Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Another Way to Look at Romans 13: We Get the Government We Deserve

Obey the "authorities" Romans 13 says. Whereas the "authorities" back in Paul's day were the Roman emperors, now in the US it is those authorities authorized in the US Constitution, such that what gives these "authorities" authorization IS the Constitution--which mean (as the Supreme Law of the Land) the US Constitution IS the Authority, and the authority it gives to the "authorities."

Now, did God give the Constitution, its framers, and those who enforced it back in the 1790's and 1800's, this authority KNOWING that later "authorities" would completely destroy the Constitution's authority? I have no doubt that He did, just like I have no doubt that He KNEW Americans would lose vigilance over demanding the rule of law be kept and He also KNEW that in roughly 150 years or so Americans would give up their responsibility to maintain a free society.

So that as time went on, hastened by events in 1913 that no Americans were aware of (the Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment [Income Taxes] which was NOT properly ratified...the two events go hand-in-hand because the IRS IS the enforcement arm of the PRIVATELY OWNED Federal Reserve Bank), Americans refused to stand for the Constitution and liberty, allowing themselves and thus allowing our leaders to become corrupted to the point they are now that they are wantonly and deliberately destroying the USA.

How did ordinary Americans let themselves become corrupted? Spending what they didn't have on items they didn't need and doing so because everyone else was, relying on men not on God, politicizing the Bible, lusting for death to bring about the "rapture," lusting for whatever those who are in the world AND are of the world lust after, thinking that partial birth abortion is okay because the Republicans approved of it, NOT loving and forgiving enemies as Christ demanded and NOT turning the other cheek, worshiping false idols including money--even the worthless fiat currency we have now, and more, much more. It is as if ordinary Americans emulated the elites, and in turn the elites emulated as well as set examples of corruption for Americans to follow. And some of this corruption is done in God's name.

And now that Americans are all mad about the economy and all, they are pointing fingers at bankers, oligarchs, Obama, Congress, and, according to one poll--God--but still refuse to point fingers at the person in the mirror.

Some--nay, many--are blaming God for this???

OKay, okay, God is the creator of evil (Isaiah 45:7), using Satan for various purposes to bring about evil deeds and to test our faith (see Job Chapter Two), but when a majority of poll takers blame God for what they themselves have let happen, it assures me that the corrupt and evil government, oligarch-run or not, owned by bankers or not, IS THE GOVERNMENT AMERICANS DESERVE. Period, end of story.

And when most Americans start blaming God for their ills, then how long will it be before they start blaming, then persecuting, then killing true Christians...and how many of these Christians will repudiate their Savior? In other words, saving their lives to lose their (eternal) lives?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

We May Soon Find Out Definitively If Dispensationalism and the Rapture Really Are Biblically Sound or Not

The link I will now provide leads to one of the most interesting articles anywhere that I have read in the past month or so: Israelis Prepare to Emmigrate and Palestinians to Return?

Now, if one is a dispensationalist and ESPECIALLY if one is a Christian Zionist, this is very very bad news! Here is why.

If this article is on to something, that means that many Israeli Jews are leaving Israel. In fact the article makes it clear that there are more Jews leaving Israel than are moving in as "settlers" (regardless of whether they are neo-Nazis or not, Talmud believers or not). Which means that for every Jew that John Hagee and his followers financially support to move to Israel so that eventually they (Hagee's followers, that is) will all be "raptured" outta here before God slaughters two-thirds of the world's Jews (see Zechariah 13:8), two Jews are leaving Israel! Well, that's about what the article says...in fact it stresses that most Israeli Jews are getting second passports, mostly from the nation that they came out of in order to go to Israel. Some are getting American passports; that way they can have dual nationality. But anyway...

Regardless of why Jews are now leaving Israel, they are leaving or are preparing to leave, hence the second passports.

Now, if Israel is starting to lose its Jews, what does that say about the whole dispensationalist-rapture scenario that Christian Zionists cling to on the backs of the notion that God will wipe out two-thirds of the Jews in Israel? After all, these folks believe that the "count-down to the end times" occurred when the 1948 State of Israel was founded. That's what Hal Lindsey ("Late Great Planet Earth") and the authors of "Left Behind" and other megachurch pastors say, right? And even if they do not actually want the Jews to be killed, they still think the Bible says that the Jews must return to Israel in order for the end times scenario to take place. some say that if you add 70 years to 1948 (Daniel's 70 weeks) then around 2018 the end times will arrive, but some only include 69 years and others say 62 years, accounting for 7 years tribulation and then the "cut off" one year..I don't get this one, but anyway...

So that, if the Jews are leaving Israel WHEN IT IS "PROPHESIED" THAT THEY MUST RETURN TO ISRAEL in order for the end times to occur (and the "rapture"), then maybe the timeline is wrong--not the Bible's, but theirs! Maybe the Jews leaving Isreal is proof that dispensationalism is bogus.

OR

Check this out. If the Jews are leaving Israel, then guess what? It becomes (as the Zionists claimed in order to usurp the land from its rightful owners) "a land without people for a people without land" and the Palestinians move back in!

A contradiction? Not necessarily, when you consider that most of the Jews that have come to Israel since 1948 are Ashkenazim, which some claim are not really Jews descended from Israel (the 12 tribes)...none other than Israeli historian Schlomo Sand has claimed that...but are converts originally from the Khazar empire (Arthur Koestler, who is Jewish I believe, made that claim first in his book "The Thirteenth Tribe"). Now if the Ashkenazim are NOT descended from the 12 tribes, and if the Palestinians owned the land prior to 1948 (or at least lived on it...the Turks owned much of it, at least according to Leon Uris in "The Haj") along with Sephardic Jews, then the only difference between "the Sephardic Jews" and "the Palestinians" was one of religion, with the Palestinians having converted either to Christianity or to Islam. Which would mean that the Palestinians just might have been Jews at one point before they converted, which might mean that THEY are the descendants of "God's Chosen," not Jewish converts, and that WHEN THE PALESTINIANS RETURN TO ISRAEL is when the "end times scenario" begins!

Or not. But we might find out real quick.