The July/August 2010 issue of Biblical Archeological Review magazine posed the question, “Did the people of the first century believe that God destroyed the Roman seaside city of Pompeii in A. D. 79, as revenge for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and Herod’s Temple nine years before?” Also, Antiochus IV Epiphanes died near Babylon, saying that God had brought a dreadful disease upon him because of his ill treatment of the Jews. God had promised Abraham that He would curse those who curse the Jews.
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Daniel’s visions reveal little-known and often overlooked facts about the future Antichrist. Daniel does not use the term that was coined by John in his epistles. Instead, Daniel calls him a “little horn” and a “prince that shall come.” However, Daniel reveals a lot more about the bloodline of the Antichrist than any other book in the Bible. Find out where the Antichrist will come from in this powerful study of Daniel and second-century theologians.
Gary Stearman has some thoughts about Esau’s posterity. Esau was the twin brother of Jacob. But unlike most twins, Esau harboured a supreme hatred for his brother that lasted for centuries. The prophets have said that Edom will be Israel’s enemy until the last days. Rabbis have written that Edom is Rome. Is that the case? Or, do we look for another arch-enemy of the Chosen People?
President Obama offered a suggestion to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, as to why he is not well thought of in Israel. He said, “…some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.” He should have given a moment’s thought as to how that must have sounded to the Prime Minister of Israel. Without realizing it, he was accusing the Jews of race hatred. Gary Stearman has the story.
Gary writes about a new novel that tells the story of an African girl, who is discovered to be a humanzee — half human and half bonobo chimpanzee. Though this is only a fictional novel, it is creating a mindset for future acceptance of such experiments.
Bob Ulrich reviews a new book by Douglas Woodward, entitled: Decoding Doomsday. This 400-page book covers the 2012 Mayan prophecies and many other prognosticators down through history. According to Bob, it is a fascinating read.
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This chapter covers the subject: “Moses and the Dispensations.” J. R. Church shows that Moses ascended Mount Sinai seven times and through those events, Moses portrayed the seven dispensations — from Innocence to the Kingdom. Prophetically, Moses became a type of the Messiah, even to the point of presenting himself as a sacrifice on behalf of his people, and thereafter, receiving “grace” from God.