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A Growing Divide between the USA and the EU

Defying Trump EU leaders commit to Iran Nuclear Accord

The Associated Press  Published: OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:45 PM

US vs EU divide

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, walks to a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)

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The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's opposition to it.

EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program.

The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pillar of efforts to reduce the global nuclear threat. Some fear that walking away from the deal could compromise chances of encouraging North Korea to negotiate on its nuclear program.

Trump "decertified" the deal Friday, angrily accusing Iran of violating it, and directed the U.S. Congress to make it more stringent.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has certified eight times that Iran was living up to its commitments.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia, Iran is an ally of Russia. Together they will become what the Bible terms as the King of the North and they will increasingly fail to support Britain and Amercia in their efforts to keep Russia in check.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". 

The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

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See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE

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Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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Facts you may not know about Noah’s Ark

When all the flooding was happening in the UK there were lots of mentions of Noah and his Ark. It enters naturally into conversation when people think of it rather as a fairy story. If asked about its historicity, many would say that it would be physically impossible to save the animal kingdom in a sailing vessel made from wood. In this article Paul Tovell explains why the Biblical account can be believed.

How much do we think we know about the flood story? We’re very familiar with it, but let’s look a little deeper into it, to help us to imagine what it was really like.

Elbow room?

Let’s start with a question – how did all the animals get on board? or, to put it another way, how could you physically fit the world’s animal population into one vessel? This concept alone is enough to make many people dismiss it as myth.

A small boy once dismissed the whole thing by saying – “There’s no way Noah could have ever got all those animals into that ark.” When asked, how many animals were there, the boy said, “I don’t know.” When asked how big the ark was he said “I don’t know”.

But he was quite sure Noah could not have fitted an unknown quantity of animals into an unknown sized ship!

There are two parts to this question – the number of animals, and the size of the ark. Firstly, there are a lot of animals in the world – it’s estimated that there are between 1 and 3 million known species in the world today. But let’s just ask, which creatures did not need to get in the ark?

❖fish

❖microscopic sea creatures

❖jellyfish, starfish and other marine creatures

❖whales, seals and other such mammals, and

❖molluscs (oysters, mussels).

Noah's ArkIt’s been said before that the vast majority of life on this planet is in the sea. A few years ago, a scientist who believes in the Bible estimated that the number of animals which needed to be in the ark in order for the natural world to have survived the flood would be 16,000.

How Big?

Let’s take the second question, how big was the ark? In Genesis 6:15 it says that the ark was 300 x 50 x 30 cubits, which makes it about 1.4 million cubic feet, or just under 40,000 cubic metres.

If you take the average size of these 16,000 animals to be a sheep, remembering that many are much, much smaller, his conclusion was that less than half of the ark’s three decks was needed for all these animals. That leaves plenty of room for food, waste, and many more people than the eight who chose this option. This really was a massive boat – so large that it was only in 1884 that anyone in the world had built a bigger sailing vessel!

The next question might be, how did they have enough food to feed all the animals and keep them exercised? A possible answer is hibernation. Nearly all reptiles and amphibians have the capacity to hibernate. Mammals don’t need to, but the latent ability to do so may still be there. Even some birds do it, although most migrate rather than hibernate.

The reason some animals hibernate is due to cold, poor oxygen, or poor food supplies at certain times of the year – in other words, environmental factors. So it is possible that they could have hibernated while they were on the ark. Another piece of evidence lies in a phrase from Genesis 6:14:

“make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”

The Hebrew word for ‘rooms’, can also mean ‘compartments’.

“Two by Two”?

Noah's Ark Animals Two by TwoHow many of each species went into the ark? If you think the answer is two, then you’re only half right. In fact, a different number of clean beasts and unclean beasts went in. The record says that clean animals were to go in by sevens, and unclean by twos:

You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth (Genesis 7:2–3).

Why this difference? And why is it important enough for us to be told about it? Genesis gives a clue when we read:

You shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them (Genesis 6:21).

The food on board the ark was for the people and the animals, and must have therefore consisted of herbs, vegetables and fruits. It is highly unlikely that the animals were there to provide food: that would take up far too much space anyway!

Right back in Genesis chapter 4 animals had been used for sacrifices − for offerings − to God. And they had to be designated ‘clean’ animals to be offered. They had to be animals that didn’t scavenge among the rubbish of the earth, to demonstrate the offerer’s understanding that the God of Heaven requires purity and separation from uncleanness in all who come to Him. That was the point of having this distinction between ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’.

The first thing Noah did when the flood was over is recorded in Genesis chapter 8 – he offered a sacrifice to the Lord God. At the heart of this episode about God’s judgement upon the earth, and the faithful who survive it, we find the true worship of God in the form of the sacrifices that were offered to Him.

Could this be why there were many more clean animals on board than unclean, to prepare for what would happen after the flood? Noah showed how important his relationship with God was in the things that he took with him on this life-saving trip.

Speed or stability?

Some boats are built for speed, some for stability, some for capacity. Noah’s ark was not about getting anywhere.

Other than survival, there was no need for it to travel great distances. All it had to do was stay afloat, and that wasn’t easy! The water wasn’t calm. We know there was a wind (Genesis 8:1) and this volume of water appearing and disappearing would have made for some very rough conditions. But the ark’s dimensions were just right for stability in the rough waters. In fact, it’s more accurate to think of the ark being shaped like a box.

Remember it didn’t have to get anywhere, so it didn’t need steering or an engine. It just needed to float and stay upright.

A living countdown

Noah's AncestorsDid you know that there was a living countdown to the flood? One of Noah’s ancestors was Methuselah, whose name means “After him, it shall come”. So when he died, something was going to happen. People had nearly 1,000 years to wonder what his name meant. Genesis chapter 5 provides us with information to work this out.

Look at the chart above and you’ll see that Methuselah died in the same year the flood started. So people could have linked the two together quite easily. God wanted people to know that He required obedience, and that there were consequences for not obeying. It was up to individuals whether or not to take the way out that was on offer for those who wanted to serve Him.

Lamech (Noah’s father, who died 5 years before the flood) and Methuselah perhaps helped to build the ark.

But there’s this crucial point in the genealogy that none of Noah’s ancestors were alive at the time of the flood.

That explains why none of them were on board.

If we stick with the family tree for a moment, another amazing fact is just how long there was a firsthand account of the flood for anyone who wanted to ask about it. People lived a long time in those days! Noah didn’t die until virtually Abraham’s time – and Shem didn’t die until well into Isaac’s lifetime. So anyone could verify the facts with him if they weren’t sure of them. There was a first-hand witness until Isaac’s day, hundreds of years later. That’s a big point in favour of the truth of the Noah’s ark episode in the Bible. We can’t accept these later chapters of Genesis about Abraham without accepting that he would have believed in the truth of the flood story.

“Saved by Water”

You needed to get in the ark in order to be saved. And anyone could have opted for the salvation that God was offering – the door was open to all.

Here is a picture of the mercy of God. Genesis chapter 7 tells us that the process of getting all the animals on the ark went on for seven whole days. In verses 7 and 8 we read of Noah and his family boarding, and then we read:

"It came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth" (Genesis 7:10).

All that time there were lots of people around, watching and wondering what was going on. They all had a chance to get in the ark. It’s as though God left this last final opportunity for people to say, “I’m sorry I didn’t believe you at first Noah, but now I’m willing to trust you”.

The last time I took the train to London, there was an announcement that the train doors would only stay open for 30 seconds for people who wanted to get on. After that, the doors would be closed and no-one else would be able to board. For Noah’s generation, there was a seven day period when the ark was open to receive people who wanted to be saved. But once it started raining, it was too late. The door was shut. It was no good waiting until the rain started to fall. You needed to believe what God had said and get on board! Otherwise you would miss your chance.

How many people?

Finally, how many righteous or faithful people were there in the world in the days of the flood? The answer is one, as far as we know. There were eight people who went in the ark – all members of Noah’s family – but all we know is that: “Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations.”

We have no idea what his sons and their wives were like at this stage. But because of Noah’s character, God accepted his whole family as being good and upright in His sight.

“Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation (Genesis 7:1).

What an amazing statement.

Because of Noah’s righteousness and faith, his whole family were invited to enter the ark. We know that God always thinks in terms of families, because that’s exactly how it works with Christ. His family – his followers who are said to be his brothers and sisters – are saved not because of any righteousness of their own, but because of Christ’s.

As long as we get into our spiritual ark (by being baptised ‘into Christ’) and stay there, safely on board, we too have the wonderful hope of surviving the coming destruction of this present world, and living in a brand new one: the Kingdom of God.

By Paul Tovell

 

 

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The Offer of Life or Death“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”    2 Timothy 4:3-4

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   John 4:23-24

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