Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sleepless in Michigan -- I wonder what Herb Peters would say about this: "Damascus shall be a heap . . ."
I'm sleepless in Michigan this early Sunday monring. This is yet another one of those many days when I'm missing being able to pick up the phone and chat at length with Herb Peters (1947-1967) about our respective prophecy interpretation perspectives. Here was Herb's take on Isaiah 17:1-3 back in 2004:
Sep 3, 2004 ... Bye Bye Damascus? — What Herb Thinks. It's a mistake to make Israel too mad. And, I think Syria may have made that mistake. What caught ...
Well, it now appears that Syria may have made many countries very angry. Interestingly, also, is that Syria helped defeat a pro-population control initiative in Rio de Janeiro at the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit. Dorothy Margraf sent me links to that interesting story the other day. Author Lee Penn and I had an interesting discussion about same on my internet radio program, MY PERSPECTIVE.
If Syria was on the side of the angels for the anti-abortion forces, it has been on the other side as of late with Christian as well as Israel interests. The Pope recently condemned Syrian violence. However, the violence to the Christian communities has generally been coming from rebel forces. In Syria, as was the case in Iraq, the pre-war government was more tolerant to the Christian communities than were the incoming rebel aspirants. That has also been happening in Egypt. Christians were expelled in a Syrian community by rebel forces, according to Vatican sources.
Now, we see serious news reports of a Turkish plane having been shot down by Syria over Syrian coastal waters. To my estimation this is an action which may well entail an escalated reaction.
I have to wonder if the entire "Arab Spring" was not a hoped for Christian exodus. At any rate, I think that the "Damascus shall be a heap" prophecy no longer looks so remote.
Disturbingly interesting. As both Herb Peters and I often put it,
Friday, June 08, 2012
How much worse can things get? View this!
Friday, June 01, 2012
A very important movie - THE GREATER GLORY
Trailer provided by Video Detective
I just came back from watching this movie on its first day of viewing in the USA. It is about the Cristero War in Mexico, the response to the government ordered persecutions of Christians starting with Catholics. The film is disturbing, but it understates the case. It looked like it had a happy ending when US Ambassador Dwight Morrow "negotiated a peace" with the Mexican government that would insure religious freedom. It ends with a proclamation that in 1929 the Church bells were able to ring again. What really happened and you can read an excellent account of it in MEXICAN MARTYRDOM was that when Catholics resurfaced from underground and resumed public worship, they were identified and then the persecutions began again with even greater vigor. Other inaccuracies included that the persecution started with Mexican President Calles. In reality, it began with Obregon but was continued and enlarged under Calles. Cardenas was not exactly the saint that Cameron Townsend and Wycliffe Bible Translators sometimes make him out to be. He was in on the persecution too, albeit at more subtle but still dangerous levels.
THE GREATER GLORY movies probably a good pre-vision of what could well happen in the prophesied Great Tribulation.
Go see it!
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