwitz. The mind boggles at things that were done, but it has always been so; it always will be.

      But what I have seen in more recent times in the Middle East may have served to clarify a passage from the Old Testament that disturbs a lot of people. The story arises from an incident in the reign of Israel’s first king. Samuel came to King Saul with a message from God: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass” (1 Samuel 15:2-3).

      The first thing to know about this incident is that, when Israel first came up against Amalek, the Amalekites ambushed the rear of the Israelite column, which is where the women, the children, and the animals would have been. Men normally fought from the front; they protected their women and children who were behind. And the expectation is that real men would have met them head on and they could have fought. It would seem that there were rules of engagement in those days that called for sparing women and children, because what the Amalekites did was reprehensible and incurred the lasting vengeance of God himself.

      There were people, in those times, who lived by these rules and people who did not. And here is the key: if you were fighting a people who cared nothing for life, you would lose if you fought by humanitarian rules, for they fought from behind women and children.

      One of the most stunning examples of that I have ever seen occurred in the Iraqi war when General Tommy Frank’s boys were fighting their way through Iraq toward Bagdad. They were ready to cross a bridge and, what should they encounter, but men fighting behind a line of women and children ranged across the bridge. The Iraqis, army or irregulars, were using human shields. Something like this occurred in the more recent war between the Israelis and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

      I thought about all this when I considered the command to King Saul. The Israelite army would be coming up against the Amalekites who would have had their women and children up front. The Israelites would have hesitated, as the Americans and the Israelis did. And they would have lost again to the Amalekites.

      Saul’s men were told they would have to fight through that, and that included women and children. Now, with the Hezbollah fighters not caring who they kill, and actually fighting from behind women and children, the Israelis encounter a situation not that different from when Saul went after the Amalekites.

      Thinking about Jesus’ words in the Olivet prophecy, it is very clear that he is talking about the time of his return. It seems very clear to me that the prophets are showing us that, as we come down to the last days, there will be yet another holocaust. Only after that will a lasting peace be achieved.

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 1  NIV Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

 2   Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures cited are the King James Version paraphased.

 3  Isaiah 41:21-22.

4   G. Beasley-Murray, article “Abomination of Desolation,” Holman Bible Dictionary.

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