That Osama Bin Laden part was interesting. Many times, unfortunately, violence creates more violence. The tricky part is taking every action from Israel and interpreting it as "orchestrated by God". Truly, only what's recorded in the Bible is what we can say are "God's orchestrations". And even then, it depends on how accurately it's translated.
I admit, there are times where I've speculated that Russian President Vladmir Putin could potentially be chief prince of Rosh, Mesech (Russia, Moscow). While I am against the Ruzzian Federations evil actions, at the same time, God would rather the wicked to live.
EZEKIEL 18:23 Have I any desire, says the Lord God, for the death of a wicked man? Will I not rather that he should mend his ways and live?
I admit, sometimes when speculating I do get a bit excited by some discoveries. However, I can see the potential dangers with eschatology, where some people might use their interpretation of verses as a starting point for a crusade, which could only lead to more violence. Because ultimately, even Osama Bin Laden and Vladmir Putin will become believers in Christ and also be saved.
Psalm 141:5 Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness; let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
I appreciate rebukes, they help me improve. Thus, I appreciate this help my friend. I am only human, and sometimes I do make mistakes. When it comes to salvation, like faith alone, permanence and universalism, I see Bible verses like that that say they are true. But when it comes to interpreting other things, a lot of it is still a work in process research
- Harold Samson(g) www.jesus-saves-all.com
Psalm 118:14 The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. :)
[Thus, when it comes to interpreting future events, truly only the Lord knows for sure. However, all we can do is speculate. When it comes to salvation, like faith alone, permanent salvation and universal salvation, the Lord Jesus has already finished His sacrifice on the cross, itfs already done, therefore itfs a past event recorded in the Bible that we can say as true.
EZEKIEL 34:11-16, 30-31 For these are the words of the Lord God: Now I myself will ask after my sheep and go in search of them. As a shepherd goes in search of his sheep when his flock is dispersed all around him, so I will go in search of my sheep and rescue them, no matter where they were scattered ... I will bring them out from every nation, gather them in from other lands, and lead them home ...I will search for the lost ... They shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and that they are my people Israel, says the Lord God. You are my flock, my people, the flock I feed, and I am your God. This is the very word of the Lord God.
Predicting the future can be exciting. And therefs motivation in thinking that the world will end so you have to push forward with your evangelism. However, the eschatological connections that I make are merely that, connections. Only the Lord knows what is true and what is not. Therefore, I consult His word and base my teachings off of what is written in the Bible. Because without the Bible, I am only a liar. Without the true, there is only lies that come from my mouth.
HOSEA 14:4, 9 I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them .... Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them.
And I think itfs important for all people to have this self awareness. Truly, there are people who believe they are good, yet are bad. I believe that I am evil, a sinner, therefore I am made righteous by my faith in Christ. Only God is good. There is nothing that I can do, no good work that can save me. Does creating this website save me? It does not. Does answering emails about peoplefs questions save me? It does not. Only faith alone in Jesus Christ saves me, only the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of me makes me righteous. Without that, I am only a mere guilty sinner, who has committed many wrong doings in the past. The Lord knows this, my friends. All humans have sin and therefore require a savior]
ZEPHANIAH 3:8-9, 15, 17, 19-20 I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them-all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger. Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder .... The Lord has taken away your punishment... he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love ... I will ... gather those who have been scattered ... At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home.