Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Allow me to explain. In a survey conducted some time ago by Time/CNN, over one third of America's 40-50 million evangelical Christians said they support Israel because they believe the Bible teaches that Jesus cannot return before the Jews possess their own state in all of the Holy Land. They believe that the nation of Israel will play a pivotal role in the unfolding of 'end-time' events. In the past decade, such Christians have become some of Israel's best friends. With my own ears, I have heard them passionately declare that Israel should not be allowed to abandon one inch of territory, since this is God's will."
The son of an Orthodox Jew, Kraft has a longstanding love of Israel and its people. He personally sponsored the Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem and visits the country at least once a year to attend board meetings of Carmel Container Systems, a company he owns based in Caesarea.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
During the press conference committee members will read approximately 10 pages from the report.� A summary written in English will be made available�to foreign journalists."
DEBKAfile - DEBKAfile reports: Rev Guards chief threatens retaliation against US Gulf bases if Iran is attacked, missiles for Israel
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
American Jewish Committee: "The American Jewish Committee mourns today the passing of Gordon B. Hinckley, the president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“When a delegation of AJC leaders met with President Hinckley and the First Presidency in 2003, we found him to be wise and witty, proud of his Church’s positive history with the Jewish community and a good listener as well,” said Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, AJC's U.S. director of Interreligious Affairs.
“President Hinckley spoke with pride about the creation of the Brigham Young University Center in Jerusalem, the successful negotiations conducted with the Israeli government in order to establish the Center and the fact that Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s international director of Interreligious Affairs had taught at the center from its inception.”"
An unprecedented video due to the content and length we were able to film on the Temple Mount. You will not only experience the walk we were able to take; Rabbi Richman explains and teaches many important concepts about the Temple Mount, politics, and the basics of why the Temple Mount is so critical not just for the Jewish people, but the entire world.The tour is hosted by Rabbi Chaim Richman. This walking tour, that liberally respects the boundaries of permissible areas, gives a good basic education on the Temple Mount, the problems that Jews face visiting the Temple Mount, and an informative tour by one of the leading authorities regarding Temple related issues. This is a must see.
Blogger's note: What Israel needs is the Water of Life, Jesus Christ. Until then, all attempts will fail.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Bush’s Middle East visit triggered a response from the American Al Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn. Al Qaeda has never mentioned Christian Evangelicals but on the Al-Aekhlaas Forum website, and picked up all over Arab and American television, he described them and their mission as a “group of militant fanatics which has taken nuclear-armed America to the brink, and is hoping to push it over the edge as soon as possible, in order to hasten the seven-year tribulation period, the Rapture, the Second Coming, and Armageddon, not necessarily in that order.”
Blogger's note: Eisen seems to suggest that Israel is very important, but he doesn't want to live there. His feet could speak much louder than his words.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
DEBKAfile - DEBKAfile: Much of southern Israel closed to civilian traffic, US and Israeli bases on high alert for Hamas incursions from Sinai
Friday, January 25, 2008
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called it "shameful that a peace institute would be headed up by a bigot."
"One would hope that the grandson of such an illustrious human being would be more sensitive to Jewish history," Foxman said.
Although conventional Jewish wisdom says Judaism is not a proselytizing religion, many halachic and historical sources suggest an alternative attitude.
Despite the fact that there are some seemingly negative statements in the Talmud about converts, such as that of R. Halbo ("converts are as difficult for Israel as sapahat, leprosy," B.T. Kiddushin 80b), that very same word is used by R. Berakhiya to teach that "the descendants of proselytes shall serve as kohanim in the Holy Temple" (Shmot Rabba, Vilna, Parasha 19,4). Moreover, R. Elazar declares that "the Holy One Blessed be He commanded that the Israelites go into exile among the nations only in order for them to gain converts (B.T. Pesahim 87b). Indeed, the commanding position of the Scroll of Ruth - depicting a Moabite convert as grandmother of King David, progenitor of the Messiah - which is read on Shavuot, our Festival of the Covenant at Sinai, should be the deciding voice.
The Tashbetz (R. Shimon b. Tzemah Duran) maintains that a commandment to accept converts is implied by the divine ordinance that we love the proselyte. Maimonides goes so far as to include within the commandment to love God the "necessity of seeking and summoning all peoples to the service of and belief in the Lord of the Universe." He cites the Sifre, who defines the biblical verse to mean, "cause God to be loved by all living beings (briyot)." Rav Yehuda Gershuni (in Kol Tzofayikh, Jerusalem 5740, p. 503) concludes that this means proselytizing them, since Maimonides' proof text comes from Abraham, who wished to convert everyone to his new-found faith. The Ravad likewise derives the commandment to convert from the phrase, "the souls he made in Haran" (Genesis 12:5). And Josephus documents our successful proselytizing activity throughout the Roman Empire during the Second Commonwealth (Against Apion 2, 39).
Perhaps the final word on this subject is the command of Hillel for us "to love all human creatures [briyot] and bring them close to Torah" (Mishne Avot 1, 12).
Returning to the biblical message of Yitro, at the very least we are enjoined to oppose human enslavement and spread the Ten Commandments. After all, the Midrash on the verse "God came forth from Sinai [after] He had shown [His laws] to them from Seir and revealed [them] from the Mount of Paran …" (Deuteronomy 33:2) teaches that God initially offered His Decalogue to the descendants of Esau (Seir) and then to the descendants of Ishmael (Paran), only to have them rejected by all except Israel. And Maimonides rules that only the Jews must keep the 613 commandments for ultimate "salvation"; it is enough for the gentile world to accept the Seven Noahide Laws of morality (Laws of Kings 8,10).
But we certainly must proselytize every human being to keep those seven laws - do not worship an idol, do not misuse God's Name, do not murder, do not commit licentious sexual acts, do not steal, respect all creatures, and create a judicial system to enforce the first six laws.
The wishes of a 12-year-old boy should be considered in a dispute between his divorced parents about whether he should be circumcised, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday.
The father, James Boldt, converted to Judaism in 2004 and wants the boy to be circumcised as part of the faith. The mother, Lia Boldt, appealed to the high court, saying the operation could harm her son physically and psychologically.
The state Supreme Court ruled that earlier court decisions failed to determine whether the boy wanted the circumcision, as his father contended, or opposed it, as his mother alleged.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to the trial court to answer that question.