Sunday, 30 October 2016
Luke 17, The Lord's Other End Times Prophecy - A Bible Study by Jack Kelley - https://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/luke-17-the-lords-other-end-times-prophecy/#more-3212
Our Lord gave us a pretty thorough overview of the End Times as they relate to Israel. It's often called the Olivet Discourse because He was speaking to four of His disciples on the Mt. Of Olives. It was just a couple of days before He was arrested, and they asked Him about the End of the Age. Matthew's account of His answer is in chapters 24-25. Mark's is contained in chapter 13. Luke's version is a little different in that it also includes a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. You'll find it in his 21st chapter.
Since the Lord was answering questions about Israel's future and His 2nd Coming, the focus was decidedly Jewish, so we don't learn anything about the Church from studying it. But understanding how things will progress for Israel gives us a background that makes Paul's prophecies about the church in the End Times, which came 20 years later, easier to understand. Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, written about 51 AD, officially introduced the notion of the Rapture and its timing to the early church, and contain clarifying information about the anti-Christ and the withdrawal of the Holy Spirit as well. The 2nd Coming is referred to in every chapter of these two letters, for an average of once in every 13 verses.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
"THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER" WITH AN ARTICLE ON "FIVE FAITH FACTS ABOUT TIM KAINE" - A JESUIT EDUCATED CATHOLIC, WHO IS THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE TO THE DEVIOUS HILLARY CLINTON!!
Five “faith” facts about Dem. VP pick Tim Kaine, a Jesuit-educated Catholic By Kimberly Winston.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Va., on July 14, 2016. (Courtesy of REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
Kaine, a Roman Catholic, will appear with Clinton, a Methodist, at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Here are five faith facts about the new vice presidential candidate.
1. He was taught by Jesuits.
Kaine was raised Catholic in the Kansas City area*. His parents were so devout, , that “if we got back from a vacation on a Sunday night at 7:30 p.m., they would know the one church in Kansas City that had an 8 p.m. Mass that we can make.” He attended an all-boys Jesuit high school in Kansas City and , where he taught welding -- his father's trade -- and carpentry.
He and his wife attend St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, Va., which has . He co-founded a men's study group there.
2. Kaine says he separates the personal from the political.
Kaine is personally against abortion and the death penalty and has sometimes spoken against same-sex marriage and gay adoption, all of which aligns with Catholic teaching. But he has taken different stances in his political life. He has upheld Roe v. Wade and : "I have taken the position, which is quite common among Catholics -- I have got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right rule for government is to let women make their own decisions."
As Virginia's governor, he oversaw 11 state executions. "I have a moral position against the death penalty," . "But I took an oath of office to uphold it. Following an oath of office is also a moral obligation."
He was fairly late to supporting same-sex marriage, , "I believe all people, regardless of sexual orientation, should be guaranteed the full rights to the legal benefits and responsibilities of marriage under the Constitution."
3. He favors allowing women to become priests.
When Pope Francis visited Washington, D.C., in September 2015, Kaine attended the pontiff's historic address to Congress. Before the speech, . "If women are not accorded equal place in the leadership of the Catholic Church and the other great world religions, they will always be treated as inferiors in earthly matters as well," Kaine said. "There is nothing this Pope could do that would improve the world as much as putting the Church on a path to ordain women."
4. Kaine is a fan of Pope Francis' "Laudato Si'."
Not all Catholics thought the pontiff should write an encyclical on a secular issue such as global warming, but Kaine agrees with Francis' framing of the issue as one of faith. "I'm sure he's not going to opine on whether a carbon tax is better than a cap-and-trade mechanism," in 2015. "That doesn't need to be where he goes -- but to say, 'You know, you guys and everybody in power these days, you've got the next generation's future in your hands, and you don't want to have to face that question later in life: With the science what it was, and with you having the opportunity to do something about it, why did you choose not to?'"
5. Kaine speaks openly about his faith.
“My faith is central to everything I do,” . “My faith position is a Good Samaritan position of trying to watch out for the other person.” And in he said: “I do what I do for spiritual reasons. I’m always thinking about the momentary reality but also how it connects with bigger matters of what’s important in life.”
*An earlier version of the article said Kane was raised in Missouri. His family lived in and he attended schools until 9th grade in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City which hugs the Missouri state line. Kane attended Jesuit-run Rockhurst High School, which is in Kansas City, Mo.
"BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS" WITH A REPORT THAT THE JEWS ARE ALLOWED TO PRAY ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2000 YEARS!!
Zion Defiled? - Wendy Wippel -http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8327
If you spend much time on the vast wasteland known as the internet, you're bound to see lots of supposed indications of the imminence of the rapture: genetic modification, apostasy, global government, strange conjunctions of heavenly bodies, real-time global communication. No argument. But the real reason to believe we're almost there is in Malachi. And nobody's mentioning that one. A lot of internet prophecy buffs -- and, frankly-- a lot of Christians in general, brought up in the Word, (who should really, therefore, know better) are perennially in error on prophetic topics because they fail to recognize a critical truth about the Scriptures: there are essentially two different audiences that come to the Word for truth.
First, the chosen people (aka the nation of Israel), and second, everybody else. Which includes me. And I would assume, most of you reading this. We are grafted into the nation of Israel-- sort of adopted-- when we believe . Understanding the distinction between Jew and Gentile in Scripture-particularly with respect to the times set aside for God to deal with each group separately-is important. Really important. Here's a secret: the tribulation is a time specifically for the Jews. Which really shouldn't be a secret because God, through Daniel, made that point clear.
FULL ARTICLE AT: -http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8327