Bible Teaching aimed at helping you enjoy the Scriptures which are the Word of GOD!
Preaching by: John J. Malone, Sr - JABSBG*
The other night as I was driving home I heard “The Michael Savage” broadcast.
I am one of the people that likes Michael Savage, despite some unlikeable things about him, because he is a genuine person. In fact, he is my age-mate – as is Rush Limbaugh.
Michael (Weiner) Savage seems to have had early years like my own, hanging around the university way too long, and knowing far too many university professors.
As I was listening to one of his entertaining rants, he played the awful audio of the death of Nicholas Berg: a death none of us want to think about. You may recall that Nick Berg was beheaded by Arab militants last year. On one of my broadcasts I suggested to my listeners that Nick Berg was publicly beheaded not only for being an American, but for being Jewish.
While you will not find much agreement between me and modern Jews, those of you follow Biblestudy.net carefully enough realize that it our purpose to reach the Jew first, and also the Gentile, and that though we do not find the Jewish viewpoint palatable very often, nevertheless they are beloved by us for the sake of our Lord Jesus, Who IS a Jew.
I say I find Michael Savage “entertaining” – and I do – but the fellow is sounding out much of the frustration and sense of impending disaster that many of us feel palpably. Savage has solid criticism, but not solid answers. The error I made when a young fellow – before my introduction into the grace of God in Jesus Christ – is that I mistakenly followed the answers given by those whose criticism was valid.
That’s a tragic error made by many.
In any case, when he played an audio of the beheading death of Nichoals Berg, it was bone-chilling, and sent my mind racing to the horror that is beheading, and the realization that it occurs in the Bible on a few occasions, and that it was the signal death of the greatest of the prophets, John the Baptist, and carried out by the great Idumean (Edomite, from Esau) pretender among the Jews, Herod the Great.
It is interesting to note in the Scripture that beheading will be the practice of the false prophet ( beast from the earth ) and man of sin ( beast from the sea ) for those who refuse to take the beast’s mark during the time of the great tribulation.
It’s painful to consider that this heinous, barbaric method of execution will become the common practice throughout the whole world when the man of sin comes to power, but we can see OF THE FUTURE in the present tendency as barbarism begins to take hold in the world today, albeit in the world of Islam.
However, no one should make the mistake of thinking that Islam is somehow the religion of the man of sin: it is not. Islam considers that Allah is Deity (despite the fact he is not), and the religion of the man of sin will be personal and private devotion to Satan himself . He will not countenance rivals, even if called “Allah.” However, once again, it is OF THE FUTURE religion, for Allah is a foreign deity to Jews and Christians alike, and we can again see the tendency of man to rush headlong into the time of the man of sin.
Indeed, as the Lord told the Jews who rejected Him, there’s another coming whom they will receive.
John: I used to like Michael Savage too back in the 90′s when I used to listen to Conservative talk radio about 24 hours a day in Seattle.(Home of Rabbi Daniel Lapin and Kirby Wilbur).
About 6 or 7 years later I made a 180 degree or complete shift in thinking. I knew that our citizenship was in heaven but didnt know how completely this is to consume us and our ideas.
What I came to find out was that the Christian Right has probably done more harm to American Christianity than anything in past history including prohibition and other related things that drag the Church down to earthly levels.
Savage is very much Jewish and totally committed to Zionist causes and hate speech and is part tbe Neocon Jewish movement that has used American Christianity in a Satanic and harmful way.
The awful truth is that the nation of Israel today is not God’s Israel nor is any of the currently much quoted prophecy in the Gospels (Matt 24 and others) about current National Israel despite Hal Lindsey, La Haye and others.
The nation of Israel is still under Lo Ammi as it was even in the days of Christ. Unbelieving Israel is still as hostile to Christ as it was in the days of the Messiah.
GOD ALONE !! will restore the Jewish Remnant but only after the 70th week of Daniel knowN as the time of Jacob’s trouble. Darby and the Early Brethren writers all knew this but had no idea of the current foolishness on this subject and in fact would be and are appalled!!! Dispensationalism has been much harmed today buy the current crop of so called dispensationalist. I love and read Miles Standford who is excellent on these topics and his webpage is easily found.
I loved and rejoiced at your obedience to the Word in your head coverings article and the quote by Daniel Lang is also excellent and most correct. God alone knows the incalculable harm caused by the evangelical counseling movement.
John R. Gossett
I’d like to point out that Allah is an Arabic name for the same God as the Christian God– however the relationship to him (aka: faith and religion) is different.
The Muslim idea of “The People of the Book” refers to Jews and Christians– those who have a holy text, of which “In Islam, the Muslim scripture, the Qur’an, is taken to represent the completion of these scriptures, and to synthesize them as God’s true, final, and eternal message to humanity.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Book). Basically, the Qur’an is supposed to be the final edition of the Holy Book of the same God that had been in progress of being written from the Torah through the Old and New Testaments to Muhammad. Granted, the Qur’an has some significant edits– but the God (Christ and the Holy Spirit aside) remains the same.
Additionally, “Because the People of the Book recognize the God of Abraham as the one and only god, as do Muslims, and they practice revealed faiths based on divine ordinances, tolerance and autonomy is accorded to them in societies governed by sharia (Islamic divine law)”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Book)
Granted, just as Christianity doesn’t always play by its own rules– neither does Islam and sometimes this “tolerance and autonomy” is morbidly ignored, such as in the story of the beheading of Nick Berg. I am not defending this as an excusable action, but I think before the world continues to condemn the entire religion for the actions of a part, we should take a look in the mirror of our own entire religion– it might turn out we aren’t all so different after all.