Individuals, corporations, and governments are all motivated by greed and the lust for money, power, and fame. The best way for them to accomplish their goals is to use wars, religion, ethnicity, and health-care to impose or force unacceptable common national or cultural traditions on the other individuals or nations of the world.
Our Creator used the destruction of Israel in 70 A.D. to instruct or teach us that God Himself has destroyed “All” religions on earth; and all of us is to worship “Emmanuel”, The Messiah (the God of our Salvation) who was born about 2,000 years ago.
There is no spiritual superiority or salvation in any particular religion; which means there is no “Exclusivity salvation” in being a Christian, Jew or Muslim, etc. (this dogma was added by all religionist promoting their religious dogma, for “Every man did (or believes—text added) that which was right in his own eyes”) in every generation.
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Ancient, modern-day and Spiritual Israel
The Nation of Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948, almost 2,000 years after it was destroyed in A.D. 70. There are many reasons why Israel couldn’t have become a nation before the middle of the 20th Century. Worldwide communities were too isolated from their own countrymen and the rest of the world and modern transportation and communications sure outclassed traveling by horse and sending smoke signals.
After World War II modern communication and transportation inventions made it possible to know the local news in other places around the world. People began to enjoy knowing about other cultures and they wanted to know the top news events that were a concern for the locals in an area. Having global connections to other parts of the world gave them an opportunity and responsibility to give humanitarian or military aid to another person, group or nation who has a desperate need.
On May 14, 1948, if you asked any Jew or Christian if they think that God established modern-day Israel in 1948; there would be a resounding yes. In our fallen world, a presumption is our “Major sin” of choice; and has injured and killed more people emotionally and physically than in all wars in human history. We blame Satan if things go wrong in our lives, and we credit God for all the good things that happen to us. Most of life is a mystery, and we can’t determine for sure when God causes something to happen and when He is just allowing something to happen.
The fact that a nation exists is not proof that God ordained it or sustains it. The United Nations was established in 1945 and by 1948 it was a very powerful influence around the world. The United Nations was established to encourage world peace after World War II was over (and later the U.N. will encourage, promote, and facilitate a future end-time one-world satanic government). Those two World War death totals were about 66 million. Worldwide, 100’s millions of people suffered emotional pain because of those killed in the war (a family member, friend, or someone else that they knew). With all this death and destruction in the world, world leaders will now recognize Israel for “Peace” sake.
In 1948 millions of Jews and Christians motivating 1,000’s of lawyers, politicians, religious leaders, entrepreneurs, and bankers worldwide, and brought about the establishment of the Nation of Israel. So, human intervention, ingenuity, persistence, and hard work are what created and fulfilled the dream of a modern-day Israel. Religious self-interest groups will always use “Religion” to promote their religious doctrine and refute the views of their enemies; by simply claiming their agenda and goals are ordained by God Himself.
When someone gets married, someone says “Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate”. My saying here is, what God has destroyed “Ancient Israel”, let no man rebuild. Most individuals who enlist in the U.S. military are professing Christians. These Christians are motivated to embrace the political and “Religious motto” of the nation of Israel which is “If you really want to please us, kill an Arab for Jesus”. It would be just as evil if the military of the United States of America would embrace the motto “We really love Saddam Hussein and we pray that everyone in Israel will be slain”.
I assure you that God isn’t pleased when Christians and Jews desiring to kill Arabs nor is God pleased when Arabs want to kill Christians and Jews. The Old Testament book of Genesis says “I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and whoever curses you (Israel) I will curse”; this was written before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.(by God Himself). It is illogical for this verse reference to apply to modern-day Israel (unless you are a fanatical Christian Pharisee L.O.L.
When Jews and Christians merge their personal desires and goals and seek to presume they are acting on a mandate and guidance from God; then they are lying to you and me and they are carnal disobedient children of God who pretend God is pleased with their religious dogma.
God used the Roman army to destroy ancient Israel in 70 A.D. God’s intentions were not to harm the people of Israel but He did want to destroy the political and religious hierarchy of the nation, because of their carnality, idolatry, killing many prophets, and later putting the Promised Messiah to death. These hypocritical self-righteous Jews had a lust for power, fortune, and fame. But the common Jews of Israel received Grace from God and some stayed in their homeland while others were carried off into captivity, and hopefully, all remaining Jews would repent and serve the Living God in righteousness.
The good news is that God completed ancient Israel when He established “Spiritual Israel”. The Jewish Messiah said that He would build a temple not made with hands. All Jews and Gentiles that have a personal relationship with and commitment to the Promised Messiah belong to the family of Spiritual Israel. The bricks of this new Temple are all of the Old and New Testament saints. And when you put your faith and commitment in the Jewish Christian Messiah and believe that He died for your sins 2,000 years ago then you are in God’s Temple of Salvation.
All humans are responsible for the death of the Messiah, but Israel was supposed to provide Spiritual leadership to the Jews and the Gentiles, but they rejected their Messiah. God now lives in the minds and hearts of men, women, boys, and girls (and not in a Temple made with hands). The religious artifacts and religious destinations in the Middle East have nothing to do with worshiping the only true God; but are simply the “Cash Cow” of capitalism that promotes tourism, legalism, and fanaticism in all religions!!!
All of the 200 plus nations on our planet earth are very corrupt; they are all pawns of Satan to do his bidding (for this earth is his kingdom); for there is none righteous (no not one). The dwelling place of the Spirit of God resides in the flesh and blood bodies of His creation. You and I are the “Only” Temple spiritually still standing.
I no longer believe in the “Doctrines of men” that were added to Christianity after all the Apostles and their children and grandchildren are dead. The Protestant Reformation is proof that Christianity was changed, for the Apostle Paul said that after his death that wolves’ would come in and not spare the flock. The Protestant Reformation didn’t take Christianity back to 1st Century teachings!!!
When Greek Mythology, ancient pagan religions, and Christianity have beliefs in common; then we know that our Christian faith has been perverted and compromised. But I have come to believe that the Spirit of God is the only person who can change the minds and hearts of God’s children; for my reasoning skills of persuasion cannot force a Christian to change their mind concerning their Christian worldview. But I will continue to write my truthful essays.
I assure you that God has a better plan for the human race which excludes legalism in our lives; for there no longer is a Jew-Gentile, male-female, free-slave category; we simply are all children of the Living God if we know and love the Messiah of Gods Salvation.