ANARCHY IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR AMERICA

“Nah. I’m not going to call for peace. We’ve tried peace. For years. Y’all don’t understand that language. We are calling for a complete dismantling of American policing. It’s NOT broken. It was built to work this way. And mayhem is the consequence. You earned it.”

In a new episode of Fox Nation’s “No Interruption,” Tomi Lahren sat down with the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, Hawk Newsome, who argued that his organization and others like it are justified in using destruction to call attention to their grievances with American society. “The riot is the language of the unheard,” said Newsome, who compared modern-day protests to The Boston Tea Party.

The quote “language of the unheard” is from Martin Luther King Jr’s “The Other America” speech, delivered in 1967 and 1968. In the speeches, King did not defend rioting but said it was the result of understandable anger.

“What if you throw a whole bunch of tea in the water and start a war?” Newsome continued at another point in the interview. “That’s what this country was built on.”

Lahren specifically challenged Newsome over recent anti-police protests in the New York area and, most notably, a Jan. 31 demonstration involving reportedly thousands of protesters who flooded transportation stations and hubs around New York City. The protests were reportedly organized by a collection of 30 grassroots groups called “Decolonize This Place.”

Protesters carried signs with slogans like “F— the Police” and “No cops! No fares!”  NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said in a tweet that some individuals even attempted to “physically assault” police officers.

“There are a lot of black people who say ‘f— the police,'” said Newsome. “But the majority of the people out there who are saying ‘f— the police’, in these particular events, are white people.”

“You have to really start to ask why people say, ‘f— the police,'” he continued. “You really have to take away this fetish or the way that we fantasize policing and really look at it for what it really is.”

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COPS GTFO

“From day one, black people’s interactions with the police had been negative,” argued Newsome, who says that the “institution of policing” is racist. “They started out with slave patrols,” he said, pointing to the federal Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850, which allowed for the capture and return of enslaved people.

“The Fugitive Slave Act, where they would take black people, stop them in the street, ask them for their papers, if they couldn’t produce them they’d send them back into slavery,” he said. “Sometimes they sent free people back into slavery. The interaction between black people and police in this country has never been good.”

While Lahren said she disagreed with Newsome’s assessment of the police, she said she wanted to focus on the tactics of the movement.

“I’m not going to disagree with what you believe in… What I’m saying is this — when we’re talking about solving problems, the methods in which I’ve seen groups like Black Lives Matter advance their ills or societal grievances — when it turns into burning, looting in the streets, I don’t see it being productive,” said Lahren.

Newsome claimed that destructive protests are rare, but he did not condemn them.

“For a country that drops bombs on people, for a country that incarcerates people, for a country that enslaves people — to criticize us for vandalism is preposterous,” said Newsome.

“I want to make sure I’m getting you clearly,” pressed Lahren. “It is OK to vandalize, to light things on fire and to loot businesses because the United States of America drops bombs on other countries, and because we have problems… people have grievances.”

“It is OK to act in that manner? And you co-sign on to that as the chairman of Black Lives Matter. You were saying that that is OK?”

“I think that it is a tool of white supremacy to say if you want freedom, then you get it by protesting peacefully,” said Newsome.

“Why is it a tool of white supremacy?” he concluded. “Because the white supremacists who built this country never earned anything peacefully. They did it through bullets and blood. And that’s the American way.”

MORE EVIDENCE FOR THE OLD CITY OF DAVID

As seen in the graphic, we can see several important geographical features, including the Mount of Olives, the traditional Temple Mount, the Kidron Valley, the Central Valley, the Gihon Spring, and the current site for the city of David. Below is additional information on each of these locations:

The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge on the east side of the city of Jerusalem. At one point, it had olive trees covering its slopes. Today there is a Jewish cemetery with approximately 150,000 graves. This mountain ridge was a significant location during Yahshua’s ministry. It was the place where He delivered His Olivet Prophecy and where He retreated hours before His death, i.e., the Garden of Gethsemane.

The traditional Temple Mount is where many believe the Jewish temple once stood. Again, Muslims call this place the Haram esh-Sharif, translated as, “the Noble Sanctuary.” Both the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, and the Dome of the Rock reside on the traditional Temple Mount.

The Kidron Valley separates Jerusalem, including the city of David and the traditional Temple Mount, from the Mount of Olives. This valley continues east through the Judean Desert and toward the Dead Sea.

The Central Valley, also called the Tyropoeon Valley and the Valley of the Cheesemakers, is a rugged ravine on the west side of the City of David or the ancient city of Jerusalem and marks its western boundary, as the Kidron Valley does on the east.

The Gihon Spring is along the Kidron Valley near the ancient City of David. The name “Gihon” comes from the Hebrew gihu, meaning, “gushing forth.” It is one of the world’s largest intermittent springs and made life possible for ancient Jerusalem. While the water from the spring was used for irrigation in the Kidron, it was also central to temple worship. We will explore the Gihon further in this article.

The City of David is the location for the ancient Jebusite City that David conquered and renamed to the City of David or Jerusalem. It is approximately 12 acres in size. It begins at the Millo (i.e., a ravine that separated the City of David from the Ophel, which Solomon filled in during his reign) and extends southward.

Today the City of David is an Israeli national park and a major archaeological site. Archaeologists have discovered many subterranean tunnels, reservoirs, and possibly an ancient room that was used for animal sacrifices. Also discovered underneath the City of David is Hezekiah’s tunnel and the Gihon Spring. On the southwest side of the city is the Pool of Siloam.

City of the David = Zion

We begin our investigation for the real temple mount by turning to the Bible. As with so many other truths, Yahweh’s Word holds the key in unlocking the truth as to where the original temple stood. Following is a compilation of Scripture confirming that the city of David and Mount Zion (i.e., the location of the temple) are synonymous:
“Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David,” 2 Samuel 5:7.

This passage clearly states that Zion and the city of David are the same. This point is critically important, as Scripture also shows that Mount Zion was the location of the temple.

“And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David,” 1Chronicles 11:5.

As noted in the previous passage, 1 Chronicles 11 confirms that Zion is also the city of David. The word “castle” here comes from the Hebrew matsuwd and refers to a place of defence. Because Jebus was located between the Kidron and Central valleys, it was a well defensible area.

“In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion,” Psalm 76:2.

The word “Salem” derives from the Hebrew shalem. Strong’s states that this word is “an early name of Jerusalem.” This passage is critically important, as it shows a connection between the ancient city of David, the temple, and Zion and offers indisputable evidence for the temple being located within ancient Jerusalem and not on the Haram esh-Sharif.

Remember that the old City of David only included the 12-acre plot of land between the Kidron and Central valleys. It did not include the 36-acre Temple Mount located a third of a mile north. The current Temple Mount platform was developed much later.

Using only the Bible as a roadmap and knowing the location for the ancient city of David, a strong case can be made for the temple being located within the City of David and not on today’s Temple Mount. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

The Akra, Millo, and Ophel

When it comes to the location of the temple, there are three terms to understand – the Akra, Millo, and Ophel. The Akra was another name of the City of David. The Millo was a ravine that King Solomon filled in. And the Ophel is where the temple was originally located.

In 2 Samuel 5:9 we find a description of the boundaries of ancient Jerusalem during the reign of King David: “So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.”

The word “fort” refers to the impregnability of the City of David. This was due to its location between the Kidron and Tyropoeon valleys. We see that David built his city from the Millo inward. Tis ravine separated ancient Jerusalem from the Ophel.

Scripture records that Solomon later filled in this ravine: “And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father,” 1Kings 11:27.

The word “repaired” here comes from the Hebrew cagar and is a primitive root meaning, “to shut up,” Strong’s. By filling in the Millo, Solomon shut up the ravine known as Millo. In doing so, he also connected the City of David with the Ophel.

This is why Psalms 122:3 describes Jerusalem as a city “compact together.” The word “compact” comes from the Hebrew chabar and according to Strong’s means to “join.” When Solomon filled in the Millo, he enlarged the City of David by joining it with the Ophel.

Now what connection do the Millo and Ophel have to the temple? According to 1 Maccabees 13:52 the Ophel is the location of the temple. The KJV with Apocrypha reads, “…Moreover the hill of the temple that was by the tower he made stronger than it was, and there he dwelt himself with his company.” As a secondary reference, the Catholic Study Bible states, “…He also strengthened the fortifications of the temple mount alongside the citadel, and he and his people dwelt there.”

Even though Maccabees is not considered inspired or part of the canon of Scripture, it still offers invaluable historical insight during the time of the Maccabees and Hasmoneans.

As seen in the above citation, the biblical temple mount or “temple hill” was located alongside the tower or citadel. As 2 Samuel 5:9 shows, the “fort” or “citadel” refers to the City of David: “So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David….”

This provides conclusive evidence for the temple being located on the Ophel and alongside the City of David. This also places the biblical temple mount approximately a third of a mile south from the traditional Temple Mount.

I will do another post on the Old City of David as it is an important end times sign.

UN WARNS MILLIONS COULD DIE OF MULTIPLE FAMINES

Surely, Christians at least, must now recognise we are living in Biblical “end times”. The famines, pestilences, economic hardships and apostasy (churches compromising with the world’s values) evident in the world match exactly the signs Jesus gave His disciples in the Olivet Discourse of the time before His return to rescue His saints, prior to pouring out His wrath on an unbelieving world.

The UN warns that millions could die in ‘”multiple famines of biblical proportions” in pandemic. Note the use of the word biblical. Look what else Jesus said Christians can look forward to during the time before His return; persecution, betrayal even death. Pastors are you preparing the church to be disciples and part of preaching the gospel of the kingdom to all nations despite the coming tribulation?

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:7-14

An estimated 300,000 people could begin starving to death daily in “multiple famines of biblical proportions” within months amid the coronavirus pandemic, warned head of the World Food Program David Beasley.

Describing the coronavirus pandemic as “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II” in a presentation to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, Beasley warned that the number of people suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million and urgent action was needed, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations in conflict-driven countries.

“If we can’t reach these people with the life-saving assistance they need, our analysis shows that 300,000 people could starve to death every single day over a three-month period,” Beasley said.

Remember, most of these countries are already suffering from unprecedented locust plagues.

THE BIBLICAL TRUMP/CYRUS PATTERN CONTINUES

Biblical prophecy has revealed a pattern in the history of Cyrus and Trump that we can see unfolding in the USA today. Recall, as Daniel was in mourning, fasting and prayer, the archangel Gabriel assisted by Michael wrestled with and overcame the prince of Persia 21 days! When did this happen? It was the third year of Cyrus reign. This was a decisive moment in the battle of angels and principalities fighting to stop the building of God’s house by a struggling remnant in Jerusalem. (Daniel 10:1-3)

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Likewise, Donald Trump came to a decisive confrontation with the militant leaders of modern-day Persia (Iran ) at the end of his third year.

On Jan, 3rd he took out, Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the mastermind behind the destabilising of American bases, the embassy, and USA presence in Iraq. Then on January 20th, Donald Trumps’ third-year ended.

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Iranian people attend a funeral procession and burial for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, at his hometown in Kerman, Iran January 7, 2020

The 21 day period following this ending takes us to February 10th. What happened in the last 21 days?

During this 21 day period of time, Trumps’ impeachment, trial, and acquittal were accomplished. He delivered his State of the Union address and finished what Bill Maher and other dismayed critics called “his best week yet.”

At the State of the Union, we all watched Nancy Pelosi, standing behind President Trump, tear up the President’s speech. It was a manifestation of the spirit of rebellion and witchcraft that has infested the left like a virus.

Dr. Lance Walnau senses something else at work. “That veil of witchcraft is beginning to tear off of the United States. A further unmasking is coming when Durham and Barr expose what they have found. Rudy Giuliani has been treated like a laughing stock, but his data is now being given review by the Senate. All this is the unfolding of a lot of prayer.”

Back to Daniel’s 21-day prayer battle––this is what he was praying about. The restoration of his nation and the struggles of the movement to overcome political intrigues. When the Jewish remnant answered the decree of Cyrus and returned to Jerusalem, they met strong, deeply rooted (deep state) resistance. The Lord brought forth the Prophets Haggai and Zechariah to speak a divine prophetic word to the leaders – Zerubbabel, the Governor, and Joshua, the High Priest. The governor and the priest needed to line up. Again, God raised up two prophetic voices (two is the number of agreement) to stir the remnant up and challenge them to work together and not give up! God was with them!

Lance Walnau sees the number of believers right now hearing the call to government as a sign of what God is doing in the USA. Many are running for Congress in 2020.

He also says, “the church must find a new balance between revival and reformation. It is not either/or, it is both. If we fail to do the difficult work of reformation that is upon us, the church will watch the radical left shut down freedom of speech. God is letting us choose. Heaven’s plan is to give us an extension of mercy and a time of reformation.”

PREDICTIVE PROPHECIES MAKE BIBLE UNIQUE

No sacred book of any other world religion reveals future events as does the Bible. It is unique in this regard. God’s prophets predict with amazing accuracy and descriptive detail – events of history many centuries before they took place and future events up to the end of this age.

“For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,”
Isaiah 56:9-10

The ability to predict history with such accuracy implies the ability to control history. In fact, God the creator, the one who sustains the cosmos can say without contradiction, “My purposes will stand.”

One of the major themes of biblical prophecy is the destiny of Israel. From the birth of Israel as a nation to the final consummation of their destiny, every major stage has been predicted by its prophets. At least 80 percent of these prophecies have been already fulfilled, so it is reasonable to presume that the other 20 percent will be fulfilled with equal accuracy.

Interwoven with Israel’s history is the destiny of another people the church of Jesus Christ. The church had its origin within Israel and all the early Christians were Jews.

Jesus was Israel’s long awaited Messiah, but sadly the Pharisees and Sadducee’s rejected Him, and the Jews were cast out of their homeland and scattered across the world exactly as prophesied. However, the Bible tells us that God would gather them from all the nations and bring them back to their homeland at the appointed time. This extraordinary event happened in 1948, and it signalled one of the major signs Jesus gave us of His second coming.

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One of the most exciting features of the period in which we live is that the destinies of Israel and the church are beginning to converge. Berean Christians recognise from the prophecies that Israel’s regathering to their homeland is one of the signs preparatory to Jesus second coming.

Is your church preparing its members for the tribulation that is prophesied prior to Jesus return? Is your church actively engaged in bringing in the “end times” harvest? If not, get into prayer to determine what it is God would have you do at this critical time in earths history.

If you want to see how God has controlled history in the present and spread the Good News then download the Power Point Presentation “Prophesied Restoration of the Land to Israel – Prior to Jesus Second Coming. It is based on Jonathan Cahn’s book The Oracle. Contact me to request a copy.

ARE PROPHESIED MIDDLE EAST WARS IMMINENT 3

Netanyahu: ‘No choice but to go to war with Hamas’

Netanyahu said war against Hamas in Gaza appeared to be inevitable by World Israel News Staff

“There will be no choice but to enter a campaign, to war against Gaza,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with Israel’s Kan public radio on Thursday.

“Israeli citizens know perfectly well that I act responsibly and with discretion. I’ll will open the campaign at the most appropriate moment, I will determine it. When you are in charge you have to decide how you’re going to conduct the war… I won’t start it a second before conditions are optimal. I won’t go one minute before we’re prepared. And I won’t start it in one minute. We’re preparing for a different kind of war, and this is my responsibility,” Netanyahu said.

During the week, terrorists from Gaza have fired a number of rocket salvos at the Jewish State. On Tuesday, a rocket attack forced Netanyahu to evacuate a campaign event in Ashdod in the middle of his speech.

Israeli air force hits more Gaza targets after rocket attack

DF fighter craft hit additional terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening after the rocket attack earlier in the afternoon.

Since the end of March, 2018, when the Hamas terror group orchestrated its ‘March of Return,’ in which thousands rioted at the Gaza-Israel border, Israel has endured repeated rocket attacks.

The worst case was in early May when Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired nearly 700 rockets at Israel over several days. Four Israelis were killed in that attack.

God’s Word tells us in advance how it will end and war is inevitable.

LIVING IN LA LA LAND

The World Economic Forum reported that in 2015, worldwide pensions were underfunded by $70 TRILLION. That is larger than the top 20 economies in the world, combined.  In the US alone, federal, state, and local government pensions are $7 trillion short on the funding they need to pay what they have promised.  And none of this includes Social Security’s almost $50 trillion of unfunded obligations.  And the private sector isn’t in great shape, either. US corporate pensions are a combined $553 billion in the hole. And one quarter of those funds are expected to go broke within a decade.” Simon Black Wall Street Journal

Well, as we enter 2019 the situation is worse and those in the know are preparing for a recession so may I suggest you prepare likewise. Get out of debt as quickly as you can.

There is much political turmoil across the world; the battle between globalism and nationalism is on centre stage and nationalism has clearly gained the upper hand.  There are many internal and external international conflicts going on at the same time, and even more agendas.

VENEZUELA: In the first few weeks of 2019, the US recognised the Venezuelan opposition leader who, along with the Venezuelan parliament, declared the current leader Maurado a usurper and himself to be the legal and rightful leader of the country.

GREECE: Greece is edging toward political uncertainty with the Macedonia agreement which is being rejected by various factions and is resulting in many internal conflicts.

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FRANCE: French citizens have been demonstrating in mass for the last nine weeks and the government has capitulated to their demands.

ITALY: Italy ignored the EU and passed a budget which the EU condemned.

MIDDLE EAST: US sanctions on Iran is crippling the economy and could trigger drastic action. Israel has been carrying out military strikes on Iranian targets, and there is mass public unrest and demonstrations against the Iranian government. The US withdrawal of troops from Syria may only embolden Iran to step up its hostile actions. Beginning with Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy there, tensions in the middle east have escalated with direct missile attacks on Israel by Iran from Syria, provoking a stronger response from Israel. Iran sponsored attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon and Hamas from Gaza will only heighten the tension and bring on the prophesied war in Daniel 8. For more on this, I suggest Mark Davidson’s book Iran’s Great Invasion.

CHINA: China has declared war on both its Christian & Islamic populations, attempting to eradicate these faiths, and if they deem it necessary, even the citizens who hold them.

The Chinese technology company Huawei and the Chinese government have been universally condemned, their business executives arrested in many nations for espionage, and the use of their services declared illegal.  Forbes wrote: “The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada last month for breaking U.S. sanctions law, followed by the firing of Huawei sales executive Wang Weijing in Poland last week shows China can be a bad actor, exactly as Washington believes. The Poland story centres around spying allegations, where Wang allegedly sought trade secrets from the government.’  China is losing the PR battle, for years, U.S. companies have been complaining that China does not honour intellectual property rights. Washington believes tech powerhouses like Huawei owe much of their growth to IP theft.” 

China’s growth estimates don’t look good and are getting worse.  They are clearly losing the trade war and its about to get a lot worse for them.  Quite simply, 90% of China’s GDP comes for exports, so the US affecting 90% of their trade with our country and exports account for only 15% of US GDP, thus China is only affecting 15% of our trade with them.  No matter how you look at it, the US easily wins any trade war between China and the US.

RUSSIA: The Russians and the Chinese have been pushed together into an uneasy alliance, something the US has always tried to strategically prevent.  The US has always attempted to work with China against Russia or Russia against China.  President Trump tried to do this with Russia to prevent an ever aggressive China from gaining more ground, but was prevented from doing so, by Congress and the inept Mueller investigation.

“And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24: 6-8

The current world situation, with an unprecedented economic crisis, governments now unable to resolve the mounting political unrest, increasing God ordained natural disasters, apostasy in the church, all indicate we are in the Biblical prophesied “end times” Can I suggest you prepare for Jesus return by going to my other website http://www.powerpointsermons.net  and download the Power Point Sermon Are We Ready for Jesus – How to Prepare for His return.

 

ROAD MAP TO THE END TIMES

ROAD MAP FOR END TIMES EVENTS BASED ON BIBLICAL PROPHECY

What are the order of the end times events given by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse and Revelation?

In these two books of the Bible the same 13 events are prophesied to happen in the same exact order. Is this Road Map confirmed in 2 separate books? What are the odds that this could happen by chance? Watch this 18 minute video by Nelson Walters and you will find out.

JESUS FULFILLED ALL PROPHECIES OF HIS FIRST COMING

There are hundreds of Messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures that foretell specific information about God’s promised Messiah. Mathematician Peter Stoner looked at the statistical probability of one man fulfilling even a handful of them.

In his book, Science Speaks, Stoner revealed that the chance any one man might fulfill just eight of those Messianic prophecies in the Old Covenant is one in one hundred quadrillion—one in 10 to the 17th power, or one in 100,000,000,000,000,000.

Stoner did the same calculations for the fulfilment of 48 prophetic passages about the Messiah. The odds of one man fulfilling all 48 are 1 in 10 to the 157th power. That’s the numeral one followed by 157 zeroes!

The Scriptures speak of two distinct appearances of the Messiah: One in which He comes as a humble servant destined to suffer and die for His people, and one in which He returns as the conquering king and judge. What are the chances that one man has fulfilled the hundreds of prophecies about the Messiah’s first appearing as a suffering servant? It’s beyond comprehension how narrow they are.

Yet one man has. His name is Yeshua (Jesus).

Perhaps a better question is: What is the probability that Yeshua of Nazareth is not the Messiah?

Below is a sampling of Messianic prophecies pertaining to the Messiah’s lineage and birth. They include New Covenant Scripture references showing how Yeshua fulfilled them. We’ll examine additional Messianic prophecies in future blog posts, including evidence from Messiah’s life, the rejection He was foretold to experience, His suffering and death.

Take a look, and consider the odds.

Messiah’s Lineage

Seed of Isaac

Prophecy: Genesis 17:19, Genesis 21:12

Fulfillment: Matthew 1:2–16, Luke 3:23–38

Seed of Judah

Prophecy: Genesis 49:10

Fulfillment: Luke 3:33

A rod/son out of Jesse

Prophecy: Isaiah 11:1

Fulfillment: Luke 3:23–32

Descendant of David

Prophecy: Ezekiel 34:23–24

Fulfilment: Matthew 1:1

The Messiah’s Birth

Messiah would be preceded by a forerunner who would turn many to righteousness.

Prophecy: Malachi 4:5-6, Isaiah 40:3–4

Fulfillment: Matthew 3:1–2, Luke 3:7-22, John 1:19–23

Messiah would be born of a young maiden who is a virgin.

Prophecy: Isaiah 7:14, Genesis 3:15

Fulfillment: Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18–20

Messiah would be known as “God with us.”

Prophecy: Isaiah 7:14

Fulfillment: John 1:1–4, 14

Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

Prophecy: Micah 5:2

Fulfillment: Luke 2:1–7 

This article originally appeared at jewishvoice.org.

 

ANOTHER PROPHESIED “LAST DAYS” SIGN

A majority of evangelicals now believe that God accepts the worship of all religions, according to a new study released by Ligonier Ministries. At a time when a darkened world needs the light of the Gospel, it’s disheartening to see many within the evangelical church confused about core Biblical doctrine.

I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me” John 14:6

Chris Larson, president of Ligonier Ministries, says the results of the 2018 State of Theology survey conducted by LifeWay Research and released Tuesday shows an urgent need for bold teaching of historic Christianity.

In the survey in which a representative sample of 3,000 Americans were interviewed, evangelicals were asked about their views on a series of theological statements including: “God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.”

Some 51 percent of respondents were shown to agree with the statement, while 42 percent disagreed. Two years earlier in 2016, 49 percent of evangelicals were found to agree with the statement while 43 percent said they disagreed.

“The Bible is clear that the Gospel is the only way of salvation, and God will not accept the worship of other faiths. It is only through Jesus Christ and by His Spirit that we are able to worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:24),” the researchers note.

Among other troubling theology embraced by evangelicals according to the survey, is that a majority of evangelicals believe that most people are basically good by nature and that Jesus was the first and greatest being created by God the Father — some 78 percent of evangelicals agree with this. Only 71 percent of evangelicals supported this idea in 2016.

“These results are a serious cause for concern. It is the depth of man’s sin that led Jesus to die on the cross. How, then, can a majority of evangelicals say most people are good by nature? Down through history, Christians have proclaimed that Jesus is truly God, not some sort of created being. The evangelical world is in great danger of slipping into irrelevance when it casually forgets the Bible’s doctrine,” he said.

The results of the 2018 State of Theology survey, which was conducted from April 24 to May 4, 2018, echoes previous studies which have been pointing to a rejection of orthodox Christian beliefs by many American Christians.