Why Bible History Matters

A great article from Jonathan Sarfati at Creation.com
June 27, 2013

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The Bible is a collection of 66 books of many types, including poetry, biography, romance, instruction and theology. And it was written over 1,500 years, by many types of authors: e.g. kings, generals, fishermen, prophets, scholars, a tax-collector and a doctor. But over-arching all this, the Bible is the true history of the universe, showing how God glorifies Himself all the way from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. And a central theme is Heilsgeschichte (German for “salvation history”): God’s eternal plan for His Son to take on human nature as the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:46). His death and resurrection would enable the salvation of those written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world.

In Romans 4, Paul teaches the vital truth of justification by faith alone precisely because “Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness” — faith (Genesis 15:6), before he was circumcised — a work (Genesis 17).

So it’s not surprising that the Bible is full of historical information including timing. The great preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones said:

Our Christian faith is based entirely upon history…. It is quite unique because it is teaching which is based upon history…. Our Christian faith is entirely different [to Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.]. It calls attention to facts … the garden of Eden…. Do you remember the history of the flood? That is fact. That is history. Then God gave a new start…. Tower of Babel … Abraham … the facts about our Lord…

[Read the rest of the article at Creation.com.]

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Laconic

la·con·ic
\lə-ˈkä-nik\

adjective.
1 : using or involving the use of a minimum of words
2 : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious

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URGENT: MUST READ: Former Muslim Reveals Islamic Plan for America

By Gary May

This woman has put her life in danger to speak out so openly.  We need to pray that Americans will wake up and become more informed while we can stand firm (Standing on the Promises).

20 years from now, I will be in Heaven!!

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.  This is not hearsay, and it will scare the life out of you.  Make sure you read the entire post.  This is so important.

Joys of Muslim Women By Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child.  Consummating the marriage by 9.  The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.  Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.  Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.  The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.  Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.  The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her.  It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.  Ripping the West in Two.  Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.  She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978 when she was eight years old.  Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel.  He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.  When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad.  His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age.  She questioned her own Muslim culture and up bringing.  She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

As for the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world.  If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.  Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual.  Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.  Peace and prosperity for one’s children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics – one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.  Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.  While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

It’s hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed.  Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.  While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President by themselves!  Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA.  Dearborn, Michigan is one… and there are others in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I think everyone in the U.S. Should be required to read this.  But with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized unless each of us sends it on!  It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.  Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.  The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion.  While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America .

This is your chance to make a difference!  Pass this on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.

“For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke