Pitched battles between President Bashar Assad's forces and Islamist rebels in Syria, fighting in the area of Quneitra spilled over into Israel Wednesday morning as an al-Qaeda linked rebel group reportedly took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria.
A border monitoring group reported that Syrian rebels, including al-Qaeda's affiliate Al-Nusra Front, seized control of the border crossing.
Choudary claimed Christians are returning to Mosul, Iraq, because they have "realized life under Shariah is much better."
Hannity asked about Islam's treatment of women (Choudary said they "aren't slabs of meat in Islam"), about homosexuality under Islam (people "will not be doing this"), and handling rape cases, which under Islam requires four male witnesses ("if there are witnesses, of course they will be punished.")
Brian McLaren, grandfather of the emergent church, calls Bible prophecy an ''eschatology of abandonment'' of the church's real purpose (in his mind, creation care and social justice). The reality? About 2/3 of Scripture is prophecy. God told us to study prophecy. And the Jews paid a pretty hefty price for misunderstanding prophecy being fulfilled.
Is Gog stirring?
A bad situation turns seriously worse
Yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenko declared that Russia had invaded his nation. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian military, confirmed that two armored columns of Russian forces, replete with tanks and armored fighting vehicles, captured the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov near the Russian border. Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat in the face of superior fighting power that included Grad missiles launched from Russian territory. “Our border servicemen and guardsmen retreated as they did not have heavy equipment,” Lysenko said in a statement.
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Iraq in Prophecy
I am not a prophet, but as I understand the Scriptures, this is just the beginning of a showdown in Babylon that will shake the world. As we approach the Tribulation period, I expect the Islamic State to be brutally crushed and the land of Babylon to be seized and secured by the Globalists with the help of the Kurds (Medes). Then, I expect the globalists to quickly rebuild the ancient city of Babylon to house their global religion and economic system. Finally, at the end of the Tribulation period, I expect the Kurds to use some of their modern weapons to destroy that city suddenly.
Why do people suffer? Why do we despair? The words of Jesus ring true throughout the centuries: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
Every human born on this planet will experience pain but we are not alone in the fire; we can turn to Him when our hearts tell us there is no hope. The Bible, history, archaeology, eyewitness testimony -- all tell of a supernatural power -- a Being far greater than human frailty who can be reached through simple faith.
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By promoting democracy blindly, and with a bias for the Muslim Brotherhood, he empowered Hamas.
It was the election and brief rule of the Muslim Brotherhood (under Mohamed Morsi) in Egypt that was the proximate cause of the Gaza war. It was the earlier election of the Muslim Brotherhood (in its Hamas incarnation) in Gaza that was the underlying cause. And it was unwise U.S. demands on Egypt and Palestine — demands that they hold elections and let Muslim religious parties run in them — that led to these twin evils.
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions."
– 2 Timothy 4:3
Dear false prophets, false teachers and Christian apostates of every stripe:
We've all heard this phrase: "You know who you are!" It's an expression typically levied in the context of some corrective admonition, intended for some person or persons, busy about some misbehavior. While sent via certified mail, this is one of those rare open letters to whom the preponderance of intended recipients have, somehow, managed to convince themselves, and one another, that they're not even home. Most of you decidedly do not know who you are. You're living on Deception Lane.