The Tide of Our Times
Does Bible prophecy prohibit the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian State?
Some Bible teachers insist that a Palestinian State will never exist, based upon the Genesis promise to Israel (Genesis 15:18-21). But if we look at the borders of Israel since the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948, we find that Israel has never yet occupied all of this territory.
I am convinced this is true because Israel is not destined to occupy all of the prophesied territory until the Millennial Reign of Christ.
Before that, during the Tribulation, Israel will be driven out of much of the land by the Antichrist (Revelation 12,13).
Establishment of a Palestinian State in the meantime, therefore, is not only possible, but could also contribute to the confusion and tension that is prophesied to spread from the Holy Land to the rest of the world during the Last Days.
The only real hope for peace in the Middle East will not come from a political settlement, but from the Return of Christ!
U.S. sees Taiwan crises in 2 yearsChina is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years [ ].
[ ] The signs point in one troubling direction: Beijing then will be forced to go to war with the United States, which has vowed to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack.
Chinas military buildup includes an array of new high-technology weapons, such as warships, submarines, and missiles [ ].
The advances give the Chinese military the ability [ ] to reach out and touch parts of the United StatesGuam, Hawaii and the mainland of the United States.
] China views the United States as a potential threat because of its military superiority, its willingness to disrupt Chinas energy imports, its perceived encirclement of China and its disposition toward manipulating international politics [
The Ezekiel OptionIn January 2001, Joel C. Rosenberg began writing The Last Jihad, a fictional account of a war with Iraq that followed a terrorist jet hijacking attack on America.
His second novel, The Last Days, began with the death of Yasser Arafat and was published 13 months before the Palestinian leader died. Both were bestsellers [ ].
[ ] Now Mr. Rosenberg is back with a third novel, The Ezekiel Option, which begins with a passenger jet hijacked by terrorists crashing into Lafayette Park dangerously close to its intended target, the White House. It continues into a plot focused on the potential for nuclear terrorism.
[ ] Mr. Rosenberg says his writing career was inspired by his interest in Bible prophecy.
The basic plot for The Ezekiel Option, he says, is a 2,500-year-old prophecy derived from the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. It involves the emergence of an alliance of Russia and Iran against Israel.
Tragically, the war on terror is the father of many sequels [ ]. The war on radical Islam is far from over.
] Melding current affairs with Bible prophecy, Mr. Rosenbergs novels stick to an evangelical Christian perspective [
The proposed new science standards in Kansas: President Bush waded into the debate over evolution and intelligent design [ ] saying schools should teach both theories on the creation and complexity of life.
Intelligent Design is the belief that life-forms are so complex that their creation cant be explained by Darwinian evolutionary theory [ ] but must be the result of intentional creation, presumably divine.
Bush compared the current debate to earlier disputes over creationism, a related view that adheres more closely to biblical explanations. As governor of Texas, Bush said students should be exposed to creationism and evolution.
[ ] The president said he favors the same approach for intelligent design so people can understand what the debate is about.
The proposed new science standards in Kansas would encourage more criticism of evolution to be taught. They would allow intelligent design to be taught but would not require it.
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