The funny line is when he says he thinks he is listening to Keith Olbermann.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Osama vs Obama
Osama rhetoric matches – almost word for word not to mention thought for thought – the rhetoric I here coming from the Left almost daily in this country. I will bring out a point or two from his speech and comment on it, but if you want… you can read the entire thing at MSNBC who has the entire transcript of Osama’s DNC speech.
I will post just a few political stances that are in tune with the Democratic Party as expressed by Schuemer, Obama, Pelosi, Kennedy, and others. Let’s delve in on that note.
I want to first zero in on two authors Osama mentioned in his crazy rants (click on them to enlarge):
Every one should know by now Chomsky’s position on politics… he is a Marxist and hates capitalism,
He doesn’t want Osama Ben Laden titled a terrorist? He also seems to show some conspiratorial views of the Jewish influence in
Chomsky and Osama both view President Bush, Cheney, and the like (as well as many Democrats) as the real terrorists.
Not only this, but in my discussions with many Democrats, liberals, and green-party affiliates, they all seem to conclude – like Chomsky and Obama – that corporations are in control of most things in our existence. Corporations were behind the Vietnam War:
Behind the Kennedy assassination:
Basically, Osama blames everything on this mix of corporate wizards and the neo-cons who support them. In fact, this next little run of “ills’ in the
Not only does Osama’s political views fit well within the mainstream Democratic Party line, they also fit in well with their stance on Global Warming and the Bush “reign” not signing the
Osama also calls for the overthrow of the capitalist system when he states the following:
We can see a connection here with this type of revolutionary thinking and the Democratic Party by who they support, view as moral hero’s and all-in-all rub shoulders with:
Glover is a big supporter of
This seems to be the new battle cry, “We are not Communists! We are Democrats!” Corporations, neo-cons, global warming, millions without health-care, on and on. It’s the same old propaganda in the same old clothes.
This whole war on terror will never be fought correctly or with as much understanding from people who believe the following, “the death penalty is inhumane... whether that person is in a jail or it's bin Laden.” I have to wrap this blog up and go to work, but more will follow.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Islamic Racism & Chauvinism on Display
Muslim Student Association student confronts non-hijab wearing Muslim girl… and then moves on to a Jewish student whom he blames 9/11 on. Sick! The interesting thing to listen to as well is the Politically Correct responses the Muslim girl try’s to give… as if all cultural mores are of equal value and weight (so the student of cultural relativism will also glean something from this).
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Conversations from the Break-Room (II)
Okay, I want to first make the point that this blog stems from a conversation between a co-worker and I, a fellow believer. Another point I wish to establish up-front is that the discussion here has nothing to do with salvation. In other words, we are not saved on the basis of our beliefs in amillennialism, postmillennialism, or premillinialism; we are saved by the grace of God through the finished work on the Cross alone.
This is the reasoning behind denominations. Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Four-Square, and the like… we are all on the same page on what Christ’s sacrifice meant for us on that fateful March day. However, some prefer baptism as a child versus as an adult. While we may make a bigger deal out of the non-essentials (as is the tendency of human nature… any married person will tell you that) we are truly only saved by the essentials, that is, a personal relationship with our Maker, this personal relationship is offered by no other religious philosophy.
Okay, that being said let us continue on. I will make a few points and then post a few commentaries on the matter.
Searching for a Common Denominator
I want to find a main common denominator between the views of post, pre, and mid tribulation’ers that we can use as a referent. For those who do not know much about the rapture and the tribulation, you may be a bit lost, sorry. Basically what I am referring to is a seven year period where the anti-Christ will come and reign first peaceably, then with more tyrannical force. It has to do with allusions to the “Four Horsemen” of Revelations, and prophecies stemming from Daniel, Amos, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zephaniah, Malachi, Zachariah, Jeremiah, Joel, Matthew, Mark, Thessalonians, and the like. I am concerned more in this prose with the verse in Daniel (top) and the “surprise” of Jesus Second Coming.
Remember, I am not predicting when He is coming, again, only that His coming will be a surprise. Some have tried to predict the coming of Christ, some even as of late, the below is just a few examples, the first is from the back cover of Harold Camping’s books, the other two are from Jehovah's Witnesses publications. (Click on them to enlarge.)
The first example though is one that “gets me.” There is a signature on the inside cover dated 1993 (I bought it used, since the book was no longer useful to whomever owned it when the ball fell in New York on January 1st, 2005… not good marketing either for a product such as a book being purchased for its “relevance factor”) and I often wonder if this book was given by some overzealous Christian to a non-believer as “proof” of his faith… and after 1994 came-and-went if this person the Christian person first meant to proselytize now turned away from what true Christianity has to offer a person.
So the caution here is for the Christian to not call dates in the future based on anything but the signing of the contract between
Back to Daniel 9:27 and what a few commentaries have to say about it:
Charles F Pfeiffer, The Wycliffe Bible Commentary: Old Testament, Dan 9:27
Robert B Hughes, Laney, J. Carl, Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary (The Tyndale Reference Library), p. 319
Some commentators make a connection with Daniel 9:27 and the prophesies of the New Testament concerning the “end-times.”
Jesus on History
Jesus spoke on this issue as well. In Mark 13:14 Jesus mentions the verses in Daniel 9:27 and 11:31 when He says:
So Jesus makes mention that this is a future event and not something that happened in the historical past. Take this knowledge then and apply it to what follows.
Further in Mark 13 Jesus says this (vv. 32-37),
Common Denominator Found
If the tribulation is seven years, and we (pre, post, mid) can all agree that Jesus Second coming is at the end of the seven year tribulation. And we know from Revelations and Daniel that the anti-Christ come in at first as a peacemaker and then half way through causes the Abomination of Desolation, what are we to conclude?
Daniel does seem to have a “covenant” of some sort in mind; a cease fire/peace treaty would fit well with our current political way of handling such situations. So if we know the tribulation starts at the signing… or even if you reject the signing interpretation, at the time of the “abomination that causes desolation” you would know that there are three-and-a-half years left until the end of the tribulation.
Jesus’ admonitions, then, do not fit well in the frame work of a post-tribulationist very well. Below is a swath from Matthew chapter 24, it is verses 38-50 that will make my point even more forcibly:
I will now place the scanned notes from this section taken from my study Bible:
So, we have a dilemma here. If we know that Jesus Second Coming is 7-years after the peace treaty between
Another question I have always asked is why would two people be working in the fields and two in the mill if all the armies of the world were gathered and you already had half of the earth’s population destroyed via what looks like in Scripture to be a nuclear exchange and other calamities? I would think the analogy, then, that Jesus would have used would have been two fighting side-by-side (I do not think the “option” for not-fighting in the biggest battle in earth’s history is, well, and option). Or, two women cowering in their homes.
The Christians during the tribulation would be expecting Jesus’ return just in time to stop mankind from annihilating itself at the end of the seven-year period. So the verses on people being taken during a normal business day just doesn’t fit in more than one way
The best, most logical way then to look at these passages and the others similar to it is to see the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. This would keep the “surprise factor” there, make the servant watchful because he doesn’t know the return of his Master and would explain why the “Church” is not mentioned in Revelations after chapter four.
This is a layman’s understanding of the evidence for the pre-tribulation. It is simple and straightforward to understand, no deep theological degrees are needed to follow this linear thinking. I will leave the more technical aspects of this to the commentary below.
The New American Commentary on Daniel by Stephen R Miller
775 So Hoehner, “Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ: Part VI: Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Testament Chronology,” 59; R. H. Gundry, The Church and the Tribulation (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973), 190.
788 Cf. Wood, Daniel, 259. Antiochus’s policies seem clearly to have been acceptable only to a minority in
792 See the article by R. N. Ostling in which he reports that many Jews in