Sorry ... Jesus Is Not Coming At Any Moment Part 3
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
November 5, 2007

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

70 A.D. - Titus Destroys Solomon's Temple, A Third Temple?,
Kingdom Of Heaven Taken From The Jews, Rejected Cornerstone,
Violent Spiritual Warfare, "Harpazo" Force And The Rapture,
Dark Times Of The Great Tribulation, A "Lovey-Dovey" Jesus?,
God's Displeasure Was Revealed Through The Torn Temple Veil,
Theories Regarding Lost Ark Of The Covenant, Mercy Seat And
A Dead Hollow Religion, Blind Leaders Of The Blind, Purpose
Of Parables, More On Parable Of Fig Tree And 1948 Doctrine,
Defining A Biblical Generation, Blindly Trusting Preachers,
Seminary Doctrines, Pro-Israel Religious Right In America,
Isaiah 66:8 The Diaspora Jacob's Trouble And 1948 Doctrine

Of course, as we now know, and as we discussed earlier in
this series, the Israelites would not feel the full weight
of Jesus' words, and the wrath of Rome, until almost forty
years later, when General Titus would march into Jerusalem,
and utterly destroy it, along with Solomon's Temple. You may
recall that in part two, I shared the following verse with
you from Matthew chapter twenty-four, where Jesus clearly
told His Disciples:

". . . See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you,
There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down."
Matthew 24:2b

As I have pointed out before, according to my research, the
Romans were not content with just burning down the temple.
Precisely as Jesus prophesied in Matthew chapter twenty-four,
they also tore the temple remains apart, block by block, in
order to recover all of the gold which had melted down into
the cracks; and there was apparently plenty of it, based on
the descriptions found in the Old Testament. To our current
time, the temple has never been rebuilt, and it is also my
understanding that those blocks remain untouched by the
Jews, due to their fear of offending God.

Imagine how shocked the Apostles must have been to find out
that the beautiful building which they so admired, would be
destroyed. So their first inquiry was answered by Titus in
70 A.D.; but please note that this event may not necessarily
have been the complete fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy. As I
mentioned earlier in this series, and explain more fully in
other articles, there is Scriptural evidence which suggests
that a third temple may be built on the Temple Mount in East
Jerusalem, sometime in the near future, after the Israelis
and the Palestinians have resolved the various issues which
exist between them. Will this third temple also be destroyed
by the enemies of Israel? Please refer to the aforementioned
articles for more details.

Another point of interest is that at the time of our Lord's
Crucifixion, God gave the Jewish religious leadership a very
clear sign that He was displeased with them. You may recall
that on one occasion, while Jesus was teaching in the temple
in Jerusalem, the Jewish chief priests and Elders came and
challenged Him. In response, the Lord shared a Parable with
them, and then He concluded by saying:

". . . Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which
the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the
corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in
our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall
be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the
fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall
be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind
him to powder."
Matthew 21:42b-44, KJV

In the previous verses, the word "taken" is derived from the
Greek word "airo". One meaning of this word is to take by
force or violence. You may recall that after John the Baptist
had been imprisoned, he sent two of his disciples to inquire
of Jesus whether or not He was the Messiah. In His response
to them, one of the things that the Lord said was this:

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom
of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
Matthew 11:12, KJV

So, as I've shared before in a number of my spiritual warfare
articles, there is in fact a very real, violent spiritual war
that is being fought for the Kingdom of Heaven, between the
forces of Light and the forces of Darkness; and our souls are
in fact a part of the prize. In that last verse, let me point
out that in the original Greek, the word translated as "the
violent" also means "the strong"; so we could translate that
phrase as "the strong take it by force". It's interesting to
note that the phrase "take it by force" is derived from the
Greek word "harpazo". Some of you who are sharp students of
God's Word may realize that this is precisely the same word
that is used in some other beloved verses that are familiar
to many Christians. I am referring to the following found in
Paul's first Epistle to the Thessalonian brethren:

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump
of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, KJV

That verb "caught up" is likewise translated from "harpazo".
Thayer's Greek lexicon defines it as follows:

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1) to seize, carry off by force
2) to seize on, claim for one's self eagerly
3) to snatch out or away

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As I share in other articles, such as "The Great Tribulation
And The Rapture", for we Believers, the situation is going
to be very bad, and will look very dark, just prior to Jesus'
Return. In fact, it will be very bad for the entire world. It
is for this reason, that while sharing the Endtime signs with
His Disciples in Matthew chapter twenty-four, Jesus pointedly
tells them:

"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall
be. And except those days should be shortened, there should
no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall
be shortened."
Matthew 24:21-22, KJV

Putting all of the previous verses together, it appears that
from a worldly perspective, it will look as if the forces of
Darkness have won. But then, when the world least expects it,
when our cause appears to be lost, Jesus will appear in the
clouds of heaven, and He will send His Angels to rip us right
out of this violence-prone world. He'll forcefully snatch us
up in order to save us out of the grips of our enemies. You
may wonder exactly how the Lord is going to accomplish this.
I offer one intriguing perspective in the series "Chariots Of
Fire: A Voluntary Voyage To Heaven?".

Some of the previous verses paint a side of God which some
people don't like to see; particularly those Christians who
like to promote an image of a "lovey-dovey" Jesus, and a God
who would never resort to force or violence, or even punish
us. The truth is, as I have pointed out before, God can, and
has, presented Himself as a gentle lamb, but He can also be
a roaring lion as well. It depends on the situation and with
whom He is dealing. I mentioned earlier that at the time of
Jesus' Crucifixion, God gave the Jewish Elders a very clear
sign that He was very displeased with them. In fact, it was
an omen that their power would soon be ripped right out of
their hands, precisely as Jesus had prophesied. That sign
can be found in the following verses:

"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from
the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the
rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of
the saints which slept arose,"
Matthew 27:51-52, KJV

Imagine that. When Jesus was resurrected, God split the veil
of the temple, which divided the Holy of Holies from the rest
of the temple, right in half from top to bottom. What a clear
indication of His anger. I honestly don't know if there's any
truth to this theory, but some Bible researchers have stated
that the reason why God did this, wasn't just to demonstrate
His anger with the Jewish religious hierarchy; it was also
to expose the fact that the Ark of the Covenant, (which was
a gold-plated chest which contained the holy items, such as
the tablets on which were written the Commandments, Aaron's
rod which budded, and a sample of the manna), was long gone.

In fact, the general belief is that the Ark of the Covenant
had either been spirited away for its own protection by the
Jews sometime prior to the Babylonian invasions, or carried
off by the Babylonians, (highly unlikely since anyone who
touched the Ark died, or was at least plagued), or simply
disappeared from history in some other way. Some people are
convinced that it remains hidden in a secret chamber within
the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem; and that at the right
time, once the final temple has been built, as many people
believe it will be, the Orthodox Jews will present the Ark
to the world once again. If I recall correctly, there have
also been claims that the Ark of the Covenant is currently
hidden somewhere in Jordan, around Mount Nebo, or possibly
in Ethiopia.

Whatever happened to the Ark, if it truly no longer resided
in the temple at the time of Jesus' Crucifixion, the temple
veil being torn from top to bottom certainly exposed what a
dead, hollow religion the Jewish hierarchy was forcing upon
their people. You see, in addition to the fact that the Ark
contained the holy items, it was upon the Mercy Seat, which
was located on the hood of the Ark between the wings, where
the Lord would appear in order to speak with Moses, or to
instruct the High Priest, (such as Aaron), each year. Here
are two verses for your consideration. Once again, I have
added a few words in brackets for the sake of clarification:

"And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the
congregation to speak with him [meaning the Lord], then he
[Moses] heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off
the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from
between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him."
Numbers 7:89, KJV

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother,
that he come not at all times into the holy place within the
vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he
die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat."
Leviticus 16:2, KJV

So if the Ark of the Covenant was truly gone, then this was
indeed a clear indication that God had abandoned their false
religion centuries before; but the common people just didn't
know it yet, because the Scribes and the Pharisees purposely
kept them in the dark concerning it. Is it any wonder then,
that in Luke chapter four, Jesus stated that He had come to
give sight to the blind; that is, to the spiritually blind?
Let's also not forget that in speaking of the Jewish Elders,
(the Pharisees in this case), on one occasion the Lord said:

"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if
the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV

But let us backtrack a moment now, lest we lose sight of why
I am sharing these things with you. Earlier in this series,
I shared two clear examples with you where Jesus used things
from nature in order to emphasize a point. In one case, the
Lord used a budding fig tree; and in another, the weather. I
pointed out that in both cases, in my view, there wasn't any
secret meaning hidden in His words. Jesus was more than clear
regarding what He meant. The Lord was merely using something
which was quite familiar to every single listener, to ensure
that they would make the proper connection to the lesson He
was trying to share. He was making simple comparisons, as He
often did. This, in fact, is exactly what Parables were for.
According to Thayer's Greek lexicon, the word "parable" finds
its origin in the Greek word "parabole". In a Biblical sense,
its principle definition is "A comparing, comparison of one
thing with another, likeness, similitude; an example by which
a doctrine or precept is illustrated".

So, in my view, the practice of making a statement such as
"Jesus said that the generation that is alive at the time
that Israel becomes a nation will live to see His Return",
is not only misleading, it is in fact false; it is putting
words in Jesus' mouth; and it is twisting the meaning of the
Scriptures. Lest someone misinterpret my words, allow me to
clarify that I am not saying that our generation, (I'm what
they call a "Baby Boomer"), won't still be alive when Jesus
returns. Perhaps some of us will be. The situation in the
Middle East is certainly becoming more aggravated; and as I
explain in some of my other articles, there are indicators
which seem to suggest that the time of Christ's Return is
drawing near. So all that I am saying, is that Jesus never
said that the budding fig tree represents Israel becoming a
nation in 1948, and it is wrong for anyone to say that He

To reiterate what I said earlier, the 1948 theory is merely
one interpretation of what the fig tree may have symbolized;
but, as I have made more than clear, I don't believe that it
was meant to symbolize anything. It was simply a comparison
that Jesus used so that His followers, (including us), would
know that what He prophesied is indeed going to happen, and
that we are supposed to watch for the signs of the Endtime,
just as the Jews knew that summer was approaching, when they
saw the fig tree sprout its leaves. Period.

As we discussed in parts one and two, part of the confusion
concerning this 1948 doctrine, and the year 2,000 fiasco, is
a result of trying to apply a specific length of time to the
Biblical word "generation". To refresh your memory, the man
who wrote to me stated "if we use the biblical definition of
a generation as 52 years". That is his mistake right there.
He obviously picked up this idea from one of those preachers.
To my knowledge, nowhere does the Bible specifically say that
a generation is equal to fifty-two years. Fifty-two is simply
an average that these American preachers dreamed up, because
it helped to prove their year 2,000 theory.

In fact, it would really be impossible to assign a specific
number of years to a generation, because throughout Biblical
history, human beings have lived different lengths of time.
Adam lived to the ripe old age of nine hundred and thirty.
Abraham died rather young, comparatively speaking, at the
age of one hundred and seventy-five years. Moses fulfilled
his days at the age of one hundred and twenty. King David
died even earlier at the age of seventy. On the other end of
the spectrum, some people die at birth, or at a young age.
In short, it is foolhardy to try to assign a specific number
of years to a Biblical generation.

So exactly what is a generation in the Bible? The best way to
answer this question is by examining the original Greek word.
According to my Thayer's Greek lexicon, the word "generation"
is translated from the Greek "genea", which it defines as

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1) fathered, birth, nativity

2) that which has been begotten, men of the same stock, a

2a) the several ranks of natural descent, the successive
members of a genealogy

2b) metaph. a group of men very like each other in
endowments, pursuits, character

2b1) esp. in a bad sense, a perverse nation

3) the whole multitude of men living at the same time

4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied by each
successive generation), a space of 30 - 33 years

----- End Quote -----

Please note that aside from the transliteration of Hebrew,
Aramaic and Greek words into English, the definitions
provided in Bible dictionaries and lexicons are subject to
the opinions, beliefs and prejudices of the author of the
work. Thus, the creator of the above entry states that a
Biblical generation was about thirty to thirty-three years
in length; which obviously conflicts with what these modern
Bible preachers are saying.

If we set aside these doctrinal prejudices, and take all of
the previous definitions at face value, then we can arrive
at the conclusion that a Biblical generation was variable in
length, and consisted of the time that passed from the birth
of one man, to the birth of his son, and anyone else who was
born in that man's family while that man was alive. In other
words, anyone who is born in that family while that man is
alive, is a part of his generation. In similar fashion, we
can say that anyone who is born in that family while the son
is alive, is a part of the son's generation. A generation is
simply all of the people who are living in that family at
any given moment of time. On a larger scale, anyone living
in the world during any specific time period, is likewise a
part of that historical, global generation.

Based upon the previous definitions and explanations, it's my
belief that when Jesus used the word "generation" in Matthew
chapter twenty-four, He was not offering us a subtle hint of
a specific number of years. He was simply saying that some of
the people who would be alive on the Earth at the time that
all of those Endtime events begin to occur, in other words,
earthquakes, wars, famine, pestilence, invasion of Jerusalem,
Great Tribulation, etc., would still be alive, and would see
His Return in the clouds of Heaven. Again, it has nothing to
do with 1948, or adding a magical number to 1948. That is all
manmade doctrinal baloney. Are you convinced of this yet?

But you really have to wonder, why it is, and how it is, that
this 1948 idea has become so deeply rooted with some American
Christians. Well, as I've already stated, I believe that part
of the problem is that too many of them allow themselves to
be spoon-fed by their popular radio and television preachers,
instead of studying and researching the Bible for themselves.
They adopt this attitude that the preacher must know what he
is talking about; after all, he went to seminary school, and
he is supposed to be the authority on these subjects. Sadly,
as I have said before, that isn't always true. These men are
not any more infallible than the Pope is. Let me also remind
you that when these fellows graduate from seminary school,
they have already been indoctrinated with some very specific
theological ideas from that school, and that is what they
begin to preach to their flocks, whether those doctrines are
Scripturally-sound or not.

As in other parts of the world, American Christendom consists
of a lot of different branches, flavors and colors insofar as
doctrines are concerned. Some churches and denominations are
very pro-Israel while others are not. The 1948 interpretation
of the Parable of the Fig Tree is clearly from the pro-Israel
camp, which just so happens to hold a lot of political power
and sway within the United States. It is precisely for this
reason that president after president has been such a strong
advocate and supporter of Israel. The American Conservative
Right is to a large degree comprised of older, conservative
Christians, and high-profile evangelical preachers in large
part control them, influence how they vote, and instruct
them doctrinally as well.

So the question is, where did this 1948 doctrine originate?
As I first mentioned ten years ago in my lengthy series "The
Kings Of The North And The South", there is in fact a verse
in the Bible which has been used by pro-Israel preachers to
support their 1948 view. That verse is the following, found
in the Book of Isaiah:

"Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall
a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she
brought forth her children."
Isaiah 66:8, KJV

According to these preachers, the previous verse describes,
or prophesies, the birth of the nation of Israel in 1948,
following the "Diaspora". The Diaspora, or Dispersion, as it
is also known, refers to the historical fact that the tribes
of Israel were scattered around the world as a result of the
various invasions of ancient Israel by foreign armies, such
as the Assyrians, Babylonians and Romans. Of course, as I
explain in such series as "The Fruits Of Disobedience", the
invasions were in fact a part of God's chastisements against
them, due to their continuous disobedience to His Will.

At any rate, the Diaspora is believed by some people, (such
as certain Jews, as well as the aforementioned preachers and
their followers), to have come to an end when the Jews from
around the world began migrating back to the land of Israel
during the twentieth century. Furthermore, this migration is
believed to mark the end of "Jacob's Trouble". Jacob was the
original name of Israel, before God changed his name in the
Book of Genesis. Jacob was the father of the twelve sons who
became the first leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel. I
discuss the return to Israel, and Israel becoming a nation,
in much more detail in the second part of "The Seven Heads"

Regarding this modern-day return of thousands of Jews to the
land of Israel, following is a set of Scriptures which these
same people insist is a description and prophecy regarding
the Diaspora, or scattering, and the Jews' return to Israel:

"For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh
out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are
scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver
them out of all places where they have been scattered in the
cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the
people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring
them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of
Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the
country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the
high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall
they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they
feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and
I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. I will
seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was
driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the
fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment."
Ezekiel 34:11-16, KJV

So the question we need to ask ourselves is whether or not
the previous verses are really describing the modern return
of the Jews to Israel. Personally, I have some very serious
doubts. To understand why I have these reservations, and
don't just hop on the 1948 bandwagon, one must understand
the history and context of these verses. Similar to Daniel,
Ezekiel was a Jewish Prophet, and captive, in Babylon. His
mission wasn't just to help his brethren to understand why
they found themselves in such a predicament, and why God
had allowed their enemies to invade and capture Jerusalem;
it was also to give them comfort and hope; by letting them
know that their captivity would not last forever; and that
someday, they would be allowed to return to Israel as free
people again.

In my mind, it makes absolutely no sense that Ezekiel would
then proceed to tell them things which would not occur for
about another 2,500 years, until the twentieth century. What
kind of comfort would that give to them? They would be long
gone and dead. On the other hand, if Ezekiel was speaking of
a more immediate return, that is, within decades, and not in
centuries, that would certainly offer a lot more hope to the
captives in Babylon. Perhaps they might not live long enough
to see it, but some of their children would. As I explain in
other articles, it turns out that the Jews of Jerusalem were
held captive by the Babylonians in Babylon and the surround-
ing provinces, for a period of seventy years, precisely as
the Prophet Jeremiah had told them would occur, as we see by
these verses:

"And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an
astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of
Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when
seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king
of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their
iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it
perpetual desolations . . . For thus saith the LORD, That
after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit
you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to
return to this place . . . For, lo, the days come, saith the
LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people
Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to
return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they
shall possess it."
Jeremiah 25:11-12, 29:10, 30:3, KJV

Thus, within Christian circles, we refer to this historical
Jewish period as the "Seventy Years Of Captivity". We know
from history, that following the invasions by the forces of
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, and the fulfillment of the
"Seventy Years of Captivity", the Jews were indeed allowed
to return to Israel by Cyrus the Great, considered by many
to be the greatest king of the Medo-Persian Empire. Again,
this topic is discussed in more detail in "The Seven Heads"
series. In Jeremiah chapter thirty, a few verses later, we
find these additional verses which speak of the "time of
Jacob's trouble" and the eventual return to Israel. As with
the previous verses, while we can try to apply them to our
current time, and the modern return of the Jews to Israel,
in my view, it is clear that they're really referring to the
exodus from Babylon, which was initiated by Cyrus the Great.
The reference to David may be a look into the future, when
Jesus fulfilled His Ministry in Israel. You may recall that
in the Gospels, the people repeatedly referred to Jesus as
the son of David:

"Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is
even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out
of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD
of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and
will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve
themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God,
and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD;
neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee
from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet,
and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee, saith
the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all
nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a
full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and
will not leave thee altogether unpunished."
Jeremiah 30:7-11, KJV

There is another clear hint in the previous sets of verses
which further supports my belief that these Scriptures are
prophesying of the Jew's return to Israel hundreds of years
before the birth of Christ, and not of a modern 20th century
return to Israel, as these wayward American preachers, as
well as some Jews, are trying to convince us. Please notice
that in the prophecy, the Lord says through Ezekiel:

". . . but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will
feed them with judgment."

In similar fashion, Jeremiah, who began preaching decades
before Ezekiel, also clearly stated in his prophecies:

". . . And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are
accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and
that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the
land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual

This same warning of impending judgement is issued to the
Babylonians in other places, and in other prophetic books as
well. It is a proven historical fact that this is precisely
what happened. As I explain in other articles, such as "The
Fruits Of Disobedience", time and time again, God would use
the heathen nations to punish the Israelites. He would use
these nations as His "vessels of wrath" against the Jews;
but then He would turn around and judge those nations for
their own wickedness. The reason why the "Seventy Years Of
Captivity" came to an end, is because the Babylonians were
defeated by the Medes and the Persians, who initially formed
the dual empire of Medo-Persia. The Persians are still with
us today. As I noted earlier, they are the Iranians. It is
also believed by some people that the Kurds are descended
from the Medes.

But what I hope you can see here, is that these prophecies,
which, according to some people, are supposedly talking about
the Jews returning to Israel in our modern day, in order to
found the modern nation of Israel in 1948, are in fact about
historical events which actually occurred over two thousand
years ago. Please notice that they very specifically mention
the fate of Babylon. They were very time-specific prophecies,
which cannot possibly be applied to our modern times. We are
very specifically told that when the Seven Years Of Captivity
ended, and the Jews returned to Israel, God would punish the
Babylonians; and that is exactly what happened. These events
are intrinsically tied together, and they occurred thousands
of years ago.

You see, the perpetrators of this deception, have to convince
you that the return of the Jews to Israel today is supported
by the Scriptures; because if they don't, then obviously, the
rest of their deception simply falls apart. In other words,
if they have purposely, or perhaps ignorantly, misinterpreted
the previous verses, what else have they been teaching that
is wrong? If the modern return of the Jews to Israel does not
fulfill prophecy, then what about Israel becoming a nation in
1948? What about all of the other things the Israelis have
done in order to claim modern Israel as their own, such as
the decades-old fight with the Palestinians?

This series continues in part four. I trust that you will
join me.

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