Thursday, July 20, 2006

All Is Not Doom and Gloom! - Jul 20

Do you want to know why I love Bible prophecy? It is not because I like to scare people into a quivering blob. It is not because I somehow enjoy watching others suffer. When Jesus was around, what did He mostly preach on? Hell? Judgement? Death and destruction? NO! Although He did mention these things in His Olivet Discourse (Mt 24, Mk 13, Lk 21), Jesus' message was one of hope. He did not say, "Enjoy Me while I'm here cause after I'm gone you'll be on your own." What Jesus DID say that He would walk out of His grave on the third day. He also promised to return as a victorious, conquering King of Kings and Lord of Lords. End-time prophecy is not primarily about seven years of terror. It is about a thousand years of peace. It is a glorious story of redemption. Many who are ignorant are terrified of God's word. I just wish they took more time and discovered the real truth.

In the EU, a story of a government within a government

Does anyone seriously believe that Islam is a 'religion of peace'? Who are these people anyways? Watch the following video (runs over 45 minutes but it is worth it) from MEMRI and see for yourself.

Three links, all related to recent events in the ME.

Israeli troops are pushing into south Lebanon. Finally. There was no way an air war was going to single-handedly take care of Hizbollah anyways. Sadly, I do predict that Hizbollah will live again to fight another day. Israel will buy some more time with this but that's about it.

There is something really interesting happening in the Arab world over this latest conflict. You'd think they'd be frothing at the mouth over Israeli actions but in fact the opposite is occurring. It is Hizbollah that is being blamed! Now excuse me if I don't do a happy dance here but the reasons why this is is twofold
1) Worries about a wider war that nobody really wants.
2) Worries about a growing Tehran-Damascus axis.
The first worry is practical, the second purely political. They don't have a problem with killing Jews per se, rather the criticism is over tactics and timing. Oh well, something is better than nothing I suppose.

Here's exactly what I mean. The Syrians and the Iranians see Hizbollah as a foreign policy tool, not to mention a proxy army. Plausible deniability and all that. Problem is, everybody knows it and seem to be more that willing to call their bluff. Neither Syria nor Iran will sit idly by while Israel crushes HB. Will they in turn launch a direct attack? Hard to say but I'll keep you posted.

Mr. Johnny Cash

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