Greg (27 Apr 2014)
"A thank you for Pastor Bob's letters from 4/5 and 4/6"

 

 
 
Hi, John
 
An appreciative reply to Pastor Bob's letters:
 
 
 Thanks for your great analysis of Daniel 9:26-27, Pastor Bob.
I also especially appreciated your info (from April 6th) on the exporting of stone from Indiana to Israel (via PA).
 
Really great to hear about that and I know that there is a well known group in Isarel that has done everything needed to set up worship and sacrifices again in the third Temple after it has been re-built. Also, they have identified eligible candidates to become priests in the Temple (finding men who are related to Aaron or the tribe of Levi).
 
Very important to know the background of the scholar who presents his views of Eschatology.
I enjoy John Walvoord and Charles Ryrie's perspectives as I believe that Romans 11:25-27 is a definitive statement that God is not finished with the Jewish people.
 
I have been blessed to study under a professor, who is a Dallas Seminary grad and can very thoroughy and intelligently present his arguments for why he believes what he believes.. The fact that he is a Christian Jew who gave up much in his life (and has endured estrangement from his Jewish family) to follow Jesus also speaks volumes. The belief in Scriptural inerrancy is also important.
 
And,  I deal with a lot of Jehovah's Witnesses coming by the house...Yesterday I had just finished mowing and was hurrying to get to my daughter's basketball game when they rang the door.  I barely had time to reach for a copy of Josh McDowell's "More than a Carpenter"  (a great book for pointing someone to the God-Man Jesus) before answering the door.  Yes, JWs do refer to the "Lord Jesus Christ", but unless you know Him as eternal Living God, I don't think you have saving faith.. (1 John 2:22) I have talked to some longer than others... I have pointed out the lack of Greek knowledge of Charles Taze Russell and the fact that he perjured himself in court in 1913.
 
Yesterday, all I could think of was quoting John 8:58 where Jesus clearly stated that He was God when He said: "Before Abraham was, I AM" and I also mentioned that Jesus "is and who was and is to come." (Rev. 1:4). Also, it helps to quote Rev. 21:6-7 which identies God as the Alpha and Omega and Rev. 22:13 which says that Jesus is also the Alpha and Omega.
 
Am very excited to see what the next two years bring as these blood moon eclipses occur.  We are almost to the end of the generation after the 1948 re-gathering of Israel began.
Let us all share the Gospel with others while we are still on this earth...As a very dedicated evangelist friend told me recently, "Be Bold as you can be!"
 
Maranatha!
 
 Brother Greg