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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
WHY ISN’T EVERYONE SAVED?
QUESTION: If we’re saved by grace alone, why do we need to believe in Christ? Doesn’t grace alone mean all people should be saved regardless of their response? Isn’t the act of believing a “work” in itself?
Also, why did Jesus leave earth after he was raised from the dead? I think if he had stayed it would have allowed more people to believe and be saved. It seems to me that the information about being saved is not clear enough for many people to understand. But perhaps that is the plan- to only save a small percentage?
ANSWER: It’s not grace alone that saves us, it’s grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation is a gift made possible by God’s grace. We receive it by having the faith to believe that Jesus paid for all of our sins on the cross. Our faith is the only thing we can contribute to the equation that isn’t counted as work (Romans 4:5).
How much more would you have Jesus do than give His life? Should He have gone on a 2000 year missionary trip teaching people to accept the gift He had purchased for them? He gave that job to the Church (Matt. 28:19-20) but even then He promised to be with us as we do it.
As for the clarity of the message, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” How much clearer can you get? God made it simple. If it has become confusing it’s because man has made it so.
Was His plan to save only a small percentage? God doesn’t want any to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). He did everything necessary to save us, requiring only that we believe He did it. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).
Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” He answered, “The work of God is this; to believe in the one He has sent” (John 6:28-29).
WILL EVERYONE BE SAVED?
QUESTION: This is my first time writing to you after being blessed by your Ministry for many years. I believe the word that, GOD desires that everyone will be saved. I also believe the word that, “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD.” These two scriptures lead me to believe that at some point in time everyone except the “Named Three” will be saved. I’ve read a lot of supporting scripture for this. Please, kindly share your understanding with me on this.
ANSWER: God does desire that everyone will be saved. 1 Tim. 2:3-4 and 2 Peter 3:9 attest to that. And everyone admits He did everything He could do to make that happen, including sending his son to die for the sins of mankind. That means the sins of every person who ever has or ever will live have been paid for. But the reality is that the final decision is man’s to make and many will reject Him.
Matt. 7:7-8 says everyone who seeks will find, everyone who asks will receive, and to all who knock the door will be opened. John 1:12-13 says to all who receive Him and believe in His name … John 3:16 says whosoever believes … Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, etc. We have to believe and receive.
Conversely Matt. 7:14 says small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few will find it. In Matt. 7:23 Jesus will say to some, “Away from me you evil doers I never knew you.” John 3:18 says everyone who does not believe stands condemned. In Matt. 25:41 Jesus will say, “Depart from me you who are cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” 2 Thes 2:10 says some will perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Many won’t believe and won’t receive.
It is true that Phil. 2:10 tells us every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. But this will only happen after He returns to Earth, having defeated His enemies and been named King of the whole Earth (Zech. 14:9). They will have no choice but to bow before Him and agree that He is the Lord, but according to these other verses many of them will not have called Him Savior, and by then it will be too late.
As much as I wish what you’re proposing would be true, I’m afraid the Scriptures don’t support it.
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WHICH NATION WILL BE THE LAST TO OPPRESS THE JEWS, AND WHICH WILL MAKE IT TO THE END OF DAYS?
By Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler – https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/101515/nation-will-last-oppress-jews-will-make-end-days/#kUo786OELHYFOw5W.99
“Four mighty beasts different from each other emerged from the sea.” Daniel 7:3 (The Israel Bible™)
The Jewish people have been exiled many times by “mighty beasts” from the Land of Israel. The traditional rabbinic understanding of four of these “beasts” mentioned in chapter 7 of the Book of Daniel, is that they represent four primary periods of exile that were predicted in the Bible.
The four main exiles of the Jewish people are identified as Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome.
There is a second, more esoteric rabbinic commentary which teaches that Genesis 1:2 also hints to the four primary exiles of the Jewish people.
The earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from Hashem sweeping over the water- (Genesis 1:2)
In this teaching, “unformed” refers to Babylon, “void” refers to Persia, “darkness” refers to Greece and “over the surface of the deep” refers to the final exile, which most rabbis agree is the Roman exile, under which the Jewish people are still suffering.
But there is another exile in the news today. Commonly called The Ishmaelite Exile, it refers to the terrorism that the Jewish people are subject to at the hands of the Muslim world.
Last Thursday evening, Rabbi Daniel Glatstein of Cedarhurst, NY delivered a lecture in Jerusalem entitled The Rise of Yishmael At The End Of Days And The Coming Of Moshiach.
Rabbi Glatstein spoke in detail about the various prophecies that relate to the number of exiles the Jewish people will endure before the End of Days.
Although there are four basic exiles that have been predicted, there is an opinion based on a verse from the Book of Psalms that there are actually eight.
For the leader; with instrumental music on the sheminith. A psalm of David. (Psalms 6:1)
The hint to eight exiles is hidden in the word sheminith, which is related to the Hebrew word for eight.
According to this opinion, the last two of the eight kingdoms to oppress the Jewish people are Yishmael and Edom, which will co-exist at the End of Days.
“At the end of days, there will be two powers remaining… Western civilization and the Arab world,” Rabbi Glatstein asserted. He explained that in today’s terms, Yishmael is a reference to the Arab world and Edom is a reference to the United States.
Rabbi Glatstein asked, “which nation will prevail? Who will be the last nation standing?” In his view, “we don’t have a definitive answer.”
After citing multiple rabbinic opinions holding that America will survive with the Nation of Israel at the End of Days and another set of rabbinic opinions emphasizing that the Arab world will survive with the Nation of Israel at the End of Days, Rabbi Glatstein mentions the Jewish tradition of there being two redeemers.
According to Rabbi Glatstein, Messiah son of Joseph will redeem the Jewish people from the exile of Edom, which is the United States. And Messiah son of David will redeem the Jewish people from the exile of Yishmael, which is the Arab world.
This is why the world needs two Messianic figures, explained Rabbi Glatstein. They have different jobs to do.
Rabbi Glatstein finished his remarks with a teaching from the 18th century rabbinic and mystical genius known as the Vilna Gaon. The Vilna Gaon predicted that ultimately, Yishmael will defeat Edom.
On what basis did the Vilna Gaon make his prediction that the Arab world will ultimately defeat the United States? He derives this conclusion from the well-known Jewish principle that the Messiah son of Joseph will precede the Messiah son of David.
After laying out all the evidence for both sides of the argument, Rabbi Glatstein concluded that the last nation standing at the End of Days alongside the Jewish people will be the Arab world.
WHY A PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN IS WRONG ABOUT JERUSALEM
According to evangelical Christian leader Johnnie Moore, President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a good thing for the Palestinians. According to Rev. Dr. Jack Sara, a Palestinian Christian living in Jerusalem, Moore has seriously missed the mark.
In fact, in Sara’s view, since Trump’s decision was strongly encouraged by evangelical Christians, that very name – evangelical – now has a negative connotation among the Palestinian people, making it all the more difficult for the Palestinian Christians living there. What are to we make of these concerns?
Sara writes with a gracious tone, saying, “My critique is from an evangelical perspective and it is a plea to my brethren across the water.” But he is forthright in his convictions, claiming that the term “evangelical” has “become increasingly despised in our region and that the “uncritical support of Israel” by evangelicals “is blinding their eyes to the injustices committed in the land.” He blames this further on the alleged “distorted interpretation of scripture” held to by evangelicals, asking, “What is their good news to the Palestinians? What is their Gospel for the Arab nations?”
With all respect to Dr. Sara as my brother in the Lord, and having shared with him privately that I’d be responding to his article, allow me to address the issues he raises.
First, in 1972, as a weeks-old, Jewish believer in Jesus, the local rabbi gave me a book on anti-Semitism in Church history, outlining one of the major reasons many Jews do not believe in Jesus. Non-baptized Jews were exiled from numerous countries; Jews were slaughtered in the Crusades (including European Jews, whose sin was to be Jewish); Martin Luther counseled that rabbis be forbidden to teach on penalty of death – and on and on it goes.
As evil and anti-Christian as the Holocaust was, it found a ready home in anti-Semitic Europe, the result of centuries of “Christian” anti-Semitism.
Now, after such a long and ugly history, evangelical Christian love for Israel has won the hearts of many Israelis, and Jewish leaders around the world recognize the sincerity – even the altruism – of this love, thereby recovering some of the testimony of Jesus that has been lost.
Dr. Sara, can you rejoice with me that this has taken place? Since these are the Messiah’s own flesh and blood, the ones for whom Paul agonized (in Romans 9), shouldn’t you, as a follower of Jesus be glad? “Evangelical” has hardly become a dirty word among Israeli Jews.
Second, the gospel for the Arab nations is the same as the gospel for the Hindu nations and Buddhist nations – and for the Jewish people themselves. You can receive forgiveness of your sins through the blood the cross! You can receive a new heart and become a child of God through the death and resurrection of Jesus! Repent and believe!
Isn’t that message enough? Why must it also have territorial promises tied in with it?
Third, God did promise the physical land of Israel to the Jewish people before the Law was given at Sinai, and as Paul explained in Galatians 3, the Law, which was 430 years after the promise, cannot nullify the promise. As for the perpetuity of that promise, could God have made Himself any clearer?
“He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance.’” (Ps. 105:8-11)
You might say, “But that’s not fair.”
May I ask you, dear brother, why everyone else gets a homeland but the Jewish people don’t get one, even a tiny one in the Middle East? If my calculations are right, the physical land of Israel constitutes roughly 1/650th of the surrounding Arab and Muslim land. Is it so terrible that we Jews have a homeland?
Fourth, when there was plenty of room for Jews and Arabs to dwell side by side in what was then called Palestine in the 1930s, the Muslim leadership was offered a two-state solution. The Jewish leadership accepted the offer; the Muslim leadership refused.
The same thing happened in 1947. The Jewish leadership accepted the two-state solution, echoing the sentiments of David Ben Gurion, who said in 1937, “We do not wish and do not need to expel Arabs and take their place. All our aspiration is built on the assumption – proven throughout all our activity in the Land of Israel – that there is enough room in the country for ourselves and the Arabs.”
The Muslim leadership refused, calling for war instead. In the words of Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League, October 11, 1947, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.”
Isn’t that still the attitude of Hamas, rightly branded a terrorist group by America? And isn’t it true that the Palestinian Authority (PA) still rewards the families of terrorists who slaughter Israeli children, women, and men? And isn’t it true that, the vast majority of Israel’s 1.5 million Arab citizens prefer living under Israeli rule rather than under the rule of Hamas or the PA?
Perhaps Israel is not the primary cause of Palestinian suffering? Perhaps the greater cause is the Palestinian Muslim leadership?
Fifth, if I follow your logic, then the only way Palestinians will be happy with evangelical Christians is if we renounce reality and say that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, when in fact it is the capital, both in history and at present. C
onversely, as you surely know, Jerusalem has never been the capital of a Palestinian state. Why, now, must E. Jerusalem be the capital of Palestine? Based on what criteria?
Unfortunately, as noted by one pro-Israel blogger, you are basically stating “that without antisemitism, the Arabs won’t listen to the message of Christ.” In other words, unless Christians worldwide take an anti-Israel position and refuse to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Muslims won’t receive the gospel. Dr. Sara, do you really believe this?
The good news is that, around the world, not only are Muslims coming to Jesus in unprecedented numbers, but many of them are becoming staunch lovers of Israel, recognizing that it is Satan who wants to destroy the Jewish people and that Jew-hatred is all too present in Islamic tradition.
On a recent trip to Germany, I met some former Muslims from Iran and Turkey and Syria. We hugged and rejoiced together, as they told me in their imperfect English how much they loved Jesus and how much they loved the Jews. This is but one anecdotal example out of countless thousands.
I know some Palestinian Christians who feel the same way, yet they have been beaten and threatened by their Muslim neighbors because of their pro-Israel stance.
Perhaps, Dr. Sara, they are not all reading the Bible wrongly? Perhaps they recognize that, as surely as God is God, His love for Israel remains the same, despite our many sins (Romans 11:28-29)?
Sixth, I do not minimize injustices you and your friends may have suffered, and I do not believe Israel is faultless, not historically and not today. I do my best to address areas of concerns when my Jewish brothers fall short, so yes, we are joined together in Jesus to stand for justice. Where I have a blind spot to these injustices, by all means, help me to see more clearly.
I simply appeal to you to reconsider your understanding of the Scriptures when it comes to Israel, to ask yourself if your bad experiences have blinded your eyes to the plain teaching of the Bible, and to do what the Lord enjoined in the Psalms and in Isaiah (Psalm 22 and Isaiah 62), namely, to pray for a Jewish Jerusalem to become the praise of all the earth.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE END-OF-DAYS: KILLER BOTS FOR GOG OR DRY BONES TO PRAISE GOD?
And He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of Hashem!” Ezekiel 37:4 (The Israel Bible™)
Artificial intelligence is advancing at a lightning pace and is already being adopted for military use, raising questions as to what role this powerful new technology will play in the end-of-days. Will it be a terrifying rogue combatant in the final Biblical War of Gog and Magog, or will it be an unforeseen savior of mankind and even have a possible role in the resurrection of the dead?
In one potential end-of-days scenario, technology plays a destructive role for humanity. A video, titled “Slaughterbots” and produced by the notorious Campaign to Stop Killer Robots illustrates this outcome in which autonomous drones armed with explosive charges wreak havoc on society. The video is part of a campaign intended to ban lethal autonomous weapons, a concern which clearly resonates with many as the petition has already garnered over 20,000 signatures.
Aspects of the fictitious future depicted in the video are appearing to become reality. Both India and Japan announced this week that they are beginning to introduce autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) into their defense sectors.
At the same time, governments also recognize that the destructive potential of AI raises moral difficulties. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week that her government is establishing an advisory body to coordinate with other countries in discussing how artificial intelligence can be used ethically for military purposes.
It seems that any future war, including the pre-Messianic War of Gog and Magog, will include killer robots, and many spiritual leaders are already considering how AI figures into a religious vision of the end-of-days. Rabbi Michael Laitman, a leading expert in Kabbalah and the founder of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah association, believes that technology and more specifically artificial intelligence, will play a major role in the end-of-days but not necessarily a positive one.
“It is clear in Kabbalah that in the times preceding geula (redemption), Man is going to utilize the entire potential of technology,” Rabbi Laitman told Breaking Israel News. “Men will begin to create artificial intelligence. People will want to achieve something similar to the creation of Man.”
“In the time of the geula, people will understand that all of this development, all throughout history, is what brought us to an even greater collapse,” he stressed. “This will become very clear in war when we see that all of the technology we developed for man’s good can immediately turn around and be used against man.”
Rabbi Laitman believes that the same motives of Man which led to the construction of the Tower of Babel are also in play with the development of artificial intelligence.
“Men wanted to ascend to the heavens and become like God,” the rabbi explained. “To do this, they were dealing with the basic foundations of creation. They wanted to fix something inside man they believed was a blemish.”
Though this motive sounds noble, Rabbi Laitman pointed out a flaw that turned their good intentions into evil.
“This came from a place of ego, in which they wanted to take the place of God,” Rabbi Laitman said.
In an article that Rabbi Laitman published last Friday in Breaking Israel News, he outlined the dangers of artificial intelligence but also described a solution in containing potential problems.
“Unfortunately, I do believe that AI-powered weapons will be developed,” the rabbi wrote. “If we upgraded our human consciousness at least as much as we upgraded our technologies, then we would have no fear of creating AI terminators that would be capable of eliminating us. Instead, we would further our research to discover a technology more sophisticated than AI, and energy more powerful than nuclear energy.”
Rabbi Mark Goldfeder, a senior lecturer at Emory University School of Law, speculated that AI would, in fact, play a more positive role in the Messiah.
“Some people have proposed an apocalyptic vision of AI in which Man and machine merge in the End of Days, suggesting that this would be tchiyat hametim (resurrection of the dead),” he told Breaking Israel News.
He also described efforts to upload the entirety of an individual’s knowledge to a computer.
“Some scientists think they are on the path to achieving this and in some form replicating or even recreating the consciousness of individuals,” Rabbi Goldfeder said. “This is not the traditional understanding of tchiyat hametim and not one that I ascribe to, but that being the case, I can’t imagine why it would be problematic as something else entirely if it is done with proper consent.”
The rabbi suggested that at some point in the future theologians will have to determine whether AI should be considered sentient and human.
“The line between Man and machine in the Torah is not as clear as what we would like to think it is,” the rabbi said.
Although AI poses many ethical and theological questions, Rabbi Goldfeder thinks that not only is this a good thing but that the development of technology was in fact intended by God to be part of Man’s role in being a partner with God in Creation.
“One of the first commandments we received was to conquer the world, which we understand as that doing your best to participate with God in creation,” Rabbi Goldfeder said, citing Genesis.
Hashem blessed them and Hashem said to them, “Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it”; Genesis 1:28
“All these forces were put in nature and they are amoral, not immoral; what we do with them establishes good or evil,” explained Rabbi Goldfeder. “Artificial intelligence has the ability to help us do incredible good.”
Rabbi Goldfeder believes AI will continue to be important even after the arrival of the Messiah.
“People tend to think of y’mot ha’moshiach (Messianic era) as going back to Biblical times,” Rabbi Goldfeder told Breaking Israel News. “I assume the Third Temple will make absolute use of every technology we have available.”
CRISIS AT THE DOORSTEP
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Each day new information surfaces that there was a conspiracy deep into the federal government to keep the globalist cabal in power by undermining the Trump Administration and actually effecting a coup. Now there is more information that there was a secret society at the FBI holding secret meetings in an apparent attempt to undermine and overthrow President Donald Trump. This is particularly important to note that the same actors involved were those who exonerated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton days before the election, and the current special counsel investigating Trump is a George W Bush-appointed, and ex “president”-kept, former head of the FBI, Robert Mueller.
On Tuesday’s FOX News Special Report with Bret Baier, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said that Congressional investigators have an informant who confirmed the secret society exists at the FBI and that its members secretly met after the election to plot against Trump. Johnson said that Congress didn’t have all the answers and investigators would continue to dig for information. He said, however, “Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He is in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct… When you see this kind of bias and corruption in the FBI you have to ask the question, are there similar individuals highly biased—political operatives burrowed into the Department of Justice as well. Does Attorney General Sessions really have a department he can rely on and trust as well?”
Let’s take an inventory. Immediately following the election, Clinton refused to accept the results. The outgoing “president” encouraged mayhem, funded “resistance” organizations, and established former supporters and advisors over key government positions. Some who left the previous Administration, like Rosa Brooks, former Pentagon advisor, called for a military coup from her new position at the George Soros-funded New America Foundation. Now we find that high ranking lackeys of the ex “president” and the Clinton governmental organized crime syndicate, were plotting to undermine a duly elected President. Couple this with media complicity on impeachment and other fronts, and we have the makings of a coup.
While the media will not admit it, and pasty-faced Congressmen are too cautious to say it, we are watching this very sophisticated coup take place before our eyes. We have to suspend our disbelief to recognize it, but all the components are there. Attempt after attempt to disrupt this Presidency with accusations, investigations, stonewalling, and opposition at every juncture-led by Democrats, supported by globalist Republicans, and aided and abetted by a very hostile and Marxist “free press.” As Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” As Christian Americans, we must pray for and very vocally support these brave men and women who are exposing the usurpers and revolutionaries. Truth and Justice are on the line.
PROPHETIC IMPLICATIONS OF CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The current investigations into political corruption have certainly heightened since the last presidential election. They seemed to flip from scrutinizing the corruption of the previous administration and the dealings associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton and their Foundation to investigating all things Donald Trump. The news media is trying Trump in the public square as if he were already guilty of wrong-doing. Corrupt people are accusing others of doing the very thing they have done, hoping their dirty deeds remain hidden. Notwithstanding, these current investigations-one by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the others by various committees in Congress-may have extraordinary prophetic implications.
Mueller and his team are investigating possible Russian involvement in influencing the last presidential election. That investigation, however, has expanded to investigating whether President Donald Trump had any illegal ties with Russia that could have tipped the outcome of the election and if Trump obstructed justice. Mueller seems to be single-focused on Trump rather than the very obvious Russian connections of failed candidate Hillary Clinton who enriched herself with an elaborate pay to play scheme of influence peddling, sales of uranium to Russia, and her husband receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for a speaking engagement in Russia.
Enter Congressional investigations indicating that the ex “president” used a secret court established to flush out terrorist to spy on Americans, most notably Donald Trump, in a effort to undermine his campaign and subsequent presidency. Additionally, high ranking officials appointed by the ex “president” exonerated Hillary Clinton of wrong-doing over leaking classified information on unsecured email servers. The ex “president’s” FBI and Justice Department appears to have a secret society that held meetings to undermine a duly elected President after the election. These Congressional investigations seem to indicate a deep-rooted, highly sophisticated conspiracy to maintain control of the government.
Most look at this as a Democrat vs Republican conflict. Others view it as a globalist vs sovereignty issue, as globalists of both parties are fighting to maintain control-wanting open borders, US-financed climate control, global economy, one-world government, etc. Consider, however, this as a prophetic battle. Globalists also want to divide and weaken Israel. This ultimately encourages Israel’s end time enemies, as Ezekiel 38:12 says, “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” In the last 30 years, globalist presidents have sought the division of the covenant land of Israel. This current president has recognized Jerusalem as its capital, is defunding Israel’s enemies, and has signaled he doesn’t support dividing Israel. Imagine the anger of the principalities and powers of darkness against a mere human who dare undermine the devil.
PALESTINIANS: NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATAH AND HAMAS
Is there any difference between the “moderate” Fatah faction headed by Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas?
In recent weeks, Fatah, which is often described by Westerners as the “moderate” and “pragmatic” Palestinian faction, has escalated its rhetorical attacks against Israel and the US to a point where one can no longer distinguish between its rhetoric and that of Hamas.
Like Hamas, Abbas’s Fatah regularly glorifies terrorists and encourages Palestinians to take them as role models. This is the very Fatah that is supposed to be Israel’s peace partner and whose leader, Abbas, claims that he is still committed to the “two-state solution.”
The latest example of Fatah’s glorification of terrorists came last week, when the Israel Defense Forces killed Ahmed Ismail Jarrar, of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Jarrar belonged to a terror cell whose members murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach two weeks ago.
Although Jarrar is believed to be a member of Hamas, Fatah was quick to publish posters depicting him as one of its “martyrs.” In one of the posters, Fatah described the slain terrorist as a “hero” and “martyr of Jerusalem.”
Fatah’s student faction at Al-Quds University also confirmed that Jarrar was one of its members. In a statement published hours after the terrorist was killed, the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement at Al-Quds University boasted that he was “one of our prominent leaders and a member of our administrative body.”
Palestinian activists in Jenin claimed that Jarrar had served as an officer with the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces in the West Bank. However, a Palestinian security official denied the claim.
The denial is seen as an attempt by the Palestinian Authority to distance itself from the involvement of one of its members in terrorism. The Palestinian Authority has good reason to be worried: its security forces are funded and trained by American and European experts.
By heaping praise on the terrorist and endorsing him as one of its “heroes” and “martyrs,” Abbas’s Fatah is sending a message to Palestinians that murdering a rabbi and father of six is a noble act. By describing the terrorist as a “martyr of Jerusalem,” Fatah is also implying that Rabbi Shevach was murdered in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement from last December in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Since Trump’s announcement, Fatah has been spearheading a new Palestinian campaign of incitement against Israel and the US. Fatah leaders, who often appear in Western media outlets as “moderate” and “pragmatic” figures, have since been urging Palestinians to take to the streets to protest against Israel and the US.
The Fatah leaders employ the same rhetoric used by their colleagues in Hamas to such an extent, that sometimes it seems as if Fatah and Hamas are competing to show which party hates Israel and the US more.
Consider, for example, the following remarks by Fatah official Samer Abu Khalil, who accused Trump of giving Israel a “license” to kill Palestinians: ”President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem gave Israel a license to kill Palestinians. Trump has committed a crime against the Palestinians, who will never give up their lands and holy sites.”
Referring to Trump’s purported plan for peace in the Middle East, the senior Fatah official added: “The Palestinians won’t allow this conspiracy to pass. The era of peace is over. Now, the era of resistance has begun”. “Resistance” is a Palestinian euphemism for terrorism against Israel.
Similarly, here is what senior Hamas official Salah Arouri had to say about Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem: “This is a criminal and bad announcement. Trump is in collusion with the Zionist entity.”
In addition to glorifying terrorism, Fatah and Hamas appear to agree on the need to “escalate” the violence against Israel in response to Trump’s announcement.
Hardly a day passes without a call by both Fatah and Hamas for another “day of rage” against Israel.
Abdel Jaber Fukaha, a senior Hamas official, recently called for escalating Palestinian and Arab protests against Trump’s announcement by staging violent demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Fukaha also repeated calls by some Fatah leaders to the Arab countries to cut off their ties with the US and any country that recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Fatah issued a similar call on January 19. In a statement published in Ramallah, Fatah called on Palestinians to “escalate the popular and comprehensive resistance” against Israel. Fatah also called on Palestinians to “turn the lives of Jewish settlers into hell.” This call is a clear message to Palestinians to launch more terror attacks like the one that resulted in the murder of Rabbi Shevach. This, in fact, is the real “license to kill” that Fatah has been talking about. It’s not Trump who gave Israel a “license to kill.” The real license is being issued here by Abbas’s Fatah.
Moreover, there are growing signs that Fatah and Hamas were coordinating their policies regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Middle East. Hours before Pence’s arrival in Israel, Fatah and Hamas issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to boycott the vice president. Again, the language used by the two Palestinian groups is strikingly identical.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Pence was “unwelcome in Palestine,” adding that there was no “justification for any Palestinian official to meet with Pence and called on Palestinians to “thwart Israeli-American schemes directed against the Palestinians and their rights.”
In Ramallah, Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh echoed the Hamas position verbatim (although he also used harsher language): “Pence is unwelcome. Fatah and the Palestinian people reject Pence’s visit and we call on our Arab brothers to boycott him.” The Fatah official, who is closely associated with Abbas, went on to accuse Pence of being a “racist” and “extremist.”
Such examples, which showcase how hard it has become to distinguish between Fatah and Hamas, can easily be multiplied. Abbas himself is also beginning to sound like a Hamas leader. His recent speech, in which he described Israel as a “colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews,” sounds as if it were taken directly from the mouth of Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar.
Make no mistake about it, however; neither Fatah nor Abbas woke up one morning and decided to change its position towards Israel and the US.
For those who have been following the rhetoric and actions of Abbas and his Fatah faction, the extremist anti-Israel and anti-US views and remarks do not come as a surprise. The glorification of terrorists and the denial of Jewish rights and history have always been a main pillar of the ideology of Abbas and Fatah.
Abbas and Fatah have worked hard over the past two decades to create the false impression that they differ from Hamas. It now appears that the jig is up: their true colors are showing for all to see.
Indeed, Trump’s announcement helped to expose the true sentiments of Abbas and Fatah. It is all out in the open—Fatah and Hamas belong to the same school of thought: both advocate violence; both propagate the same hostility towards Israel and the US, and both seek the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews—as many as possible.
Originally published by Gatestone Institute – reposted with permission.
CONGRESS (OF AMERICA) QUIETLY PUSHING BILL TO REQUIRE NATIONAL BIOMETRIC ID
Earlier this month, Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] introduced H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from Education and the Workforce to Homeland Security to the military.
Also, tucked away in this 400-page behemoth of a bill are the details of a new biometric National ID card that could soon be required for everyone.
Not surprisingly, there is almost no media coverage on this legislation. H.R. 4760 establishes a mandatory National Identification system that requires all Americans to carry a government-approved ID containing “biometric features.” Without this card, according to the legislation, you will not be able to work in this country.
The legislation was drafted under the auspices of providing a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
However, as Ron Paul points out, “this bill would give DACA recipients a 3-year renewable legal status while forcing a biometric National ID card on virtually everyone else.”
Naturally, this bill is wholeheartedly supported by the anti-immigration sect and has gained 70 co-sponsors already in only a few days. As with most police state-promoting legislation, fear of illegal immigration is being pushed to garner such support.
However, as Ron Paul points out, the bill won’t just target illegals—it targets everyone—and it will use your most private information to track you.
“Under the statists’ National ID scheme, you’d be forced to carry around your National ID card, tied to this massive database, chockfull of biometric identifiers like fingerprints and retina scans,” Paul noted. “Without this ID, you won’t be able to legally hold a job—or likely even open a bank account or even board a plane!” Paul said there is a very good chance this bill will become law as the support for it seems overwhelming. He laid out three key factors that are detrimental to the freedom of all Americans.
Allow federal bureaucrats to include biometric identification information on the card, potentially even including fingerprints, retinal scans, or scans of veins on the back of hands, which could easily be used as a tracking device;
Be required for all U.S. workers regardless of place of birth, making it illegal for anyone to hold a job in the United States who doesn’t obtain an ID card; Require all employers to purchase an “ID scanner” to verify the ID cards with the federal government.
Every time any citizen applies for a job, the government would know—and you can bet its only a matter of time until “ID scans” will be required to make even routine purchases, as well.
The control freaks in the US government have been trying for years to pass a National ID card law and it has been successfully resisted every time. This time, however, it appears that the Republicans—who used to be vocally opposed to such measures—are now fully on-board likely because of the bill’s anti-immigration language.
As Paul points out,
For years now, statists in BOTH parties have been fighting to RAM their radical National ID-database scheme into law.
In fact, this scheme was a key portion of the infamous failed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” bills BOTH parties tried to ram through during the Obama administration.
Now, using the momentum behind Trump’s tough talk on immigration and border security, I’m afraid the statists believe the best way to finally enact their National ID scheme is by promoting their bill on Capitol Hill as a “DACA fix” while they sell it to the GOP base as a border “security” measure.
Of course, that’s nothing more than a buzzword meant to trick Americans from all over the country into thinking that Congress is going to seal our southern border.
But in reality, it means something far different.
The “security” members of BOTH parties in the U.S. House want doesn’t target any U.S. border. Instead, it’s meant to create an all-out police state within them.
The truth is, this is exactly the type of battle that often decides whether a country remains free or continues sliding toward tyranny.
Originally published at Free Through Project – reposted with permission.
A CONSPIRACY TO END THE PRESIDENCY
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
News stories in recent days have revealed a pattern: There appears to be a legitimate conspiracy to end the presidency of Donald Trump, even before it started. The Democrat-motivated “Special Counsel” to investigate whether Trump and the Russians conspired to defeat the scandal-tainted Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton could have been just part of the conspiracy by the previous administration and the Clinton campaign to defeat Trump. The collusion with Russia is actually evidenced by the Clintons and a pay-for-influence scheme over US uranium transfers to Russia. The use of the secret court FISA by the ex “president” to spy on Americans, especially Trump, is also part of the conspiracy.
Information in the past week indicates that the ex “president,” his Attorney General, Justice Department, the FBI, and the Clintons were all working schemes at the same time to derail Trump before he even got started. For example, smoking gun electronic messages, via email or text, “accidentally” between anti-Trump/pro Clinton FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page have been. House Homeland Cybersecurity Chairman Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) tweeted that among thousands of FBI texts that he reviewed, “revealed manifest bias” against Trump and referenced a “secret society” of FBI officials that met the day after the election to plot against the newly-elected President.
Another aspect of the FBI’s and Department of Justice possible collusion comes in the act of exonerating candidate Hillary Clinton of wrong-doing regarding her exposure of classified information over unsecured private computers-some of which ended up on her assistant Huma Abedin’s sex-soliciting husband’s computer which aided in convicting him of soliciting a minor. Ratcliffe told FOX News that text messages indicate then FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch were coordinating the decision to exonerate Clinton in May, well ahead of the July 5, 2016 news conference. Lynch met with Clinton’s former president husband Bill on the Phoenix airport tarmac for 20 minutes on June 26, just 10 days before Comey cleared Hillary Clinton.
Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Devin Nunes (R-CA) said in a statement concerning the 384 pages of new text messages between top FBI officials that “the contents of these text messages between top FBI officials are extremely troubling” as well as “the evident bias exhibited by those in charge of the investigation.” It appears that it could be the Democratic Party that colluded to illegally influence the elections, and they included the Russians in their scheme, who also may have willingly participated. These events, if proven true, could represent a Constitutional crisis of an attempted coup with the complicity participation of the news media, which supported the false narrative. Let us pray that the words of Christ in Luke 8:17 prevail over this grave situation, “For nothing is secret, that not be made manifest.”
SOUNDING OF SIRENS
Terry James – http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
When that funny, irritating noise coming from your TV set goes off, what is your reaction? I’m talking about that grating OINK!…OINK!…OINK! sound that disrupts whatever program you are watching or happen to have the television on while you do other things.
The noise is followed by an announcement: This is a test. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency… Well, you know what I’m talking about.
When that goes off, what is your reaction? I must admit that my first, instantaneous, thought is still: Could it be a nuclear attack?
This automatic reaction comes, I have little doubt, from the time of “duck and cover!”-the warning/instruction that dominated my days as a kid. We were told to get under our desks if at school, should the sirens sound announcing nuclear attack. We were told to jump off our bikes and try to get under something, get flat into a ditch, or hide behind anything available if we were out and about.
I’ve mentioned before in this column that when I was a sophomore in high school, the rumor had it that atomic war with the Soviets would happen on a certain Friday. It was cause of angst for some, but not all paid any attention to the rumor-or to the warnings to “duck and cover,” for that matter. I guess I’ve always been a bit geopolitically sensitive…
So it was that I tried to imagine what the people of Hawaii must have experienced when their devices and televisions announced there were incoming nuclear missiles. The announcement said this wasn’t a test-everyone should seek immediate shelter.
There was crying and gnashing of teeth, if I might use biblical language. People got under mattresses with their families or boarded themselves in garages. One grandfather herded his grandchildren into a sewer manhole. It was a time of anxiety far beyond anything I experienced as a child or have experienced since.
We think of how, if it had been an actual nuke headed to the beautiful islands of Hawaii, there would be no beauty remaining following the impact. It is almost unimaginable as to what that part of the islands would have looked like. But, it isn’t beyond our imaginations, because we have the films of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs to graphically remind us of the results of such weaponry. We have the films of the Bikini tests in the 1950s that demonstrated the horrific destructiveness of nuclear devices far more powerful than the bombs used on Japan to end the war.
Thankfully, the feared attack on Hawaii was a false alarm. The people between the mattresses, in their garages, and in the manholes could emerge to consider how things could have ended so differently. We can hope that the accidental siren alert will serve as a wake-up call to everyone of just how short a time (less than twelve minutes from time of the alert) such devastation can come upon us.
There is devastation coming that has a much, much shorter time of arrival than 10-12 minutes upon a totally unsuspecting people. There will be no alert to forewarn those under this incoming destruction. That is, no OINK!…OINK!…OINK! will disrupt TV programs or announce on various devices what is about to occur.
However, the siren is blaring, warning that the catastrophic impact is about to take place. The siren has been sounding for some time. As a matter of fact, this column and a number of others have been sounding the siren alarm.
The devastation will far surpass what that nuclear-tipped missile would have caused, had it been an actual attack. The sirens of Bible prophecy have been sounding-especially in these end of days the secularists call the end times. The devastation, following this imminent, catastrophic event, will result in as much as three-fourths of people on earth perishing over a period of seven years.
Those upon whom this calamity is about to fall are oblivious to the sirens of warning. It’s sad to say that many who should know about the coming time of destruction and should be issuing the warning refuse to do so. Not only that, they refuse to believe the impending disaster is a prophetic fact. They even make fun of the notion.
I’m referring, of course, to the preachers who claim to name the name of Jesus Christ, but who don’t believe He is returning in a catastrophic way to planet earth.
These, if they have any opinion or care one way or the other, believe Christ will return and take over from the Church. The Church, they believe, will have made worthy His Kingdom, over which He will then reign.
Only, that’s not what the Bible says. That Revelation 19:11 return is to a war-torn planet where most of its inhabitants have died in the violence and wrath of seven years of Tribulation.
Many of these type theologians will tell you they don’t believe the book of Revelation even belongs in the canon of Scripture. There is, they will say, no Rapture-no time of great trouble ruled over by somebody known as Antichrist. That stuff is all to somehow be taken in a spiritual way, not literally.
Jesus will indeed come back to rule and reign over a planet that is much like it was in the time of Eden before the fall of man. But, He-not the theologians who think they will prepare the way for Heaven on earth-will do the restoration. When Christ calls all believers to Himself at the Rapture, that very moment devastation will begin to fall. It will be just like in the time of Lot, when he was removed from Sodom. (Read Jesus’ words in (Luke 17:26-30).
So, the siren of Bible prophecy goes unsounded, unheard by the vast majority of humanity. But, that siren is sounding more loudly every day in the Christ-sensitive ears of those spiritually attuned. That’s why we present these commentaries. We want to sound the siren a devastating time is coming-and it could come at any moment.
One siren-signal is most prominent. Israel is being forced by Satan’s globalist minions to give in to demands to divide God’s land further. The Lord is on the cusp of taking the Church Home with Him. He will then again begin dealing with His beloved Israel. It will be a time of His wrath, while He purges those who are rebellious earth-dwellers and rescues for Himself a people to populate the millennial earth.
The sirens are sounding!