Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary Thursday with much fanfare and jubilation as President Bush and over 700 world leaders arrived for what the nation boasted was a three day conference meant to address all the major challenges of the 21st century.
â€śWe are a small land and a small people, but we can become a daring world laboratory, and that is our desire and plan,â€ť boasted Israeli President Shimon Peres, according to The New York Times.
Of particular note during the anniversary of the State of Israel was the presence of evangelical Christians.
U.S. Evangelical Christians, who number about 80 million by most estimates, are known to be major backers of the Israeli state, funneling millions of dollars into the country every year....
Casob wrote: DE30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. Read the whole covenant!
Again Casob: Fulfilled!
Matt 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God...
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
Casob/JD, "Hal Lindsey is wrong about a lot of things but that does not make the Scriptures wrong."
I get the impression that Dispies don't want to be reminded about Hal Lindsey.
The truth is that in the 1970s he made a big impact, selling millions of copies of "The Late Great Planet Earth", with all its Dispy sensationalism and crude prophetic propaganda. The fact is that millions of Christians went after him, yet all he was doing was popularising standard Dispensationalism, the very set of doctrines that you, Casob/JD, peddle on this board.
I read his books, including "There's a New World Coming", and I remember well all the hype: the Christian world seemed to be agog with him. Then he started predicting dates, like the one I mentioned below, and yet his multitudes of followers ran with that. But then the inevitable 1989 hangover came, and alas, we were still here! Yet another failed prediction!
If some JW or Christadelphian had made that prediction, when the inevitable failure came, I am quite sure the Christian world would have derided, "Aha! Typical of cultists!"
But Lindsey was professedly orthodox, and so he was an embarrassment to all. What to do? Just quietly forget him, and send his books to the pulp mill - quietly, mind you!
o jerusalem,jerusalem,thou that killest the prophets,and stonest them wich are sent unto thee,how often would i have gathered thy children together,even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings,and ye would not.behold,your house is left unto you desoate.for i say unto you,ye shall not see me henceforth,till ye shall say,blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord(Jhon23:37-39)
Hal Lindsey is wrong about a lot of things but that does not make the Scriptures wrong.
The palestinian covenant promised that Israel would be dispersed from their land as the curse for disobedience. While the details of that dispersion were not given in the covenant, history and writing prophets whom God sent to them filled in the details. The same covenant that promised they would be dispersed promised also that God would bring them back at his very own discretion and in his own time. Again, we have the prophetic word as well as ongoing history to teach us that God cannot and will not fail to keep his word.
DE30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
Well, well, 60 years since the birth of the modern state of Israel! And 20 years since the date Hal Lindsey predicted for the Second Coming - on the basis of the Biblical 40 years since its foundation! (1948 - 1988)
But perhaps the modern state of Israel has nothing to do with end times prophecy? All the "Israel-watching", which so obsesses the Dispensationalists, may well be a rabbit trail.
Whatever, this 60th anniversary is yet another warning against date predicting, whether Hal Lindsey style or any other.
One can see why Born-Again "Evangelical" Christians back-up a Born-Again State/Nation of Israel (60 yrs-old/1948-2008).
As THE ROMAN-VATICAN has backed-up (w/Billions & Trillions of $$$$ in Gold, Silver, Etc.) the most Ungodly/Godless Anti-Semitic & Anti-Christian regimes since the 4th Century A.D.
In particular, Adolf Hitler's Third Reich & Nazism, Fascism, etc. as supported & financed by Hitler's Popes Pius' XI & XII (Paul/Montini & Joe-RATzinger/Benedict of Late).
One can hardly speak against a U.S.A. in Full & 100% Support for the Re-Born/Born-Again State/Nation of Israel & It's 60th Anniversary.
Especially when the said 80 Million U.S. "Evangelical" Christians have been DECEIVED into spending/"funneling" Millions of Dollars into the State/Nation of Israel; that was specifically SECRETLY Created/Re-Created by THE aforesaid ROMAN-VATICAN in 1948:
For the PRE-PLANNED purpose of perpetuating/instigating/agitating the Centuries-Old Hostilities between the Jewish-People/"Israelis" (JEWS/Descendants of Abraham/Isaac/Jacob) & the 21st-Century-Philistines/"Palestinians" & ARABS (Saudis/Descendants of Abraham/Ishmael/Etc.)
THE ROMAN-VATICAN Ultimately "Settling" The Centuries-Old JEWISH-ARAB Hostilities w/a FALSE Political/Religious 7-year PEACE-PACT [*DANIEL 9:27] !