Biblical

Mecca, 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Israel from space

The distance from Mecca to Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as the donkey flies

There are troubles in Jerusalem again, and fears of a third Palestinian intifada.

Libels about the Temple Mount were used to incite hatred and provoke violence against Jews, such as Israel having no connection to the Temple Mount, and Israel wanting to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque or change the status quo in the place. 

So let’s look at the facts.  Does Israel have a connection to the Temple Mount?  Jerusalem was part of Jewish history and writings for more than 2,000 years.  Christians know this as it’s in our Bible.  Jerusalem is mentioned 767 times: 626 times in the Old Testament, and 141 times in the New Testament.  In addition to the scriptures it’s proved by archeology and historians outside of the Bible like Josephus.

Does Israel want to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque?  No.  They’re not like Isis.  Israel got Jerusalem back after being attacked by the Arabs in the 1967 war – but in the interests of peace they left the Temple Mount under Islamic control.

There are eleven gates on the Temple Mount – ten are reserved for Moslems.  Moslems can pray on the Temple Mount, Jews can’t.

What is Islam’s connection to the Temple Mount?  The Moslems claim Jerusalem, the capital of Israel as their third holy place – after Mecca and Medina.  Their claim is based on “the night journey” where Mohammed is supposed to have flown to “the furthest mosque” on a donkey.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran at all.

The Spirit of Antichrist

Inside the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, there are arabic verses from the Koran (19:33–35), which are considered blasphemy to Christianity, where Jesus is denied as the Son of God and called “the son of Mary.”

That is what the Bible calls the spirit of Antichrist.  The early Church, established 600 years before Islam, warned it was coming.  The apostle John wrote “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”  1 John 4:2-3 

Jesus said “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles (non-Jews) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”  Luke 21:24

Hamas suicide bombers

Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Psalm 73:7-9

The Bible speaks of a people who clothe themselves with violence, lay claim to heaven and talk about taking possession of the earth.  (Psalm 73)

Wonder who that would be?  In Arabic, Islam means submission.  They’re regarded by God as people who hate Him, but pretend submission to Him. Psalm 81:15 (NKJV)

Muslims pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque, bowing down towards Mecca.  It means their backsides are pointed at the most Holy place.

What right do they have to do this?

For Islam to verify its claim to Jerusalem based on Mohammed’s night journey on a flying donkey, we need some witnesses.  You know, from archeology, the scriptures, and historians.  I’ll take even one of those three.  A matter is always established by two witnesses.

Right now, the claim is based on a whole lot of assumption.

The only witness in this case is a donkey.  And this was centuries before the Shrek movie.  (That’ll do, donkey.)

I wonder how far it would be, on a flying donkey?  Just asking.  How would we measure it, as the donkey flies?

So lets measure the distance from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Incidentally, Jerusalem is 2,550 feet above sea level.  That’s 777 meters.  For the distance, we’ll use nautical miles. A nautical mile is a unit of distance that is approximately the length that spans one minute of arc on the surface of the Earth, measured along any meridian.

Mecca is 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  That’s the number associated with the antichrist and his kingdom.  Does it agree with Islam’s claim on the place?  Draw your own conclusions!

Hell froze over, and a cold spot called Embarass

Al Gore's inconvenient truthAt College we were subjected to Al Gore’s powerpoint “An inconvenient Truth” about “Global Warming”.  I immediately mistrusted it because of his links with Enron.

My thoughts were it was scare-mongering for profit and I’d keep a “weather eye” out for the facts.

There is a scripture in the Bible where God “foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense.”  Isaiah 44:25

Based on that I’ve learned about God I expected He would turn their false prophecies into nonsense.  We’ve just got to look for the signs.  But first I’ll deal with facts.  Please stay with me because I’ll get to the signs.

The facts

In September 2013 a group of 50 international scientists released a comprehensive new report on the science of climate change.  They concluded that the evidence no longer supports global warming as a result of human-related greenhouse gas emissions.   The report cited thousands of peer-reviewed articles, which the United Nations-sponsored panel on climate change ignored.  Why?
It also found that “no empirical evidence exists to substantiate the claim that 2°C of warming presents a threat to the planet.” http://climatechangereconsidered.org/

Please read the summary for the Policy makers and the conclusion for yourself.  Here’s the key thing:
NIPCC’s conclusion, drawn from its extensive review of the scientific evidence, is that any human global climate signal is so small as to be embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system and is not dangerous.  At the same time, global temperature change is occurring, as it always naturally does. 

Did you hear anything about that from your media?  I sure didn’t.  Again I wonder why?

Remember, these are scientists with no pecuniary motive (not paid off) and their findings are peer reviewed.

Compare the NIPCC (Non-governmental Panel on Climate Change) to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that Al Gore and the UN use.  The IPCC’s lies were exposed by leaked emails in 2009.

 Here’s another thing; A boat named the Shokalskiy got stuck in heavy sea ice off the Antarctic coast over Christmas.  Remember, Christmas down here in the southern hemisphere is summer.  Also not reported by our media was the reason that the boat was down there.  It was full of climate scientists studying global warming. Oh the irony.

Shokalskiy stuck in ice

Ship of fools

But here are some more embarass-ing facts …

The Signs

There were two places of note in thhell-freezes-overe US that froze over at the same time the ship was stuck;
Hell froze overOh yes, it really did, at -17C (1F).

Embarass.  And then there is a place called Embarass.  Embrass experienced the lowest temperature in the US at -37C (-35F).  It was colder than Mars, according to the news.

So there you are, the facts and the signs.  Would Hell freezing over embarass Al Gore, the UN, and the Global warming alarmists?  Hell no, they’re shameless.

Here is a list of links that I referred to:

Big freeze shatters North America temperature records
Global Warming Alarmists Stuck In Antarctic Sea IceHell freezes over
NIPCC Summary for Policymakers

LEAKED SCIENTIST EMAILS: Hackers Expose Climate Change Lies (A short 3 minute video clip about the lies the IPCC told)

 
Embarass

‘Biblical’ floods in UK, unbiblical laws, and Acts of God

Prime Minister Cameron called the UK floods ‘biblical’ after the Thames burst it’s banks on 11th Feb 2014.

This biblical weather is just the latest in a string of severe storms and floods in the UK, beginning with the St. Jude storm on 27-28 October 2013, which was also known as Cyclone ‘Christian’.  According to The Guardian, EU institutions officially referred to the storm as “Christian”.

British flooding Feb 2014

A woman in a flooded street in Old Windsor, Berkshire, after the River Thames burst its banks upstream of London.

The St Jude storm was so named because it happened on the feast of Saint Jude the Apostle, which takes place on 28 October.  Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ, and one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church.

Jude wrote urging Christians to contend for the faith, warning about certain people who have secretly slipped in among the Church; ungodly people, who pervert the grace of God into a license for immorality.  Jude 1:4

Queen Elizabeth bears the title “The Defender of the Faith”.  In her coronation oath of 1953 she swore to maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel.

Peers vote for Gays to marry 4-6-13

Peer pressure

Two big events took place in the UK last year; legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, and the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.  While the Coronation was being celebrated at Westminster Abbey, the peers were voting in parliament to allow same-sex marriage.

On the 4th June 2013, the same day that the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation was marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey, the peers voted to allow David Cameron’s same-sex marriage Bill to continue its passage through parliament.

David Cameron Bible reading Queen's 60th coronation

UK Prime Minister David Cameron reading from the Bible at the anniversary of the Queen’s 60th Coronation. (1 Kings 1:32-40).

Meanwhile, at Westminster Abbey, the instigator of the marriage bill hypocritically read from the Bible.  Overlooked was this verse : “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just …”  Proverbs 8:15.

After that, the Queen broke her oath, by signing the same sex marriage bill, giving it her royal approval.

The legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013 and will come into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March 2014.

Now they want to get rid of adultery!

“Lawyers and MPs said the distinction over adultery created inequality between heterosexual and homosexual couples in the divorce courts and would lead to confusion.  They said it made it likely that adultery would simply be abolished as a grounds for divorce – either through Parliament or the courts.”

Where are the voices in opposition to this?  The voices of ordinary English people would have been ignored, as they were in NZ.  One brave UK  politician did speak up about it, and got expelled from his political party.

Mr Silvester wrote: “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.”  Blaming David Cameron for the bad weather, he added: “It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.”

It appears he is a lone voice in the wilderness, a voice that has been mocked, reviled and ridiculed.

The Church of England has given up the fight, and will be trampled underfoot.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10101900/Church-of-England-gives-up-fight-against-gay-marriage.html

Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”  Matthew 5:13

Flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, Feb 2014

God is trying to get Britain’s attention. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. 

It’s a promise for ordinary Christians.

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Of course, the floods are going to be blamed on “global warming”.  The word should be “warning”.

During the St Jude storm which caused at least 17 deaths, a crane collapsed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, closing Whitehall between Horse Guards Avenue and Parliament Square.  The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK.

The apostle Jude only wrote one chapter of the Bible.  I’ll leave you with his warning;

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.  For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Jude 1-3Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.   And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day.   In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.”  Book of Jude.