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God Attacks! and the End-times Inquisition

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), May 3, 2018 at 15:06

Shalom ach Tovey

With the world's top military experts all saying war is about to break out between Israel and Iran, it can hardly be called "prophetic" to say this war will happen. And since Russia is the chief backer of Iran, few eyebrows would be raised, if one were to somehow implicate them in the coming events.

I have never seen Russia as a major player in ME end-times events. They have been involved, as suppliers of military equipment to both sides (The Russians armed the Palmach against the Arabs in 1948); but they have shied away from direct involvement. Even the Americans, who fought a major war in Iraq and still have troops in every country in the region, look at the place as a "hot potato" to be passed on to others at the earliest convenience. Iran is not this way: They want to be a major player in the area; and Turkey's Erdogan would like the same for Turkey.

The progression of invasions of Israel in the past were:

1. Iraq (Assyria, then Babylon)
2. Iran (Persia), then
3. Anatolia-Thrace (i.e. modern Turkey -- which through most of its history was associated with the Greeks).

Something along these lines has been unfolding as well, with the following progression of looming threats:

1. Iraq" first the Hashemite monarchy, which opposed the infant Jewish state; then Saddam Hussein, who has imperial ambitions
2. The Iranian Ayatollahs, and
3. Erdogan.

A secular observer in Ezekiel's day, a Sixth Century BCE Daniel Pipes, might have forseen that Persia would exlipse Babylon, then be itself eclipsed from the direction of Asia Minor. As things turned out, the "Gog" of the day (King Croessus of Lydia) was surprized and defeated by the Persian King, then rode with him as his general. Centuries later, the Macedonian Greeks (who had been insignificant in Ezekiel's time) conquered first Asia Minor, then the whole Persian Empire.

National Day of Prayer today. Iran decision on May 12. Korean Summit this month. Lots happening.

Did you know I got kicked out of my church? One of the elders was teaching that Jesus IS God. I privately asked him about it, and got immediately tossed out for my "cavalier attitude". Just for the record, the New Testament never said Jesus is God. It identified the FATHER (Yahweh) as God, and Jesus as his human, adopted son. I'm not really very interested in such thingsm just hasked an honest question. A great shake-up happened in the church, though, because most Evangelicals are married to dogmas such as this. As the End Times come ever closer, I expect the Christians of the world to be busy burning one another at the stake.

Shalom shalom. Michael :-)


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Turkey, Russia, China sliding deeper into dictatorship [197 words]Michael SApr 29, 2018 09:46242863
The Donald, POTUS, demands that Israel be admitted into NATO [628 words]RobertApr 28, 2018 09:54242850
Israel in NATO?? God Forbid! [440 words]Michael SMay 19, 2018 19:05242850
Nato membership [49 words]
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MarcApr 23, 2018 08:56242831
1Gen. McMaster believes that Radical Islam is "Un-Islamic" [296 words]Mike RamirezApr 19, 2018 20:56242803
Mullah McMaster! [662 words]dhimmi no moreApr 20, 2018 17:17242803
Amen, Realism It Is [1 words]Gary SackApr 19, 2018 19:47242802
Holding on to Former Preconceived Notions of a Former Time is Dangerous at Best [308 words]M ToveyApr 19, 2018 15:57242799
Nobody trusts anyone [218 words]Michael SApr 27, 2018 17:56242799
Little Space Between from Imminent to Reality - Circumstances Now are Realtime [214 words]M ToveyMay 2, 2018 13:48242799
God Attacks! and the End-times Inquisition [455 words]Michael SMay 3, 2018 15:06242799
Eternal Sovereignty of the Holy One of Israel Returning For His Own [468 words]M ToveyMay 7, 2018 17:56242799
Such utter nonesense? [219 words]Michael SMay 8, 2018 14:17242799
Recognition of the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit:Where is the Nonsense in That? [197 words]M ToveyMay 11, 2018 10:28242799
Jesus is Jesus; God is God [383 words]Michael SMay 11, 2018 18:44242799
Yeshua Was Not Mere Mortal - Only Yeshua as God Reigns in Eternity [210 words]M ToveyMay 30, 2018 17:16242799
Making Jewish blood run cold [377 words]Michael SMay 31, 2018 14:55242799
Hello, Tovey, are you there? [187 words]Michael SJun 2, 2018 11:43242799
Worshipping the Word of the LORD; The Holy One of Israel [322 words]M ToveyJun 6, 2018 11:24242799
The God of Christians [944 words]Michael SJun 7, 2018 00:25242799
Seeing a Connection in Its Full Context - Who HE Really IS [103 words]M ToveyJun 7, 2018 15:25242799
At last, we agree! Also, Ottoman history and Turkish plans [436 words]Michael SJun 8, 2018 16:02242799
And Who Agreed with Whom? [68 words]M ToveyJun 11, 2018 17:49242799
And Who Agreed with Whom? The Father and Son Agree - [362 words]M ToveyJun 12, 2018 14:01242799
Scriptures concerning Jesus and God [492 words]Michael SJun 12, 2018 14:38242799
As For Turkey and NATO -Who is Really in Control [301 words]M ToveyJun 14, 2018 14:03242799
1Spot On [81 words]Gary SackApr 19, 2018 12:14242797
Turkey's geography, history and today's situation [531 words]Michael SApr 19, 2018 06:24242795
Oops. God vs. Gog [226 words]Micael S.Apr 20, 2018 20:00242795
Perhaps better to allow Turkey to have American weapons [67 words]AnonApr 18, 2018 22:03242791
NATO's Turkish Dilemma Reflects Western Ignorance About Islam [191 words]DaveApr 18, 2018 21:52242790

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