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Christian liberalism (now that their brand of Christianity has been wholly given over to “higher biblical criticism” and “historical Jesus” can only spiritualize their “prophetic voice” and speak in metaphors and symbolisms from Revelation—hardly a tangible reflection of where most American Christians position themselves today!
Furthermore, what really irks spiritualizing Liberals is current Administration’s total embrace of evangelical literalism’s Armageddon scenario—man, does that one get their Liberal goat or what! Anyway, just as liberals ignorantly and simplistically lump all evangelicals into one camp (i.e., “Biblical inerrant/literalist camp”); they do so at their own peril by “throwing baby out with bath water.” In sum: Not all literalists are your enemies—in point of fact: Biblical literalism that does NOT subscribe to Tim LaHaye’s triumphal Christianity MAY be your ultimate anecdote within America’s current Southern brand of “resurgent evangelicalism.”
THE “BURDEN OF DAMASCUS”
The passages found in Isaiah 17 and 18, Joel 2, Ezekiel 38-39 (including chapters 36-37), Daniel 11, as well as temple passages in Ezekiel 40-43, Zechariah 9-14; and, finally, Amos 1:3-5, will be covered in our eschatological intrusion along Road to Damascus.
The Apostle Paul’s conversion on Road to Damascus turned fledgling Christian faith, and world at large, upside down! The question abides: Amongst all external manifestations of fulfilled prophecy in Bible (e.g., Israel’s rebirth in 1948; along with Jerusalem’s recognition as Capitol of Jewish State and its 1967 take over by Jews; and, ever-advancing incursions of West vs. Islamic fundamentalism) is there another “Syrian Connection” that will turn world upside down? I believe so . . . . let us examine these passages and immediate eschatological implications of what we now face (Liberal Christianity hang in there . . . ).
THE “SYRIAN ESCHATOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS”
Throughout these eschatological discoveries, we shall adhere to following (and, just because it makes rational sense doesn’t mean that Bible is happenstance in its “prophetical conjectures”):
(1) Syria/Damascus will be NEXT major prophetical happening among Gentile nations—she shall find herself in a major conflagration with both IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and, secondarily, USA-led coalition forces. This shall primarily be an Israeli orchestrated, but USA-approved, military endeavor. Its primary purpose will be to:
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