Israel and the Church: From Heresy to Truth

Jews--"He [Jesus] practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy" (Sanhedrin 43).George Bernard Shaw--"All great truths begin as heresy."Jesus--"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants" (Matthew 13.31-32 NIV).God--"They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are … [Read more...]

Arab Spring in Bible Prophecy

It seems that the Middle East is always in the news. But in 2011, something really big began to happen in that part of the world. Arab Spring began in 2011. It started in North Africa and moved eastward. Recently, it's been mostly about the civil war in Syria. Now, it's Egypt again. What is Arab Spring? It's democracy coming to North Africa and the Middle East. In the scheme of world politics and political history, Arab Spring is big news.When Arab Spring came to Egypt, beginning in January, … [Read more...]

Jacob a Type of Jesus’ Two Advents

God always tells his people about anything important he is going to do with them. Isaiah states this principle by quoting, “I am God, and there is no one like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done” (Isa 46.9-10; cf. 48.3-5). Amos echoes it, saying, “the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3.7).God does this mostly with prophecy. But he also does it with types, which are obscure. A type is a perso … [Read more...]

Do Evangelicals Know that C. S. Lewis Said Jesus “Was Wrong” about His Return?

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a Cambridge professor of English Medieval literature and a very successful novelist. His books The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia won him many awards and honors. And with his book Mere Christianity (1943), the venerable Lewis became the bestselling author of Christian theology during his lifetime.Lewis wrote another theological book near the end of his brilliant, literary career entitled The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays (1960). In it, he qu … [Read more...]

A Brief Political History of the Caucasus Mountains and their Future

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon race eight days ago, on April 15, are 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They exploded two, homemade bombs that killed three people and injured over 200. Days later, Tamerlan was killed by Boston police in a shootout. Dzhokhar remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Authorities are now questioning him, especially regarding a motive for their attack. The older brother is suspected of having become a radical, … [Read more...]

Did President George W. Bush Use the Bible in Deciding that the U.S. Attack Iraq?

Today's front page of USA Today newspaper has quite a contrast in two headshot photos. One is of former President George W. Bush laughing at the opening celebration of his presidential library at SMU campus in Dallas, attended by three other former presidents and President Barak Obama. The other photo is of 26-year old Ronny "Tony" Roma, a U.S. Marine veteran badly disfigured in the face from an IED roadside explosion he sustainned in the Iraq War. A big question Americans are still asking is … [Read more...]

Someday, No More Guns

Wednesday, on April 17th, the U.S. Senate voted against a bill that would have imposed stronger gun control legislation. It lacked seven votes to pass. President Obama had done much campaigning strongly in favor of the bill. And recent polls had shown that most Americans favored the bill's increased gun control. It included stronger background checks, strengthening the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and reducing the number of bullets in magazine clips for automatic weapons.This American sentiment … [Read more...]


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