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ZION is not a political invention

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  "... the LORD hath founded Zion" Isaiah 14.32 The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as it will be when the two mosques no longer occupy it  "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion " (Psa 2:4-6) "Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion : build thou the walls of Jerusalem " (Psa. 51:18)   "For the LORD hath chosen Zion ; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever : here will I dwell; for I have desired it...  His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish" (Psa 132:13-14, 18)   "Blessed be the LORD out of Zion , which dwelleth at Jerusalem " (Psa. 135:21)   "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted ab

ANTISEMITISM'S DEEP ROMAN CATHOLIC ROOTS IN SPAIN & EUROPE

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  Many think of Germany and the Nazis, the Holocaust, when they think of antisemitism. But antisemitism was taught by the Roman Catholic Church long before that. The following is an extract from the Jewish Encyclopedia, that shows how Catholic priests taught the people to recognize and report Jews to the office of the Inquisition.  Signs of Judaism. (see Llorente, "Histoire de l'Inquisition," i. 153, iv. Supplement, 6; "Boletin Acad. Hist." xxii. 181 et seq.  If they celebrate the Sabbath, wear a clean shirt or better garments, spread a clean tablecloth, light no fire, eat the food ["ani"] which has been cooked overnight in the oven, or perform no work on that day; if they eat meat during Lent; if they take neither meat nor drink on the Day of Atonement, go barefoot, or ask forgiveness of another on that day; if they celebrate the Passover with unleavened bread, or eat bitter herbs; if on the Feast of Tabernacles they use green branches or send

Warning: Avoid William Barclay's Writings

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William Barclay:  Are His Writings Dependable? by William MacDonald William Barclay is one of the most enigmatical writers on the religious scene today. At one moment he can delight you with his scintillating comments on the Scripture. Then in the next breath he will shock you with his unabashed heresy. He has a special gift of speaking out of both comers of his mouth. At first you are ready to welcome him warmly into the evangelical fold, but on further reading you begin to wonder if he accepts any of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.      It cannot be denied that he serves up vast amounts of helpful background material for the serious Bible student. And his word studies are unforgettable. But there is death in the pot! Interspersed with all that is appealing and attractive is the poiso n of modernism and of higher criticism.      If we were to use the methods of the higher critics, we could easily prove that his books were written by two or even

Christians and the Nation, by R. E. Harlow

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      Many people presume that the United States is, or was and should be, a Christian nation.     Assuredly God has blessed His Word in this country surpassing most others. It is conceivable that the impending Rapture of true believers will significantly reduce the population of America.     The problem is: How much of my life as a bondslave of Jesus Christ can be consecrated to improving this world? Bought with a price, am I at liberty to use my body as I please, or at the dictates of peers and culture? May I optionally dedicate my gifts from the risen Savior to objectives deemed worthy by men, themselves Christ-rejecters? Did my Savior set me free, to do my own thing? Go wherever I choose? Vocalize whatever invades my mind?     What did He say? Well, plenty. On earth He taught many things; the most momentous are recorded for us in the four Gospels. From Heaven He sent the Holy Spirit of God to steer us in the way we should go. This resulted in 21 inspired epistles.     The Lord left

THE GENDER WARS

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"... became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1.21-22) The scriptural distinctions between men (males) and women (females) are under attack in various ways. The enemies of divine truth are untiring in their assaults, and our failure to earnestly contend for the truth once delivered to the saints has facilitated the erosion of biblical values. The world constantly pushes to instill its values and opinions. The educational systems teach evolution as a fact, not a theory, and make humanity the result of a cosmic accident, pure chance. God is eliminated, and man is responsible to no one but himself. All around us we see the sad results, as society spins out of control. Schools and liberal media incessantly push their humanist agendas, without taking into account God or His Word. Sadly, Christians are often affected, to a greater degree than many of them realize. Thinking is contaminate

Be Not Weary In Well Doing

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  “Be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”     1 Corinthians 15.58 “God is not weary of blessing you, so be not weary of doing well (Gal. 6.9). Let not your zeal be spent, for God’s bounty is not exhausted.”    Thomas Manton

CALVINISM

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   The following article is from the BIBLE & LIFE website, by David Dunlap in Land O' Lakes, Florida: https://bibleandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Assembly-WritersCalvinism-June-2023.pdf BIBLICAL DOCTRINE & NEW TESTAMENT ASSEMBLY LIFE      Vol. 30, No. 3 June 1, 2023   Calvinism & the Plymouth Brethren Movement Compiled by David Dunlap Many well-known Bible teachers and leaders connected to the Plymouth Brethren movement did not hold to a rigid form Calvinism. This article lists quotations from many who did not teach or hold to extreme Calvinism. Plymouth Brethren leaders greatly influenced the evangelical movement from the 1800s through the 1950s. Their world-wide influence is still felt to the present day. This quotation list is in no particular order.   William MacDonald —(1917-2007) Bible School President “Many are called is that the gospel invitation goes out to many. But few are chosen. The expression ‘few are chosen’ does not mean that God i