MAJDAL SHAMS: Israeli troops shot at Palestinian protesters on its frontiers with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, killing up to 13 people who were marking Nakba Day, when Palestinians mourn the creation of Israel.
Troops opened fire in three separate border locations to prevent crowds of demonstrators, some lobbying rocks, from crossing Israeli frontier lines, in the deadliest such confrontation in years.
Israel called it a cynical provocation inspired by Iran, to exploit Palestinian nationalist feeling fuelled by the popular revolts of the "Arab Spring" across the Middle East, and to draw attention from major internal unrest inside Syria, its ally.
The Syrian foreign ministry condemned what it called Israel's "criminal activities," the state news agency SANA said....
Joe the Protestant wrote: My most sincere apologies EP. I should have read everything in context. I became a living example of Pr. 18:13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. Guess I needed to be humbled.
Not a problem, who amongst us doesn't need to be reminded of our haste; yet even haste can be somewhat understandable, humanly speaking. If I am focused on something it is very hard for me to let it go. But if I were to stop and ask myself, what is the Lord teaching me, I could probably avoid some unwise choices. Last evening I made a number of errors posting in haste because I was distracted due to 1. the need for brevity and 2. being pressed to cease, related to a shared computer in house.
Dopey, I am somewhat familiar with John Gill but I carefully chose my theologians like I choose what books I read. I know what I believe and those who believe it. I don't have to question what the Lord has taught me by His Word and Spirit over many years.
EP wrote: I was referring to Jim's author of the booklet he mentioned and your reference to John Gill is going over my head.
EP, ever hear of John Gill (23 November 1697 â€“ 14 October 1771)? John Gill wrote a work called "The Body of Divinity" which can be read here: http://www.preteristarchive.com/Books/1769_gill_divinity.html
I suspect that if you had mentioned the name Gill Rugh, Joe wouldn't have said what he said. I suspect further that you and Jim Lincoln caused confusion for Joe by not being specific enough.
Joe the Protestant wrote: Wow! An internet poster smarter than John Gill. Guess you missed the fact that not everyone that is reformed in Soteriology is an A millenialist or a Postmillenialist. But, if you write a commentary on the bible, and a Body of Divinity of the lenght and duration of Gill, I'll read it with the same respect I do His.
I was referring to Jim's author of the booklet he mentioned and your reference to John Gill is going over my head.
EP wrote: Yes, Jim note verse 5 the inspired Psalmist asks for no gracious dealings for treacherous workers of iniquity. The inference is then grace to the righteous in these nations. or like Psalm 66 and 67 Jim ,Gil lost me in the intro 'Why all the confusion?' Sorry to say Gil is misinformed here, that is not the echatology of the true reformed religion as he suggests. He ought prayerfully consider Psalm 25
Wow! An internet poster smarter than John Gill.
Guess you missed the fact that not everyone that is reformed in Soteriology is an A millenialist or a Postmillenialist. But, if you write a commentary on the bible, and a Body of Divinity of the lenght and duration of Gill, I'll read it with the same respect I do His.
What future does one have without the redemption of Christ? A rhetorical question but with the obvious question of none! THe heart of mankind is all the same---sinners in need of grace. Why would the Christian counterfeit this and offer anyone an alternative hope other than eternal life----with the new earth and new heavens?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Does God Have a Future for Israel?: A Study of Romans 11 an interesting booklet you can download.
Yes, Jim note verse 5 the inspired Psalmist asks for no gracious dealings for treacherous workers of iniquity. The inference is then grace to the righteous in these nations. or like Psalm 66 and 67
Jim ,Gil lost me in the intro 'Why all the confusion?' Sorry to say Gil is misinformed here, that is not the echatology of the true reformed religion as he suggests. He ought prayerfully consider Psalm 25
Psalms 59 5 And Thou, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah. 6 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city. 7 Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?" 8 But Thou, O LORD, dost laugh at them; Thou dost scoff at all the nations. 9 Because of his strength I will watch for Thee, For God is my stronghold. 10 My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes. 11 Do not slay them, lest my people forget; Scatter them by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.---NASB
Ah! Jim EP is the thing. If the church had been singing from the prayers and prophetic Scripture in the Psalms there would not be so much confusion about Eschatology, for the prophets didn't contradict one another in the inspired Word of God. and praise the Lord it was translated into our mother tongue by the much to be thanked, Church of Scotland into meter for the praying, prophesying, praising people of God in their generation with their posterity in view, of course. God's folk could be praying with the mind of Christ or 'the Spirit of unity in the bonds of peace' by the Truth, who is King in Zion. He is always politically correct!
Luke 21:24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Commentary D. Brown "24. Jerusalem . . . trodden down . . . until, &c.--Implying (1) that one day Jerusalem shall cease to be "trodden down by the Gentiles" ( Rev 11:2 ), as then by pagan so now by Mohammedan unbelievers; (2) that this shall be at the "completion" of "the times of the Gentiles," which from Rom 11:25 (taken from this) we conclude to mean till the Gentiles have had their full time of that place in the Church which the Jews in their time had before them--after which, the Jews being again "grafted into their own olive tree," one Church of Jew and Gentile together shall fill the earth ( Rom 11:1-36 ). What a vista this opens up!"
Romans 11 15 For if their rejection be the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16 And if the first piece of dough be holy, the lump is also; and if the root be holy, the branches are too. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.---NASB