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The Debaters (1)

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Ladies and gentlemen thank you all for coming tonight. Our speakers will debate whether science and the Bible have anything in common.

Our first speaker Dr Fuller O. Hotairre was educated in London, England at the prestigious university of higher learning Weighbridge. His knowledge knows no limit. His understanding defies human understanding. His wisdom defies the wise and learned..also

he attended the school of Socrates in Alexandria earning several degrees; where he later became  the highly respected Dean of students. He alone discovered that Greek philosophy when mixed with the teachings of Carl Jung with a pinch of Freud can raise one’s knowledge to  heights of ecstasy.

He has studied extensively and his knowledge is unsurpassed by any of his peers. Or by anyone for that matter.

He also served as the president of the college of Incredible Intelligence in Rome. While there in Rome the pope kissed his ring.

After that he earned degrees in every ology known to man. He presently is the respected president of the University of Learning So High that degrees from there can only be attained by a few whose IQ’s must be at least 198. He is fluent in seven languages. He has written over forty books which all have been best sellers.

He has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to educate the ignorant religious Bible thumping fundies. He works tirelessly to somehow convince them that they have been duped. He enjoys golf and traveling to places never before visited by humans. And he is only thirty-five years old. He calls himself an agtheist which is agnostic but technically a borderline atheist.

His Brilliance Dr Hotairre will now speak.

Dr Hotairre: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. My first presentation will be on unanswered prayer. God does not exist because I have never seen him. And my esteemed audience if I the magnificently educated Dr Hotiarre have not seen God, then he does not exist. I have never heard him with my perfectly healthy ears. I have never touched him. He simply is not here. He is not there. Ladies and gentlemen he is nowhere and not anywhere. He seems to be quite invisible as well as silent. He reigns from glory they say. But where is this glory? He wants praise from his prisoners. But why? Why praise him for an imperfect world? Could he with all his great awesome power have created a world without hurricanes and floods and tornadoes? yes. But he did not. Why? Because he did not want to is the simple answer…if he exists..which I am sure he does not exist. As the late great Alfred North Whitehead inquired why would any God want to be praised forever as does the Old Testament Yahweh?

But the greatest most convincing reason I am sure he does not exist is because he never answered one single prayer I prayed when I did believe in him. I read the Bible through and found nothing but contradictions. Oh yes my listeners I read it through.

I am disappointed it did not contain more information to solve our dilemma. What with all the blood, and smoking mountains, seas that mysteriously part, axes that mysteriously float, gore, wars, and incest, jealousy, idolatry, destroyed temples, wanderings, rapes, circumcisions, garden snakes,  misguided Egyptians, pathetic Persians, rowdy Romans, screaming pagans, confused Greeks, arrogant Assyrians, adultery, and murders, along with all the so called miracles it is a wonder these stories were preserved and handed down to the next generation of ignorant peasants who did not know their right hand from the left.

That is why I turned to science which has all the answers I need. But let us just take a little peek at the scriptures: For example who numbered Israel the Lord or Satan? It is maddening! There is no scientific reason that an axe would float. The Sea of Reeds has been searched thoroughly and not one chariot wheel has been found. Where are the stones Moses said the Ten Commandments were written on by the finger of God? There is not one shred of evidence that the Israelites wandered forty years in the wilderness. Where is the evidence for it?

It is absurd to believe that Elijah left here in a chariot. Science cannot support that the sun stood still at Joshua’s command.  It is not scientifically possible to produce the result Jacob did when he did his sheep experiment. I could go on and on naming one impossibility after another.

The notion that David killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands is absurd. Samson did not kill thousands of Philistines with the jawbone of an axe simply because there was no Sampson. What man needs is education. The world is in the condition it is in because of ignorance. It is a battle between those who have an education and those who need an education.

Thank you Dr Hotairre. We will now hear from Brother Happy.

Brother Happy: Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and thank you Jesus!

Glory to God! Praise the Lord for saving a wretch like me! I was lost and now am found. I was blind but now I see! I was full of hate and Jesus exchanged it for love! I was a sinner bound for hell. I am now saved and on my way to heaven.

to be continued in part 2…

Hell and How Not To Get There

When God said he is a jealous God he didn’t mean he is weeping tears like an offended weak lover. I have read some say that God is weeping over America. I think not. Never in the Bible does the Lord weep over anything. Or anyone. Except once when He wept over Jerusalem when he saw their destruction coming. He tolerates no worship of anything only of himself.

In 70 AD just as Jesus said Jerusalem was laid waste. Their temple destroyed and a multitude of Jews died. Those who managed to escape were scattered among the nations to wander a suffering rejected people even as God said would happen to them for all their sins.

I understand God to be a consuming fire. A God that without mercy can decimate a nation in an instant like he did to Nineveh. They did repent at Jonah’s preaching. But seventy years later he did destroy them. I see God as one who does not, will not tolerate disobedience. He is God and does not appreciate anyone or anything trying to exalt themselves when he is the only exalted one.

I got a clear clue of the nature of God when he cast from heaven a beautiful angel who said I will be like the Most High. God told him You will be brought down to the sides of the pit. No mercy no chance no constitutional rights no nothing. Angel becomes the devil..forever.  End of story.

God did not redeem that disobedient angel. The Canaanites had over 400 years to repent. they did not and he utterly destroyed them. One man reached out to keep the ark of the covenant from tipping and God struck him dead. Ananias and Sapphira were stuck dead  for lying to the Holy Spirit. Herod was struck dead for not giving God glory and the worms ate him up. Then the next verse says But the word of God grew and multiplied.

We humans have a chance and only because of Christ. Without Christ it is hell. God will do it. There are some people who are actually (scary) going to hear Jesus say to them, Depart from me I never knew you. They will have to depart. Depart to where? To where the worm dies not and the fire is not quenched. To the outer darkness.

Read about him through the Bible beginning at Genesis to Malachi. He is there and then he is not there. As you study God and his dealings with Israel.  He is doing great miracles. Then things change and he is not doing it as before.  Things dramatically change. Israel bows down to every false god and commits harlotry under every green tree.

God got tired of it. Next scene: Israel is  punished rebuked and scattered among the nations. And the Old Testament ends with God saying… Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

How much proof do humans need that God does not like disobedience. If one sins they are his enemy make no mistake. How do you feel when your child disobeys you? Say they did continually while making fun of you. You would not look at their disobedience and mockery and say how cute they are. Nor would you weep over them. You will set them in order or you are not a fit parent. How much more God?

Yet this is what many do to God today. Mock him not realizing he is giving them time to repent. He said his Spirit will not always strive with man. And he prefers mercy to judgment.

God is love. However what many do not realize is this: he is also a God of judgment. God cuts no slack to anyone who mocks him. His only remedy is Christ. Reject His Son and you are done.

I read a  true story of a man whose young daughter died. The father got angry at God. He left church one day a bitter and angry man. As he passed close to a tree lightning struck the tree.  The angry father of the dead child screamed up at God.. Do it again God!!!

The years moved forward until thirty years to the day had passed since God  struck that tree with lightning. .It so happened that this man was passing that same tree by that church one day. Suddenly out of the sky came lightning and struck it again. God did not apologize to the man. But the man finally surrendered to God.

It is best to surrender and go along peacefully One preacher said that God does not negotiate with us because we have nothing to negotiate with.  We have nothing to bring to the table.

Humble yourselves and repent. Be sorry for your sins and get Jesus in you. Then when he sees the Blood he will do for you as he did for ancient Israel when the death angel passed through Egypt killing all the firstborn..he will Pass over you.

Apply the Blood of Jesus to the doorpost of your heart and soul to your life and be saved from what is coming on the earth.

America Is Not A Christian Nation

David Barton is trying to nail jelly to his wall builders wall by spreading the notion that America is a Christian nation. Christians do not make a habit of committing sin. America does. Sin is America’s worst habit.

Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (1 John 3:9)

If Barton thinks that God saves nations, which he does not, he saves individuals who come to him in repentance, than why does America sin if it is a Christian nation? Because no one is perfect?

Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

Nowhere do the apostles teach that nations do not commit sin. God saves sinners not nations. He died for the human race.

For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:10)

We are made perfect through suffering not by possessing the greatest military on earth. Again if that were true as James Dobson implies that the more people you can kill with your army and weapons is a sign of God’s grace (favor), then all conquerors through the ages like Attila the Hun which was said of him, that the ground where his army of cutthroats thundered grass never grew again were favored men of God.

Barton thinks as so many that might is right and money is evidence of God’s grace. I was disappointed to read that James Dobson of Focus on the Family said that God favors America because he gave it the greatest military in the world.

So did God favor all the nations that totally decimated the Israelites and destroyed their temple and carried them away to pagan nations? These wicked nations had the military genius and power to overthrown God’s people Israel and they did.

What the world wants is no suffering. Let me into the kingdom of God without suffering. Let me in there with my accumulated wealth and riches. Let me in there to rule with my bombs. Please don’t ask me to suffer as a Christian. Once it was a shame to be a Christian now it is something to be proud of.

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. (Acts 5:41)

America is as ancient Rome and Greece in their worship of many gods IE: food, money, fame, beauty, youth, sex and the list goes on of the many gods America worships. Mostly the god of self. In any nation.  Zeus and Baal were small compared to the god of self. When they weren’t bowing to Mars and Jupiter they were bowing to Zeus.

America is even as old pagan Babylon. Their only goal on earth was to SIN. To tattoo their entire body with one word:  SIN. Yes one can be wicked and prosper as did old Babylon and the famed Roman empire. Ask the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah who asked God in all his sufferings and discouragement, as he preached to Israel to repent, seeing the enemy live rich; why do the wicked prosper?

Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously? (Jeremiah 12:1)

Barton tries to advance the lie that America is great because it is holy.  That greatness and holiness are synonymous. That all the  founding fathers were professing Christians. Even if they were; following that logic that prosperity and greatness is holiness, then Rome was the most consecrated place on earth and its emperors were all men of faith and love. Was there any army greater than the Roman legions?

If greatness means God’s favor according to James Dobson reasoning, then all the ancient kingdoms that God overthrew in his anger were all righteous. Egypt was pagan and was great. And Egypt had no problem making the Israelites slaves for over four hundred years.  Furthermore..Egypt managed to keep the Israelites slaves for over four hundred years. They did it with whips and hard labor. So why would any people submit to such treatment? Why didn’t ancient Israel fight back? Didn’t they have any whips? Chariots?

Why were the enemies of Israel able to sweep right in take over and rule over them? Did not Israel have any means of defending themselves against these armies?

The Bible teaches the exact opposite of what Barton says. Barton’s presentation is that America is great because of its Christian heritage. Then James Dobson says that the proof America is favored by God is its weapons of mass destruction that God provided.  The notion that the humble Nazarene Jesus who was crucified by the mighty Romans, coerced by the steeped in tradition hypocrite stone carrying Jews, today provides weapons of mass destruction to destroy the very people he died to save is saying that God thinks like man. It is absurd and a great insult to a loving God who sent his Son to die for sinners to present God as a serial killer.


Then why was Israel the chosen nation of God so easily carried away to nations that held them captive if great armies is a sign of God’s favor?

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.

According to the Bible all the armies that defeated Israel were used of God to punish Israel not because he favored those nations by providing them weapons of mass destruction to defeat Israel.

Does America trump Israel? Is it because America is now Israel? The Israel of God? Why would God forsake his people? Paul says he did not. (Romans 11) But some say that the church based in America  is now Israel the Israel of God.

Yet the apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans says that he is a Jew and an Israelite. He is both. Though he was a Jew and an Israelite he was a Christian. He said God has not cast away his people.

1948 Israel is a modern-day sign that God did not cast away Israel. Fake Israel? Israel it is Israel and God will use it to accomplish his purpose for them and the world. Despite the gainsayers.

Of course we know that God punished Israel for its sins. This is the reason they suffered defeat. This is why they went into captivity. So are we to deduct that America is being used of God to punish nations? Now Israel is under another name America and is being used of God to punish other nations? Why else the great military? Why did Rome have the greatest military of its time? because it was favored by God? Then Egypt was favored also and so was Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. If ruling over others by the means of deadly weapons than all the wicked nations of the ancient world were favored by God.

Yet the God of the Bible is always for the underdog.

Persia and Greece all great and all pagan. All  idolatrous nations that knew not Yahweh according to Barton’s thinking were righteous and this explains their greatness.

See what Barton is doing here by his lies that this nation is Christian, that the founding fathers were consecrated men of God? He is telling God and the world that if you prosper it is a sign of God’s favor. Any nation that does not have a great military and modern technology is not favored by God is Barton and Dobson’s thinking. The gist of their message is that God wants those nations destroyed not saved by the blood of his Son.

That greatness is holiness. That having the biggest gun is the favor of God.

What did Jesus say about this  notion that if you prosper it means God is blessing you for your holiness?

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. (Luke 12:15)

If being rich and great is a sign of God’s favor then why did the rich man go to hell? Riches and prosperity have nothing to do with what God said of Christianity. It was Lazarus that God blessed and delivered from his torment

Behold, the nations [are] as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing. (Isaiah 40:15) It is Christ who is holy not nations. Nations are to him a drop in a bucket.  America is just part of that drop.

The rich man went to hell not because he was rich but because he was a self-absorbed egomaniac who thought it was all about him. He refused to be saved and he refused to love even the least that was among him and his ilk.

To him one of the least was Lazarus the beggar. To the rich man Lazarus was a loser in life because he was not rich and educated. He was a poor beggar who begged for crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. That is pretty pathetic to be as Lazarus was. Sores on his body that the dogs came and licked. Jesus did not say that Lazarus chased the dogs away from licking his sores. He just laid there and begged. The rich man just sat there and gorged himself with all the fine foods he could afford while dressed in purple.

Sounds like some of these false prophet preachers on television who take money from others so they could live themselves like rich men while the beggar Lazarus nations lay at their feet and beg for crumbs to eat.

What judgment is coming to them for their great and mighty sins when Jesus who died for all men to be saved tells them Depart from me I never you. I was in prison I was sick and I was poor and you never lifted one finger to help me. When Lord when did we do this to you will these hypocrites ask him. They are so blind to their own sins that they do not even see they are  the people Jesus referred to.

As someone said…Ask not for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.

Americans need to repent as do the Russians and Norwegians….in other words sinners need to repent.

The Israelites were the chosen nation of God. If God did not give them a great military to destroy men and nations where does that leave the rest of the nations that did not bring Christ into the world? Russia has a great military and so does North Korea. So does Iran and other nations. So does this mean that when we see nations acquire great destroying weapons it means that God is smiling on them?

How foolish to think that God creates weapons to destroy the very ones he sent his Son to save. Jesus said he did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. (NT) He told them You know not of what manner of spirit you are. So why would God give weapons of mass destruction to kill the very ones he died to redeem? The Bible says clearly that men are wise to do evil. (OT) God also said that men are the inventors of evil things. (OT) If the atomic bomb is not evil what is?

Only God is right and only he has might and only he is love.

To declare America favored by God than we must declare all the ancient pagan idolatrous heathen nations as favored by God. Rome with its millions of gods being the most loved and favored by God because of its greatness is the logic Barton thinks by.

To be continued….probably to edit

Israel is Israel the real Israel..

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For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. (2 Corinthians 13:8)

[We can do nothing against the truth, whatever we do good or bad will further the truth; will somehow be for it; and promote it; and it will prevail.]

SOME say modern day Israel is not really Israel. That it is false that it need not exist because the church is the Israel of God. Israel is cursed and will be destroyed they say. Israel will be destroyed some believe. That it is a terrorist state. And yada yada yada…on and on it goes the hatred for and accusations against Israel.

As if God would lead all those people there to Israel from all nations after the  Holocaust where Hitler killed so many only to destroy them. This is absurd to think that God would so such a thing. God doesn’t move that way. It is basically accusing God of setting a trap for a persecuted suffering people. The very people who in covenant with Him gave the world the holy Scriptures and Jesus Christ. Israel is the elect nation and nothing will change that. God gave that land to them FOREVER. Not only until Jesus returns, but forever. The Bible proves this.

The Israel right now in existence is Israel.. Seeing is believing. Yes there it is. God restored Israel in 1948. How can it be a fake Israel when it is there for all the world to see? But some insist it is not true Israel…but a counterfeit. They even say Israel stole the land from the Palestinians. They cry and demand that Israel give back the land. Some devote entire websites to curse and damn Israel with this headline and content; Israel is a terrorist state that stole the land from the Palestinians.

Let us suppose for one minute that this is true. So what does the Bible say about this kind of stuff going on?

Hmm…taking what is not yours concerning Israel…..hmm…

Well….let’s see what the Bible says about this….and.. if we read the story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis.

Now…if one knows the story they know that the birthright belonged to Esau the firstborn….but Who stole the birthright from Esau the firstborn of Isaac? His brother Jacob did. Yes Jacob stole that birthright or rather he talked his brother out of it. Or he somehow managed to own that birthright that belonged to Esau. Whatever the case Jacob ended up with it.

Did God make Jacob give the birthright back? Nope.. he let him keep it.

If Esau had not traded his birthright for the bowl of soup he still would not have been at Bethel. Remember Bethel where Jacob lay down to sleep when he was running for his life away from his angry brother Esau who wanted to kill him? Where he dreamed of a ladder to heaven and angels ascending and descending on it?

He wrestled with God there.

It was there God changed his name from Jacob to Israel…meaning prince of God.

Why would Esau have fled to Bethel? It could not be. It was Jacob who landed at Bethel. Why? Because he stole the birthright and he was fleeing from his brother who was angry at him for stealing the birthright. Interesting how God uses what we do good or bad to bring us to where he wants us to go. The one who stole the birthright is the one God used. Why? Because God does what he wants.

Did God say to Jacob…”Okay Jacob go home, you need to return the birthright now to Esau right now or I cannot bless you!”

Bethel is where Jacob went to hide from Esau. After he took that birthright and the blessing from Isaac he fled. But he would not have had to have fled if he had not stolen the birthright. It is quite a story and reveals so much of God’s loving and wonderful in wisdom mind.

God used a thief to continue what he began in Eden. The Messiah must come. Jesus must be born in Bethlehem. Esau forfeited the birthright and God did not tell Jacob..”You need to return the birthright to the rightful owner. Give it back to Esau. I cannot work with this.”

God simply used what these brothers did.

If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself. (2 Timothy 2:13)

Neither was better than the other. However God hated Esau and made this clear. Esau did not care about the birthright. Why would Jacob have went to Bethel anyway if Esau had not given up the birthright? Not that God did not love them both but that is just how it happened.

Jacob and Esau did all this and God used it.
God will also use Israel to fulfill his word for the ages and for all people.

If Esau had not sold his birthright Jacob would never had fled and ended up at Bethel. He never would have used a stone for a pillow. He would not have seen the angels ascending and descending on the ladder to heaven. He would not have had his name changed to Israel.
He would never have met Laban who cheated him. He would never have gotten married to Rachel. He would never have had the twelve sons. There would not have been twelve tribes descended from him.

But there is the twelve tribes. And from Judah’s tribe came Jesus Christ.
God used it all! This is the point! What they did good or evil God used it!

No one knows how Jacob would have got to Bethel if Esau had not sold his birthright. But the point is he did and God used it for his own purpose and glory. Christ has come! God did it! He used what Jacob and Esau did to accomplish his purpose.

Hooray for God! There is nothing we can do good or bad to stop him from accomplishing his will if we believe in him. And whether we believe or not he cannot deny himself.

God used the one who had the birthright however that person obtained it..
Not Esau’s name was changed. The story of Jacob and Esau is an interesting and informative account of how God used what man does to do what he wants to do.

To bring Jesus Christ into the world.

I saw a video at You Tube saying that the entire Bible is to reveal who Israel is.

Not so! The entire Bible is to tell who Jesus Christ is. Only God is glorified in the Bible. Not a people is glorified but Christ alone. Man is always trying to lift up himself. Such as the different groups out there claiming to be the real Israelites. They go to great lengths to “prove” they are the chosen people.

Here is the thing; Who cares? It is about Christ not them. They argue among themselves that Christ is white.. or Christ is black.. or Christ is British or he is Hispanic or he is an African.

The Bible is about Jesus Christ; about when he came,  how he came,  where he came, why he came.

Remember Joseph? God didn’t stop his ten brothers from doing what they did to Joseph. Yet God used all the people in the Genesis story to do what he wanted to do. He used the brothers hatred of Joseph. He used what Potiphar’s wife did when she accused him of rape. God used the accusation he used the prison warden and the butler and the baker. He used everything everyone did. Why? Because  God doesn’t waste our sufferings.

His laws of thermodynamics teach this lesson. He is a conservative God he wastes nothing but turns it to something else to bless us. Water will turn to ice if subjected to the right condition and it will turn to steam, etc.  It is not wasted.  Sufferings are used by God to bless us somehow. He is a wise and faithful loving God. He deserves to be trusted simply for his amazing creative mind.

And in the end God placed Joseph to be the prime minister of Egypt to save many people alive. Joseph had to travel the way he did to get to where he was. God used his own life experiences to lead him to the throne of Egypt. Not to glorify Joseph so he could have a thousand different tunics to wear but to save many people alive. God was thinking of everyone and Joseph was the instrument he used to accomplish his goal.

So why contend about if Israel is Israel? Why argue about who is the true Israel? God can and does use and WILL use what we do for his own glory and purpose. In the end and even now it is God who is right in what he does and how he does it.

The Israel that became a state in 1948 is the Israel God will use. It is the Israel God will protect. It is the Israel Jesus will come back to. God uses what man does. He doesn’t force anyone to do what he said. He simply uses what man does in his sins or in his obedience to accomplish his goals.

And he knows beforehand what we will do. God knew Israel would become a state in 1948. A nation was born in a day as says the scriptures.
God can use man in his obedience or in his disobedience.
God cannot be out waited or out thought.

God is not going to change one thing about what is happening in the world by whoever. This is a great testimony of his love and power and wisdom and his mercy.
With all the good and evil taking place all over the world God knows exactly what to do to bring it to where he wants it to be. And he will. Who can stop him? Who can make him change this or that?

Do what you want good or evil and God will use it! But God commands us to do good not evil.  Jesus is going to set his feet someday on the Mount of Olives that Bible says in Zechariah 14:1. There has to be a mount of Olives for Jesus to set his foot on. It exists and is found in Israel. The Israel of old and the Israel born in a day in 1948.

Israel is a false Israel? Oh? Then Jacob was a false heir who stole the birthright.
Did Jacob steal that birthright? yes and he still got to keep it. Did Israel steal that land? Some say they did but the God of the Bible lets them keep it whether they stole it or not. This is the point.
The fact of the matter is Jacob had the birthright. The point is Israel is Israel and God will use this.

All through the Bible God uses what he has.

They say also that no temple is needed. No temple needs to be built. That is not the point. The Bible says it will be built.

Look at The genealogy of Jesus Christ; it is composed of people who failed God. Yet this is how Jesus came to be born: through this family who failed God. In this family of Jesus’ ancestors are found adulterers, murderers and liars, a prostitute, incest, etc..and God used them.

But why were they holy anyway?
Simply because God said so!

“Moses take your shoes off. You are standing on holy ground.” the Lord said to Moses one day.
The ground was holy simply because God said so! Not because the ground paid tithes or gave offerings or attended church faithfully was it holy. Not because it was a certain race or religion or creed or culture.

It was holy by the word of God. The power of his word!

His word! It is that Lamp to my feet, that Light to my path!

Why does God use what he has? That is what He has to work with…no perfect people to use, he uses everyday failing humans to bring about his own purposes and he willingly and lovingly and patiently uses it all for his own glory.
It is God who will be glorified. Not a race or a culture or a philosophy or an idea or a land or a president or a king or anything will be glorified.
And the Bible is a closed book. It not open to debate or negotiation.
A pastor wrote an entire thesis online to “prove by the scriptures” that no temple is needed in this dispensation of grace..
That is not even the issue whether a temple is needed or not. God said in his word a temple will be there and the Antichrist will enter it.

How the temple gets there is not the issue. That a temple will be there this is the issue

The modern day state of Israel has been raised up by God,  whatever means he used to allow it to happen; this is the point and God will use 1948 founded Israel to bring to pass all he said he would do in the world.
God is not going to change anything. He is going to use it for his glory.

This is the God of the Bible and this cannot be refuted!

(God gave the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar a dream revealing all the future of the world.) Yes to a pagan king he revealed the future of the world in a dream.

It was the Hebrew prophet Daniel who Interpreted it, but it was a pagan who dremed the dream.

Who tells God what to do? God uses whoever he wants for whatever he wants. He never works according to man’s thinking. He works according to his wisdom and his love for all mankind. What a loving wonderful God he is!

God does what he does because he is good not because we are good. It is all about him and what he does is always right.

The Jews are not the Jews! They are imposters! Oh? They are the ones with the Torah and this tells it all. The oracles of God were commited to them and God did not commit his word to anyone he did not trust with it. Israel has kept his word for millennia. God knows what he is doing.

Who calls him into question?
Who advises him?
Who corrects him? Who subpoenas him?
All glory to God for his power and willingness to use what we do whether good or evil to bring about his will for the world.

God wants us to do good yet if we do not that doesn’t change him.
He is still faithful!

Israel is Israel and God will bring to pass what he said.

No matter what God will get the glory!

They crucified Jesus Christ. But what did God do with it??

The RESURRECTION!

What A God!!!!

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