Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In The News: The Vice That Surrounds Israel

Once again, we see a vice surrounding Israel, and it is tightening by the day: 

Egypt's Morsi Signs Islamist Constitution Into Law

The win gives Islamists their third straight electoral victory since veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a 2011 revolution, following their earlier wins in parliamentary and presidential elections.
The presidency said Morsi signed a decree enforcing the charter late on Tuesday after the official announcement of the result of a referendum approving the basic law, Egypt's first constitution since Mubarak's overthrow.
The text has sharpened painful divisions in the Arab world's most populous nation and prompted often violent protests on the streets of Cairo.
Opposition groups condemn the new basic law as too Islamist and undemocratic, saying it could allow clerics to intervene in the lawmaking process and leave minority groups without proper legal protection.

Sharia is now Egypt’s law of the land. The Islamist-written draft constitution was approved by about 64% of voters. The Muslim Brotherhood believes its time has come. At long last, it has overtaken the land where the group was founded in 1928. For them, this is a blessing from Allah for their years of discipline and patience. And that blessing will continue as it erects a bloc to eliminate Israel, restore Islamic dominion in Europe and wage “civilization jihad” against the West.

The Egyptian opposition, consolidated into the National Salvation Front, cried foul at the results of the first round of voting. It claimed that 66% voted against it in the first round and the result was skewed by mismanagement, vote rigging and election violations. The Front is demanding a formal investigation into the irregularities. The Islamists run the Egyptian government, so that will go nowhere.

Article 2 of the constitution declares that “the principles” of Sharia are to be the main source of legislation. This is the same language as the previous constitution but that should give no comfort. This phrase is defined later in Article 219 as: “The principles of Islamic Sharia include general evidence and fundamentalist bases, rules and jurisprudence, as well as sources accepted by doctrines of Sunni Islam and the majority of Muslim scholars.”

 Article 44 says that “insulting prophets and messengers is forbidden.” That means if a Christian contrasts his religion with that of Islam, he could very well end up arrested.
This weekend’s passing of the constitution is a bigger victory for the Brotherhood than the sweeping of parliament and taking of the presidency. Elected offices are won and lost but the constitution is here to stay. And that means that Sharia law in Egypt is here to stay.

A senior Hamas leader called on Tuesday for a third intifada and the resumption of suicide bombings against Israel.
The demand came in response to the government’s recent decision to approve the construction of hundreds of housing units in east Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim.

The Palestinians, he added, should resort to various methods of resistance, first and foremost “martyrdom operations in the heart of Israel.”
He urged Palestinians to “ignite a third intifada to save the Aksa Mosque and Jerusalem.”
The “enemy is waging a fierce onslaught on Jerusalem and accelerating plans to Judaize the city geographically and demographically,” he told reporters in Gaza City.
Israel, he charged, was spreading the “cancer of settlements to all parts of Jerusalem.”

Senior Hamas official Ahmed Abu Haliba, speaking to a Palestinian news source, said Israel’s announcements were the Jewish state’s attempt to “speed up the construction of the Temple” and that ”our people need… a new Islamic intifada to strike at the face of the enemy.”
Abu Haliba called on “all Palestinian factions” to resume suicide attacks “deep inside the Zionist enemy” and said that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above all through armed resistance.”
Abu Halima also called for demonstrations in the West Bank in response to the renewed building.

About a dozen Russian warships are converging on the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Aden as part of a large-scale strategic exercise, a high-ranking representative the General Staff of Russia’s Armed Forces said on Tuesday.
“This part of the world’s oceans is very important from the point of view of Russia’s geopolitical interests, including the fact that the Russian Navy has a logistical base here [in Syria],” he said.

On Monday, large landing ships Azov and Nikolai Filchenkov from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet left Novorossiysk for the Syrian port of Tartus. The ships are carrying naval infantry units for protection during the voyage. They are expected to join the Black Sea Fleet task force comprising the missile cruiser Moskva and the frigate Smetlivy in the Aegean Sea on December 28 before heading to Tartus.

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As Islamic Jihad, including its “stealth” variety, is rapidly succeeding in destroying our civilization, the Left continues its shameless and bizarre denial — not only about the threat of Islamic Jihad, but also about its own complicity with our enemy and its war on our society.

Progressives and Islamists are completely out in the open about their alliance. Just go to any “Israeli Apartheid Week” on any North American campus and see who is taking part in the Hate-Israel bashing. Take a peek at who marches side by side in the BDS (“Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions”) rallies against Israel. This whole alliance is symbolized best by the “peace” demonstrations that we saw during Bush’s liberation of Iraq in 2003, when leftist and Islamist demonstrators in the West marched arm in arm and chanted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) — the phrase shouted by Muslim suicide bombers before they blow themselves up along with innocent people. This behavior and the whole alliance in general is all meticulously documented by David Horowitz in his masterpiece Unholy Alliance and by me in United in Hate.
Here’s the problem though: It is true. Islamic-aligned leftists are indeed in the White House and they have indeed infiltrated the State Department to advance their goal of destroying this country.
Who do you think Huma Abedin is? Her father is Muslim Brotherhood. Her mother is Muslim Brotherhood. Her brother is Muslim Brotherhood. She worked for an organization (Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs) for twelve years that is Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated to the destruction of America. And Huma works as Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, but doesn’t even get a security clearance.
One doesn’t even know whether to laugh or cry in watching this all unfold.

One doesn’t even know whether to laugh or cry in watching this all unfold.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. For those interested in learning about the heavy penetration of the Obama administration by the Muslim Brotherhood, read Frank Gaffney’s must-read pamphlet: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.

If the elites in our country are anything they are consistent. Consistently hypocritical.

This hypocrisy was epitomized by none other than NBC‘s David Gregory, who badgered LaPierre over his stance during a Dec. 23 interview:

You proposed armed guards in school. We’ll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. Is that a meaningful contribution, Mr. LaPierre, or a dodge?
In trying to be too clever by half, Gregory went on. Citing mass shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech, both incidents in which armed guards or police officers were present on the grounds, he tried to bait LaPierre: “But you would concede that, as good as an idea as you think this is, it may not work. Because there have been cases where armed guards have not prevented this kind of massacre, this kind of carnage. I want you would concede that point, wouldn’t you?”

Not so surprisingly, Gregory himself conveniently left out the fact that he sends his children to the Quaker school Sidwell Friends where there is a security department consisting of 11 personnel, according to the Weekly Standard, many of whom are police officers and therefore presumed armed.

and those of a number of political and media elites who also send their children there – will benefit from the full-time Secret Service protection afforded Obama’s children, who attend the school. The others whose children attend Sidwell represent a cornucopia of voices now calling for more gun laws, stricter gun control and outright gun bans.


Gary said...

Rapture Ready News is reporting that the EU may push a peace deal in 2013. They said that the current peace talks aren't working.

Dave Down Under said...

I guess it's easy for us all to be gob smacked at the events and instalments of governments around the globe. But I'm constantly reminded of Jesus' words when he says in Matt 28: 18-20 that he has been given "all" authority in heaven and on earth.

Whatever is happening is by Christ's approval and plan.

He's in control and knows what's happening. Everything is fine and going according to plan.

Blessings all,

Dutch Treat said...

Now that Christmas is over I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their warm response to my poems. My original plan was to post only the one that tied Chrisymas to End-Time Prophecy; but you asked me to podt a few more. I wrote a few that did not tie in directly to Christmas; and if the occasion warrants I'll post them; but I also don't want to take up too much time and space so that we can return to the business at hand which is to warn people of His imminent return. I wrote one poem several Christmasses ago that deals more with the resurrection than Christmas; so I'll post that one around Easter (provided of course we'll still here0. Again many thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I've been thinking about something for a while. Is the name יהוה yahuah important? I mean, God told Moses that was his name, and there's the command for us not to make his name vain, but there are plenty of people who have a reationship with God and the Messiah without knowing them by their Hebrew names. There's the command not to make his name vain and unimportant, but there's many people who have a strong relationship with God without knowing the name יהוה. Any thoughts?

Dave Down Under said...

Well for me personally, Jesus The Christ is the name I go by. That name is the be-all end-all when it comes to life, relationships, who's in charge etc.

I identify who the true God is by that name. The name above every name, including Allah by the way.

Jehovah be praised

David said...

God the father
God the son
God the holy spirit.
The trinity....
Three in one

Anonymous said...

on that same note, what about Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha, Adonai, etc. Is it o.k. to pray those names sometimes?
been wondering...

Dylan said...

The name yahuah (יהוה) seems to set apart our trinitarian God from other, undefined things that "spiritual" new agers and even some religions who claim to be Christian (mormonism etc.) call "God". The name yahushua (יהושוע) helps to distinguish between the messiah and other versions of "Jesus" that people may worship. In prayer I like to use the Hebrew names because it feels more personal. There are plenty Christians who have strong faiths and relationships with the LORD who call him something else. I don't know the mind of יהוה, so I can't say whether or not he likes being called other names, but the Hebrew names do seem to set apart our Jesus and our God from other definitions of Jesus and God that other religions worship.

Dylan said...

That was supposed to be Yahushua ha'meshiach
(יהושוע המשיח) so as not to confuse it with the prophet Joshua.

David said...

Hey Dylan....I take it that you are a Jewish brother? If I may I would like to ask you a question to help clarify something I'm unsure of? How is it that some Jewish people believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah and some don't? I guess the ones who believe are Jewish Christians and those that don't are what? Even the question confuses me. Some representatives from Jews for Jesus spoke at one of our Wednesday evening services on the Shabat. I'm sure I misprounced that too. It was very interesting but unfortunately I didn't get to talk to them about the Jesus issue. Can you explain it?

Dylan said...

Oh no I'm not Jewish. Lol I just have respect for our Jewish precursors, know the Hebrew aleph-bet and a miniscule amount of Hebrew, however I'm not Jewish. Sorry David.

Dylan said...

And by precursors I mean the old testament jews and the authors of the old testament and the patriarchs etc.

Dave Down Under said...

David if I may stick my big nose in here.

It comes down to eyes wide shut and ears hearing deafly.

No one can come to Christ unless the father calls them (gives them faith to believe).

The other thing is Romans 9-11 says that the Jews who are the first inline for salvation are currently on hold (to receive salvation) until the full number of Gentiles have come into the faith, then the windows of heaven will be opened on them to receive Christ.

In a nut shell. That's how I interperate scripture being a Reformer at heart.


Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that Hebrew believers call themselves "Messianic Believers". To be called a Christian in Hebrew communities is supposedly an insult due to the evil done to them in that name. I DON'T know but I bet when HE returns we will all worship Him in the same language, Hebrew. And His name will translate to "The Lord Our Salvation“, (Yahushewa)


Mrs.C said...

Goodness...this conversation is bordering on Legalism perhaps?
There are many names used for God, and as our relationships with Him are personal, it is the Holy Spirit that will guide each of us individually as to how each of us addresses Him. There are innumerable "Christians" out there in the world, that call God many different names, yet they dont know Him at all. In Judaism, there are many names they use to address God, and with Moses, He said this…

Exodus 3:14
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

As for Jewish Believers, and Christian Believers. DDU, I have to respectfully disagree. There are Jewish people as we speak, accepting Jesus as their Savior. They are not all “blinded” and restricted by God from accepting Jesus. The Gospel was to go FIRST to the Jew, and then to the Gentile. This hasn’t changed through thousands of years. God gives ALL, Jew and Gentile alike, the opportunity to accept or reject Salvation through His Son our Lord Jesus. We are in the time of Grace, and Jesus is welcome to be accepted by anyone. Whether Jew or Gentile, it is the Holy Spirit that prompts us, leads us to Him. People either follow the Holy Spirits promptings, or they ignore them…

Dave Down Under said...

No problem Mrs C. Your right, I failed to acknowledge the salvations of Jews and Gentiles alike on a general basis.

But what of those Roman passages? (You don't have to answer that)

Hope you and Caver enjoyed your white Christmas. Ours was hot and dry.


Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother DDU,
Are you referring to the whole of Romans Chapter 11 in particular? Or just the Verse's 25-26 you sited?

We didnt have a White Christmas
:( but rather cold and rainy!

God Bless!

Dave Down Under said...

Hi mrs C. Sorry I took so long. If you have a comment on v25&26 that would be helpful. Maybe even your opinion on all 3 chapters I mentioned.

Have a great day