An Orthodox Perspective on Christian Zionism June 18, 2011Posted by The Prodigal Son in Uncategorized.
Tags: 'Christian' Zionism, 'Rapture', Anti Zionist, BS, Christianity, Dispensationalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church Against Zionism, Protestantism, The Prophets, Zionism
By Father Daniel Swires
In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
There is an ancient belief among some people known as “millenarianism” or “chiliasm.” This is the belief that Christ will set up an earthly kingdom and will rule it for a thousand years, usually referred to as the “Millenium.”
This belief actually has its origin in post-exilic Judaism. An anticipation that survived the Babylonian exile was that one day God would restore the kingdom of David under a model anointed king, the Messiah. Even though idealized, this would be an earthly, historical kingdom, and most often its relation to the end-time was not specified.
Another expectation that developed, especially in apocalyptic writings, was that God would directly intervene in the end-time, without any mention of a restoration of the Davidic kingdom.
One way of combining the two expectations was to see two divine interventions: (1) a restoration of an earthly kingdom or period of blissful prosperity to be followed by (2) God’s end-time victory and judgment. Many writers speculated about these two events. They are found in 1st Enoch, in 4th Ezra, in 2nd Baruch, in the Ascension of Isaiah. It is interesting, though, that each of these writers sees a different time frame for these events. It is quite probable, in fact, that most of them never intended to convey exact times. Rather, they were symbolic ways of predicting divine victory over evil forces that are an obstacle to God’s Kingdom or rule.
St. John, then, in writing the Apocalypse, also used the idea of a thousand-year reign of Christ, not to describe a historical, earthly kingdom, but as a way of saying that ultimately, in His own time, God will have the victory. (It is worth reminding ourselves that only one passage in the Apocalypse, consisting of two verses, mentions a thousand-year reign: from this one small passage has come a lot of exaggerated speculation.) (more…)
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, The One Who Kills The Prophets January 21, 2011Posted by The Prodigal Son in Uncategorized.
Tags: 666, Jerusalem, Palestine, Pharisees, Talmudism, The Number of the Beast, The Prophets, Zionism
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“While it is true that somebody billed as “Christ” may indeed be (someday) ruling from Jerusalem, that person (who will have to be a ‘Jew’, and supposedly a descendant of David) obviously will not be The Lamb of God; he’ll simply be a pretender to the throne of Christ.
(Christ’s Kingdom is not of this age…)
God has already defined Jerusalem.
As if to illustrate the reality that Talmudic-Zionist Jews represent the Satanic Beast and the antichrist, God appears to have left us a curious sign. Feast your eyes on this.
When determined by latitude and longitude, (pretty much) the exact center of the city of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) is 31° 47â€² 00 N by 35° 13â€² 00 E. If we add the numbers together we get:
31° 47â€² 00 N (latitude)
35° 13â€² 00 E (longitude)
6 6 6. 00
Considering the OBVIOUS Zionist control system coming (increasingly, seemingly) out of the heart of Jerusalem, the probability of this happening “by coincidence” is over 99,999,999 to one. In other words, you have much a better chance of winning the lottery than this occurring by accident.
You can check the location yourself at the following Mapquest site.
I think this is a CLEAR statement from God!”
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I checked there and Google Earth… it’s true.
God said that in the latter days knowledge would increase. That sure seems to be happening.
While the aforementioned coordinates do indeed add up to 666 and they do center on a place in Jerusalem…
Other places in the world (many in the ocean) can and do also add up to 666.
A Conversation With A Protestant… August 7, 2010Posted by The Prodigal Son in Uncategorized.
Tags: 'churches of Christ', Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism, Sola Scriptura, The Church, The Prophets, Truth
Here’s a quote from a website I visited:
Sound complicated? It’s not, really. It is simply a matter of believing that Jesus is God’s only begotten Son, and that He came to Earth, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died to remove your sin — that original sin you inherited from Adam — then rose again on the third day to assure your future resurrection.
Here is what it takes to be “born again.” It is as simple as ABC:
A – Admit you are a sinner.
B – Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died and rose again to give you eternal life.
C – Call upon Him in prayer and ask for salvation.”
So… I ask you – is that the true Gospel? Or is it a lie invented in the 16th century which only serves to fool people and keep them from the knowledge of the truth and the salvation found in His Church?