A Reader Writes:
Bro, I'm preparing a five part teaching on The United States in Prophecy. I'd like some input from you on something. What do you think about Ezek. 38:13 and the reference to the young lions of Tarshish (KJV)? Have you done a study on this as to whether or not it is a possible reference to the United States? Just wondering. God bless.
A reader writes:
I'm writing to ask for something to be clarified from an article which Jacob wrote and that was published in the Moriel Quarterly "“ December 2009, The Road to Emmaus.
On page 13 under the section for "The Corporate Solidarity of Simon Cyrene" it quotes Luke 23:26 and then the article goes on to ask, "Why did Jesus not carry His own cross?" and the response to the question was to allude that to do so would be an admission of guilt and He wasn't guilty.
Can you explain to me, in the light of what has been said about Jesus not carrying His own cross, what the explanation for John 19:17 might be please?
Your explanation would appear correct in the light of Matt, Mark and Luke as they all seem to agree with it, and in my Bible there were no cross-references to say He did actually carry His cross, but John 19 seems to say quite clearly that He did. And if He did, how does this then affect the allusion that to do so, would be an admission of guilt?
Thanks very much for your time.
When Jerusalem fell to the Greco-Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes it fell twice. The first time was a gradual assimilation into the Greek culture that was first introduced by Alexander the Great and whose precepts were inherited by his military successors throughout the remnant of that once great yet brief empire. The vision that Alexander had was to see the whole world transformed by a single language and culture; this in turn was the thrust of this madman cum megalomaniac whose political and military pressure turned the rulers of Jerusalem's religious class upon themselves. The new Greek thought in the form of Hellenism was pitted against the traditions of Rabbinic Judaism and the new usurped the old with the result being the political and cultural domination of Greco-Syria.
Dear Moriel and Rabbi Prasch:
About 10 years ago I was contacted by Vicky Dillen in Canada regarding my expertise of knowledge of the phony Christian right who are very involved in Dominionism/Reconstructionism, Sun Myung Moon, and the Scientologists.Ã‚Â Vicky wanted some specific information.Ã‚Â I was very willing to speak with her about whatever she asked.Ã‚Â I even bought some books from her that she'd gotten from a house sale.
At any rate, during our conversation, I questioned her about her faith and I distinctly remember that she had no idea of the doctrines of different churches, including the rapture of the Church, Israel as the wife of Jehovah, replacement theology, or any of the false doctrines by many of the churches.Ã‚Â I was absolutely astounded.
So it is with astonishment that this woman without any formal training and with a limited amount of biblical upbringing can attack as many as she seems to enjoy doing.Ã‚Â I've actually seen Dr. Arnie Fruchtenbaum attacked because of the logo of Ariel Ministries.Ã‚Â People are nuts!
Having just seen her attack on you, and having just listened to your teaching from Steve Babko's Prophecy Conference, I thought I'd jot you a note and tell you what I knew.Ã‚Â Actually Vicky Dillen is not even worthy of having you respond to any of her idiotic charges...ignore her, she's not worth the time.
Yours for the salvation of Israel
For publication in the Adelaide Advertiser. Thanks heaps.
I've noticed there have been a lot of articles of late concerning the West's condemnation of Israeli policy, especially policies that supposedly interfere with the current Peace Talks. And as President Obama and his administration has recently been most verbal of this kind of criticism, I believe there is a real danger of Prime Minister Rudd following suit, as there seems to be a sad and sorry history of Australian politicians playing "follow the leader" when it comes to American policies, especially Foreign Policy, the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars would be fair examples to drive home this particular point.
The Second Sin of King David
Is it a saga of shame, betrayal, and foolishness by those who should (and actually do) know better, or is it more a matter of biblical ignorance, a misplaced zeal, pandering to the pressures of theocratic politics, or convoluted loyalties, or a lack of wisdom from above?
There is no doubt that God's PEACE plan is the redemptive and regenerative Gospel of Jesus alone; there is no true salvation in any other Name (Acts 4:12), nor any other true God but the God of Israel (Exodus 20:3, Jeremiah 10:10) and other gods are demons (1 Corinthians 10:20, Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalm 106:37). Nor is there any other true "PEACE" except through God's peace plan based on the New Testament Gospel of salvation by grace and justification through faith (Luke 2:14, Romans 3:17, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, 1 Peter 5:14, 2 Peter 3:14).
Rick Warren however, has teamed up with Tony Blair to push Rick Warren's own "Global 'PEACE' Plan" aligning governments, industries, and religions "“ all religions (including Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and worshipers of other "gods" which Scripture identifies as demons) to inaugurate Warren's peace plan contrary to God's and omits the Gospel of Jesus as the only true "PEACE".
Nebuchadnezzar the king to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language that live in all the earth: "May your peace abound! It has seemed good to me to declare the signs and wonders which the Most High God has done for me.
"How great are His signs
And how mighty are His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom
And His dominion is from generation to generation. (Daniel 4:1-3)
To have a Gentile write in Scripture about his coming to faith in the One True God is an attention grabber in and of itself, but whereas so many people throughout Scripture are documented as remaining unchanged spiritually after witnessing a sign or wonder, here we have someone who actually testifies to being changed by them. But if you just flopped open your Bible and began reading Daniel 4 you would probably think Nebuchadnezzar is referring to the signs and wonders connected to the events in this chapter and miss the fact that these are actually the culmination of a series of signs and wonders. Yes, Nebuchadnezzar witnessed some very amazing signs and wonders recorded previously in Daniel 2 and 3 but the fact is that he did not allow them to change his heart. No, having missed the greater application of what God was teaching through those other signs and wonders, Nebuchadnezzar's testimony here is that after one final round of signs and wonders he finally "gets it".
There is now a website titled "The Dangers of Roman Catholic Schools". It is dedicated to warning ANYONE who might be considering enrolling their children in a Catholic school. It not only has a complete online transcription of Jacob's booklet, "The Roman Catholic Church & the Abuse of Children" but from that page anyone can download the entire booklet for free to distribute as necessary. There is also a "Links to Resources" page providing both Christian and secular sources documenting and warning of the problem for independent verification of the danger.
This is something you will want to share with anyone who currently has children enrolled in or is considering enrolling children in a Catholic institution.
"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean." (Ezekiel 44:23)
In Ezekiel 41-43 God provides the specifications for what will be the construction of the perfect Temple which all the former earthly iterations were only a veiled copy. All the previous ones were desecrated or misused in some way, but the final one will not give rise to those imperfections brought about by human frailty and failure to keep the whole of God's Word concerning service to the One True God. In the latter half of Ezekiel 44 is described what will be the equally perfect service of the Levitical priests who serve directly in God's very sanctuary before His very presence. But in addition there are some requirements pertaining to their responsibilities to the people as well. I cannot help but wonder that if every member of the New Testament church is now designated a priest (1 Pe. 2:5) if this might also be alluding to something we are supposed to do. I would argue in earnest that in fact this is something once common in the church which has all but disappeared today: teaching "the difference between the holy and the profane" and "the clean and unclean".
As emergent apostate McLaren continues his satanic agenda to dismantle the Gospel, and as John Piper promotes Rick Warren, the real question emerges: "What Are We Really Left With?"
by James Jacob Prasch
First Satan raised up ecumenical deceiver Chuck Colson supported by false prophet Pat Roberstson and J. I. Packer to betray the scriptural Gospel compromising with the sacramental one of Roman Catholicism. Then Satan raised up anti-Israel preacher John Stott and Replacement Theology Restorationist Roger Forster to deny that Jesus died to save souls from a permanent conscious hell because they teach none exits. Then Satan raised up Tony Campolo and his son Bart to deny that things Scripture calls "sin" are sin, stating that portions of God's Word with which they disagree will either be spiritualized away or ignored. Then Satan raised up Mike Bickel's assortment of predatory perverts, drunks, homosexuals, and mysticsÃ‚Â "” the Kansas City False Prophets who propagated an over-realized eschatology of Kingdom Dominion Theology fueled by failed prophetic predictions. Then Satan raised up Rick Warren to replace God's peace plan with Rick Warren's multi-faith one and replace the scriptural kerygma of Gospel presentation with a seeker-friendly one based on the marketing psychology of Peter Drucker, Bill Hybels, Robert Schuller, and New Age mystic Ken Blanchard. Warren's "Purpose Driven Lie" is not built on biblical theology but on popular psychology which downplays sin. Then Satan raised up Steve Chalk to deny that Jesus died for sin because it would make God a child abuser in his view.