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  1. OK, I don’t want to hear anymore from dispensationalists that the Bible’s main theme is not Israel. The main man has spoken. You don’t need to go past the first 41 sec.

    http://www.tms.edu/news/tms-distinctives-israel-and-the-church/

    I quote this from a commenter when JMac says you don’t meet any Hitites, and Amorites, nor a Jebusites.. ”
    But she adds – “I never met a Hitite, and Amorite, nor a Jebusite.. but I’ve met a lot of Hageeites and that’s one talking right there.”

    OY VEY!

  2. Xenia says:

    He says the dominating historical theme of the Scriptures in the nation of Israel.

    This is so wrong on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin.

    The only reason Israel existed historically was in connection with the Incarnation.

    Nowadays, with that purpose accomplished, Israel is the people of God.

    The people of God is the Church, not people who may have an ethnic connection with the nation of Israel but those who have a spiritual connection with the Messiah.

    That’s it.

  3. Xenia says:

    In case I wasn’t clear, the “dominating historical theme of the Scriptures” is the Incarnation of Christ.

  4. Xenia says:

    I quote this from a commenter when JMac says you don’t meet any Hitites, and Amorites, nor a Jebusites.. ”<<<

    I was in a CC Bible College class when the pastor/ lecturer said the same thing, adding "You don't meet any Assyrians."

    His bubble was burst when a man stood up and said "I am an Assyrian."

  5. Erunner says:

    Finally watched Selma last night and it was a powerful movie. It doesn’t seem proper when a believer says they fear something. I was always of the mindset that was carnal thinking.

    Something has been on my mind for a long time and I fear I may live to see it come to pass.

    I know racists and I know there is no shortage of them in our nation. I believe we are headed to a racial explosion/upheaval in our nation. I don’t know what will trigger it but I believe it’s coming and yes, I fear it. I hope I am wrong.

  6. em says:

    Israel ? the nation of Israel is Scripture’s dominant theme? hmmm … i’ve always wondered about geographical Israel… the blood that flowed down that cross into the soil? the sinless blood of the Lamb of God? … some say that it’s now in the cup and some say Jesus took it to heaven when He returned… dunno, i think it’s still crying out to God from the soil of the earth… and that kind of frightens me to think about – there is still a score to settle?

    #5- i hope you are, too, Erunner… there is a lawless atmosphere developing in the nation in many corners… most folk seem to be living in virtual reality, willfully ignorant?

    time to take my troubled mind to God

    first time i’ve ever watched golf – on TV or otherwise – the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay – it’s kind of fun to watch those pro golfers cuss and spit and try to get the lay of the land as the trains run past

  7. Babylon's Dread says:

    I finally understand Replacement Theology. They are mad at us because we think Jesus is the central theme of the Bible. They are upset because Jesus replaces Israel in our hearts.

    or

    They have replaced Jesus with Israel an when we put him back in his place it upsets them.

    Church Dread

  8. Babs, that is what I have always said – the rapture theology crowd are the largest proponents of Replacement Theology. They have replaced Jesus with Israel – in their theology and in their bookstores. 😉

  9. Has anyone here been to Flemming’s for dinner. Someone last year gave me a $150 gift card so tonight I am taking my wife for her 65th birthday. I don’t think the gift card will get us through the dinner by itself so I may have to stay and wash dishes to close the gap.

  10. brian says:

    JM cant be wrong on any biblical issue, he wrote the bible.

  11. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Actually he did write the Bible 🙂

    http://www.amazon.com/The-MacArthur-Study-Bible-NKJV/dp/1418550353

  12. em says:

    MLD – Happy Birthday to Mrs. MLD – have a long, leisurely and enjoyable dinner

    oh to be 65 again – so young 🙂

  13. EricL says:

    MLD, have a wonderful dinner. The night I proposed to my wife, we started with dinner at Flemmings (in Rancho Cucamonga) and ended with a bonfire at Huntington Beach, where I finally popped the question.

    Fond memories of that night- but I have to admit I don’t remember what I ate there 🙂

  14. brian says:

    MLD 🙂

  15. Muff Potter says:

    @ nos. 10 & 11 :

    you mean I can’t just let it speak for itself and determine for myself what it says and does not say???

  16. em, thank you for the well wishes. We had a long leisurely dinner – we just do them earlier now and get home.

    If anyone wants to know the final damage for the 2 of us – $218 (that included a $40 tip – which I hope counts towards my “loving thy neighbor” fund) 😉 Pretty expensive place, may just make it a once every 65 yrs event – so I made our next reservation to 2080.

  17. Eric L- we must be brothers from a different mother. My story goes in reverse order and over a longer period of time.

    I met my wife in 1966 (she just turned 16) at a bonfire in Huntington Beach and look at us now 49 yrs later finally at Flemmings (Newport Beach)

  18. Surfer51 says:

    EM #6

    “… the blood that flowed down that cross into the soil? the sinless blood of the Lamb of God? … some say that it’s now in the cup and some say Jesus took it to heaven when He returned… dunno, i think it’s still crying out to God from the soil of the earth… and that kind of frightens me to think about – there is still a score to settle?”

    The blood of the sacrificial Lamb had to be poured out for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus blood had to be poured the same way for our forgiveness in the same manner.

    Seems as if God had planned for the Blood of the Lamb of God to be poured out exactly where it did…

    I had a very interesting experience while in Israel in 1976.

    Here is my story:

    http://shekinahfellowship.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-experience-of-lifetime-i-stood-just.html

  19. Surfer51 says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. MLD you are married to a wonderful gentleman!

    May you continue to enjoy him, as do we here, for many years to come.

  20. Nonnie says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there.

  21. em says:

    #17- what a neat coincidence…

    a God blessed Father’s Day – to all those caring, nurturing and praying papas out there, especially

  22. em says:

    #18- the pure blood of the Lamb of God… yes, i understand the purpose, the cost and the victory…
    and, it’s only my human mind speaking, there is hallowed ground in Israel… the significance of the blood that flows in our veins is yet a mystery to me as i don’t think the plasma will be a component of our glorified, resurrection bodies…

  23. em says:

    #18- standing on Golgotha, knowing the significance and power that place had seen – no matter if it was the day after the event that split the veil between us and God or 2,000 years later… the thought gives me chills… the earth groans

  24. em says:

    enough hamburgers today… but i pray that Michael never learns how Tullian T. feels about house cats… just proves nobody is perfect even Pastor T. 🙂

    praying especially this Father’s Day for Michael and for the men i know that have the same honest before God hearts – true burden bearers all

  25. Ixtlan says:

    I used to love Huntington Beach at night with a fire going. one of the few things I miss about Southern California…

  26. Babylon's Dread says:

    Unhappy Father’s Day in TT’s church… not another?

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