Daily Archives: May 4, 2013

Analysis: Israeli warplanes attack shipment of Iranian missiles in Syria even as whispers in Washington suggest Israel may wait to hit Iran until after June elections.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

israeliF15EagleWhispers in the Pentagon and elsewhere in official Washington seem to indicate the Israelis may wait to launch massive airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites until at least after the elections this summer in Iran.

But in the last 48 hours, Israel launched surprise airstrikes in Syria territory. The targets: shipments of Iranian missiles moving through Syria and bound for the Hezbollah terror forces in Lebanon.

The message to the mullahs in Iran: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu isn’t hesitant to use force when he needs to.

“It was the second time in four months that Israel had carried out an attack in foreign territory,” noted the New York Times in its coverage.

As I’ve reported before, the Obama administration has long been pressuring Israel not to attack Iran. The latest reason: maybe the upcoming elections will lead to a change of policy in Iran. The first round of presidential and municipal elections will be held June…

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Equality AND Submission: S. Lewis Johnson on Feminism and the Trinity

Scripture Thoughts

From my recent studies with S. Lewis Johnson through the Gospel of John, and now 1 Corinthians 7, a good point often made by SLJ:  equality and submission co-exist within the same relationship.

1 Corinthians 7:1-7 tells us that equality exists between men and women in the marriage bed.  We find a parallel of both equality and submission within the Godhead: the Father and Son are equal, of one substance, both fully God – and yet at the same time the Bible also tells us that the Son is submissive to the Father.

S. Lewis Johnson’s observations here concerning feminism, submission and equality:

Now, we’ve had a lot of talk in our day about feminism, and it’s still going on and it has been introduced into evangelicalism.  And so today we have evangelicals who — or we have individuals who claim to be evangelicals — and I’m not denying that…

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The Lord Chiding His People

The Lord Chiding His People (via http://preachingchristcrucified.com)

“He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.” —Psalm 103:9 God chastens and chides his children, next, because if he did not so, others of the family would follow their ill example. If I knew a man who lived in sin, and yet enjoyed the light of God’s countenance, should…

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Question of Questions

Question of Questions (via http://preachingchristcrucified.com)

“Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? —John 9:35 Numbers of moral, amiable, generous, and even religious people have not believed on the Son of God. Excuse me, I cannot let you slip through in the crowd, I must…

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What must a person believe in order to be saved?

Gospel and salvation The question came up in yet another long and fraught debate about the divinity of Jesus whether belief that Jesus is God is required for salvation. Reference was made to an article by C. Michael Patton, who thinks that the following beliefs are essential for salvation: belief in God, in Christ’s deity and humanity, that “you are …

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