June 24, 2019

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says a US attack on Iran would be a catastrophe

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JD: President Trump after the drone shot down by Iran said that Iran had made a very big mistake. He called for an air strike on Iran and then 10 minutes before it was to take place he called it off. Is this indecision or just wisdom as it relates to this attack on Iran?

KT: I liked his initial comment when he said that Iran had probably made a mistake in shooting down the drone. Leaving the Iranians in ambiguity on how and when we will strike them back for their aggression I think is a good thing. This time I think it was a bit too far and I think the President made it clear that the Iranians will pay a price for this whether it’s an airstrike now or an airstrike later they’ll find out.

JD: Vladimir Putin the President of Russia says that any US attack on Iran would be a catastrophe. Now do you believe that and does that fit in to the eschatology for the Iranian people who say that when a catastrophe takes place that they have sponsored the Mahdi the Islamic Messiah will come forth? What are your thoughts?

KT: Interesting, I think Putin is trying to deter the United States. He does not share their eschatology that’s for sure. And he would like to avoid I think a further entanglement that could lead to a US-Russia confrontation in the Middle East. Putin doesn’t want that. But this is really Putin trying to ward off what he sees as a catastrophe for Russia not for Iran. The Russians have become so deeply allied to Iran that they could be drawn into this final battle. So I think what Putin is actually doing is saying we don’t want any of your end of times battle here.

JD: Ken Timmerman explaining why Russia is saying any US attack on Iran would be a catastrophe.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Ken’s report actually explains why Iran wants to insight war between the United States and Iran. As Vladimir Putin said an attack by the United States on Iran would be a catastrophe and that’s exactly what Iran wants to happen. The Iranian eschatology states that an Iranian provoked catastrophe will bring to power the Mahdi the Islamic Messiah. That would be to the Mahdi going to Jerusalem to set up an Islamic caliphate a worldwide Islamic kingdom. Ezekiel 38:18-39:6 says that the opposite will happen. This coming war would destroy the Islamic world that’s God’s eschatology. 

June 21, 2019

A presidential candidate says that God made him a gay person

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JD: I wanted to discuss what Franklin Graham publicly said and did when he rebuked the South Bend Mayor on Twitter a few weeks ago. Talk to us about what Franklin Graham had to say.

DJ: Franklin Graham’s tweet was specifically in response to Mayor Buttigieg statement in April in which he said the following: “It can be challenging to be a person of faith who is also a part of the LGBTQ community and part of God’s love is experience, God does not have a political party”. And to this Franklin Graham responded in a tweet, “Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is right God doesn’t have a political party but God does have commandments, laws and standards he gives us to live by. God doesn’t change His word is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

And then Graham went on to write this, “Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin something to be repented of not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman not two men and not two women.”

JD: David the Mayor previously has challenged Vice President Mike Pence by arguing God made him the way he is. How do you respond to that particular argument?

DJ: Back in April the Daily Beast carried an article with a headline, Pete Buttigieg tells Mike Pence it was God who made me gay. And then the author of the article reported that the Mayor had said the message that being gay is wrong puts people at war with both their feelings toward themselves and toward God but if you have a problem with who I am your problem is not with me your quarrel sir is with my creator.

So my response to this whole issue is that it represents an unbiblical view of the problem of sin in our lives. People also murder, they lie, they cheat, they steal and commit adultery but we can’t lay the blame for sinful behavior at the feet of God. We’re sinners by nature and we’re sinners by choice. So in other words we sin because we’re sinners and then we also are sinners because we sin.

JD: David James Bible in hand explaining why Mayor Pete is wrong for blaming God for making him a gay person.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

As Franklin Graham and Vice President Pence have rebuked Mayor Pete for saying that God made him gay we also echo the same rebuke. More importantly the Bible takes the same position. A read of Genesis 19 where God destroyed a society for the sin of homosexuality and Romans 1 where God rebukes the sin of homosexuality is Biblical evidence of God’s thoughts on the issue.