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Unity Nov 8, 2008
Supporting unity under a new authority: "there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." Romans 13:1 "Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand." Matthew 12:25 "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3 HALLELUJAH
The desecration of Joseph's Tomb Feb 15, 2008
The Holy site of the tomb of Biblical Joseph has been desecrated. Palestinians attacked the worshippers at the Shrine until they withdrew and proceeded to burn the Shrine. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, Palestinians attacked the Shrine and placed 16 burning tires inside the sacred structure resulting in more fire damage to the tomb. Respect for Holy Places is paramount for any final peace agreement. By their fruits they will be known. There was an agreement called the Olso accords in 1993 for all religions to be able to peacefully visit the Holy Shrine. The Breach of that agreement constitutes a failure of Trust for control of Sacred Sites. The Temple Mount, The Holy Tombs in Hebron, Joseph's Tomb, and Rachel's Tomb shall be under the control of a Trusted fiduciary. Furthermore, Abbas' Palestinian Authority confirms it's bias against freedom of access to Christians by saying that Joseph, who lived in approximately the fourteenth or fifteenth century B.C., was a Muslim, a religion that appeared on Earth in the seventh century A.D., approximately 2,000 years after Joseph's death. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction issued a statement confirming it's material breach of the Oslo Peace Treaty concerning cooperation for access of Christians and Jews to the Sacred Joseph's Tomb: "Pay no attention to the rumors that we will work with Israel to restore the burial site of the holy Muslim Joseph," said the statement, issued from Nablus, the biblical city of Shechem. "We are going to guard this holy Muslim site." "the tree is known by his fruit" Matthew 12:33 Who trusts these people to protect Christian access to the Holy Sites after their own words and actions prove that they have breached the Oslo accords whose purpose was Peace in the Middle East? That Peace Treaty has been breached continuously. The breach must be considered in any future Peace Accords. The lack of agreement on Biblical Joseph is parallel to the lack of agreement on the Biblical Temple Mount. We urge a discussion and scholarly debate on these two topics regarding Peace in Israel and Palestine: The existence of ancient Temples on the Temple Mount, and the "Muslim" nature of Biblical Joseph.
Political Antiquicide on the Temple Mount Jan 25, 2008
The Isaiah Peace Plan -Exposing Political Antiquicide on Mount Moriah: There is DANGER of the political antiquicide of the priceless treasures of the Temple Mount!! We propose a primary emphasis on establishing an agreement concerning the history of Mount Moriah. The Dome of the Rock Mosque was deliberately built in the seventh century A.D. above the Rock on which Abraham almost sacrificed his son, and the location increased people's faith. The fact that Solomon's and Herod's Temples stood on Mount Moriah (The Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary) is part of the same melody of faith for Islam and Christianity, and it's harmony should serve as a light for everyone. The danger to that light is present today. The prominent issue of the history of Mt. Moriah should be put forward for all scrutiny, so that the Truth will be a light to all faiths, and serve to protect the antiquities from political antiquicide. The longer the issue drifts, the more likely Priceless Biblical artifacts will be DESTROYED!! At Camp David in August 2000, Yassir Arafat had said: "There is nothing there [i.e., no trace of a temple on the Temple Mount]." Clinton responded that "not only the Jews but I, too, believe that under the surface there are remains of Solomon's temple." https://www.nybooks.com/articles/15501 The threat is evident and inherent in the status quo: Evidence of Antiquicide Israeli archaeologists and volunteers discovered a series of relics dating back to the periods of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in piles of rubble at a garbage dump in the Kidron Valley. "In November 1999, the Islamic Wakf carried out an illegal construction project on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site. The unsupervised digging caused irreparable damage to the important site, as well as to untold priceless artifacts contained in rubble removed during the construction and dumped clandestinely in the Kidron Valley." https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/80176 Bar Ilan archaeologists transferred nearly 70 truckloads of rubble from the garbage dump to the Emek Zurim National Park Pottery dating back to the Bronze Age and First Temple periods was extracted from the "garbage". "Over 100 ancient coins were also recovered, including some from the Hasmonean dynasty." https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Archaeology/templemountgarbage.html Policemen on the Mount reported observing the dismantling of a water channel with arches. These arches were seen on the western side of the pit to a depth of 2-3 meters. Evidence for this is seen in the Kidron dumps https://www.har-habayt.org/pictures/survey.html One coin from the period of the First Revolt against the Romans reads "For the Freedom of Zion," and was coined before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Other finds include a Hasmonean lamp (ca. 165 BCE-70 CE), arrowheads, an ivory comb, and figurines. Sources: Mark Ami El, "The Destruction of the Temple Mount Antiquities," JCPA, (August 1, 2002); Etgar Lefkovits, "Temple Mount relics saved from garbage," The Jerusalem Post, (April 15, 2005). "The project of sifting layers of Temple Mount dirt has yielded thousands of new artifacts dating from the First Temple period to today. The dirt was removed in 1999 by the Islamic Religious Trust (Waqf) from the Solomon's Stables area to the Kidron Stream Valley." "When the dirt was originally trucked out, the late director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Amir Drori, termed it "an archaeological crime," Now it turns out that the dirt removed from the Temple Mount harbors thousands of small finds from diverse periods. https://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/776922.html
The Isaiah Peace Plan Jan 22, 2008
Announcing the introduction of a plan for World Peace! THE ISAIAH PEACE PLAN Isaiah 2:2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Executive Summary: We are compiling a plan to nurture Peace on Earth. Instead of ending in Jerusalem, like President Bushs Roadmap to peace plan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadmap_to_peace, this plan starts in Jerusalem. The goal is to formulate and propagate a Biblically based framework for perpetually arbitrating and resolving disputes among all nations. Current peace plans in the World leave the Mosques on the Temple Mount for last. We propose addressing these thorny issues right away as part of the "Isaiah Plan": objective 1 - Jerusalem a. Construction of the Pavilion Canopy Isaiah 4:5-6 "Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed, over all the glory there will be a canopy. It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from the heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain." We propose to build a massive pavilion canopy structure over the entire Temple Mount area. We need help compiling documentation including detailed maps. The structure would serve the following functions: 1) Court of Justice for the entire World circumventing the ICJ in the Hague, and the UN in New York. Isaiah 2:3-4 The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. 2) The Third Temple for all nations. Isaiah 56:7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations." 3) Three Capitols: Jerusalem, Capitol of Israel Al Quds, Capitol of Palestine New Jerusalem, Capitol of the World 4) Representatives from all Nations: There should be a place to centralize and organize the input of every nations opinions. The purposes would be to collect opinions for the representatives, provide voting standards for each nations populaces, and avoid and arbitrate political disputes. Infrastructure would be provided for each countrys statistical survey data for polling the populations, and election formats for central decision making as well as delegation. Guaranteeing fair political practices and processes, with systems put into place and maintained using standardized methods for surveying and capturing political opinions, with statistical analysis provided to and collected from those nations political and educational institutions. Aggregate opinions could be formulated by region or cross-tabbed, providing representation potential at multiple levels. 5) An Amusement Park To reconcile having an amusement park and a religious site so closely meshed, we can site the practicality of having separate areas designated for children in Churches. A place to attract and support the presence of families, perhaps linked to the Museum of the Temple Mount area. For transportation around the canopy pavilion structure, the establishment of efficient rail systems could provide this function. Since Mount Moriah is elevated above the rest of the site, the rest of the site would need to have infrastructure raised to the level even with the existing Temple Mount. On the East side, the Brook of Kidron is the low point, and would need infrastructure elevated to a level near the Garden of Gethsemane below the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives to the Golden Gate could therefore be a chief attraction and entrance platform to the structure with Gondolas