The Theological Basis For Why Israel Should Matter To Christians – S. Douglas Woodward

Anti-Semitism Arises Once Again – What is the Biblical Basis to Oppose it?

It’s quite unusual to find a Christian author or teacher that favors Israel who isn’t also a dispensationalist.  And it is difficult to find a dispensationalist who isn’t also a Christian Zionist.  Nevertheless, in Gerald McDermott, we have an Anglican theologian, Israel scholar, and author who is not dispensational, but who advocates for Jews everywhere, especially those living in the present state of Israel.  McDermott has written extensively on the subject of why Israel should be valued by Christians rather than repudiated for their historical rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. Given the intensifying controversy surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the growing disapproval of the Israeli government by many Christian groups, a timely analysis of the situation appears most warranted.

In this article, I begin by pointing out while McDermott’s advocacy of Israel is welcomed and proceeds from an eschatological basis, his rationale owes as much to “Christian guilt” over our historical treatment of the Jews, as it does to truly biblical commitments for why Israel should matter to Christians.  To be more specific, his theological basis dismisses the dispensational hermeneutic, seeing Dispensationalism as a birthplace for wild prophetic speculation and fundamentalist dogma. McDermott offers an alternative basis for favoring Israel. His viewpoint is gaining traction and thus, it is worthy of consideration. My goal in penning this piece affords only a short analysis of his perspective, it is a relevant way to begin when considering the conventional basis for supporting Israel, commonly identified as Dispensationalism.  Additionally, while affirming Zionism (limited in its proper meaning here, advocating solely for Israel’s right to exist in its historic Middle Eastern land), I will provide a counter-argument to McDermott’s point of view, which comprises my main reason for writing; that is, asserting that Dispensationalism is a respectable, historical, and indeed, the strongest hermeneutic for why Christians should care about Israel.  Obviously, one could write an entire book on the subject.  This I hope to do in the months ahead.  Here I will provide what amounts to no more than a prolog.

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Sowing and Reaping in Modern America

“You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice. You have eaten the fruit of lies.” Hosea 10:13a

America has been on a spiritual slide into darkness for many years. At first barely perceptible, the slide is now apparent to all but the most demonically oppressed and possessed who are blinded to the grievous condition we find ourselves in today. Unfortunately this blindness includes many who consider themselves Christians.

Although I could chronicle myriad examples from decades ago let me start with some of the most recent outrageous and wicked examples of this spiritual slide. Exhibit number one is the Kathy Griffin stunt concerning President Trump that was immediately condemned by most people. The recent apostasy of Hank Hanegraaff into Eastern Orthodoxy and compromise of James White with Islam provide more proof. Next consider the shooting of Congressman Scalise and other staffers in Washington DC. As a last example I offer you a video game that is set to be released soon called Far Cry 5. All of these seemingly disparate examples are tied together by the verse in Hosea cited above.

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22 Lives Lost, Massacre in Manchester: Leo Hohmann & Stan Deyo

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Tonight on the Hagmann and Hagman Report…

At 7:00pm EDT tonight, we are excited to be rejoined by WND News Editor, Leo Hohmann.  We regard spending time with a news man of Leo’s caliber and quality of work to be a sincere blessing, not only for our viewers and listeners, but for all of us at Team Hagmann as well.

The topic tonight: Manchester.

Leo Hohmann is a news editor for WND. He has been a reporter and editor at several suburban newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, areas and also served as managing editor of Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina. His latest book is “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration And Resettlement Jihad.”

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To Serve Man: Larry Nichols, Coach Dave, Tim Alberino & Steve Quayle – Jon Robberson

Thursday May 11, 2017

Tonight on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report…

7:00pm EDT  Welcome return guest, former Clinton operative (now whistleblower) and author of 28 Years to Nowhere, Larry Nichols.

In an early morning conference call with Doug Hagmann, Larry indicated his concern that the average Trump-supporting newshound is blissfully unaware.  Unaware that the soft coup, perpetrated by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has not ceased, but is, in fact, very much alive in the form of Antifa, the Battle of Berkeley, the MSM driven narrative of urban chaos and a nation divided.

Is it possible that the only obstacle between our normal way of life and the tyranny that is martial law is the simple fact that the-powers-that-be cannot allow a full suspension of the Constitution with President Donald J Trump residing in the White House as the Chief Executive?

 

Further concerns on Mr Nichol’s radar: the methodical and effective silencing of mainstream conservatism by the rankled left, the continued violence and racial divisions driven by Soros funded NGO’s and the recent bloodbath at FOX News.

Also to be discussed, what is the FEMA strategy known as Continuity of Government or COG?

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Unrestricted Warfare: The Blueprint by which the United States Could be and IS BEING Crippled – Sgt. Tim

Brothers and sisters, I humbly come before you with these words of warning, of a possible, and some would even say probable, disaster that is being prepared for the people of the United States. While I say this, I want to also be clear that I do not know for sure that it will come to pass, but as you will deduce, not only are elements of this plan already being put into motion – and have been in motion for some time – but certain elements have been staged for a very real threat that could bring this country to its knees within moments and in a manner through which would take our country unawares. It is a threat that would never need a single shot fired by our enemies, but the people themselves will destroy the nation for them, and then beg for foreign troops to restore order. I do not write these words to strike fear into anyone, but simply as a warning that you, dear reader, might prepare yourself for the eventuality. Do not be fooled – those that mock our Lord are not our friends and the communists openly mock the Most High. For this reason, do not believe that the communist Chinese are our allies or friends – they are deceivers and deception is a tool of the enemy.

May the Lord turn the weapons of our enemies against them, and lay low those that seek the destruction of our nation. Though many be turned from and cut off from Him in these days of turmoil within our country, may He remember the faithful and hear their pleas for time to restore our republic! – Sgt Tim

 

We live in a truly wondrous age, do we not? A time when people can speak not just across a room or city, but across continents, seeing their counterpart in live video feed with hardly any delay whatsoever. We can order goods within the comfort of our home that will not only be delivered, but in some cases, will be delivered to your doorstep within a matter of minutes to hours. We can communicate ideas through audio, video, and even print media that can be distributed across a multitude of platforms, and in today’s age, we can even earn a living doing nothing but communicating those ideas and our opinions.

Of course, there are dangers. The internet is a wonderful tool for learning and communication, but it also leaves vulnerabilities as those that understand the use of it and the technology behind it can easily intercept, gather, store, and manipulate the information for their own ends. And in a world that is growing ever closer, with not only communications flying around the world on the internet, but also a dependency by countries in an interwoven economic structure on the internet, and with the infrastructure of whole nations depending upon the internet for ensuring the public safety – it leaves a gaping security situation that is ripe for the picking for an adversary. And this is exactly what could almost be called a prophetic book on military strategy in the 21st century pointed out…

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