Archive for 06/26/2014

Torah Condition For Jerusalem’s Third Temple Now Met?

06/26/2014 8 comments

1 Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

Bible prophecy teachers who believe that Jesus and the Apostle Paul both alluded to a rebuilt physical temple in Jerusalem in the Last Days will naturally point to news articles like this as evidentiary support for their position. According to the words of the Apostle Paul, however, God “does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24). In light of Scripture, a rebuilt physical temple today would therefore be nothing more than an empty building, void of the presence of God. As such, Christ would likely not have been referring to a rebuilt physical temple as the “holy place” in Matthew 24:15 and Paul would not have called a rebuilt temple the “temple of God” if it is no longer His temple. A building absent of God is just another building. But the “holy temple” that is the Church in which God dwells, however, now that is another matter. On the grounds of Scripture, if a “third temple” is to be “regarded by Jews and Christians as a precursor to the coming of the Messiah” — then the third temple is already here, and we are that Temple

Ephesians 2:19-22, “… you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

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By Bob Unruh, WND – “The Jerusalem-based Temple Institute has taken on the goal of rebuilding the Third Jewish Temple, regarded by Jews and Christians as a precursor to the coming of the Messiah.

The plan is guaranteed to provoke world conflict, since the Islamic Dome of the Rock now sits on the presumed Temple site.

And while the preparations seem to be lining up, a major obstacle remains – the absence of a red heifer, required in the biblical book of Numbers, Chapter 19, for the purification that is essential before worship.

Until now, according to the institute.

The organization posted a video this month showing what appears to be a perfect red heifer that is being raised at an unidentified location in the United States.

‘In truth, the fate of the entire world depends on the red heifer,’ the institute says.

‘For G-d has ordained that its ashes alone are the single missing ingredient for the reinstatement of biblical purity – and thereafter, the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.'” Read more.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 — A Rebuilt Jewish Temple, Or Something Else? – “When Paul refers to the temple as the Church he uses the word ‘naos’ (G3485) and always called the Church the temple of God or the temple of the Holy Spirit or an equivalent expression. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Paul again refers to the temple of God (‘naos’ ) which, as in each and every other usage of the expression, would in my opinion again be referring to the Church as it always had before, not a physical temple. According to those who believe that a future literal temple will be rebuilt, however, we are expected to believe that Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 suddenly changes what he consistently meant in previous epistles when speaking about the temple of God. But if Paul spoke of the Church each and every time before, then it only stands to reason that he was again referring to the Church when writing about the temple of God in his letter to the believers in Thessalonica …” Read more.

Prayer Leader Of Scotland Mosque Who “Never Ever” Showed Signs Of Radicalization Calls Upon Muslims To Wage Violent Jihad In Iraq & Syria

06/26/2014 1 comment

Apparently the local Muslim community in Scotland wishes to distance itself from this prayer-leader-turned-commando. If the teachings of Islam are any indication, however, they’re either being deceitful (“Allah’s Prophet said, ‘War is deceit’” – Bukhari 4.268) or they’re inferior, low-grade Muslims (“Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt … Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home” – Qur’an Sura 4:95). But like the Islamic world as a whole, the Muslim community in Scotland is living in the “last daze” who, in lieu of claiming to distance itself from “a well-integrated member of society” who “never ever” showed any radical tendencies, ought to be distancing itself from the “prophet” that inspired him instead …

Hadith, Bukhari 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror” – The “Prophet” Of Islam, Mohammed

Qur’an Sura 33:21, “Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Mohammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day …”

Qur’an Sura 4:76a, “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah …”

Like Mo, He Wants To Be Like Mo.

Like Mo, He Wants To Be Like Mo.

By James Matthews, Sky News – “A third jihadist featured in a recruitment video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been identified as a prayer caller at a city mosque in Aberdeen.

Abdul Rakib Amin settled in the northeast of Scotland with his family after travelling from Bangladesh.

As a teenager he attended the Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre, where he volunteered as a ‘mu’adhdhin’, someone who calls worshippers to prayer.

Sources at the mosque have told Sky News that Amin ‘never, ever’ showed radical tendencies.

They say that if he had he would have been immediately reported to the police, with whom the mosque has a close relationship.

As a youngster, Amin also attended St Machar Academy in Aberdeen and friends in the city describe him as a well-integrated member of society who was a keen footballer player.

Having grown up in the Froghall area of Aberdeen, he and his family moved to Leicester several years ago.

In the video posted on Youtube, Amin appears alongside two Cardiff students – Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana, both aged 20 – urging Westerners to join the fighting in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS has seized several cities and towns across northern and western Iraq in recent weeks in a lightning offensive which has put the Iraqi government on the back foot.

A member of Aberdeen’s Muslim community who knew Amin told Sky News: ‘He was more of a lad than a regular attendee at the mosque.

‘He was a happy guy, played football – he was a good player and he supported Aberdeen.

‘I remember him as a hyper person, energetic and loud… not the type of person you’d expect to go and do this.’

He said that the community wanted to distance themselves from Amin’s actions in Syria.

‘We don’t want our community tainted because some idiot’s gone commando.'” Read more.

Revelation 13:18, “This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate [‘psēphizō’ – reckon] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is χξς.”

Flashback: Study: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslim Americans Believe Anyone Insulting Mohammed Should Be Killed – “If, for the sake of argument, we use a figure of 5 million Muslims in America and if, for the sake of argument, the poll below correctly reflects the percentage of Muslims who believe that anyone insulting their prophet should face the death penalty, then the following number we can extrapolate from this data is frightening: The United States is home to 625,000 of your ‘average-all-American’ Muslims who believe you should die for hurting their feelings. That’s more people than the number of military personnel on active duty in Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland and the UK combined …” Read more.

From Syria To Iraq, Kenya To Malaysia: A New Era Of Islamic Fundamentalism Is Spreading Fear And Chaos Around The World

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Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה – alah] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

By Simon Tomlinson, Mail Online – “From a beheading in Iraq to the hard-line repression of religious freedoms in Sudan, a string of extremist acts in recent weeks have raised the worrying spectre of a new era of Islamic fundamentalism spreading across the world.

Over the last month, the world’s media has been awash with gruesome images of barbarism – pulled into sharp focus in recent days with the barrage of horrific videos and hate-filled messages pouring onto the internet from Sunni militants in Iraq.

But it is far from restricted to that country alone. In just the last few days:

  • Footage has emerged showing armed militant children as young as eight watching as an Iraqi prisoner is executed by ISIS, while another shows a captured Iraqi police officer being beheaded;
  • At least five people have died in an attack on Kenya’s coast just days after Al Qaeda-inspired terror group Al Shabaab kills 60 in twin massacres;
  • Islamist militants Boko Haram are feared to have snatched 90 villagers in the same area of Nigeria where they seized nearly 300 Christian schoolgirls two months ago;
  • A human rights group has warned that revenge attacks between Christian and Islamic militia in the Central African Republic risk creating conditions for a genocide reminiscent of Bosnia in the 1990s.
  • Just last night, an explosion in a Nigerian shopping mall killed at least 21 people and injured 17 more as the nation prepared to watch its football team play Argentina in the World Cup
  • Also yesterday, a suicide bomber killed himself and wounded several security officers at a hotel in Raouche in Beirut, close to the Saudi Arabian embassy

Another form of religious extremism has also gained widespread attention and subsequent outrage in Sudan, where a mother was handed the death sentence for marrying a Christian and was forced to give birth in shackles in prison.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim was released after an international outcry, but yesterday was re-arrested and charged with fraud as she tried to leave the country with her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children.” Read more.

Qur’anic Quizzings Helping ISIS Terrorists Determine Which Muslims To Kill

06/26/2014 1 comment

Muslims are killing in the name of Mohammed while the ones they’re killing are dying for Mohammed’s name. Like the Dark Ages before us, there’s a sad and twisted irony in there somewhere. Although it is pretty easy to separate Christians from Muslims, these shovel-ready killers are forced to dig a little deeper to separate one Muslim from another. “Allah” must be oh-so proud of, well, at least one side, presumably …

Daniel 2:41, “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.”

By Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times – “Whether a person is a Shiite or a Sunni Muslim in Iraq can now be, quite literally, a matter of life and death.

As the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has seized vast territories in western and northern Iraq, there have been frequent accounts of fighters’ capturing groups of people and releasing the Sunnis while the Shiites are singled out for execution.

ISIS believes that the Shiites are apostates and must die in order to forge a pure form of Islam. The two main branches of Islam diverge in their beliefs over who is the true inheritor of the mantle of the Prophet Muhammad. The Shiites believe that Islam was transmitted through the household of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunnis believe that it comes down through followers of the Prophet Muhammad who, they say, are his chosen people.

But how can ISIS tell whether a person is a Sunni or a Shiite? From accounts of people who survived encounters with the militants, it seems they often ask a list of questions. Here are some of them …” Read more.

Flashback: Brother Against Brother In The UK: Fears Of Muslim Sectarian Violence In London After Sunnis Attack Shiites – “Anti-terrorism police are investigating claims of sectarian violence between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims after an Iraqi refugee was attacked in a suspected hate crime in central London. Five men have been arrested following the attack, which took place in Edgware Road on 10 May after a rally against the Syrian regime, where radical cleric Anjem Choudary was a speaker.” Read more.

Flashback: A Kingdom Divided: Sunni-Shiite War Spills Over Onto The Streets Of Australia, ‘It’s Very Frightening, What Is Happening’ – “It was not so much a death threat as a declaration of war. ‘You wanna go to war, you f—in’ Shia dogs?’ the phone message says. ‘We’re taking all of you to war, in Sydney and overseas!’ … ‘You wanna kill our brothers and sisters overseas, we’re gonna kill you motherf—ers here,’ the caller says… After two years and an estimated 100,000 deaths, the civil war in Syria has spilled on to the streets of Sydney. Auburn, Lakemba and Bankstown are the new battle lines.” Read more.

Flashback: As Syrians Fight, Sunni-Shiite Sectarian Strife Infects The Middle East – “Renewed sectarian killing has brought the highest death toll in Iraq in five years. Young Iraqi scholars at a Shiite Muslim seminary volunteer to fight Sunnis in Syria. Far to the west, in Lebanon, clashes have worsened between opposing sects in the northern city of Tripoli… The Syrian civil war is setting off a contagious sectarian conflict beyond the country’s borders, reigniting long-simmering tensions between Sunnis and Shiites, and, experts fear, shaking the foundations of countries cobbled together after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.” Read more.

Flashback: A Kingdom Divided: Could The Hatred Between Two Warring Islamic Ideologies In Syria Ignite World War 3? – “The crisis in Syria may appear to be no more or less than a civil war in a country many people would struggle to place on a map. But it’s much more than that: it is rapidly becoming a sectarian struggle for power that is bleeding across the Middle East, with the potential to engulf the entire region in a deadly power struggle between two bitterly opposed Muslim ideologies, Sunni and Shia. Already, the war inside Syria has resulted in 93,000 dead and 1.6 million refugees, with millions more displaced internally. And those figures are escalating rapidly amid reports of appalling atrocities on both sides.” Read more.

Leading Politician In Malaysia: We’ll Chop Off The Heads Of Anyone Who Insults Islam

06/26/2014 2 comments

Welcome to beautiful “moderate” Malaysia, where the “religion” of the great and powerful “Allah” that must never be ridiculed is itself forced upon the earth by ridiculing all other religions

Daniel 11:36-38, “… and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods [Yahweh], and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished … Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers [Abraham and Ishmael], nor the desire of women [they’re inferior], nor regard any god … But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces [Allah, “The Forceful One”]: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour …”

Beheading: Where Would Islam Be Without It?

Beheading: Where Would Islam Be Without It?

Malaysiakini – “A Perkasa leader has threatened to ‘chop the heads off’ those who ‘ridicule’ Islam and the Selangor sultan.

In a fiery speech, Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim (right) told those attending a rally in front of the Selangor palace for such ‘parasites’ to ‘get lost’.

‘If they continue to ridicule the religion and the sultan, we will chop off their heads.

‘It is better they get lost, better they die, better they don’t live in this country than be a disease, a virus and a parasite on our religion, race and country,’ he said.

Ruslan was speaking at the rally to show thanks to Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah for ‘defending the sanctity of Islam’ and the actions of the Selangor Islamic authorities.

This is in relation to the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council’s (Mais) refusal to return the 321 copies of the Bible seized by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) from Bible Society Malaysia (BSM).

‘Sometimes, we need the blood of martyrs and we are willing to die to defend the name of Allah, God willing,’ he said to cheers.

About 200 people from various NGOs attended the rally in front of Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam.” Read more.

Flashback: Malaysian Writer: Islamism Is Rising In Malaysia, Bigotry And Supremacy Quickly Follows – “The country’s administration is in a mess and still, the ruling government continues to rejoice in demonising other faiths and uphold the superiority of Islam, which the Federal Constitution safeguards as the official religion. From the threats to non-Malays to back off from using the word ‘Allah’ to the seizure of more than 300 bibles in Iban and Malay languages to the uncalled for Jan 2 raid of the Bible Society of Malaysia premises in Damansara Kim to condemning Valentine Day’s as the ‘root of all evil’, the Barisan Nasional government continues to display its pre-occupation with the persecution of the non-Malays.” Read more.

Flashback: Malaysian Clerics Ban Sale Of Soccer Jerseys Containing ‘Dangerous’ Cross Symbol, ‘You Are Only Promoting The Devil’ – “The small street seller had all the European club jerseys ready for sale on Saturday evening, as passersby wanted to grab their favorite international shirt ahead of this month’s Euro 2012. But for Portugal fans, the jersey was nowhere to be found. ‘We are not allowed to sell the jersey because it shows a cross,’ the shopkeeper told ‘I still love Portugal and will be rooting for them, but we are an Islamic country and don’t want to get people angry,’ he added.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Group in Malaysia Declares Jihad Against Christians Who … Disagree With Them – “An umbrella coalition of Muslim groups held a protest today and declared bloodshed against ‘extremist’ Christians that insult and ridicule the position of Islam in the country. The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), comprising 20 groups, protested after Friday prayers at the National Mosque against Putrajaya’s release of Malay-language bibles and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s promise to never impound the Alkitab again.” Read more.

US Intelligence: Iraq’s Balad Airbase Is Now In Danger Of ISIS Takeover As Terrorists Push To Seize Their Own Air Force

06/26/2014 1 comment

Though many ISIS fighters are well educated — its own leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, holds a PhD in Islamic studies from the University of Baghdad — I’m doubtful that many, if any, within ISIS have had any formal training to operate military aircraft. Then again, we don’t know what experience the surging number of foreign ISIS fighters — some holding Western passports — are bringing to the table, not to mention any number of defectors from the Syrian military who may have joined the ranks of their former enemy. All it takes is just one experienced pilot to wreak even more havoc than we’ve already seen …

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

By Eli Lake and Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast – “In its march to Baghdad, ISIS seized the heavy weapons of a modern army. Now, the jihadists are attacking Iraq’s biggest air base – and could soon be able to attack from the sky.

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is threatening to take control of Balad Airbase, Iraq’s largest airfield and one of America’s most important military outposts during its occupation of the country.

Today, Balad still has plenty of vehicles and aircraft on the base that any terrorist group would covet, including Russian-made transport helicopters, surveillance planes, and a fleet of pickup trucks fitted with heavy machine guns.

Now, that airbase is coming under fire — and is in danger of falling into the hands of ISIS, according to U.S. intelligence officers, internal reports from Balad, and outside analysts. Reuters reported Wednesday that the base was now surrounded on three sides by insurgents and taking heavy mortar fire.

‘We assess the group continues to threaten the air base and Iraqi Security Force control of the air base as it moves south towards Baghdad,’ a senior U.S. intelligence official told reporters Tuesday.

Of course, even if ISIS were to gain control of Balad, there is no guarantee its fighters would know how to operate or maintain the aircraft that are stored there. But an ISIS takeover of Balad would be significant nonetheless. As NBC News reported Tuesday, Iraqi officers say without air support they are on an equal footing with ISIS fighters.

Jessica Lewis — the research director for the Institute for the Study of War and a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who served in Iraq — told The Daily Beast, ‘It would mean that ISIS can beat the best that the Iraqi Army can muster, not just the northern units that have been ignored. It would mean strategic defeat for the Iraqi Army.’

Lewis estimates that Balad and neighboring Taji base are likely some of the next targets of the ISIS campaign. ‘Both of these bases are critical military sites for the Iraqi Army. Neutralizing one or both would demonstrate that ISIS can beat the Iraqi Army strategically.'” Read more.

Flashback: Report: ISIS Terrorists Claim To Have Access To Nuclear Weapons, Will Use Them Against Israel – “The well-organized army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claims it has access to nuclear weapons and a will to use them to ‘liberate’ Palestine from Israel as part of its ‘Islamic Spring,’ according to a WND source in the region. Franklin Lamb, an international lawyer based in Beirut and Damascus, said the move is part of the ISIS aim of creating a caliphate under strict Islamic law, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iraq.” Read more.

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