Friday, November 12, 2004

Jots and Tittles 111204

--Reason #8,193 that ecumenism isn't godly and the World Council of Churches doesn't speak for me

WCC releases statement praising Yasser Arafat, the man who "had more Jewish blood on his hands than anybody since Hitler."[more]

--Charles Krauthammer deals with the myth that gay marriage amendments won the election for Bush:

George Bush increased his vote in 2004 over 2000 by an average of 3.1 percent nationwide. In Ohio the increase was 1 percent -- less than a third of the national average. In the 11 states in which the gay marriage referendums were held, Bush increased his vote by less than he did in the 39 states that did not have the referendum. The great anti-gay surge was pure fiction.
I agree, no anti-gay surge. I am sure that there were some people who did not vote for Bush in 2000, who came out specifically to vote for the amendments and ended up voting for Bush. BUT, I would speculate that there was an equal number of voters (or more) who did not vote for Democrats in 2000, who did so specifically this year because of the war in Iraq. There are a lot of reasons why people voted this year, and it's impossible to pigeonhole one or two reasons that Bush won.

--Bill Koenig agrees with my post of a week ago about Arafat's death possibly accelerating the dividing of Israel:
Wash - Nov. 11 - KIN - Mr. Arafat’s death has incredible prophetic significance. The Lord said in Zechariah 14:2, “For I shall gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem.” Then the Lord promises in the next verse, “Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations.” Mr. Arafat’s death gives the Palestinian people opportunity to install moderate leadership and to gain world sympathy to establish a Palestinian state at the expense of dividing the covenant land of Israel. President George W. Bush, the only U.S. president to advocate a Palestinian state, said of Mr. Arafat’s death, “The United States of America will be more than willing to help to build the institutions necessary for a free society to emerge so that the Palestinian’s can have their own state. The division is two states, a Palestinian state and Israel living side by side in peace.”

The President’s intentions could very well accelerate end time prophecy by coalescing all the nations against Israel, forcing her to divide her covenant land in the name of peace. God promises in Zechariah 12:3, “I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone to all the peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces.” God also promises in Joel that he will judge the nations who divide the land of Israel. America needs to stand with Israel, not divide her, for in division there is judgment.
Bill Koenig is the brother who has documented God's warnings upon America whenever we move to divide Israel. Note that Bush and Blair released a statement today reiterating their desire to divvy up Israel in a misguided vision of a peaceful two-state solution. If anything happens over the next few days, this will probably be why.