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  • THE BIBLICAL LAST DAYS ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE

    06/22/2018 6:01:55 PM PDT · by grumpa · 26 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 21, 2018 | Charles Meek
    Did you know that there are 15 mentions in the New Testament of the biblical last days or end times—and that the setting and fulfillment of none of them can be placed outside the first century? Here are four of them: “Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, ON WHOM THE END OF THE AGES HAS COME.” (Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:11) “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but IN THESE LAST DAYS He has spoken to us by...
  • SDF launches phase two of anti Islamic State operation

    06/04/2018 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Region ^ | 04/06/2018 10:34 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Syrian Democratic Forces initiated ground operations for phase two of Operation Roundup to defeat Daesh remnants in northeastern Syria today, the US-led coalition said on Sunday. The coalition said the SDF operation is also helped by Iraqi air and artillery strikes. “The SDF ground offensive, aimed at clearing Dashisha, is bolstered by coordinated Coalition cross-border air and artillery strikes, and our Iraqi partners' strikes by the Iraqi Air Force and Iraqi Army artillery positioned near the border.” “Iraqi Security Forces have also enhanced their border presence to prevent the escape of Daesh members from Syria into Iraq,” the statement added....
  • Could Chrysler Be Killed This Friday?

    05/30/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 195 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-30-2018 | Chris Bruce
    Swirling rumors suggest that one of America's oldest remaining automakers could be on the chopping block. Sergio Marchionne will hold an investor's meeting in Italy on Friday, June 1, in Balocco, Italy, where the CEO will possibly kill one the corporation's most historic brands. FCA specialist Larry P. Vellequette of Automotive News reports that "a source told a European colleague" that Marchionne would declare the end of the Chrysler brand in the speech to investors. In addition, Marchionne could detail plans to pull Fiat out of the United States and China, according to Automotive News. The brand would re-focus on...
  • Is the world going to end THIS MONTH? Conspiracy theorists claim biblical Rapture [tr]

    04/12/2018 7:23:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 117 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2018 | Cheyenne McDonald
    Conspiracy theorists have sparked fresh fears that the end of the world is fast approaching. On April 23, the sun, moon, and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo to bring on the start of the biblical Rapture, according to the latest claims. And, that night, it's said the mysterious planet Nibiru will appear in the sky, followed by the onset of World War III, rise of the Antichrist, and seven years of Tribulation. While the predictions are certainly alarming, you probably don't have to start bracing for the apocalypse just yet.
  • Anti-IS force says near 'final' week of Raqa fight (Syria)

    10/12/2017 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Raqa (Syria) (AFP) - US-backed fighters battling to oust the Islamic State group from Syria's Raqa were nearing the "final week" of their assault, the campaign's commander told AFP on Sunday. snip The SDF alliance's Kurdish and Arab fighters are advancing on IS-held districts from two fronts in the city's north and east, said Rojda Felat, who heads the "Wrath of the Euphrates" campaign. "If the two fronts meet, we can say we have entered the final week of our campaign to liberate Raqa," Felat told AFP on the western outskirts of Raqa on Sunday. "Within 3-4 days, we will...
  • India And China Agree To End Border Standoff

    08/28/2017 2:50:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/28/17
    India and China have agreed to an “expeditious disengagement” of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months, India’s foreign ministry said on Monday. The decision comes ahead of a summit of the BRICS nations - a grouping that also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa - in China next month, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend. Indian and Chinese troops have been confronting each other at the Doklam plateau near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China, in the most serious...
  • Syrian Rebels Alarmed By Reports Covert CIA Aid Will End

    07/23/2017 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 07/20/17 | Erika Solomon
    For nearly four years, Syrian rebels have clung to a programme of CIA assistance as a symbol of US support in their battle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. So reports that Donald Trump’s administration will stop the limited scheme to arm and train Syria’s opposition forces have sparked anger and confusion. Rebels say they have not been informed of any changes to the policy introduced by Barack Obama as US president in 2013 as part of efforts to put pressure on Syria’s president and bring about a political settlement. Mr Assad’s main backer, Russia, has long pushed for the US to...
  • The Futurist's Big Delemma

    10/27/2015 6:11:14 PM PDT · by grumpa · 24 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog | October 27, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    The Futurist’s Big Dilemma by Charles S. Meek C. S. Lewis is considered by many to be the premier Christian apologist of the twentieth century. In reference to Matthew 24:34 and similar passages, he stated the apparent problem thusly: “Say what you like, the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime. And, worse still, they had a reason, and one which you will find very embarrassing. Their Master had told them so. He shared, and indeed created,...
  • What is the Biblical Eschaton?

    10/04/2015 6:09:34 PM PDT · by grumpa · 22 replies
    self | October 4, 2015 | Charles Meek
    WHAT IS THE ESCHATON? The term ESCHATON refers to the so-called “last days” or “end times.” It is the same root word as ESCHATOLOGY, the study of the biblical “last things.” There is great confusion over the biblical “end times.” After studying this for many years, I am persuaded that the culmination of NONE of the mentions of the "last days" or "end times" in the Bible can be placed outside of the first century. While this is shocking at first to some Christians, it is worth taking the time to study this. There are 15 primary mentions of the...
  • Who Is Really Crazy, ‘End The Fed,’ Or The Fed Itself?

    08/28/2015 2:15:11 PM PDT · by absentee · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/28/2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday morning at the Jackson Hole Summit, Judy Shelton of the Sound Money Project and Atlas Network spoke on the subject of the gold standard and addressed the perception that people who even dare to mention it are lunatics or, as The American Spectator noted earlier today, Quixotic. Shelton's presentation focused in the main on the numbers and the policies. Dr. Shelton pointed out that the Fed can't seem to face up to a simple, apparent, easily understood fact: Their policies aren't working. "The difference between our summit, and the one the Feds are holding up the road, is...
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #6, Second Coming)

    08/09/2015 5:33:35 PM PDT · by grumpa · 21 replies
    self | August 9, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    AMIGO: Oh, boy. I can hardly wait. Jesus is coming soon! This messed up planet needs Him here. BIBLIANO: So you think that the Second Coming passages in the Bible mean that Jesus will literally appear in the future as a “five foot five” Jewish man walking around the streets of Jerusalem? AMIGO: Sure. Like it says in Revelation 1:7, “every eye will see Him.” BIBLIANO: There may be some things you are missing here. First of all, does “every eye” include the Eskimos in Alaska and other remote people groups? Really? Second, Jesus said in numerous places that his...
  • New York Times Columnist: ‘Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions’

    From Mark Oppenheimer in Time: Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.” But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that...
  • Extent of the Biblical Last Days

    05/25/2015 5:41:44 PM PDT · by grumpa · 45 replies
    self | May 25, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    Extent of the Biblical Last Days By Charles S. Meek Amillennialists often understand that the biblical Last Days began in the first century, but are under the impression that the Last Days extend to the present time. Here’s why that cannot be correct. There are at least fourteen specific mentions of the Last Days or “End Times” in the New Testament: Matthew 24:14; Acts 2:14-20; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Hebrews 1:2; 9:26; James 5:3-9; 1 Peter 1:5; 1:20; 4:7; 2 Peter 3:3; 1 John 2:17-18; Jude 18. The culmination of none of these can be...
  • What Is a "Coming of God"?

    05/21/2015 6:19:52 PM PDT · by grumpa · 25 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Riley O'Brien Powell
    There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is widespread misunderstanding about the nature and timing of Jesus’ coming, arrival or presence (parousia in Greek). In popular preaching and imagination, it’s often called his “second coming” or “return.” Many life-long Jesus-followers are surprised to learn that these are not terms found in the Bible – and then to consider how these terms affect our thinking on just what this all means. But the rabbit-hole goes even deeper: What if the confusion about Jesus’ coming reaches even farther back, to a more basic misunderstanding...
  • Boy Scouts Put an End to Dangerous Water Gun Fights

    05/20/2015 10:35:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Boy Scouts Put an End to Dangerous Water Gun Fights No squirt guns for the Boy Scouts of America. Water guns are apparently such a problem that the youth organization posted a blog post titled "Water guns OK for target shooting, not for firing at other Scouts."
  • AG Vows to Advance Obama’s Push to End ‘Zero Tolerance’ School Discipline Policies

    05/14/2015 7:16:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/14/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed on Tuesday to continue the Obama administration’s push for public schools to abandon their “zero tolerance” discipline policy, because critics claim it is aimed disproportionately at minority students and other “at risk” youth, including migrants and LGBT students. “We are working with our partners in the private sector, and of course, the federal government, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, to end the school to prison pipeline that sends too many children on the well-worn path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse,” Lynch said at the National...
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #2)

    05/13/2015 5:52:53 PM PDT · by grumpa · 4 replies
    self | May 13 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #2) by Charles S. Meek AMIGO: We are in the Last Days! The end is near! BIBLIANO: My friend, why do you think that? AMIGO: I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. You know—ISIS, Iran getting the nuke, blood moons, riots in the streets. Just read the newspaper! BIBLIANO: Have you ever seriously studied what the Bible says about the so-called Last Days? AMIGO: Don’t have to. All I need is TBN. Those preachers can’t be wrong about this. They sell a lot of books. BIBLIANO: Well, I hate to break your bubble, Amigo....
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #1)

    05/05/2015 6:28:14 PM PDT · by grumpa · 8 replies
    self | May 5, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #1) by Charles S. Meek BIBLIANO: My friend, Amigo, when do you think that Matthew 10:23 was fulfilled? AMIGO: Well, to tell you the truth, I have pretty much ignored that passage because it seems to say that Jesus would return (“come”) while some of his disciples were still alive. I just don’t know how to deal with that. BIBLIANO: Then, when do you think that Matthew 16:27-28 was fulfilled? AMIGO: Wow, I admit that it sounds a lot like Matthew 10:23—Jesus returning while some of those living in the first century were...
  • Yemen airstrike campaign to end Tuesday, Saudi Arabia says

    04/21/2015 12:45:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/15 | Mohammed Tawfeeq,
    A Saudi-led coalition will end "Operation Decisive Storm" -- its nearly monthlong airstrike campaign in Yemen -- by the end of Tuesday, and a new undertaking called "Operation Restoring Hope" will begin, Saudi state-run TV reported without immediately elaborating. The aim is to bring back Yemen's "security and stability through establishing a political process," said a statement from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.
  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    03/30/2015 7:11:21 PM PDT · by grumpa · 60 replies
    self | March 30, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A DOZEN REASONS WHY I BECAME A PRETERIST by Charles S. Meek Kicking and screaming, gnarling and scratching, I became convinced that the preterist view of eschatology is the correct one. Here’s why. 1. I could no longer ignore, in good conscience, the over 100 time-statements in the New Testament that demand fulfillment of the prophesied events within the lifetimes of the New Testament writers. 2. I became convinced that the culmination of all eleven specific mentions of the “last days” or “end times” in the New Testament could not be placed beyond the first century. 3. I realized that...