Daily Archives: June 30, 2013

What he said

Jesus never said

The Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage was the topic on Sunday’s Meet the Press.

At the table discussing the issue, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow suggested that social conservatives have sought for a generation to demean gay Americans.

“Gay people, there’s nothing that we can do that make more or less of us exist,” Maddow said. “And you’ve been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval. But you don’t make any less of us exist.”

Shooting back against this assertion, founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph E. Reed, pointed to the hypocrisy just a decade ago among Democrats who voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

“This suggestion that because somebody wants to affirm the institution of marriage that they’re ipso-facto intolerant, by that argument, Barack Obama was intolerant 14 months ago,” Reed said.

“By that argument, 342 members of the House, 85 members of the Senate… Bill Clinton, who signed it into law, were intolerant and motivated by an animus and a hatred for gays.”

“Were they bigots?” he asks.



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Two Witnesses Addendum

In which I share very interesting stuff you didn’t need to know to follow my argument about when the Two Witnesses will appear.

01 End Times timeline - Treaty Violated Destruction

ABOVE: End Times Timeline Part One appeared in my blog “The Last Seven Years of Time” @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-last-seven-years-of-time/

When a prophet prophesies, he utters prophecies.

N.b., This is just a grammar lesson. Bible prophets did not always predict stuff so much as teach, preach and annoy people.

  • Prophesy (PROF-a-sigh) verb To predict something.
    • Mnemonic: A prophet sighs when he prophesies.
  • Prophecy (PROF-a-see) noun A prediction.
    • Mnemonic: Prophecy is spelled like it sounds, with a c.

The Mount of Olives is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The Garden of Gethsemane was at the foot of the Mount of Olives. A gethsemane is an oil press, a very logical thing to have at the foot of a mountain covered with olive trees.

Woe One is part of TRUMPET FIVE (Revelation 9) when Satan is released from the abyss and those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads are tormented with a plague of painful “scorpion stings.”

Woe Two (Revelation 11) appears to be part of TRUMPET SIX (plagues of “fire, smoke, and sulfur”). It ends with the great earthquake in Jerusalem.

Woe Three is never specified. Based on the timeline, it looks like it covers all the bad stuff that happens during the 3.5 years that Satan rules, including the Mark of the Beast and the final war at Armageddon.


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When will the Two Witnesses appear?

Two Witnesses

Revelation 11 prophesies that God will send Two Witnesses to Jerusalem to preach, teach and generally annoy sinners for twelve hundred and sixty days. They will wear sackcloth and have the power to stop the rain, to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish. Anyone who tries to harm them will die.

Revelation 11 continues to say that, at the end of the 1,260 days, Satan will kill the Two Witnesses and leave their corpses lying in the street. After three and a half days, God will restore them to life and, as He carries them away in a cloud, a great earthquake will kill 7,000 people and destroy a tenth of Jerusalem.

Revelation 12 prophesies that, when Satan tries to destroy God’s faithful in Jerusalem, they will flee into the desert. Satan will try to stop them by spewing “a torrent of water out of his mouth” but the earth itself will open and swallow the flood. They will go to a place God will have prepared for them, a place Satan cannot go, where they will be safe “for a year, two years, and a half-year.”

Zechariah 14 prophesies that in the End Times, a great earthquake will split the Mount of Olives in two. Half the mountain will move north, half south and God’s faithfull will flee the city via the east-west rift that is formed.

Jerusalem Mt of Olives map

The Mount of Olives is just to the east of Old Jerusalem. It is the central peak of three forming a north-south ridge that acts as a watershed. The western side (Jerusalem) gets the rain; the eastern side is the beginning of the Judean Desert. Clearly, an earthquake big enough to split the Mount of Olives will seriously damage Old Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Mt of Olives Dome aerial and photo

It’s more than possible for Jerusalem to suffer an earthquake of this magnitude; it’s near a fault line.

Middle East tectonic plates

If these three prophecies describe a single catastrophic geological event, then the cumulative evidence is that it will occur at the MID-POINT of the last seven years. If I’ve got this right, the Two Witnesses will appear about a month after the 7-year treaty is signed.

End Times timeline 2 - Witnesses Earthquake


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