Many Bible-believing Christians struggle with the question of whether the earth we occupy today is old, meaning millions of years old, or is it young, only around 6,000 years old. Did God create the earth from the beginning in 6 days or did he create it and allow it to evolve over millions of years, only to destroy it and re-create it in the Genesis account of 6 days. To truly understand the Bible, we need to understand how it all began and how our world that we see today, changed dramatically during the great flood.
We are excited to introduce to you a fascinating and extended study titled…
Beyond Is Genesis History?
Rocks & Fossils
First you will want to watch the original documentary…
Is Genesis History?
to discover what the Earth and the Bible teaches us about how the world was created and how it changed during that great flood. Learn from more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis, and explain how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, to lions and stars, this amazing film will change the way you see the world.
A fascinating new look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. The goal of the film is to provide a positive case for Creation in six normal days, a real Adam and Eve, a global flood, and a tower of Babel. Dr. Del Tackett, the creator of “The Truth Project,” serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views … one compelling truth.
Dr. Kurt Wise Ph.D. is a Paleontologist who teaches us that from an early age, we are taught in schools that conventional science is knowledge and that knowledge is the truth. We see Christians all over the world and down through the ages that have associated conventional science with something that you can prove, but it’s just not true. We have some educated guesses called theories, but you never know for sure if a theory is true. Many Christians close their minds and their hearts to what God has put into the creation of the earth, very evidently, to teach us about Himself and to confirm what He has claimed in His Word. When we worship conventional science, we turn away from the source of real truth.
Beyond Is Genesis History?
Rocks & Fossils
is designed to give you a better understanding of the impact of the global flood on the Earth. It explores the disciplines of geology, paleontology, and atmospheric science through interviews with Dr. Del Tackett and six scientists from the original film.
On May 18, 1980, a catastrophic geologic event occurred that not only shocked the world with its explosive power, but it challenged the way we think about the origin of the earth and its very foundation. That 9-hour event was the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington, over 38 years ago. Major changes occurred in the mountains, rivers and surrounding landscape.
Geologist, Steve Austin, Ph.D. provides an overview of the explosion that occurred that day and the subsequent mudflows as a result of the explosion. He explains how the results relate to the creation of the earth and how geologic processes associated with the volcano and its aftermath can teach us about even larger catastrophic processes that occurred during the global Flood. He explains how the present catastrophic event of Mount St. Helens is not only the key to the past, but it helps us understand the catastrophic formations elsewhere on the earth.
You will see how the surrounding canyon formed in a day, yet as you look at the geological formations in the area, it appears to have taken thousands, even millions of years to form. This one major event is further proof of how our current day earth was formed during the great flood. By studying the events of Mount St. Helens, you see the amazing effects of the power of water to erode a landscape in a very short amount of time. He takes you to the Grand Canyon to once again prove the great Flood carved out the massive canyons and not the Colorado River over millions of years, as taught today in conventional science.
Marcus Ross Ph.D. is a Paleontologist that teaches us that in 2nd Peter, Peter tells us that God formed the earth by water and through water. It was as if God was using the actions of water in the very beginning. In day one of creation week, we find that God says in Genesis 1:1,2, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” The earth at this point was basically a watery ball of mush that had not yet been organized into something that could support life. Day two, God separates the waters, so now we have a distinction between atmospheric water and water on the earth itself. Day three, God pulls the land up out of the waters in order to create the oceans and continents. Genesis 1:10, “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:” 2 Peter reminds us that God created the earth using water and with those waters, the world was later destroyed in the great flood. During the flood the world was brought back to the same state as it was at the beginning of creation. A watery ball of unformedness with chaos going on underneath as animals were being destroyed and buried and turned into fossils. But, that was the whole point. God was resetting the world using Noah as a representative of the human race and preserving the animals. God was not in the business of re-creating the world. Ross explains exactly how the fossils were formed and how long it took for this to occur.
Larry Vardiman Ph.D. is an Atmospheric Scientist who will take you to Mt. Baker in Washington to explain the Ice Age and Climate Change. As a creationist, he applies the Bible to his science. He explains how the global flood set up the unique conditions necessary for an ice age to occur. He also discusses climate change and the reliability of ice core dating. He reminds us that conventional science believes in millions of years, known as the Milankovich Theory, but what supposedly occurred during the conventional Ice Age and is just not possible according to the data shown.
His discoveries are fascinating!
Art Chadwick shows Del Tackett his collection of over 20,000 fossils gathered from Hanson Ranch. Art explains how fossils are formed and how they change from the top to the bottom of the Mesozoic rock layers. He explains how various aspects of the fossil record – including dinosaur footprints, death postures, and dinosaur eggs, fit with the idea of a global flood.
This documentary is over 6 ½ hours long in 20 in-depth fascinating studies that will take you to Mount St. Helens, through the wilderness and the Grand Canyon. You will visit Mt. Baker in Washington to learn when and how the Ice Age happened. You will also visit the Natural History Museum and a fossil repository in Texas. See for yourself the evidence for a Young Earth!
Discover how the world was created in the beginning and what it was like before God destroyed it in the great flood. You will be shocked to learn how the world was totally reshaped quickly by that great flood and each expert in their field proves how that happened. This is the most powerful and fascinating documentary you will ever witness to show you why the earth teaches us that the Bible is true and not conventional science. Discover the evidence that supports the Genesis story of 6-literal days of creation.
Both films are truly amazing!
You will never believe the earth is millions of years old again!
Each film can be purchased separately!
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Is America a Christian Nation?
May 26 2018
Written by: Prophecy in the News
Many of our political leaders over the years, not only believed that America was founded on Christian values, but were also devout Christians.
In 1787, twelve of the original 13 States sent delegates to meet together at the Philadelphia Convention, where they drafted the U.S. Constitution (Rhode Island boycotted the Convention.)
The 55 delegates who wrote the U.S. Constitution belonged to the following denominations:
-2 Dutch Reformed
-2 Roman Catholic
Benjamin Franklin, who called for prayer at the Constitutional Convention on June 28, 1787, stated:
“In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.
Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered.
All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. ..”
“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs in the affairs of men.
And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? …”
New Hampshire Governor John Langdon called for a Day of Fasting, February 21, 1786, to pray for the new government:
“That He would be pleased to bless the great Council of the United States of America and direct their deliberations …that he would rain down righteousness upon the earth, revive religion, and spread abroad the knowledge of the true God, the Savior of man.”
New Hampshire’s annual Fasting Day, a date fixed by the Governor, was observed April 10, 1788:
“to be observed and kept as a day of fasting of humiliation and prayer.”
Our 2nd U.S. President, John Adams once said, “Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company — I mean hell.”
Our 6th U.S President, John Quincy Adams, chastised “the liberal class who consider religion as merely a system of morals.” He celebrated the Bible because “when duly read and meditated on, it is of all books in the world, that which contributes most to making men good, wise, and happy.”
Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, was raised in his parents’ Baptist faith. The toll of the Civil War led Lincoln to undergo a profound spiritual journey; before the war, Lincoln had imagined Providence, the power sustaining and guiding human destiny, as a remote and mechanistic force. When he was president, however, Providence began to emerge in his mind as an active and more personal God, a mysterious presence whose purpose eluded human understanding. Lincoln received the casualty lists and toured military hospitals. In February 1862, his son Willie died of typhoid fever.
In September 1862, one of the darkest moments of the conflict, Lincoln committed his thoughts about God on a small piece of paper that his secretary later titled “Meditation on the Divine Will”:
“The will of God prevails. In great contests, each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. … I am almost ready to say this is probably true — that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet — By his mere quiet power, on the minds of the now contestants, He could have either saved or destroyed the Union without a human contest — Yet the contest began — And having begun He could give the final victory to either side any day — Yet the contest proceeds.”
The 20th president, James Garfield, was known as the “preacher president.” He converted to Christianity at a camp meeting in 1850. The next day he was baptized in the Disciples of Christ Church. “Today I was buried with Christ in baptism and arose to walk in the newness of life,” he wrote.
The son of a Presbyterian minister, Stephen Grover Cleveland, our 22nd and 24th president, attended Sunday school and multiple services in his father’s church each Sunday. He would remain a member of the Presbyterian Church his entire life.
In a letter accepting his nomination to run for president in 1884, Cleveland promised to rely “upon the favor and support of the Supreme Being Who, I believe, will always bless honest human endeavor in the conscientious discharge of public duty.” He became more visibly religious while in the White House and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., throughout his time as president.
Harry S. Truman, our 33rd president, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grandview, Mo. As president, Truman made frequent references to religion and Christianity in his public speeches. On April 16, 1945, in a statement before a joint session of Congress, Truman asked God for guidance, saying, “I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.” Truman repeatedly referred to America as a “Christian nation” and declared that it “was established by men who believed in God. You will see that our Founding Fathers believed that God created this nation. And I believe it, too.”
Our 35th president, John F. Kennedy, wrote to Brazil’s President, Janio da Silva Quadros, on January 31, 1961:
“Once in every 20 years presidential inaugurations in your country and mine occur within days of each other. This year of 1961 is signalized by the happy coincidence… To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.”
On October 28, 1961, Kennedy proclaimed the National Thanksgiving Day these words, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.”
Let us go forth to lead this land that we love, joining in the prayer of General George Washington in 1783:
‘that God would have you in His holy protection, that He would incline the hearts of the citizens…to entertain a brotherly love and affection one for another…
And finally that He would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with…the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, without an humble imitation of whose example we can never hope to be a happy nation.”
Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, was raised and baptized in the Disciples of Christ Church, Reagan did not shy away from encouraging Christianity as president. Early in his presidency, he wrote a letter saying: “My daily prayer is that God will help me to use this position so as to serve Him. Teddy Roosevelt once called the presidency a bully pulpit. I intend to use it to the best of my ability to serve the Lord.”
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PBS.org/God in the White House
After Baseball Park Declines to Play National Anthem, Fans Rise to Sing it Anyway
When a crowd at a Fresno, California, baseball game was told that the park had no intention of playing the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the game, the crowd rose to their feet and sang it anyway.
A video of the incident shows the crowd breaking out into boos when they collectively realize that the national anthem is not going to be played. But soon the boos give way to voices rising in unison to sing the anthem whether the park planned it or not, Fox News reported.
The incident happened at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State’s Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night as the Clovis High Cougars faced (and later defeated 6-3) the Buchanan High Bears.
Baseball fan Tiffany Marquez told the Fresno Bee that she was shocked when the announcer said the anthem was canceled. “Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism,” she added triumphantly.
Event coordinator Bob Kayajanian insisted that “normally” the anthem is only played at the earliest game if there are several games played during the same event on the same day.
“It’s all a learning experience for everyone and (going forward) we’re playing the national anthem at every game,” Kayajanian added before saying he thought it was “obviously a wonderful thing” that the crowd sang the song anyway.
Let freedom ring and ignore political correctness. Thank God for our police officers and armed forces because they daily protect the great freedoms we enjoy in our nation. Thank Jesus Christ for dying for our sins, and for becoming both Lord and Savior to every Christian who is truly born from above. Have a blessed Memorial Day. All Because Of Him, Pastor Steve <><
May 14, 2018, is a special day in the life of Israel.
And it’s a proud day to be an
American friend of Israel.
May 14, 2018: A HISTORIC DAY
May 14 loomed large in 1948.
It was the date, according to the secular calendar, when the modern state of Israel was born. It was a time of ecstasy. Nearly 19 centuries had passed since the last chance for Jewish sovereignty was destroyed, but the prayers for a return to the ancestral land – and to Jerusalem, the heartbeat of the Jewish people – had never stopped through all the years of wandering, exile, and persecution.
Fast forward 70 years to May 14, 2018.
This day will be remembered, above all, for another celebration…the transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem.
I am in Israel’s capital city to join in the festivities and express appreciation, on behalf of the nonpartisan American Jewish Committee (AJC), to the Trump administration for its bold decision.
It shouldn’t have had to be so bold. Every country ought to have the right to choose its own capital. But that basic political rule applies to each nation on earth, save one.
Think about it. The other 192 United Nations member states pick the site for their capital and it’s no one else’s business.
No doubt, diplomats assigned to Australia would prefer to be situated in Melbourne or Sydney, but the political choice was Canberra and that was that.
Nor did anyone utter a peep when Germany, following reunification, moved its capital from Bonn to Berlin, compelling governments around the world to spend a fortune to find new premises in Berlin.
The same goes for Kazakhstan, which decided to move its capital from Almaty to Astana in 1998, again disrupting the lives of every country that had a diplomatic post in the Central Asian nation.
Or take Nigeria, which chose to leave Lagos and create a new capital city, in distant Abudja, in 1991.
But Israel, and Israel alone, has found itself in the unique position of having its self-declared capital in Jerusalem, while other nations insist it’s in Tel Aviv, where they locate their embassies and residences.
Why? Well, we’re told, it’s because the original UN resolution recommending a two-state solution, adopted in November 1947, designated Jerusalem as a corpus separatum, or a city with no sovereign affiliation to the proposed Arab and Jewish states.
But the Arab world rejected the resolution in its entirety and declared war on Israel. Fortunately, Israel, though heavily outgunned and outmanned, prevailed. The western part of Jerusalem came under Israeli control. The offices of the president and prime minister, the Knesset, the Supreme Court, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry were all established there.
For nearly seven decades, we have witnessed the anomaly of world leaders, whose countries reject Jerusalem as the capital, traveling precisely to that city to meet with Israeli presidents and prime ministers, to see Knesset members, and to hold dialogues in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
How patently absurd! We have also been treated to the assertion that Jerusalem’s status should not be determined until there is a final peace agreement. But that gives the Palestinians veto power over the process, even as they have rejected one proposal after another, including those that would have essentially divided Jerusalem into two parts.
Why should Israel’s capital be spurned by the international community ad infinitum because the Palestinian leadership refuses to make a deal? In the case of the US, the situation was a bit different. The rhetoric was often right, and there was even congressional legislation (Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995) to back it up, but the results never matched the words.
In 2000, for example, George W. Bush said: “Something will happen when I’m president. As soon as I take office, I will begin the process of moving the US embassy to the city Israel has chosen as its capital.”
For eight years, Bush had the chance to do just that. For eight years, however, he balked.
In 2008, Barack Obama declared that “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
In the ensuing eight years, not only did Obama not move to fulfill his commitment, but he actually took a big step back.
When the White House Office of the Press Secretary released the full text of the president’s eulogy at the 2016 funeral of Shimon Peres, the words “Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, Israel” were included to indicate the location.
Shortly afterward, the White House pointedly deleted the word “Israel” from the text, in effect orphaning Jerusalem. It was no longer located in any country, even as Peres, with Obama present, was being buried in Jerusalem as an Israeli statesman.
In September 2016, Donald Trump pledged to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem.
Some observers understandably thought he was simply parroting his predecessors by making a campaign promise he had no intention of fulfilling.
But he meant what he said, which is why we are all gathering in Jerusalem to mark this historic occasion, to be followed two days later, it should be noted, by the Guatemalan decision to do the same.
In today’s hyper-partisan world, many who oppose the president on other issues are unlikely to give him any credit for this move. But we remain fiercely nonpartisan and call them as we see them.
Trump, as he said, simply recognized reality. Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Period.
Does this move preclude a peace deal with the Palestinians? Absolutely not. In fact, perhaps in the long haul it accelerates the chances by signaling to their leadership that they don’t necessarily have the continued luxury of avoiding the peace table and rejecting one peace deal after another.
And does it prevent the possibility of a Palestinian state that includes part of Jerusalem within its borders, allowing the Palestinians to declare their own capital? Again, absolutely not.
May 14, 2018, is a special day in the life of Israel. And it’s a proud day to be an American friend of Israel.
Reported by: The Jerusalem Post
By Prophecy in the News| May 14th, 2018|Tags: Ancestral Land, Bible Prophecy, Christian News, Holy Land, Israel is Born, Jerusalem, Jewish Sovereignty, Prophecy News, State of Israel, Tel Aviv, US Embassy Move to Jerusalem
At Reception, PM Netanyahu Cites ‘A Momentous Time, Our People Will Be Eternally Grateful’ to President Trump
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara welcomed the U.S. delegation on Sunday to the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, at a special reception held at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. During the event, the prime minister presented a Letter of Appreciation to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in gratitude for his activity on behalf of moving the Embassy to Jerusalem.
Reported by: Hana Levi Julian – The Jewish Press
By Prophecy in the News| May 14th, 2018|Tags: Bible Prophecy, Christian News, Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Prophecy News, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, U.S. delegation
Prophecy News Watch / Update For May 15, 2018
American Christian Leaders Praise Jerusalem Embassy Opening
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Remember this moment, this is history. President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.”
American Christian Leaders Praise Jerusalem Embassy Opening
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American Evangelical Christian leaders praised the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday and the American leader for keeping his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Christians United for Israel’s founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee, who gave the benediction at the embassy ceremony, told JNS that he is “deeply proud” of his country and its president.
“I was deeply honored to participate in this historic moment. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, and I am very proud of my country and my president for recognizing that fact,” said Hagee. “This moment would not have been possible were it not for President Trump’s courage and the unwavering commitment of CUFI’s 4.1 million members.”
The embassy ceremony in Jerusalem was attended by some 800 guests from the United States and Israel.
“Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like any other nation to determine its own capital,” Trump said in a video greeting at the embassy ceremony.”Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Remember this moment, this is history. President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.”
Pastor Mario Bramnick, president of the Latino Coalition for Israel, told JNS that he was “amazed” by the embassy move.
“We are in amazement with today’s movement of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. We are so proud of President Trump’s historic actions today.”
David Parsons, vice president of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, told JNS that “The ICEJ joins with the people and government of Israel in rejoicing over the historic events of this day, as the United States brings its Embassy up to Jerusalem.”
“We are praying and working towards the goal of many more nations taking their rightful place in this city in due recognition of its status as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem has to be shared as a ‘house of prayer’ for all peoples, but the proper sovereign and custodian of the city is the Jewish people.
They were the first and only nation in history to truly honor and select Jerusalem as their capital and the focal point of their national identity, and it is most fitting that they be the ones to see this special city through to its glorious destiny.”
Similarly, Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and president of Christians in Defense of Israel, noted that the embassy opening was a “historic” day for America and Israel.
“Today is a historic moment when on the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of Israel, the U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem,” said Staver. “The timing could not be more appropriate to open the embassy at the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel. We celebrate with the Jewish people for this long-awaited event.”
For many evangelical Christians, the issues of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the U.S. embassy to that city have been top priority for years. Evangelical Christian groups, who have been strong supporters of Trump, strongly lobbied the American leader to keep his campaign promise of moving the embassy during his first year in office.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who heads the Jerusalem-based International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, credited the Christian community for playing a “critical” part in ensuring the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital and the decision to move the U.S. embassy to the Holy City on the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary could not have happened without critical U.S. Christian support,” said Eckstein.
He added that “Israel’s future rests on continuing and strengthening the Christian bond with Israel.”
One such effort includes a new comprehensive building in Jerusalem about a mile from the embassy to accommodate Christian visitors to Israel.
Originally published at JNS.org – reposted with permission.
‘Oh! Susanna’ Songwriter’s Statue Removed Amid Criticism From PC Leftists
A 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism from PC Leftists that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.
In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. For now, it will remain in a storage lot, out of the public view.
On Thursday, workers used straps and construction equipment to lift the 10-foot-bronze statue off its base. It was strapped to a flatbed truck and taken away.
The Giuseppe Moretti statue was completed in 1900 and thousands attended its dedication.
The shoeless banjo player is based on “Uncle Ned,” a fictional slave and subject of a song by the same name. Critics have long decried the statue as racist.
“It’s the single most offensive display of public art in Pittsburgh, hands down,” Paradise Gray, a hip-hop activist, musician and writer, told the Post-Gazette in August . “It permanently depicts the black man at the white man’s feet.”
Others say it highlights that Foster was inspired by black spirituals. Some historians contend the 1848 song is actually an early, subtle anti-slavery song.
A statue honoring an African-American woman will be put up in its place. Residents can submit nominations.
Foster, a Pittsburgh native, is often called the father of American music and was known for enduring tunes from the 1800s.
His songs include “Camptown Races,” ”My Old Kentucky Home,” ”Beautiful Dreamer” and “Old Folks at Home” (Swanee Song).
He died penniless in New York City in 1864 at age 37.
Reported by: Culture War Resource
By Prophecy in the News| April 30th, 2018|Tags: Christian News, Globalism, Oh! Susanna Song, PC Leftists, Pittsburgh Art Commission, Prophecy News, Removing U.S. History, Schenley Plaza, Stephen Foster sculpture
Palm Sunday is March 25, 2018
In Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19, Jesus descends from the Mount of Olives towards Jerusalem, and the crowds lay their clothes on the ground to welcome him as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem. Christians celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as Palm Sunday, a week before Easter Sunday.
Some churches decorate with palms and distribute palm branches in memory of the greeting Jesus received from the pilgrims as He rode into Jerusalem.
Jesus had spent many months traveling through the towns and villages. He preached about the kingdom of God and healed the sick wherever He went. Now the time had come for Him to claim His title as the Messiah – the Savior that God had promised to the Jewish people.
Jesus knew His mission was almost finished. As they traveled to Jerusalem, Jesus warned His disciples that He would soon be put to death, and after three days He would rise again.
As they came near Jerusalem, Jesus told two of His disciples to go into a nearby village and bring a donkey that would be waiting there. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey. Crowds of people spread their coats on the ground in front of Him. Some waved branches of palm trees, a sign of victory. The people shouted, Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord – the King of Israel!
Only a king would be greeted this way, and the people wanted Jesus to be their king. (II Kings 9:13)
Most of the people did not understand what kind of king Jesus would be. They expected their Messiah to be a great political and military leader who would free them from the tyranny of the Roman Empire. But, the kingdom of God is not of this world. It is a spiritual kingdom that is now growing in the hearts of people who put their faith and trust in God.
Did you know that a Donkey is the only animal in the world with a cross on its back, Jesus the Messiah came into Jerusalem on the cross and he also left Jerusalem with a cross. Coincidence ? I don’t think so. Thank you Jesus for taking ALL our sins on You!
By Prophecy in the News| March 23rd, 2018|Tags: Bible, Christians, Churches, Donkey, Easter, Israel, Jerusalem, Jesus, Jewish, Jews, Kingdom of God, Messiah, Palm Branches, Palm Sunday
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Society Worshiping Norse Gods Builds First Icelandic Pagan Temple in 1,000 Years
December 05 2017
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Society Worshiping Norse Gods Builds First Icelandic Pagan Temple in 1,000 Years
December 05 2017
“On that day, men shall fling away, to the flying foxes and the bats, the idols of silver and the idols of gold which they made for worshiping.” Isaiah 2:20 (The Israel Bible™)
As the pagan Norse religion makes a roaring comeback in Iceland, the Asatru Society is expected to finish construction of a new temple – the first structure dedicated to the Norse god Odin in over one thousand years.
The Icelandic Ásatrú religion follows the belief systems of the Old Norse religion or Germanic neo-paganism. The followers worship the ancient Norse gods such as Ódin, Thor and Freyja.
There have been no temples to the Norse gods in Iceland for over 900 years, but in 2015, the Ásatrú Society, re-established in 1972, began construction on a modern temple in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. It is expected to be ready for use sometime this summer at a final cost of around $1.25 million.
The pagan religion is making a comeback in Iceland, necessitating the construction of the new facility. Established 45 years ago by farmer Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, the Ásatrú Society initially had 12 members. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in Iceland, there were 2,382 members in 2014; today there are 3,583 members.
“I think more people are seeing what we’re doing and they like it,” said Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, current High Chieftain and director of the Ásatrú movement, in an interview in Iceland Monitor. “We do not recruit members. We just encourage people to come if they are interested. Our ceremonies are open to everyone.”
There may be another reason for the rise in Ásatrú popularity. Unlike the mainstream Lutheran church that most Icelanders attend, the Icelandic version of neo-paganism promotes same-sex weddings.
“There has been a massive increase in demand for same-sex wedding ceremonies in the last year, an explosion really,” Hilmarsson said in an interview in Gay Iceland, noting that many foreign citizens visit Iceland specifically to be married in his pagan service. “The pagan belief is very inclusive and we are open to all opinions, so we welcome all, gay or straight, Icelandic or foreign.”
Hilmarsson is optimistic and believes that once the new temple is complete, interest in the Norse gods will flourish.
“Since the younger generation is gradually turning away from [established] religion,” he said, “I think our growth will continue, for many years to come.”
Asatru has its roots in Germanic paganism and bears many similarities to other forms of idolatry. Its adherents worship a pantheon of gods. Just as biblical paganism has a strong aspect of divination, runes play an important role in the Norse religion.
As seen in the bellicose Viking culture, war was ritualized and the slain enemies became sacrifices to the Norse gods. It is likely that human sacrifice was part of Norse paganism but nothing suggests that it was part of common public religious practice. Instead, it was only practiced in connection with war and in times of crisis.
The major holidays revolved around the changing seasons, with Yule being the most important, celebrated in late December and continuing for twelve days.
Norse paganism went mainstream in 1962 when Marvel Comics began publishing a comic book series featuring the god Thor and other characters from the Norse pantheon. In 2011, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures released the movie “Thor”, based on the comic book. That was followed by two more movies, the most recent, “Ragnarok”, based on Norse eschatology.
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok refers to a series of apocalyptic events, including a great battle resulting in the death of the gods, natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.
Reported by: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz – Breaking Israel News
By Prophecy in the News| December 5th, 2017|Tags: Asatru Society, Christian News, Freyja, Germanic Neo-Paganism, Icelandic Pagan Temple, Norse Gods, Odin, Old Norse Religion, Prophecy News, Thor
Psalm 116:15 King James Version (KJV)Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Back in the 1930’s, a group of farmers in North Carolina prayed for the Lord to raise a vessel to take the Gospel around the world. Among the farmers were the parents of Billy Franklin Graham, and little did they realize that the Lord would answer their prayer through their son. At that time, Billy was a gangly youth, more interested in girls and becoming a professional baseball player like Babe Ruth. While Billy was sowing his wild oats, he became saved at a tent revival with Mordecai Ham preaching. He surrendered to the ministry while attending Wheaton College. In his early years, he went into the woods and preached to the trees and to the wildlife around him. He was called the human windmill because his arms were continually flailing in all directions while he spoke. Billy started as a hellfire and brimstone preacher, warning people about the wrath of God. Since then, Billy has preached the Gospel to more people than anyone else in history. Over two hundred and fifteen million people have heard him preach, and he has spoken in one hundred and fifty countries. He has counseled every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
Like countless Christians, I have been to the Cove Training Center, and to the Billy Graham School of Evangelism. Billy himself showed up one evening at his school for evangelism straight from Moscow! I have also seen him preach at the Washington D. C. Convention Center in the early 1980’s. He had a special anointing. He said the three reasons his ministry was successful were prayer, prayer and prayer. He was thrust into the public eye and into American conscience during his 1949 Tent Revival in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Times encouraged newspapers all over the country to “Puff Billy.” The rest is history… Two things happened prior to this watershed tent crusade. 1)Billy ran into Henrietta Mears, who straightened out his theology. Billy was already influenced by the “all inclusive” message that said Jesus was only one of many ways. Henrietta taught him how to trust the Word of God and all that it said. 2)Along with his famous mission/crusade team with George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, they adopted what has been called the “Modesto Manifesto.” They agreed that while on the road, they would never dine with a woman alone, they would walk circumspectly with a Christian decorum, and that they would handle their finances with integrity. (Billy received a salary equivalent to that of a pastor of a Baptist Church in a large city). Another thing Billy is noted for, is breaking down racial barriers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, as he had ropes removed from buildings where his crusades were held.
Billy’s theology stumbled in his latter days, as he made appearances on the Larry King show and Larry baited him, trying to remove him from the belief that Christ alone saves. I wrote the Billy Graham Evangelic Association (BGEA) about this and much to my amazement, one of their public relations (PR) personnel responded to me. He said I was right, and that Parkinson’s Disease was affecting his thinking, and that Billy did not really believe all that he said. To this day I believe his response. I responded that his family and friends should keep him away from those who desire for him to water down his message of the Gospel.
Billy’s effectiveness was due to his living an exemplary life of Jesus Christ, and his unbelievable humility. 99% of preachers/pastors could not handle the ministry that Billy had without falling into the sin of pride, lust and coveting. Praise the Lord that his son Franklin sounds just like his dad, and every time I hear Franklin, I hear his father also. Billy left this planet at daybreak, Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He is now at the place that he always preached about. The first thing Billy said he would ask God is: “Why did you pick me to preach to so many people all around the globe?” May I close with Billy’s signature words that he shared with everyone: “God loves you.” Amen and amen. I am happy for Billy’s legacy, his faithfulness, and the continuation of his ministry. Yet I miss his presence already. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. Billy faithfully preached the message of “salvation through faith in Jesus Christ” and is a prophet without tarnish. Now Billy is hearing the Words: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” All Because Of Him, Pastor Steve <><
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Billy Graham, Influential Evangelist and Friend to U.S. Presidents, Dies at 99
February 21 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the most influential religious figures in U.S. history and a trusted adviser to decades of U.S. presidents, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 99.
Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease since 1992.
For decades starting with Harry Truman, Graham would be seen at the side of U.S. presidents as he served as a valued counselor, during both their brightest days and their sleepless nights. “People in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to,” the evangelist said in 2011.
As a religious figure, Graham extended his influence beyond the Southern Baptist community to become a respected figure around the world. “Billy Graham stood in the glare of public scrutiny with U.S. presidents and other heads of state more than any other Christian leader,” wrote Stephen Rankin of the “Confessor-in-Chief” in 2014.
Noting that technology had made it possible for an evangelist to preach to everyone and anyone, he said, “It has literally become possible to proclaim the Gospel to the entire world.” And, that the evangelist did: On his website, it was claimed that Graham had “preached the Gospel message to more than 215 million people in over 185 countries.”
William Franklin Graham was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 7, 1918. As a youth, he dreamed of playing baseball, but after studying at Bob Jones University, the Florida Bible Institute and Wheaton College, he began his career as a pastor in the Chicago suburbs. He was soon preaching about Christ to eager servicemen returning from the carnage of World War II.
In July 1945, he became a preacher for Youth for Christ International, a crusade that combined traditional values, patriotism and some modern razzle-dazzle.
Emphatically patriotic and disdainful of communism and other “isms,” Graham proved to be the right person for an unsettled age, drawing large crowds. In 1949, he drew national attention with an eight-week crusade in Los Angeles.
“Billy Graham seemed fated to reign as the unifying figure behind evangelical Christianity,” wrote Barbara Cady in “Icons of the 20th Century.” “No one was more energetic and wholesome, no one more staggeringly handsome and charismatic.”
For Graham, the Bible was universal truth, and Christ represented the path to salvation. “Choose this day the road to travel into eternity,” he preached. “Don’t think there are three choices — yes, no and wait — for you may never have another opportunity.”
The idea that a high-tech modern world could undermine these truths was repellent to him. “The great all-prevailing Truth stands for time and eternity,” he preached.
Even if there was nothing particularly new about his message, it resonated with many.
“What Billy Graham may have revived in modern times, above all,” wrote Paul A. Carter in 1974’s “Encyclopedia of American Biography,” “is revivalism itself.”
“When he appeared on the national scene at the end of World War II,” Carter continued, ‘Graham’s style of evangelism — fervent, vivid, Biblical — was widely believed to be a quaint survival of folk religion soon destined to disappear. Graham has quite clearly shown otherwise.”
Television expanded his reach, as did the more than 30 books he wrote. His preaching would take him around the globe, even behind the Iron Curtain amid the Cold War. He visited American troops during wartime. And his evangelism would take him to Washington, where Graham was a counselor to American leaders.
“Graham’s meetings with every President since Harry Truman were no accident: Both the preacher and the presidents had their reasons — sometimes spiritual, sometimes political, usually both — for getting together,” wrote Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy in Time magazine in 2010, after President Barack Obama paid a visit to Graham.
In 1952, Graham became the first to hold formal religious service on the Capitol steps. That was part of a five-week crusade in Washington and a heady time for Graham and other modern evangelists.
“If I could run for president of the United States today, on a platform of calling the people back to God, back to Christ, back to the Bible, I’d be elected,” he said, according to William Martin in “With God On Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America.” “There is a hunger for God today.”
Though Truman was the first to welcome Graham to the Oval Office, Eisenhower was the first president to get close to him, seeking Graham’s help with an inaugural prayer. In turn, Graham helped persuade Eisenhower of the merits of holding a National Prayer Breakfast, which began in 1953. Graham would counsel Eisenhower after a heart attack and, years later, as he was dying.
Different presidents had different reasons for connecting with Graham. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was a friend, dating back years before he became president.
“My father has never sought really to be the friend of presidents,” the Rev. Franklin Graham, his son and successor, said in 2004. “It has just happened to come his direction.”
Graham offered guidance during tough times. President Gerald Ford discussed his plans to pardon Richard M. Nixon, President George H.W. Bush invited him to the White House at the start of the first Gulf War, and President Bill Clinton sought Graham’s counsel during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Perhaps most dramatically, Graham counseled President Lyndon Johnson soon after the assassination of President John Kennedy. “In their first visit, scheduled for 15 minutes but stretched to five hours, the two farm boys who had ridden their talent, ambition and energy to the pinnacle of their respective professions found they had more to offer each other than either had ever imagined,” according to “With God On Our Side.”
Graham frequently visited Johnson at the White House and his ranch in Texas. “Johnson struggled with doubts about his salvation,” Rankin wrote. “On one of many car rides around the ranch, he parked the car and asked Graham to share the gospel with him once again. ”
In 1965, Johnson asked Graham to go to Selma, Alabama, to help calm racial tensions there. Graham would officiate at LBJ’s funeral in 1973.
President George W. Bush credited Graham’s guidance for leading him to faith in Christ, and Graham would serve as a witness to his character. “I believe in the integrity of this man,” Graham said late in the 2000 campaign. “I’ve known him as a boy. I’ve known him as a young man. And we’re very proud of him.”
In 2010, Obama visited Graham at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Obama later recalled the visit: “91 years old at the time, facing various health challenges, he welcomed me as he would welcome a family member or a close friend. This man who had prayed great prayers that inspired a nation, this man who seemed larger than life, greeted me and was as kind and as gentle as could be.”
Because of his reputation, Graham was someone who connected the dots in Washington. When GOP presidential nominee Nixon wanted to convey a message to President Johnson in 1968, it was Graham who did so. When a newly elected Georgia governor went to Washington, it was Graham who introduced Jimmy Carter to President Nixon.
Carter had met the evangelist when he was working in 1955 as a Graham volunteer on behalf of integration in Georgia. Early in his public life, Graham had become a supporter of civil rights, holding integrated crusades in otherwise segregated places.
“In 1953, after the sponsoring committee of his Chattanooga crusade balked at his demand that seating be open to all, he went to the crusade tabernacle and personally removed the ropes marking the section section removed for blacks,” according to “With God On Our Side.”
In 1957, Graham encouraged Eisenhower to send troops to Arkansas to compel the admission of black students to Little Rock Central High School. Graham also preached with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., though Graham’s abhorrence for the disorder of public protest would keep him from attending events such as the March on Washington.
Graham consistently professed neutrality in political matters, though there were times that didn’t seem to hold true.
In 1960, for instance, Graham was clearly supportive of Nixon, his longtime friend. He was troubled by Kennedy’s liberalism and wary of having a Catholic president.
Nixon lost, but Graham remained close to him and after Nixon was elected in 1968, Graham was a strong presence in Nixon’s presidency. The two frequently discussed political and theological matters, and Graham clearly backed Nixon during his 1972 reelection campaign. “You know how I love you,” Graham told the president in a 1973 phone call after a Nixon speech.
Watergate tainted Graham’s legacy a bit. For one thing, Graham was overheard making anti-Semitic remarks on one of Nixon’s Oval Office tapes. (Graham apologized when the tape surfaced.) For another, he remained a steadfast supporter of Nixon deep into the scandal. “When the worst came out, it was nearly unbearable for me,” he later said of Nixon’s deceptions.
Graham did have his critics. Some progressives objected to his conservatism on social issues and found his viewpoint tainted by his relentless anti-communism. He would also find himself criticized by fundamentalists who thought his outlook too generous to those of other faiths. “To this day,” wrote Bruce Bawer in the 1997 book “Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity,” “fundamentalists despise Graham as a sellout because he affirms the value of Catholic and Jewish faith.”
Regardless, there was no doubt that he had done much to shape spiritual life in America. His many honors included a Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded in 1983 by Reagan. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
In 1955, Graham placed in the top 10 of the Gallup Poll’s most admired men in America. In 2017, he was still on the list, tied for fourth with Sen. John McCain and Elon Musk. It was Graham’s 61st time on the list, by far the most ever.
“He has reached out to all people — black or white, American or foreign, man or woman — for opportunities to serve God,” Jimmy Carter said in 2007. “My testimony is that I am just one of tens of millions of people whose spiritual lives have been shaped by Billy Graham.”
The evangelist’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, died in June 2007.
“As I look back,” Graham wrote in 2012, “I see how God’s hand guided me. I sense His Spirit with me today, and most comforting is the knowledge that He will not forsake me during this last stretch as I am nearing home. If that doesn’t give me a sense of hope, nothing else will.”
Reported by: David Cohen – Politico
By Prophecy in the News| February 21st, 2018|Tags: Christian News, Dies at 99, Evangelist, Friend to U.S. Presidents, Prophecy News, Rev. Billy Graham
“For he built again the high places which Chizkiyahu his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal.”
II Kings 21:3 (The Israel Bible™)
The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Roman goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations, an organization that claims to be working towards world peace but which one rabbi likens to modern-day paganism.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially inaugurated the Digital Archaeology Exhibition, “The Spirit in the Stone”, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City last Thursday. The UAE, the Italian mission to the UN, and the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) cooperated in re-creating a statue of the Roman goddess Athena for the exhibit.
The original Athena statue stood in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The UAE announcement described the goddess as “synonymous with reason, refuge and the rule of law, all of the same values on which that historic institution was built,” but the statue depicts Athena in her classic pose grasping a spear, belying her prominent role as the Roman goddess of war.
It is also believed that the Roman goddess Athena was based on the earlier Mesopotamian goddess Ashera and was later incorporated into early Islam as al-Lāt, worshipped in Saudi Arabia as the consort of Allah mentioned in the Koran. This would be consistent with the statue’s history at the site in Palmyra, which was used as a temple by the Mesopotamians, Romans, and Muslims in succession.
Rabbi Elad Dokow, the head rabbi and lecturer at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology, was not surprised that the United Nations would feature a display of pagan symbols.
“There is currently an unmistakable rise of paganism and idol worship in the world, more than any other religion, and it is naive to believe this display is disconnected from this phenomenon,” Rabbi Dokow told Breaking Israel News. “Paganism creates the ability for each man to create his own truth, as opposed to Judaism and Christianity, which state that there is an objective truth man must abide by. The UN, like paganism, is a place of subjective reality created by a vote.”
“What we are seeing in the world today is that every place Christianity grows weak, paganism and idolatry grow stronger, and where Christianity disappears, horrible things happen.”
Though an initiative bringing together the Muslim-majority UAE with Italy to recreate a Roman pagan idol seems incongruous, just such a union was described in Jewish prophecy, first alluded to in Psalms.
For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant; The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moav, and the Hagrites. Psalms 83:6-7
The first-century Jewish sage Jonathan ben Uzziel described how this Biblical alliance between Ishmael and Esau would reappear in war at the End of Days.
“Great ships full of weapons will depart as a large fleet from Roman Italy and will join up with a legion that will depart from Constantine [this is Ishmael]. They will harm the inhabitants of other lands, and subjugate the descendants of Eber [a reference to Israel].”
The UAE has worked with the IDA in the past. Their first collaboration, the 3-D printed Arch of Palmyra, was prominently featured in the UN exhibit as a full-size projection onto a screen. The original Arch of Palmyra was a Roman victory arch that stood for 1,800 years in front of the temple to the pagan god Ba’al in Palmyra until, like the statue of Athena, it was destroyed by ISIS.
Ba’al was the form of idol worship frequently mentioned in the Bible as accompanying the worship of the female false goddess, Ashera.
They rejected all the commandments of Hashem their God; they made molten idols for themselves—two calves—and they made a sacred post [Ashera] and they bowed down to all the host of heaven, and they worshiped Baal. II Kings 17:16
The reproduction of the Arch was first presented in April last year at London’s Trafalgar Square for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Week. The unveiling coincided with the most important pagan holiday of the year, Beltane, ushering in a 13-day period known in the occult as “the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast”, which was traditionally celebrated with child sacrifice and bisexual orgies.
Similar to the current display of Athena at the UN, the Palmyra Arch was also displayed at events associated with a world government. It was the centerpiece of the World Government Summit in Dubai last February, and appeared in Sarona, Italy in June, its display intentionally coinciding with the G7 Summit of world leaders.
Reported by: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz – Breaking Israel News
By Prophecy in the News| November 28th, 2017|Tags: Arch of Palmyra, Christian News, Idol Worship, Pagan, Prophecy News, United Nations
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