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Pro-Israel Teen Activist Stunned by CNN Exec’s Reported Response to Her Simple Question — but It’s Her Rebuttal That’s Going Viral

At The Blaze:

“Richard Davis – to answer your question, Yes, I am serious. Yes, it’s one word. It makes a difference. No, I am not brain dead. I am a seventeen-year old girl from New Jersey who is appalled by the biased media coverage of Israel here in America,” she wrote. “I am disgusted by the false headlines. I am pained by the ignorance of so many people, yourself included. And, most importantly, I am saddened and ashamed that there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.”

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Ambassador Prosor addresses UNGA debate on the Question of Palestine

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Dear Fellow Liberals: I’m Done Apologizing for Israel

From Time Magazine writer Jennifer Moses, Sept 18, 2014.

As a species, we don’t seem to cotton to facts—especially when it comes to Jews.

Some years ago, I was seated at dinner next to a British law professor, whom my husband, also a law professor, had invited to a conference that he’d organized. The conversation soon turned, as conversation often does among professional intellectuals, to Israel, specifically to the then-recent conflict between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters in the West Bank town of Jenin, which my dinner partner (and much of the European press) referred to as the “massacre of Jenin.”

Oops—forgot about it already? Here’s a refresher: in 2002, the IDF went into Jenin during the Second Intifada, after Israel determined that the town served as a launching pad for missile and rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. The 10-day operation claimed the lives of around 50 Palestinian gunmen, and 23 Israeli soldiers. My acquaintance, after repeating Palestinian claims of atrocities committed by Israeli forces—claims that had already been roundly debunked—capped off his assessment by saying, “What happened in Jenin was no more and no less than another Holocaust.”

Really?

As a liberal American Jew, I’m tired of apologizing for Israel’s actions regarding its own security, and as of last month, I’m done with it. I’m done for the following two reasons: my eldest child, Sam, motivated by a desire to do something more meaningful than argue about religion, policy and politics, is currently serving as a lone soldier in the IDF, and he spent much of July in Gaza, as part of a team dismantling terror tunnels. In New Jersey, where the rest of his family lives, we didn’t know, from one day to the next, if we’d ever see him again. The second reason is that Israel, despite its highly imperfect record (unlike that of, say, America or France or England or Pakistan or Kenya or Argentina…) is the world’s sole guarantee against another frenzy of murderous hatred against my people, a hatred that is once again raising its voice, and fists, not only among the dispossessed Muslim residents of Europe, but, most especially, in the official organs of the chattering, and highly influential, classes—so much so that the off-hand remarks of my long-ago dinner companion seem almost reasonable.

Facts are such nifty things, so solid, so sure. Yet we as a species don’t seem to cotton to them, especially when it comes to Jews.

In Pakistan, one human rights group estimates that 1,000 womenare murdered in honor killings by their families every year. In Nigeria, Islamic militants have killed more than 1,500 people in 2014, according to Amnesty International. And the death toll from the slaughter in Syria—just spitting distance from Israel—adds up to a robust 191,000. But the world—or at least the world as personified by the British law professor with his fondness for exaggeration—doesn’t pay a lot of attention to these Muslim but non-Palestinian corpses. Nope: you’ve got to be a dead person in Gaza or Hebron to claim the world’s sympathy. Merely being an Arab, or a Muslim, doesn’t cut the mustard, because when Muslims are murdering other Muslims—like more than 2,400 Iraqis killed by other Iraqis in June of this year. The civilized world, or at least the chattering classes, does little more than shrug.

Instead, from the Telegram we get this “Gaza conflict ‘causing PTSD in children’ after seeing dead bodies and witnessing heavy shelling.” From the Times: “UN demands halt to Gaza incursion as tanks smash hospital.” A simple Google search will net you hundreds of like-minded headlines. By the way, guess how many citizens were killed during the second half of last year in Egypt? According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: 3,143.

Read the full story here: https://time.com/3399557/deaths-middle-east/

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Researchers Were ‘Very Surprised’ to Discover Few Right-Wingers Sent Anti-Semitic Hate Mail, but Here’s Who Did

Here.

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Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths

It is now available on Kindle – finally. This is great news for this small and informative book, and for the rest of us too. Thanks Michael Vlach.

Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths by Dr. Michael Vlach

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Dr. Michael Brown debates Dr. Stephen Sizer on Moody Radio

Here: http://www.moodyradio.org/brd_ProgramDetail.aspx?id=122130

Is Christian Zionism really Christian? Many evangelicals believe it is. But, a growing number assert that it’s not—and say the movement confuses biblical prophecy with Israeli nationalism. This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys discusses the issue with pro-Zionist, Dr. Michael Brown, and anti-Zionist, Dr. Stephen Sizer. Listen and join the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. CST on Up For Debate!

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More eBooks from Ariel Ministries

http://www.arielc.org/category/baf-mobi.html

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WSJ video: Stephen Hawking the brilliant hypocrite

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God’s Will, Man’s Will by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

From here.

Messianic Jewish scholar Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum weighs in on free will, predestination, election, free will and Calvinism. Great lectures.  Enjoy.

God's Will, Man's Will by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

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UK: Labour suspends Lord Ahmed over alleged Jewish conspiracy comments

Labour suspends Lord Ahmed over alleged Jewish conspiracy comments

Labour has suspended one of its peers as it launched an investigation into allegations that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment for dangerous driving.

According to the Times, Lord Ahmed blamed his prison sentence – for sending text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash – on pressure placed on the courts by Jews “who own newspapers and TV channels”.

The Muslim peer allegedly told an Urdu-language broadcast in Pakistan that the judge who jailed him for 12 weeks was appointed to the high court after helping a “Jewish colleague” of Tony Blair during an important case.

Following publication of the remarks in the Times on Thursday, a Labour spokesman said: “The Labour party deplores and does not tolerate any sort of antisemitism.

“Following reports in the Times today we are suspending Lord Ahmed pending an investigation.”

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How the Future Got Lost in History

This outstanding MP3 talk is a scholarly critique of a-millennialism by Nathan Busenitz.  It was given at the 2010 Shepherd’s Conference.

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The Iran & Muslim Brotherhoods Brief – A future Middle Eastern alliance

Here.

On Feb. 7th, 2013, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Ahmadinejad, announced during a press conference in Cairo during his recent visit to attend an Islamic summit, that Iran is looking forward to reigniting and strengthening its past ties with now “The Islamic Republic of Egypt”.

This announcement supports our previous prediction of such a move between the Islamic regime in Iran and the newly formed Islamic regime in Egypt under the command of the Muslim Brotherhoods (see our blog post:The Muslim Brotherhood – A Regional Threat, A Global Dilemma)l. It also serves to support our concerns that a closer tie between both regimes can only mean one thing: A future religious trouble for the embattled region, and specifically to our closest ally; Saudi Arabia.

Historically Iran, which represents the Shiite branch of Islam, is one of Saudi’s arch religious enemies due to their religious differences, and due to Iran’s constant interference and meddling with the interior affairs of the Oil rich monarch, where many Shiite minorities in the eastern region of Saudi have religious allegiances to the clerics of Iran.

If closer ties are developed and strengthened between Egypt and Iran, such closeness will enable Iran for the first time in a very long time to re-enter the Middle Eastern region from the North African side, hence allowing it to strengthen its grip and providing it with even an easier access to crucial parts (such as; the Gaza strip and Lebanon). This can also mean that Iran could cause even a bigger threat to Israel from both the south and the west, not to mention increasing its ability to support Hezbollah and Syria from the seashore side.

No matter what the motive is behind this troubling future alliance, one can be sure that “nothing good” will come out of it, at least nothing that would improve the politics of the region. It also serves as a confirmation of our suspicion that Iran is desperate for greater access and influence in the region to achieve its dream of regional domination as the emerging new power, especially with its continued efforts to build its nuclear arsenal, something that the brilliant Egyptian engineering mind can help them achieve quicker.

See also:

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Paul and ‘The Israel of God’ (TMSJ, Spring 2009)

PDF of “Paul and ‘The Israel of God’: an exegetical and eschatological case-study”, by S. Lewis Johnson.

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Billy Graham and Jews

From Wikipedia (Sat 5-Jan-2013): 

During the Watergate affair, there were suggestions that Graham had agreed with many of Nixon’s anti-Semitic opinions, but he denied them and stressed his efforts to build bridges to the Jews. In 2002, the controversy was renewed when declassified “Richard Nixon tapes” confirmed remarks made by Graham to President Nixon three decades earlier.

Captured on the tapes, Graham agreed with Nixon that Jews control the American media, calling it a “stranglehold” during a 1972 conversation with Nixon.  He went considerably beyond that in offensive remarks characterized as anti-Semitic by Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League and evangelical author Richard Land.

When the tapes were made public, Graham apologized and said, “Although I have no memory of the occasion, I deeply regret comments I apparently made in an Oval Office conversation with President Nixon … some 30 years ago (…). They do not reflect my views and I sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the remarks.” According to Newsweek magazine, “[T]he shock of the revelation was magnified because of Graham’s longtime support of Israel and his refusal to join in calls for conversion of the Jews.”

In 2009, more Nixon tapes were released, in which Graham is heard in conversation with Nixon referring to Jews and “the synagogue of Satan.” A spokesman for Graham said that Graham has never been an anti-Semite and that the comparison (in accord with the context of the quotation in the Book of Revelation) was directed specifically at those claiming to be Jews, but not holding to traditional Jewish values.

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Is Eschatology Important?

Here.

MACP Roundtable 2012: Dave Doran, Michael Vlach (The Master’s Seminary), and Neal Cushman (Northland International University) talk about the importance of eschatology.

Audio and notes from their 2012 MACP general sessions and workshops are available at the DBTS website: tinyurl.com/macp2012.

For related info check out the seminary blog: dbts.edu/blog.

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Eschatology lectures from Dallas Theological Seminary

A huge collection of 99 video lectures by Dr. Michael J. Svigel from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Eschatology Lectures

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Where’s the Love? Understanding the Marginalization of Dispensational Theology

A 2012 PDF paper from Mark A. Snoeberger, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.

Introduction

For decades dispensationalism has held something of an outsider status relative to both evangelical and Reformed confessional life. Some of dispensationalism’s critics are little short of vitriolic in their opinion of dispensationalism. Others greet dispensationalism with derisive giggles. The reasons for the bemusement and contempt are not monolithic in nature, however, and are often quite poorly understood. The following is an attempt to identify and briefly analyze two major polarizing events in the early history of dispensationalism that led to the disenfranchisement of the movement, and to discover what can (or should) be done to rectify the problem(s).

Conclusion

A few notable voices of dispensational resistance have also emerged, but surprisingly few. This is unfortunate, because the very raison d’être of dispensationalism is at stake. If the neocalvinist cause captures the dispensationalist heart, there is little hope or reason for the survival of the dispensational model.

Conclusion

It is unlikely that the antipathy of the Reformed and evangelical communities toward dispensationalism will ease any time soon. And I am content with that. Nonetheless, it behooves us to understand the confessional and neocalvinist essence of the complaints leveled against the dispensational model and respond accordingly. Failure to do so will, I fear, lead to the disappearance of the dispensational movement and loss of its substantial contributions to the theology and mission of the New Testament Church.

 

 

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Dr. John MacArthur on the future of Israel

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40 Recommended Resources for Understanding Dispensationalism

Michael Vlach, Ph.D. Professor of Theology at The Master’s Seminary, offers a list of 40 Recommended Resources for Understanding Dispensationalism. 

H/T to Dispensational Apologetics.

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Why did Barry Horner write the book “Future Israel”?