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The Middle East: Ancient History Part 1, Background

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This is the ninth in a series of essays examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.Counter-Cut

Every fall people flock to corn mazes and hay mazes that spring up throughout the countryside.  Famers create these mazes by cutting labyrinthine paths in corn that stands taller than a man, or by constructing labyrinthine walls of hay bales higher than a man.

Upon entering the maze no one can see where they have been, where they are, or where they’re going.  Navigating one’s way out of such mazes is challenging and time-consuming.  While in these mazes, do we know where we are?  Kind of, but not really.

However, if we had an accurate map of the maze and an accurate record of where we’ve been, we could know exactlywhere we are and where we’re going.  We could even plan and reliably follow a route to get out of the maze.

It is the same with history.  If we want to know what the future might hold – though we cannot see the future clearly – it is necessary to know where we started, where we’ve been, and where we are.  We can then make some reasonable projections of the future based on that knowledge.  However, the more accurately and the farther out into the future we wish to make our projections, the farther back in time we must look to maintain reasonable accuracy of prediction. Read more…

The Middle East: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThis is the eigth in a series of posts examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.

The previous post on this topic, The Middle East: History,  has demonstrated that based on history alone the state of Israel is the rightful owner of all the land contested by the Arabs and Jews.

But there is a significant difference between rightful and legal ownership. One could be the rightful owner of a piece of real estate, yet still not legally own it. Read more…

Choice

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

“When I die, I’m going to ask God….”

Actually, when you die and come face to face with God, you will be unable to speak.  You will ask Him nothing.  You will just fall to the ground in abject terror and mouth the words,
“Woe is me! Woe is me!  For I have sinned greatly,”
but not a sound will emerge from your mouth until God says, “Speak!”

We know this to be true from the Biblical accounts of godly people who have experienced God in His glory.  It is unimaginable how much more terrifying it will be for the ungodly!  Read more…

Adopted

June 15, 2013 Leave a comment

If God were “pro-abortion”, there would be no pro-choice people alive today.  In fact there would be no human race at all.  At least not as we know it.  How so? Read more…

Definitions

June 15, 2013 2 comments

Abortion:  The premature ending or abandonment of an undertaking.

When referring to a human being, abortion is the ending or abandonment of a person’s life prematurely, specifically in the womb of the mother.  Read more…

Not Aborted

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

A mother with two beautiful, cheerful little girls, about 9 and 7, confided her personal story to me:

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, the doctors encouraged me to get an abortion. They told me that my daughter had Downs syndrome. That her abdomen was malformed and punctured. That she would live life as a vegetable. That she could not possibly survive, and an abortion is the only realistic option. And so on.

They would call and relentlessly try to convince me to have an abortion. With each call they painted an ever more depressing and painful picture of my child’s life and my life if I didn’t abort.

They even enlisted the help of my husband. The pressure was intense.
My husband and I kept praying to Jesus about this matter. He kept telling us “Don’t do it. Please don’t!”

Finally the last legal day for aborting passed, but the pressure from the doctors remained.
Now it was more like, “You’ll see, I told you so.”
Nevertheless I proceeded with the pregnancy to term.

Then she pointed to her older daughter and said proudly,
“Look at her! Isn’t she beautiful?
She is so artistic and creative! She loves to sing and paint.
All that’s wrong with her is that she’s left handed.”

All is not as it looks!

[Names were withheld in the interest of privacy protection.]

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Messages: Message to America

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the third post of this series.  The posts form a single coherent unit intended to be read in its entirety.  The series consists of the following inspirations received under similar circumstances over a period of years:

  • Jihad – June 7, 2001)
  • Shades of Gray (The New American) – August 1, 2001
  • Message to America – Apr. 12, 2013

If “Shades of Gray” represents the indictment, “Jihad” the warning, then this message is the judgment. Read more…

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