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Is The Emerging Caliph In Iraq The Antichrist? [The Making of a Mahdi]
Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 1, 2014 | Walid Shoebat

Posted on 07/01/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by Fitzy_888

BYLINE: Regarding Al-Baghdadi, who claimed the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq, who is he and is he the Antichrist? Does he fit the bill of the awaited Mahdi and the last Caliph of Islam?

I have had inquiries.

Ok, here is what we think. Al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra, a largely Sunni city north of Baghdad, in 1971 and is well educated. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.

His real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, but now has been changed to “Caliph Abdullah Ibrahim Ibn Awaad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad of Quraysh Al-Baghdadi of the tribe of prophet Muhammad”.

The reason for adding “Abdallah” or “Abdullah” is to acquire one of the 99 names of the prophet of Islam since the prophecy by Muhammad is the coming of the Mahdi (the last Caliph) was promised by Muhammad to carry one of his names; Abdallah is one which means servant of Allah.

He must be from the lineage of Muhammad and is why they add “of Quraysh”, the tribe Muhammad belonged to, and that he stems from Ali, the husband of Muhammad’s daughter Fatima.

This is crucial to fit the bill.

The first and most often cited belief with regard to the Mahdi is the tradition which states that the Mahdi will descend from the family of Muhammad:

“The world will not come to pass until a man from among my family, whose name will be my name, rules over the Arabs.” (Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir -Surah 3:28)

“The Prophet said: The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah [one of Muhammad’s wives].” (Al-Sirah al-Halabiyyah, v3, p61)

the Mahdi (the Islamic Messiah) is expected to imitate Muhammad, carry some of his names, and in a way is his spirit returning back. The Mahdi, during the seven years of peace proclaimed in Islam, will re-distribute among his followers, the seized property and wealth of the nations that he defeats and Al-Baghdadi is definitely doing much looting:  “In those years (the time of the Mahdi) my community will enjoy a time of happiness such as they have never experienced before. Heaven will send rain upon them in torrents, the earth will not withhold any of its plants, and wealth will be available to all. A man will stand and say, ‘Give to me Mahdi!’ and he will say, ‘Take.’” (Al-Tabarani, Related by Abu Hurayra, as quoted by Izzat and Arif. p. 9)

Islam teaches that the Mahdi…

“…will guide the people to a mountain in Syria from which he will bring out the volumes of the [true] Torah [Jewish Tannach] to refute the Jews.”

Al-Baghdadi definitely established himself in several areas in Syria.

Several years ago, we wrote in our book God’s War on Terror (Page 143, 178) predicting about the Black Flags and today we see them in Iraq led by Caliph Al-Baghdadi. The Islamic State today promotes these “Black Flags” for a reason in order to fulfill these prophecies.

Al-Baghdadi still has some gaps in fulfilling the mandates by Islam’s prophet. There are still some ‘minor changes’ to finagle. Even the so-called “moderate” Sufi Sheikh Hisham Kabbani, the darling of many even conservative Americans, states that the armies will come from the region of Iran and Turkey:

 “Hadith indicate that black flags coming from the area of Khorasan [Iran] will signify [that] the appearance of the Mahdi is near. Khorasan is in today’s Iran, and some scholars have said that this Hadith means when the black flags appear from Central Asia then the appearance of the Mahdi is imminent.”

Islamic prophetic tradition says:

“Armies carrying black flags will come from Khurasan (Iran). No power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach Eela (Baitul Maqdas in Jerusalem) where they will erect their flags.” Baitul Maqdas or “the holy house” is referring to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.”

Can Al-Baghdadi reach Jerusalem? Not anytime soon.

In the last days these black flags will accompany the Mahdi who will lead both Turkey and Iran and it is said by the prophet of Islam that “every Muslim must join this army even if they have to crawl on snow”.

Caliph Al-Baghdadi wants to wage a war on Jordan for a reason. He wants to approach Israel from the east. Abdul Rahman al-Wahabi in the The Day of Wrath states:

 “The final battle will be waged by Muslim faithful coming on the backs of horses…carrying black banners. They will stand on the East side of the Jordan River and will wage war that the earth has never seen before. The true Messiah who is the Islamic Mahdi will defeat Europe, will lead this army of Seljuks [Turks]. He will preside over the world from Jerusalem because Mecca would have been destroyed.”

Interestingly, a tweet claimed to be from Al-Maqdisi of the ISIS spoke of destroying Mecca. In order for the prophecies to all fit, the Muslims will and must self-fulfill them, that includes the destruction of Mecca. And this is precisely what John the Prophet predicted, that the beast will destroy the harlot city.

They have this dream of a Mahdi like Saladin will lead this army to Israel and re-conquer it for Islam. The Jews will be slaughtered until very few remain and Jerusalem will become the location of the Mahdi’s rule over the Earth.

Al-Baghdadi presents a major threat to the U.S., he spent five years as prisoner of the Americans in Bocca Camp in southern Iraq between 2005 and 2009.

On 16 June 2014, reports circulated that the leader of ISIL Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi upon his release from U.S. detention facility Camp Bucca in 2009 had issued a threat, allegedly saying, “I’ll see you in New York”. American intelligence analysts began to monitor the splinter group for direct 9/11-type threats to the United States.

Throughout the history of the organization now known as ISIL (or ISIS), the group has used many different names. When it was formed in 2004, it was known as Jama’at al- Tawhid wal-Jihad, “The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” (JTJ).

Later that year, when the leadership of the organization pledged a loyalty pact to Osama Bin Laden, the group changed its name to Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al- Rafidayn, “The Organization of Jihad’s Base in the Country of the Two Rivers” (TQJBR), and was often referred to as “Al-Qaeda in Iraq” (AQI). AQI was not a name the group ever chose for itself, but it has been the one that was most used to describe the organization, considering its multiple name changes.

In early 2006, after a series of alliances, the name changed again to the Mujahideen Shura Council. Later that year, after a merger with a few major militant groups in Iraq, the group changed its name again to Hilf al-Mutayibeen, “Oath of the Scented Ones”. Just one day later, the group underwent another name change and became Dawlat al- ‘Iraq al-Islamiyya, “Islamic State of Iraq” (ISI), bringing it closer to its current iteration.

After engaging in militant activities in Syria, in early 2013 ISI lengthened its name and became, The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (alternatively translated as Islamic الدولة الاسلامية في العراق :State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) (Arabic ‎dāʿ iš). It is abbreviatedداعش :‎; ʾ ad-dawla ʾ al-islāmiyya fīl-’irāq waš-šām or Arabicوالشام as ISIS or alternately ISIL.

So, in general, an Islamic Caliph does match the biblical mandate for Antichrist. Antichrist is called “The Prince who is to come” in Daniel 9 and the Caliph has the title “The Prince of the Faithful”. But I always get asked: In the Bible, the Antichrist claims to take his position as God in the Temple of God. How would a Caliph fit such a bill, especially since Muslims deny the worship of another man?

Again, it would be helpful for westerners to study the 99 names of Muhammad. He, as the Mahdi (the last Caliph) will also be “Perfect”, “First”, “Last”, “Prince”, and “Glowing Lamp”, “Radiant”, “Pure”, “Chosen”, “healer” and “The Messenger of the Battles of The Last Days”.

Islam is filled with disclaimers like “we do not worship except Allah” while they deify Muhammad and the Mahdi giving them the titles:

Al-Maqam-Al-Mahmud (The Glorious One), Awal-Khalq-illah (The first of Creation), Muhammad (The Praised One), Al-Insan Al-Kamel (The Perfect Man), Rahmatan-lil-A’alameen (Mercy to All Mankind), Al-rasul Al-A’tham (The Greatest of All sent by God), Shafi (Healer), Munji (Savior), Mahdi (The Guided One/Deliverer), Al-Mustafa Al-Mukhtar (The Chosen One), Amir (The Prince), Khatimun-Nabiyeen (The Seal of Prophets), Al-Hadi (The Guide), Awal (First), Akher (Last), Sayyid Walad Adam (The Leader of The Sons of Adam) and Al-Siraj Al-Muneer (The Luminous One, The Glowing Lamp).

These are titles that definitely is deserved by God (Jesus) and not man. While Islam denies they worship a man, fact is, indeed they do, for they attribute to Muhammad and the Mahdi such titles which are blasphemy.

Whether Al-Baghdadi will gain prominence to be given allegiance by the Muslim world is doubtful at the moment and remains to be seen, but we can see the writing on the wall, the Islamists are seeking to make Al-Baghdadi fit the bill as written in their prophecies.

In conclusion, Al-Baghdadi is not the right fit. First of all, he is Wahhabist. Far from Wahhabism, a Sufi Caliph as since the last Caliph was Sufi and the Ottomans held the position. A Sufi is the best fitting, not only that because it teaches tremendous violence since it was the Sufis who are the muscle and sinew of the faith advancing it to become the world’s second-largest religion. Sufis are not simply a sect of Islam, but rather heirs of an ancient mystical tradition within both the Sunni and Shia branches of the faith combining their inward quest with war and expansion worldwide.

Sufism is also the ecumenical force in which it is the best uniting factor between Shiite and Sunni Muslims which eventually will unite Turkey (Sunni Sufi) with Iran (Shiite Sufi). Sunni Sufis adore Shiite icons like Hassan and Hussein and Ali who are denounced by Sunni Wahhabists.

The Wahhabist will become toast as Mecca will be destroyed, and both Iran and Turkey have some old scores to settle with Wahhabist Saudi Arabia, the Harlot.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antichrist; caliphate; deceiver; endtimes; iraq; isis; obamadoctrine; prophecy; shoebat; syriaalbaghdadi; waronchristianity
Just rolls off the tongue...

“Caliph Abdullah Ibrahim Ibn Awaad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad of Quraysh Al-Baghdadi of the tribe of prophet Muhammad”.

1 posted on 07/01/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
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To: Fitzy_888

[ Just rolls off the tongue...

“Caliph Abdullah Ibrahim Ibn Awaad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad of Quraysh Al-Baghdadi of the tribe of prophet Muhammad”. ]

Or as one radio host would say: “Yabba Dabba Doo”


2 posted on 07/01/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Fitzy_888

bfl


3 posted on 07/01/2014 7:12:40 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Fitzy_888

Being a wannabe antiChrist does not make one so. I’m sure that the number of mahdi fanatic moslems who wish to be the 12th imam are legion, and many will lay any claim that they can to be as such. It will not end well for any of them, and I’m just talking about their fates here on earth. There can be only one, and once you start having multiple psychos claiming to be THE mahdi, the bloodshed will be Biblical indeed.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Claire Wolfe called. She said the Awkward Phase is over.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Yes! And Obama was the one who paved the way. Think about it!


5 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:20 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Fitzy_888

I would watch Brussels, as nobody is talking about the unchecked dictatorial power that is being amassed there. The nations of Europe are being swallowed by an unelected bureaucracy that will choose the next strongman.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Fitzy_888

The Bible mentions many antichrists, but only one Beast.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Fitzy_888

no, antichrist comes from the revived roman empire, not assyria


8 posted on 07/01/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Fitzy_888

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3172858/posts


9 posted on 07/01/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Fitzy_888

The anti-Christ allows the Temple to be rebuilt so he can accomplish the abomination that causes desolation which I believe is child sacrifice. End of story.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Fitzy_888

No.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fitzy_888

So al-Baghdadi was released from U.S. detention in 2009. Apparently Obama made that one of his first priorities.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Fungi

No, but he is a thug. Kills for fun and to install fear.

But a bullet will lay him down


13 posted on 07/01/2014 7:44:31 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Fitzy_888

No man knows the hour.

I’ve always seen the Last Days, and the mysteries of what has been foretold, as similar to the story of the Road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35.

Two people who knew Jesus, who had heard Him preach, and who mourned the loss of Him, did not properly understand all that had been said in the Old Testament. Jesus had to lead them through the scripture to explain, point by point, exactly how He had fulfilled the words of the prophets. Only then did the men understand. And even then they did not realize that their companion on the road was the risen Lord.

When the Beast arises, people will see how scripture is fulfilled. Until that hour, it’s just a bunch of people mumbling about the Whore of Babylon, and Rome, and all the rest. I’m pretty sure our interpretations of the words are flawed.

But keep your lamps trimmed and burning, because no man knows the hour.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:47:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Fitzy_888

No.

Mohammad was.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 7:51:27 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Fitzy_888

16 posted on 07/01/2014 8:09:22 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Fitzy_888

And the anti-Christ will be one who comes of Iran, Iraq, or southern Turkey.....

Things in the middle east continue to move towards an ultimate outcome.

Look up, your Salvation draweth nigh


17 posted on 07/01/2014 8:29:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Fitzy_888
Sorry, the Antichrist is already firmly ensconced at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 9:22:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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bkmk


19 posted on 07/01/2014 10:29:42 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

there will be anti-Christs


20 posted on 07/01/2014 10:33:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

No doubt


21 posted on 07/01/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Slyfox

Speaking like a loser.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 2:12:15 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: ClearCase_guy

.....And not even the Son of God, but only the Eternal Father.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 2:14:52 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon

No. It is from the Middle East that the anti-Christ will come.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 2:16:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Always A Marine

Not surprised about Brussels, Belgian just beat the USA in the World Cup last night.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 2:18:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

not according to the Bible, he will come from the revived Roman empire


26 posted on 07/02/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Wrong, been doing reasearch and more and more it is pointing to the Middle East not a revived Roman empire.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 8:17:25 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.lastdaysmystery.info/from_where_the_antichrist_comes.htm


28 posted on 07/02/2014 8:17:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon

More reference to the Middle East:

http://www.shalach.org/Antichrist/AntichristArises.htm


29 posted on 07/02/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Fitzy_888

Before ISIS gets a grand victory, they will have to deal with Russian Pilots and now Iranian pilots flying the Su-25 Frogfoot planes.

It is a safe bet that none of Obozo’s ROE’s for our warriors in danger will apply to the Russian and Iranian pilots. Their orders will be simple, kill the Isis serial killers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174935/posts

Exclusive: Putin’s Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq
The Daily Beast ^ | 07/01/14 | Josh Rogin

Russia may not have boots on the ground in Iraq—yet. But it will have them in the sky; Russian pilots could be flying over Iraq within days. While the Obama administration struggles to speed up delivery of U.S. military assistance to the government of Iraq, Vladimir Putin has already delivered not only fighter jets but also the pilots needed to fly them, diplomatic sources told The Daily Beast.

On Monday, Russian television trumpeted the arrival of the first five of 12 promised Sukhoi Su-25 combat fighter jets to the Iraqi government, saying it had also sent “trainers” to help the Iraqis use them. Gen. Anwar Hama Ameen, the commander of the Iraqi Air Force, told The New York Times the fighter jets would enter the battle against ISIS within a few days, after which the Russian trainers would leave Iraq. He said Iraq had plenty of pilots with “long experience” flying the Su-25. The Russian ambassador to Iraq also said Russian pilots would not fly missions inside Iraq.

Perhaps. But diplomatic sources told The Daily Beast that Russian pilots will fly the planes due to a lack of Iraqi pilots with the proper training. Neither Russia nor Iraq as explained how the Iraqi air force could possibly have pilots trained and ready to fly the Russian fighters. The Su-25 planes were used in the Iraq-Iran war but have not been employed in Iraq since at least 2002, when Iraq’s military was controlled by the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein.

The news below, indicates that Iran has deployed its 7 SU 25’s to Iraq.

These planes will be flown by Iranian Pilots and serviced by Iranians

http://theaviationist.com/2014/07/01/iranian-su-25-iraq/

By David Cenciotti

Seven Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes operated by the Iranian Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution have arrived at Baghdad to join the war against ISIS militants.

On Jul. 1, all the seven operational Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes operated by the Pasdaran (informal name of the IRGC – the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) have completed their deployment to Imam Ali Airbase where they will join the ex-Russian Air Force Su-25s already delivered to Iraq in the air war against ISIS (Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).


30 posted on 07/02/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Biggirl

No, theBible is clear on this for 3000 years
Read Daniel again


31 posted on 07/02/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Please explain in detail please. Thank-you.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon

This will give a better explaination. Got to remember that the ancient Roman empire also went into what was and is now the Middle East.

http://trackingbibleprophecy.com/antichrist.php


33 posted on 07/02/2014 10:01:18 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon

Now do you understand?

Read that article please. Thank-you.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 10:02:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

I do understand, but the Bible is what we need to go by , not some new theory


35 posted on 07/02/2014 12:05:23 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

What I have posted are Bible based to begin with.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

No


37 posted on 07/02/2014 1:36:17 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Let’s just agree to disagree, okay? I am done posting to you, what I found did have Bible references and you still reject outright.

I support what they say more then I support your position.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 1:39:22 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RaceBannon; Biggirl
Give it up, Race.

She's "special needs".

39 posted on 07/02/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Biggirl

Isaiah 10 and 14 are about the Medes and Persians destroying Israel, not the anti-Christ
and Rome ruled the Medditerranean, not the middle east, they ruled all the countries that were on the water, all othe conquests were temporarily

also, this author made the comment that western europe fell and wasn’t under rome, he forgets England, France, holland and Germany, Spain was muslim for a while, but they were thrown out 500 years ago


40 posted on 07/03/2014 4:47:44 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

Thank-you for the passages of scripture, God Bless and have a good, safe, wonderful, and blessed July 4th holiday.


41 posted on 07/04/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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