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Why End Times? (39) – Chapter 4 – Babylon

editor 1 June 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 4 – Babylon

Three beasts
Revelation 12-13 speaks of three beasts. Hislop explains that this,   in part, represents a spiritual objection to the development of the three main forms of Babylonian religions. First of all there is “…an enormous red dragon” (Revelation: 12:3) – literally a snake/serpent in Greek. Red represents fire and blood. Ezekiel 23:14 says: “…But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall, figures of Chaldeans portrayed in red” i.e. in red paint. And we have already seen that this represents the worship of fire and the serpent in the Babylonian religious systems. (more…)

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Why End Times? (38) – Chapter 4 – Babylon

editor 31 May 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 4 – Babylon

Queen of heaven
As this religion developed further, Semiramis was also deified as the Queen of Heaven and she was gradually afforded the same honour as Nimrod. The general form of worship presents Nimrod as the sun and his wife as the moon, with stars around her head. So what we see here is the origin of the worship of the sun, the moon and the stars. It is not therefore surprising that astrology and the zodiac came into the Babylonian religion – as the antithesis of the true image of stars, in which Almighty God presented the Eternal Gospel without words from the beginning, so that a sermon without words went out to the ends of the earth. More about this later. (more…)

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The Talmud’s Hot Tub Time Machine

editor 30 May 2017

By Adam Kirsch.. How Moses could know how his people’s story would end before it was even written is in keeping with the spirit of ‘Daf Yomi’. Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.

A strange, time-bending moment came in this week’s Daf Yomi reading, in the course of the rabbis’ extensive discussion of the laws of inheritance. As we saw last week, the order in which a deceased Jew’s relatives inherit his property was established in the Torah in Numbers Chapter 27, in the episode of Zelophehad’s daughters. (more…)

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Why End Times? (37) – Chapter 4 – Babylon

editor 25 May 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 4 – Babylon

Mystery Religions
Let’s make some other remarks about Nimrod and Babel/Babylon: Nimrod and his newly invented religion formed much of the thinking in the profane world of ancient times. The Bible gives us only   a short account of Nimrod and the founding of Babel, but it is possible to weave this into the historical accounts of authors in classic antiquity, who have provided important information about this founder of Babylon and its first king. We already quoted Bryce Self’s article about Semiramis, Queen of Babylon and Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’, first published around 1850. (more…)

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What People Should Know About the Arab-Israel Impasse (But Often Don’t)

editor 20 May 2017

By The Trumpet.. The Trumpet hosted Melanie Phillips for a public lecture on May 7, 2017 at the Armstrong Auditorium on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmund Oklahoma. Melanie Phillips discusses Israel and the Middle East in this public lecture about what people need to know about the Arab-Israel impasse but of which they are too often unaware.  (more…)

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The Land Of Israel

editor 15 May 2017

By Dr. David R. Reagan.. To whom does it belong? The answer is really very simple. God gave the land of Israel to Abraham (Genesis 17:8) and to his descendants through Isaac (Genesis 26:2-5) and Jacob (Genesis 28:1-4,13-14). That means the land belongs to the descendants of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. In other words, the land belongs to the children of Israel, referred to in the New Testament as the Jews (Romans 1:16). (more…)

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50 new translations of the Bible completed last year

editor 14 May 2017

By United Bible Societies.. In 2015 Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 50 languages spoken by nearly 160 million people. 2015 was ‘a first’ for no fewer than 28 languages, spoken by nearly 33 million people. 11 communities now have their very first full Bible, 6 have a New Testament and 11 communities have their first, or additional, portions of Scripture. [Photo top right: United Bible Societies are committed to working towards the day when everyone can access the full Bible so much work still remains to be done.] (more…)

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“Spit on the Cross or Die” Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2017

editor 3 May 2017

By Raymond Ibrahim.. According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 900 Christian churches have been destroyed in 12 northern states that adopted Islamic law, in the early 2000s. A blasphemy case was registered against Shaan Taseer — son of Salman Taseer, a human rights activist and defender of persecuted Christians who was assassinated by Muslims — for saying “Merry Christmas.” — Pakistan. [Photo top right: The scene in one of the Churches attacked on Sunday April 9, 2017. (Courtesy: NYTimes)]. (more…)

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Discerning

editor 29 April 2017

By Bill Wilson.. A lot is written about fake news these days. Fake news actually has been around for a long time. It is one of those sensational headlines that entices you to read the story, but in reality, the story is not really a story. The National Enquirer had a reputation of such. Perhaps a headline about a celebrity having another celebrity’s babies. When you read the story you discover that the celebrity gave a dog that is having puppies to the other celebrity. That was fake news before the politicians got a hold of it and took it to a whole different level. Then there always has been propaganda—some news with a political bent to move people’s thinking. It’s all about weaving in enough truth to make a better lie. How do you discern?.. (more…)

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A Word to Consider

editor 22 April 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer..

ASSYRIA
“…The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand [two hundred million]. I heard their number…” (Revelation 9:13-16). (more…)

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